Carnation Carnage

May 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm (Wedding)

I hate carnations…with a passion. I hate the way they smell, the way they look, the way they taste…well just kidding on the taste.

However, while casually browsing floral ideas on my lunch break (okay…it wasn’t my lunch break but I don’t take smoke breaks so this was my smoke break) I found these lovelies:



Oh just one more….


Oh yes, please! Who knew that carnations could be so lovely, so uncharacteristic of themselves? After all when I think of carnations I think of:


While some would think this arrangement was the bees knees, it reminds me of a funeral which doesn’t give me warm fuzzies but rather cold feet.

Do carnations sound good to you? Well they did for bloggers: Mrs. Jellyfish; Mrs. Flamingo (disclaimer: photo may make you swoon!); Mrs. Lime and again Mrs. Lime.

With all of the inspiration how could one not use the dreaded carnation? Afterall the caterpillar did grow up to be a beautiful butterfly!

Did you find beauty in something that you originally loathed? Have you considered using your least favorite flower as a focal point?


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