Saturday, April 23, 2011


I had enough flowers left over from the funeral piece this week that I wanted to do something egg-shaped for Easter.  I picked up some pink spray roses and tulips at the supermarket, and the rest is what I still had on hand.  This does not make for the freshest arrangement, but I still think there's a loveliness to it.

Easter Flowers

And after I finished this piece I had extra pinks and still had some aspidistra leaves. I threw this mini together for my mother's vanity.

Easter Flowers

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Up for bid

I created these arrangements for a charity auction last week.   When I'm left to my own devices I always seem to gravitate toward the Hogarth curve and the Phoenix design.  They're just such statement shapes, and make it so easy to showcase gorgeous flowers.

hogarth curve

phoenix design

I could have done without wiring all those bells of ireland though.  Being phototropic they will bend toward the light, even after they are cut.  So if I want them to stay put, they must be wired.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Funeral Spray

This week I made my first (and maybe last) funeral spray.  It's good to have done, now I know what to say the next time someone asks me for an estimate on one.  (I was clueless).  Definitely not an area I want to specialize in, but I'm all about trying new things!

funeral spray

funeral spray

funeral spray


Check out my work featured in this wedding shoot over at Magnifique photography!
Go me!

Friday, April 15, 2011

glue glue glue

Yesterday and today are work-like-crazy days.
Lots of glue, lots of loose leaves and stems all over the place.

my disaster work area

Some kids who are cooperating with my lunacy.

gentleman cooperating

And some very, very cute boutonnieres.

groom's boutonniere

More to come!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

This is what I call a WIP

I had to make two trips to the wholesaler today (30 minutes away) because they forgot most of the greens in my order the first time.  This did not do much to increase my overall happiness and creativity.
we are forging ahead.
Tomorrow I intend to be monstrously productive.

wip Wed

wip Wed

wip Wed

wip Wed

Monday, April 11, 2011

Work in progress

Getting my feet of the ground is slow.
But trust me, I've been working my tail off.
There should be more photos soon, but here's what today has been full of, much to my children's dismay.

work in progress 1 April 2011

I always try to get everything done that I can before I have the live flowers on hand.  If I'm to deliver the freshest product, I need to be able to work fast and not spend any time on projects that could have been completed in advance.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Feeling Official

My happy mail for the day:

bus card!

business cards!

Now let's see if I can keep this boat afloat.


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