Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I am in London for a week and today Ruth and I went out to Sissinghurst garden, about an hour outside of the city. Vita Sackville West and her husband, Harold Nicolson, made this garden, he made the plans and she did the work with very little help, according to the guides. It is amazing, of course. Her famous white garden was lovely but the rest of it was incredible as well. Here are two photos from the top of the castle. The property revived a walled castle - only parts of it were standing when Vita and Harold bought it in the 20s. Worth a trip of course.
Friday, May 20, 2011
This is the top of a piece we did for a buffet table at a retirement dinner tonight. The client wanted a super bright cheerful vibe so we did a piece that harked back to the piece we did for my presentation at AIFD Southern in March. We used flocked pink matsumoto branches, yellow orchids, yellow and red roses, yellow oncidium orchids and red gloriosa lilies with some feather ferns. Bright and fun for people moving into another phase of their lives.
This has been a busy week. Today we made a large arrangement for an event at a private club downtown and delivered pieces to another event closer to home. This is a photo of the first piece. The event was a school reunion and we used the school colors as our palette: grey/cream/red/gold. We used red Tinto roses, gold Combo roses and cream Vendelas, as well as cream lisianthus, dusty miller and lambs ears, green wheat grass and saracena and red ti leaves and grevilla foliage. The scale of the room is so large we needed a piece that was about 4 feet tall.