Monthly Archives: March 2011

Color Inspiration: Orange Crush

Orange is definitely not one of my favorite colors…unless you’re talking about flowers. I may not want orange walls in my dining room or orange towels in my bathroom, but I love orange bouquets!

3_b8 ariellaimage via Ariella Chezar

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104_o19 ariellaimage via Ariella Chezar

ARR00001 jayson home and gardenimage via Jayson Home and Garden

elenadrew_megperotti010 meg perottiimage via Meg Perotti Photography

hilary miles flowers14image via Hilary Miles Flowers

jen-and-mike0604 stoneblossom and snap photoimage via Stoneblossom and Snap Photography

jenn-and-mike_0946 stoneb;ossom and snap; photoimage via Stoneblossom and Snap Photography

orange_office collage design laimage via Collage

quatre coeur1image via Quatre Coeur

What do you think of orange flowers?

Thanks to all who left a comment yesterday! So excited to hear from some new readers. Don’t forget to go to yesterday’s post and leave a comment if you’d like a chance at “to have & to hold”…

Happy Thursday!

Working Designer Wednesday: Design Book Giveaway

Good morning, flower friends! Since many of you said you would be interested in my design books as I downsize my collection, today I’m giving away the first one…

to have & to hold


David Stark & Avi Adler


I’ve read and reread this book and I want it to go to another loving flower home…so, leave me a comment by noon CDT on Friday, April 1 (this is not an April Fool’s joke!) if you want to be entered in the drawing. To make it fun for us, mention your favorite floral designer(s) in your comment. If you don’t have one, just mention your favorite flower or your favorite song…heck, I don’t care what you mention as long as I know who you are in case you win!

Have an awesome Wednesday!

And because we can’t have a post without flowers…

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bc0709-a18 bloemenvanthuraimages via Bloemen Van Thura

Favorite New Find: The Monkey Flower Group

I’m sure many of you are already familiar with The Monkey Flower Group, but I just discovered it a few weeks ago. I fell instantly in love with Jaime Giorgi’s unique designs and can’t help but share them with you…so…if you already know TMFG, enjoy the pictures and if you’ve never heard of TMFG, prepare yourself for some botanical entertainment…

First up…Bracelets…

4.MFGLambsEarBracelet the monkey flower group

hostess ordered a box of ribbons so each guest could chose one to wear as a bracelet, headband, or necklace the monkey flower group

…this hostess ordered a box of ribbons for the guests to choose from…to wear as a bracelet, headband or necklace…love the presentation…

MFGBracelet the monkey flower group

MFGGeraniumRibbon the monkey flower group

MFGLambsEarRibbon the monkey flower group

MFGLavenderRibbon the mnkey flower group


7.MFGLambsEarEarrings the monkey flower group

MFGStephanotisEarrings the monkey flower group

Hair Pins, Combs and Headbands…

9.MFGLambsEarHairPins the monkey flower group

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headbands sewn of cymbidium orchid petals, acacia, narcissus, rabbit foot fern, and daphne blossoms the monkey flower group

MFGHeadband the monkey flower group


MFGGinkoMask halloween mask the monkey flower group

MFGIrisMask the monkey flower group

MFGManzanitaMask the monkey flower group


MFGAcornBouts the monkey flower group

MFGLavenderPins the flower monkey group

MFGLiquidAmbarPins the monkey flower group

A fun corsage…

MFGLambsEarCorsage the monkey flower group


MFGBouquet the monkey flower group

MFGSpringBouquetthe monkey flowe group

A Monkey Flower Group arrangement…

MFGNarcissus the monkey flower group


19.MFGRibbonGiftDecorationModeled the monkey flower group

And the woman behind these fabulous designs…Jaime Giorgi…

aboutwhoall images via The Monkey Flower Group

I encourage you to spend some time looking at The Monkey Flower Group website…there’s so much more to see than what I could include in this post and Jaime has a unique approach to designing so be sure to read her ‘About Us’ page.

Happy Tuesday!

Phalaenopsis Orchids

If there is a regal flower, Phalaenopsis gets my vote…

100416batjac1387 tantawanimage via Tantawan Bloom

14 (1) sonia events and jules bianchi photoimage via Sonia Events and Jules Bianchi Photography

nautilus-shell-phalaeonopsis-orchid designs by hemingwayimage via Designs by Hemingway

066_JenniferEileen_enjoyevents_MG_1411 laura miller designimage via Laura Miller Design and Jennifer Eileen Photography

_MG_2402_julietshon_millie hydrangea, orchids, garden roses, ranunculus, and lamb's ear salt harbor designsimage via Salt Harbor Designs

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600_Wedding_Feb_2009_013 untamed floral designsimage via Untamed Floral Design

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100416batjac0034 tantawanimage via Tantawan Bloom

Azzura_Taryn_and_Brian_17  flora nova seattleimage via Azzura Photography and Flora Nova

white-phalaenopsis-orchids-wedding-flowers  flora nova seattleimage via Flora Nova and Azzura Photography

While I love the purity of the white Phalaenopsis, the pink variety raises my blood pressure!

ACFA5A our labor of love by heidiimage via Our Labor of Love by Heidi

col0101 the velvet gardenimage via The Velvet Garden

freesia dallasimage via Freesia

hilary miles flowers4image via Hilary Miles Flowers

HNY11 EMPTY VASEimage via Empty Vase

image9 Bellafloraimage via Bella Flora

img_2006 petalenaimage via Petalena

img_3179 petalenaimage via Petalena

marjohn28 millie holloman photoimage via Millie Holloman Photography

Photo 23 bella floraimage via Bella Flora

QWeddings_orchids_fuschia_pink-tm Q weddingsimage via Q Weddings

slide_27 pennington flowersimage via Pennington Flowers

VAL2009RED01 empty vaseimage via Empty Vase

Weatherly_Bocan_JimKennedyPhotographers_bocan_0316_0_low art with natureimage via Art with Nature and Jim Kennedy Photographers

wedding_reception122 xquisite events flimage via Xquisite Events

Which do you prefer…the white or the pink?

Hope your week is off to a great start! Thanks for stopping by today…

Which Bouquet?

The Dress…

wedding dress romonaimage via Romona Keveza

The Bouquets

Bouquet #1

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Bouquet #2

Black Bacarra roses, burgundy amaryllis, Schwarzwalder callas and a touch of kangaroo paw all framed by anthurium  flourish designsimage Flourish Designs 

Bouquet #3

green_and_white_bouquet-2  white lisianthus, white spray roses, Queen Anne’s Lace and white ornithogalum. botanicaimage via Botanica Floral Designs

Which would you choose?

Last week, most of you chose this bouquet from La Partie Events


…for The Mariam gown…[2]

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Be sure to check back next week for the Design Book Giveaway!