Aren't sweeping flower arrangements grand? They make the most daily grocery flowers look magnificent. Here I used one bunch of silver dollar eucalyptus, two bunches of parrot tulips, and one bunch of classic tulips, then layered them in the vase by size (longest first), making sure to create an arc of movement.
A lot of it is the flowers, honestly. Someone once told me that if you listen, the flowers tell you where they want to go. It's rather true; I start with a bare bones idea, and the flowers fill it in to complete the result. Tulips almost have a mind of their own. When I began the arrangement, they fell a certain way, and the following day they had perked up and pretty much re-arranged themselves to look even better. I love being surprised by where the blooms want to be! They're always right.
I'm planning to use this arrangement early in the holiday season and transition to paperwhites later on. Do you go for simple, almost season-less flowers for the holidays, or do you prefer more traditional flowers and greens?