Friday, November 27, 2009
On the worktable this week are some arrangements I made for a friend for her Thanksgiving table. She had two large glass cornucopias and I filled them with baby artichokes, lady apples, baby pineapples, hypericum berries, dried wheat, mums, grevillia, roses in several colors and purple carnations. They were bright and appealing and just right for her table.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Last night our friend Helen had a party for her college friends. She has a wonderful house full of the most interesting stuff including a wonderful table made from reclaimed silvery grey barn wood. She was with me at the floral wholesaler last week and we found these pretty stencilled vases. She bought two of the rectangular ones and I filled them with beautiful white tulips.
A couple of weeks ago I was asked to do a couple of arrangements for a VIP dinner at Landon. The dining room at the farmhouse is a beautiful mocha color. To compliment that color I used silvery dusty miller, two colors of pink roses, pale yellow roses, brown Charlie Brown cymbidium orchids, blue grape hyacinth and some orange/bronze mums. I loved this combination.
I love old tins. I collect them and use them occasionally for arrangements, but unfortunately I have few clients who share my enthusiasm. Luckily my sister-in-law likes them as well so when I wanted to make an arrangement for her last week I used one of my favorites. Now this one is a reproduction, but with enough wear and tear, it will soon look like the real old thing. I filled it at first with pale pink parrot tulips, pink ranuculus and white roses. Later that day I found some wonderful fuschia peonies at Trader Joe's at a fab price and put them in. She was happy.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Yesterday I made some arrangements for the Landon board meeting in their new meeting room in the renovated gym building. The building is fantastic and the room was beautiful. The arrangements included a vibrant orange and yellow bicolored rose, tan spider mums and grey dusty miller with a little seeded eucalyptus. In the larger coffee table pieces I added some orange berried ilex branches.
I love the grey and orange combination.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Today there was a tea at Stone Ridge during which the girls and their moms came together to choose graduation gowns. They asked for a pink and white palette and I made two arrangements in vintage silver containers, part of my larger collection. I used Eos pink roses, Eskimo white roses, Rebecca alstromeria, white dendrobium orchids and variaged pittosporum.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Last week I made a Halloween tablescape in the farmhouse at Landon. The elements included a white resin pumpkin with black ribbons with a black crow perched on top, a tarnished silver coffeepot filled with a feather bouquet, some black and white gourds and white mini pumpkins and some lovely dried purple hydrangeas and a purple kale plant. Black tulle sprinkled with glitters circles was used for the runner. I found some wonderful mercury glass luminaries printed with black designs that added more sparkle. It was great fun to do this - a bit goth, but I always tell them that I will try something unusual every time! If you want to see the detail of this arrangement, click on the photo so it will enlarge on your screen.