Earlier this summer, my mother was honoured with an award for her many years of dedicated community service. For as long as I can remember she has always been helping out at schools, participating in parks committees, spearheading environmental groups and being a great example of how volunteer work really can make a difference.
At every table there were these gigantic centrepieces overflowing with white flowers and little Canadian flags.
After deciding that it was way to big to leave on the table (where would they eat dinner?), we started taking it apart to get all the blooms. We had PILES of roses, hydrangeas, tall flowers, short flowers and about 10 perfect white orchids. My mom knew she wasn’t going to use all of them, so she sent me home with a couple of bundles of my own.
I gathered flowers of the same varieties together and put them in various sized vases and glasses.
More orchids than I knew what to do with. I even made a couple little bunches of them for the entertainment stand and the desk.