Friday, November 28, 2008
Every Thanksgiving I make some arrangements for the fabulous house of my friend Alice and her new husband Wilson. She has two gold wire mesh cornucopias that I fill with flowers and I usually do a couple of other pieces as well. This year I used white callas, dusty miller and magnolia leaves to fill the cornucopias and then did two small simple arrangements with more callas and leaves in two nice gold vases. And I just realized I made the dried hydrangea arrangement for her last year.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Yesterday we also did some flowers for a Holton event held at a fabulous private home in Washington, DC. The house was decorated in cream and beige tones and we used brown orchids, cream banksia and unfurled fern heads with tropical leaves and river cane. The small pieces are made from brown orchids placed on grids of river cane perched on small glass vases, we also made an assemblage of 3 vases - brown orchids and aralia leaves with ferns on a large glass vase with more brown orchids inside, next to it is a medium size vase with 2 banksia flowers and a fern and in the smallest vase, a brown orchid on a grid. The frame held a grid of river cane with brown orchids, aralia leaves and a fern threaded in to make a picture.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Today I made these pieces for a dinner party event. I wanted to have a fall color scheme but one that was not the typical rusts and browns. Instead I used Cherry Brandy roses, a dark burgandy celosia, seeded eucalyptus, kale leaves and dark red mums. I loved the contrast of the orangey reds and the silvery blues. In the tall piece I added some orange tulips for their graceful arcs.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
This red, white and blue theme is not one that we usually embrace, but a good client is was having an election party tonight and wanted arrangements in those colors. And the photos show what we came up with. The arrangement in the white pumpkin was for their porch - the other two for the serving tables....