Monday, October 20, 2008

The last event of the weekend

Yesterday I did the arrangements for a dinner at Holton - I used a combination of Creme de la Creme and Terra Cotta roses, one large protea, cotinius and photinia leaves and a little dusty miller for a silvery touch and varigated pittosporum to fill in the gaps.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Landon wine tasting

Another event we worked this weekend was a wine tasting at Landon in their beautiful Buchanan Library. They wanted a rustic, Napa kind of look and we used grasses and hydrangea and rust roses to create this.....

Alice's wedding

My friend Alice got married yesterday and we were happy to help her decorate her fabulous house. She owns wonderful Victorian silver baskets and we filled these with interesting flowers in a palette of yellow, burgandy and brown with silver touches using orchids and other flowers that presented a modern take on the Victorian aesthetic.

Big Week

We had a bunch of work this week and I am going to post a bit of what we made....these photos are from the farmhouse at Landon - an event venue at the school. The original founders of the school lived in this house and it is charming and gracious and we are always happy to have our work there....these pieces include Kameleon roses, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus and hydrangeas.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Megan's wedding

Last week, Megan and Matt got married in her family's backyard. I have known this family for many years and Megan's mom Lloydie and I had spoken about my doing the wedding flowers for a long time. Megan wanted yellow and blue flowers - we used sunflowers, blue hydrangeas and delphinium to make her bouquet and arrangements that were bright and cheerful. We also decorated the backyard trellis with grapevine and dried hydrangeas and floated yellow gerbers in the pond.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Tiffany and Eric's wedding

Tiffany and Eric got married at Woodend, the Audubon Society mansion in Chevy Chase, Maryland on this most perfect golden fall afternoon. She chose a wonderful palette of red, gold, rust and orange and we used Konfetti roses, golden cymbidium orchids, photinia leaves, red mums, peach hypericum and red rose hips to create the various arrangements. Her bouquet was made from Flame callas, peach hypericum and red rose hips ringed with photinia. She was wonderful to work with and happy with the results.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Tiara Day

Most Friday mornings I get a call from Kate and in turn I call Helen and Ruth. Around 9:30 we meet at my house and spend the morning going to estate sales. We go to sales in Maryland and DC and Virginia if we are feeling adventurous. My excuse for this is that I am always looking for interesting containers for flower arrangements and for garden stuff. We are not shy about commenting on all the details of the houses we visit, inside and out and that is as much fun as looking for things to buy.

Today, Kate and Ruth and I went out and while looking for a sale in Kensington, Maryland happened on the cutest store. It is called Tiara Day and is located on Metropolitan Avenue at the corner of Wheatley Ave. If you are in town, you must see this store. The owner is Maria Peck and she has assembled the most wonderful collection of vintage clothes and objects with very interesting new stuff - candles, jewelry, wonderful cards - I could go on and on. There is a web site and you can link to her blog on the most recent page of this blog. If I ever have a store, it would be just like this.