Saturday, October 31, 2009

I was going through my photo library this morning and found some photos of older work that I wanted to share. I made these pieces for a Landon event and loved the look of the group of them in the back of the car ready to be delivered. I used acuba leaves, Black Bacarra roses, horsetail, leucodendrum, rust mums and hosta leaves for these.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Bridal shower

Yesterday I made an arrangement for a bridal shower. The color scheme was pink and green and I used a range of pink flowers to create the piece. I included pink hydrangeas, Faith pink roses, dark pink mini callas, pink wax flowers, bells of ireland and variagated pittosporum. I lined the space between the exterior and interior vases with pink, green and white potpourri to hide the stems.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Evaluation piece

I belong to an independent floral designers group that meets every month. Last night some of us brought arrangements in to be evaluated by a group of three judges using American Institute of Floral Design standards. There was a wide variety of arrangements from pave to my very minimalistic modern piece. The judging for AIFD is pass/fail and quite stringent. I was happy to pass. They had some comments and suggestions but basically really liked this piece! And I learned a trememdous amount from the comments they made about all of the work. My arrangement was made from a large grass that grows in my front yard for the woven part in the vase, wire grass for the loops, orange pin cushions, Blush roses and burgandy Safari Sunset with some green wheat on the sides.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Chris and Martha

This weekend I had the great pleasure of attending the wedding of Chris and Martha in Cambridge, and of making the bride's bouquet. Chris and his mom Lucy picked me up from the airport and we immediately headed to the local Trader Joes to get flowers. They had a wonderful selection of flowers and we found the blue and white flowers we were after. I used blue iris, white roses, eucalyptus, daisies and blue hydrangea. This sweet wedding took place in the back yard of their house in Cambridge with just 14 attendees. I have known Chris since he was a baby and it was wonderful to see him so happy with his bride Martha. The weather cooperated, rain on Friday and Sunday, but a nice day on Saturday. Martha's aunt made her dress, her mother made the wedding cake, Chris' dad Joe brought lobsters from Maine for a dinner on Friday night and his mom Lucy baked pies and apple crisp and brought tiny jars of maple syrup and made beautiful pressed flower bookmarks as mementos. Chris' cousin Ben was the officiant. All of these touches made this one of the most personal and sweetest weddings I have attended.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dinner party

Today I made some arrangements for a dinner party. The tablecloths were a lime/burgandy stripe and I made some green monocromatic arrangements. I used lime green cymbidium orchids, Green Tea roses, green spider mums, rose geranium leaves, Chinese berries and green trachelium.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dinner Party

Last night there was a dinner party up at Granger House. The tablecloths were a wonderful rust pintuck and I made arrangements with Coffee Break roses, Mambo spray roses, garden hydrangeas, red poms, apricot alstromeria and orange ilex berries. They looked great in both the celadon dining room and the tomato red living room. In addition, most seasons I renew the silk arrangements for the dining room niches. I try to do something different each time and these orange and blue pieces are the latest.