Monday, March 30, 2009

Alice in Wonder

Saturday night there was a wonderful party at the National Women's Democratic Club at Dupont Circle. The occasion was the birthday of our friend, Alice in Wonder. As a gift, I made some small centerpieces and this piece for the buffet table. I celebrated spring with forsythia, cherry blossoms, Vendela Rosita and Sandy Femma roses,pink larkspur, green mums and pussy willow.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Get well gift

Last week Hal made this nice bouquet as a get well gift. We love the contrast of the bright blue hydrangeas with the orange parrot tulips,orange pin cushions and apricot Finesse roses.

Bridal Shower at Alice's House

A few weeks ago we made arrangements for a bridal shower given by our friend Alice. Again, we used her wonderful Victorian silver baskets and filled them with orchids, roses, foxtail and other flowers in a yellow, cream and green palette.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Holton auction

Last night was Holton's annual auction - I made 4 small pieces for the registration tables. I used Creme de la Creme roses, golden cymbidium, yellow lisianthus, blue eucalyptus, burgandy grevilia and white marticaria.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Accessories of Old

I have just added a link - on the right side of the blog - to the wonderful store called "Accessories of Old". Lisa and Andrew have an enormous collection of vintage ribbon, beads, costume jewelry and buttons. The first time I visited the store, they were not even open, but walking by, I noticed the ribbons and had to go in and see what was up. Andrew very nicely let me come in and look around and told me the story of Lisa's grandfather's notions store in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Well, my dad was born in Johannesburg 90 years ago and was the youngest of 12 and I feel surely that his mother and older sisters would have patronized the original store. Since the first visit, I have been in many times and told everyone about it. If you are in Bethesda, do visit the shop on St. Elmo Ave, or visit their web site where you can see their delightful offerings.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Last minute lunch

I got an email the other day at 8 pm for arrangements for a luncheon the next day, if possible. I ran over to my local Trader Joe's and picked up white tulips, peach sweetheart roses and an apricot yellow alstromeria. I have some varigated euonymous in my yard and had some left over seeded eucalyptus. I put all of this into a bright turquoise glass vase. Sometimes, it is a good puzzle to figure out how to pull something together when you don't have many choices.