Monthly Archives: January 2010

Flowers With Bling

3808988467_13212ccc62_o caroline tran…cymbidium orchids and strands of crystals add the perfect dose of femininity to the starkness of leafless branches…

image via Caroline Tran Photography

alis-ceremony-4  beautful blooms…I think of this as a floral chandelier…a stunning overhead focal point…

image via Beautiful Blooms

 

w01370352-2 nancy liu chin   …love, love, love…cymbidium orchids, crystal strands, hanging ball vases

image via Nancy Liu Chin Designs

Anyone else like me…living in a house full of testosterone and craving some

girly-ness? At least I got my pink fix for the day…

Have a great weekend!

Until Today I Would Have Said…

…I only like bouquets made with REAL flowers!

Then I saw these…

brooch_wedding_boquet1 broachbouquets blogspot image via Fantasy Floral Designs

DSC_0015 broach bouquets blogspot image via Fantasy Floral Designs

unique_bridal_boquets3 wedding chicks image via The Wedding Chicks

What do you think? I am seriously smitten with these bouquets! For the first time, I LOVE a bouquet that is not made with fresh flowers…

Alyssa- I bet Grander has this many broaches in her collection…

For Em…On Wiring Succulents

In response to Em’s comment yesterday which read, ”I would love to know how people manage to make bouquets with succulents”…

Well, here you go, Em! This a great instructional video on wiring succulents…

video via Flower Duet

You might also want to check out Flora’s post on wiring succulents for arrangements here. She includes great pictures with her instructions…

succs5 flora grubbsimage via Flora Grubbs

Enjoy!

Gloriosa Lily

gloriosa_lily …strongly reflexed, wavy-edged petals…available in red, yellow, pink and purple… can last up to two weeks with proper care…available year-round…

image via Winifred Wikkeling

1 JL Designs…cymbidium orchids, lime celosia, magenta tulips and gloriosas…oh, how I love that crested celosia with the gloriosas…

image via JL Designs

bouquet-126-lg petals galore …gloriosas and bear grass loops…like the modern simplicity of this bouquet…

image via Petals Galore

sc_13 waterpondlily…a red gloriosa lily boutonniere…exotic…

image via Waterlily Pond 

bouquet-127-lg petals galore …gloriosas and yellow callas…gorgeous…

image via Petals Galore

sophie-3-web petal pusher …a unique combination of gloriosas and succulents…

image via Petal Pusher

Did you know the gloriosa lily is the national flower of Zimbabwe? I’m jealous…

 

Sunny Yellow

I’m loving yellow after seeing this cottage at A Punch of Color

Picture 11kuh porch image via A Punch of Color

6JL Designs …yellow ranunculus pop next to creamy tulips…

image via JL Designs

ACF8DB millie holloman…cymbidium orchids and craspedia (AKA billy balls) add texture…love the detail on the handle…

image via Millie Holloman Photography

carlos bout Blush Floral…one of my favorite pictures ever…so much detail in a tiny ranunculus boutonniere… paired with that polka dot tie in the exact same shade of yellow…perfect, Beth!

image via Blush Floral Design

danielle_tommy_blog_13 boutwell studios …love the photography of Boutwell Studio…captures the uniqueness of this gown beautifully…

image via Boutwell Studio

IMG_2045 modern day floral …adore the simplicity of a monobotanic bouquet…especially of billy balls…fun…

image via Modern Day Floral 

Hope you have a great Monday!