Sunday, December 19, 2010

Emily's wedding

Emily and Manus got married last night. The wedding was held at the Tabard Inn at Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. The Tabard is a wonderful hotel and restaurant with an eclectic vibe. I did the flowers and attended the wedding and did not take many pictures, but I did get a couple, one of Emily coming down the stairs to the ceremony with her parents and the other of the two flower girls. Emily's bouquet consisted of Vendela, Classy Cezanne and Ohara roses, white anemones and sweet peas from Japan. I made the girls' head wreaths of silk and beaded flowers. More pictures to come.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas mantles

I love decorating mantles for the holidays. This year I used branches, velvet acorns, copper xmas balls, feathers and a rhinestone brooch as a focal point. I made it a point of using materials that I had on hand instead of buying anything new.

Christmas ikebana

This week at ikebana class we worked on some holiday pieces. I love this wooden container and thought it would be appropriate. We all used the highly twisted branches, and I added pine boughs, red berries and some double white callas.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dinner party

Sodexo, a catering company, had a client dinner tonight. They rented wonderful citon colored gauzy tablecloths with sparkle and wanted a nice centerpiece to match. We made some arrangements with Limbo roses - a pretty yellowy green. We arranged them in half sphere, added a collar of green hypericum berrries and an additional collar of twigs to create a wreath effect. They sat on a square glass vase lined with moss. The colors worked wonderfully together.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Something a little different

This is a not great photo of a little piece I made yesterday. I bought these wonderful white vases at IKEA - the are round with a nickel sized hole in the top of each. I used three, attached the woven grass with an adhesive patch and added the dyed dendrobium orchids. I put them all on a white plate for easy delivery. Sort of fun and a little different for me.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas 2010 at Nora's

Photos of this year's Christmas installation at Nora's along with some additional pieces we made this year. Again we used her red amaryllis along with pomegrantes, a real cedar swag, beaded garland and silvery eucalyptus. For the topiaries we used fresh boxwood and put golden poppy heads and pinecones and some Christmas balls in as well.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thanksgiving at Landon

Last week's arrangements for a Landon pre-Thanksgiving party. I used Lenonides roses, orange pin cushions, magnolia leaves, large green cones and assorted brown, orange, yellow and burgandy mums and yellow statice and yarrow.