Saturday, February 15, 2014

Votive Centerpiece

I made this piece at Christmas with my new aluminum low urns from Accent Decor.  Such a nice simple centerpiece that will last all season!  I used gold votives and gold and silver xmas balls for a nice glittery look.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentines Day

With all this awful weather I told my clients that they could get their delivery on Wed or maybe not until Sat.  A few opted for yesterday so I ran around town.  This piece is for one of most loyal clients - we did the arrangements for her wedding years ago and now 2 little girls and many Valentine's Days later we are still together.  For her piece I used pink parrot tulips, Blushing Bride mini protea, pink ranuculus, lambs ears, mini green hydrangea, geranium leaves and tree fern.  Very Constance Spry yes?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Messing around

I love this container but rarely use it...anyway, I had some nice sunflowers and odds and ends and came up with this piece....

Free style ikebana

I love ikebana - the type of thinking involved does not come easily to me - I spend a lot of time in class thinking and consulting with my teacher Kyoko turning materials this way and that to find the perfect position for elements.   

Last night she provided some beautiful sweeping branches and we created arrangements with them.  I liked the idea of the branch floating above the container and worked with Kyoko on mechanics to make that happen.  The horizontal aspedistra leaves enhance the floating aspects of this piece and the tulip and brezillia berries give it some stability.