Monthly Archives: January 2010

Let’s Pretend…

…you’re planning a wedding reception or party for friends. Do you prefer…

…a daring palette of vivid color?

0686_wang michelle rago image via Michelle Rago, Ltd.

 

…or a clean, modern, mostly neutral palette?

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…or a fun feminine palette?

centerpiece-3911 martha stewart bvweddings.com blog image via Martha Stewart

 

Would love to hear your thoughts…

On a side note: Yesterday Janice asked where she could find a Midori ribbon retailer. You can go here and choose your state to see a list of retailers near you. Good luck!

If There’s One Thing I Love…

…it’s Midori ribbon…in shades of purple…with flowers to match…

SD140 HeliotropeMidori ‘Heliotrope’ double-faced satin ribbon…

image via Midori

 

alis-bouquetbeautiful blooms  …Vanda orchids and muscari…jazzed up with lime accents…

image via Beautiful Blooms

 

SD257 VerbenaMidori ‘Verbena’ double-faced satin ribbon…

image via Midori

 

erica-travis-montage-aaron-delesie-04 enchanted florist  …orchids, roses and mini callas in a great monochromatic palette…

image via Enchanted Florist

 

SD260 violaMidori ‘Viola’ double-faced satin ribbon…

image via Midori

 

ArrangementsGallery_LG_01 rountree flowers …gorgeous…lilac, orchids, anemones, hyacinths and brunia berries in a leaf-lined glass cylinder…

image via Rountree Flowers

 

SD327 Meadow VioletMidori ‘Meadow Violet’ double-faced satin…

image via Midori

 

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…of course, the orchids are stunning and the purse is chic…but, look a little closer and you’ll see another favorite of mine (yes, I know I have a lot of favorites)…sweet peas…delicate and fragrant…

image via Nancy Lui Chin Designs

Hope everyone is having a great week! Thanks for stopping by the Brouhaha today…

Pincushions

leucospermum_cordifolium ubc botanical garden

…available in orange, red or yellow…long vase life (8-16 days)…available year-round…

image via UBC Botanical Garden

142…one of my favorite arrangements from one of my favorite Dallas shops, Cebolla Fine Flowers…love the texture…pincushions, sea oats, cymbidium orchids, roses and moss…I’m even crazy about the table it’s sitting on…

image via Cebolla Fine Flowers

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…pincushions make great accent flowers since they last a long time out of water…

image via JL Designs

 

98989 crop…love the combination of pincushions with ‘Sandy Femma’ roses, yellow freesia and parrot tulips…

 

DSC_0021 …concrete pots anchor a hot mix of spray roses, baubles, pincushions and rosemary…

 

Pincushions are:

  • visually interesting
  • easy to work with
  • long lasting
  • easy to care for
  • great in masculine arrangements
  • fragrance free
  • a favorite of mine!

I’d love to know how you feel about pincushions. Most people either love them or don’t care for them at all. What about you?