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The Rhett House Inn
Beaufort, SC 29902
From Indeed 10 days ago
How we marvel at a minute reproduction of anything. Greater yet is our wonder at a tiny copy of something which has life in its every swirl of a miniature leaf or a bending branch no longer than the first two joints of your index finger; a flower arrangement.
In creating a miniature flower arrangement we must remember that the fundamentals of design are not altered. Every detail is in its correct proportions; from the vase to the tiniest bud. The size should range from 4″ to 6″ (including the vase which should not be more than 2″ in height) and all the rules of balance, color, line and form which would apply to a standard size arrangement, should apply to your miniature. Width and height depend upon the form of the container and the type of plant material being used.
The search for plant material and containers with which to create your designs will give you endless hours of interest and enjoyment. You will find plant materials among the commonest weeds and country wild flowers. Antique and curio shops offer a world of vases and miniature accessories from which to choose.
Prepare your container to hold the plant material, in either of the following ways. Arranging the foliage foundation properly at the base of your container will hold the flowers in place. Soft clay or puffed up tissue paper may also be used for the same purpose. Keep in mind that the area in which you are working is very small. If you overstuff it you will have a difficult time arranging the plant material.
In beginning your arrangement, ask yourself what material will give you the height, the focal point, and the foliage foundation. After selecting your material, start your design. Your plant materials and container should not detract from each other. They should complement, balance and harmonize in line, color and form. A colorful glass coaster will set off your creation if chosen carefully to blend or contrast pleasingly.
Suggestions For Plant Material
Autumn brings to the fields and woodlands, a host of dried materials in the form of plants turning to seed, drying leaves and branches and drying grasses. Here you will find an abundance of color, and texture for novel miniature arrangements.
Some other suggestions are;
For Line—Pine needles – Sweet clover – Wild grasses – Maiden hair fern – Foliage leaves – Dainty branches –
For Form—Sweetheart roses – Geranium buds – Ageratum (pink and blue) – Petunias (small growth & variety) – Violets
Dwarf marigolds &zinnias – Begonias – Tiny daisies
Bachelor buttons – The flowers of spirea – Feverfew
Some Suggestions For Novel Containers
Toy dishes – Interesting lipstick tubes – Perfume bottles – Small cosmetic jars – ash trays.
Where to Place Your Finished Miniature Arrangements
The proper setting if possible, should be at eye level. The mantel and shelves make excellent displaying nooks. Shadow boxes thoughtfully placed on the wall, complete with miniature accessories, will offer the opportunity to change arrangements to taste. Indirect lighting will accent the setting. Three dimensional proportion is most important to the successful creation of your miniature flower arrangements.
Simple Tips To Help You Get The Weight Off
It does not matter how much weight you need to lose. The fundamentals remain the same - you need to use up more calories than you consume. Between diet and exercise, regular weight loss can be easily achieved and here are some helpful ideas to get you started in the right direction. That is the scales moving downwards.
Don't take too much time in between meals. Instead, eat more frequently, but don't eat more than 3/4 full per meal. Doing this can help you to avoid overeating, and control your portions. Also, eating more frequently can lead to healthier eating habits. For example, chewing thoroughly instead of swallowing it down, will help you to actually enjoy your meals.
Steaming foods that you would ordinarily bake or fry is a great way to decrease the fat content in your food. Steaming food will cook it without adding butter or any other unhealthy supplement. Choose fresh foods with lots of flavor,that way steaming or grilling can be a great way to cook your meals without adding fat.
A great way to lose weight is to prepare your meals the night before. When you prepare your meals the night before, you won't have to rush to get to work or wherever you're going and you'll always guarantee yourself to have something healthy to eat when you're hungry.
A helpful tip to lose weight is to learn how to cook your own meals. If you don't know how to cook, you're more likely to resort to eating fast food and you're not likely to get proper nutrition. Learning to cook basic meals for yourself is very important.
It's a well known fact that drinking water can help you shed pounds. Have you also heard that drinking chilled water causes your metabolic rate to increase? When you drink a glass of ice water, your body is forced to raise your body's temperature, which also raises your metabolism.
Having a workout partner can help remaining committed on your weight-loss plan easier. A person who shares similar weight loss goals with exercise and diet can be a very strong motivational tool. Together, you will find it easier to stick with the program during times when you might otherwise give up.
A good way to help you lose weight is to avoid getting coffee and related drinks at cafes. Most of us aren't aware of it, but these drinks tend to be loaded with sugar and fat. Try brewing your own coffee instead. You'll have control over what goes into it.
When trying to achieve weight loss, it is important that you do not focus too much on the number on the scale. Instead, you should attempt to achieve a healthy body. It can sound contradictory, but just focusing on the health to start with can keep your thoughts positive. By over-focusing on weight loss, it is easy to become discouraged with the number on the scale, which will cause you to slide right back to your old habits. It's very common for the average person to fall off diets because they tried to lose weight in ways that are far too restrictive. Making gradual changes will help you lose weight.
Try to cook at home as much as possible. Food from a restaurant often contains a lot of fat and salt. Also, restaurant portions are huge, which might tempt you to eat more than you really need. When you cook your own food, you can control exactly what goes into your meal, and you can control your portions.
If setting a goal for yourself doesn't seem to be working, why not try joining a program like Weight Watchers? Not only do they have organized plans to keep you on track to losing weight, but you get the support of the other members to give you encouragement to keep going.
Slow and steady weight loss is better and more sustainable than fad diets and a rapid decrease in numbers. A long-term change in attitude towards food and exercise is what is required for the pounds to come off and stay off. But remember that it can be done, and you will reach your goals with a little perseverance.