Saturday, May 31, 2014

Tiny wedding

Yesterday I delivered a tiny but lovely wedding to the Tabard Inn in DC.  I loved everything about this wedding, the venue, the color story and of course the bride and groom.  They chose a personal and intimate way to celebrate their marriage and I was so pleased to be a small part of it.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Something a little different

Pieces for a dinner last night.  A bit of a tropical theme playing off of the tablecloth.  Red Protea, varigated Corydeline leaves, Vendela roses, green Anthirium, Aralia leaves and some other stuff.

First looks

I am working on a tablescape for a tiny wedding tomorrow.  The bride wants a tablescape with both milk and mercury glass.  I made a very long tan linen runner for the table, we will put an arrangement of doilies down it and then a tablescape of flowers and votives.  The flower colors will range from cream to yellow to peach to pink with a little burgandy thrown in.   I am using garden roses and peonies, I think this will be good.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Party at Landon

Landon had a thank you party for their volunteers the other night and I did the flowers.  I am loving the combination of coral, pink and creamy yellows.  I am really taken with these new (to me at least!) Teddy Bear gerbers - they are really lovely....  I also used astilbe, pierus (from the garden), cream lisianthus, baby green hydrangeas and a bit of blue hydrangea to tie things in with the tablecloth.  Such fun...

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Color play

I love this color scheme - was playing around with some left overs - Combo and Faith roses and a lovely pink black eyed Gerber.  It reminds me of wearing a camel hair coat with a pink scarf.

Having a Kaffe Fassett moment

I adore Kaffee Fassett.  Adore is not even a strong enough word.   He is such a genius of color that I often wonder why I don't just carry around several of his books when I need to think about color schemes...If you don't know his work, please google him and you will see what I mean.

I have been trying to style my photos a bit - for years I have just taken photos against a blank background so I can have a record of my work, but as I look at the work of others I am waking up a bit.  I know, always a little late to the party.

Anyway, today I had a bride coming and wanted to have something on hand to show off.  I made a little piece from corals, pinks, creams and a little creamy yellow and of course greens to show off and then thought about presenting it on one of my antique quilts.  I loved this vivid color scheme and instantly thought about Kaffe and how he uses color.   I think this works pretty well.  The first photo is from my IPhone and the second from my Canon Rebel.  It is interesting to use different devices to see what you get..

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Rachel's flower arrangement

So Rachel is 5 about to be 6.  Her family moved from Manhattan to the suburbs and her dad is planting up a storm and filling the yard with flowers and shrubs.  A few weeks ago Rachel made this centerpiece for dinner and it was so cute I just had to post it.

Spring arrangement

I made this little piece for a Senator's book signing on Capitol Hill.  The event took place in a beautiful row house right near the Capitol.  I love the pop of the coral spray roses mixed with the pink parrot tulips and larger roses....and my favorite geranium leaves for greens - they are so frilly and beautiful - they add just the right touch.