Saturday, August 30, 2008


When the girls at Holton graduate they carry bouquets of 6 roses, baby's breath and ferns. For the past few years, Hal and I have been making them and they seem to be the perfect thing for a young graduate. Now look at these armloads - no wonder no one is smiling....

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Back to School

This week we did the flowers for two events at the Landon School. For both we used a palette of green and white but tweaked in different ways. We love both - the first of green, white and the grey of Dusty Miller foliage, the second, greens in several tones from chartreuse to dark green and white.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Hitomi Gilliam

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of attending a workshop with Hitomi Gilliam, a Vancouver based floral designer whose work is wonderfully fresh and inspiring. In a 4 hour workshop she shared many techniques and ideas that got all of us wanting to add something new to our creative pursuits. These are some photos of her work.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


If you go to, you can create a word cloud. You can either send Wordle to your blog or you can type in text and see what comes up - it is interesting - the words used the most in the text or blog have the most prominence and so on. Check it out. I made one just now using the blog and it is fun. You can search for mine by typing in Chic Floral Designs in the search box on the Wordle site.