Monthly Archives: February 2011

Heavenly Hyacinth

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Nothing is more wonderful than spreading bunches of hyacinth blooms on the work table …

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…in preparation for creating an arrangement…

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hyacinth empty vase

…send this one to a friend…from Empty Vase

”Beautiful violet Dutch hyacinth and fresh green grass arranged in our new line of decorative French boxes” – $169.00

image via Empty Vase

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Hyacinth florets are great for stringing into fragrant strands…

hilary miles flowersimage via Hilary Miles Flowers

isari flower studio3image via Isari Flower Studio

solomon bloemen11image via Solomon Bloemen

hilary miles flowers3image via Hilary Miles Flowers

jacqueline ahneimage via Jacqueline Ahne

Love hyacinth as much as I do?

Hope your week is off to a fantastic start!

Which Bouquet?

The Dress…

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…the Pleated Fantasy Gown from BHLDN by Anthropologie…

"Imagine appearing at the top of the aisle in countless bias-cut pleats. Dancing for hours in a near-weightless cloud of cotton-silk. Dashing out the door, with just a bit of train trailing behind you.”

The Bouquets…

Bouquet #1

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Bouquet #2

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Bouquet #3

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Which would you choose?

Hope you have a great weekend!

P.S. Last week most of you chose this bouquet from Jessica’s Country Flowers


for this dress…



…for my friend, Alicia, over at Bella Fiori…who “has a thing for clematis lately”…

(clematis, parrot tulips, and kale), fierce purples (vanda orchids, hydrangeas, and delphiniums), and vibrant plums (gladiolus, mini calla lilies, tulips, and hellebores martha stewartimage via Martha Stewart

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IMG_5127 little phesantimage via Denise Fasanello

solomon bloemen17image via Solomon Boemen

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Have a great day, Alicia!

Alicia writes two blogs…Bella Fiori and Flirty Fleurs…check them out when you have a minute. Hope you all have a great Thursday!

Working Designer Wednesday: Wrapping A Carry-Out Bouquet

For those of you with retail spaces…and for those of us who like to give a gift bouquet occasionally…

Rather than the predictable cellophane or wax tissue paper wrap, how about one of these chic wraps?

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164_IMG_0870aileenkeith_millie millie hollomanimage via Millie Holloman Photography

Eclectic_Rose_Bouquet wild at heartimage via Wild at Heart

hilary miles flowers12image via Hilary Miles Flowers

hilary miles flowers16image via Hilary Miles Flowers

martha-flower-wrappingimage via Martha Stewart

Do you offer wrapped bouquets to your customers? How do you wrap them?

Ok, guys, here’s a little disclaimer…my computer went kaput yesterday and so my husband ran to Best Buy, bought me a new one, transferred all my files over and I’m writing on the new computer. Most people would be thrilled to say goodbye to a laptop with two missing keys (casualties of the dog’s paws), various snack food crumbs lodged under the space bar and a battery that holds a charge for exactly 4 minutes….but, no! I’m mourning the loss in a big way. The new computer has keys in slightly different places, updated blogging software (so nothing is in the same place) and it’s missing my FONT! I have no idea how this post will look when I post it, so please be patient with me as I learn how to use this silly thing!

Have a great Wednesday!

Color Inspiration: White on White

I really want white slipcovers…

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Since I don’t really see them in my future, we’ll look at white flowers instead…

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6a0120a5914b9b970c0133ec5eeacf970b-800wi ostrich egg vase floraliimage via Florali (yes, that’s an ostrich shell)

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20100807-007_2460 Harvey Designsimage via Harvey Designs

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anny heid flowersimage via Anny Heid Flowers

aok_0013 w. scott chester photoimage via W. Scott Chester Photography

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fabric_08 quatre coeurimage via Quatre Coeur

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img_5404-1-copyb blum image via Yasmin Khajavi Photography and Blum

j262 pure 7 studios image via Pure 7 Studios

joannabrian26 JL Designs and Sweet and Saucyimage via JL Designs and Sweet and Saucy

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Happy Tuesday!