Monthly Archives: March 2011

Long Party Tables

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How do you feel about these long, long, long party tables? They make quite an impact…

Happy Thursday!

By the way, for those of you who contacted me about the design books yesterday, thank you! Watch for the Working Designer post next Wednesday for the first book giveaway. And, Suzanne, I’ll try to include a list of design books that have proven particularly helpful to me in that post next Wednesday. Thanks for your comments!

Working Designer Wednesday: Two Questions

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Question #1: What do you think of this monochromatic look? I love monochromatic bouquets…and this look takes it a step further…


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Question #2: I’m trying to downsize my floral library. Thought I might give some of my design books away on the blog. What do you think of that idea? Would any of you be interested?

One more thing…

When you have time check out the Garden Party blog. I‘m in love with their bouquet of Peach Finess roses and Peach Parrot Tulips…

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Also, if you haven’t discovered Floret Flowers blog, you must check it out! One of my favorites…

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Don’t forget to let me know if you would be interested in the design books…

Have a great Wednesday!


This started it all for me…

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…then I started noticing lemons everywhere!

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PHOTOGRAPHY by JP BEATO IIIimage via JP Beato III Photography

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archway-decorated-with-citrus-Oregon-Gardens-Françoise-Weeksimage via Francoise Weeks

florali_win0051 floraliimage via Florali

flowerwild7image via Flower Wild

KPP_mallorypat_wedding_023 kim   phil photo and punch (portland)image via Kim + Phil Photography and Punch

lemonsand-flowers-Françoise-Weeksimage via Francoise Weeks

Pollen-Floral-Art-Sabia-tm crosspollination and Q weddingsimage via Pollen Floral Art and Q Weddings

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And, finally, a tablecloth made entirely of lemon leaves…amazing…

Lemon Leaf Tableclothes from  Pacific Coast Evergreenimage via Pacific Coast Evergreen

What do you think? Do you like using fruit in floral designs?

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!


Color Inspiration: Sunny Yellow

Feeling inspired by these stairs I saw over at A Punch of Color

a punch of color

…aren’t those fabulous?! Here are a few fabulous bouquets (and a cake) to spread the cheer…

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candy shapes floral design by jacqueline ahneimage via Jacqueline Ahne

Carrie and Ryan's Weddingimage via The Bride’s Café

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ellow calla lilies wrapped around a cylinder with a braided-wood handle. Untamed Floral Designs grace ormandimage via Untamed Floral Design and Grace Ormonde

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IMG_9780a hana floral designimage via Hana Floral Design and Adeline & Grace Photography

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If that didn’t brighten your day, I don’t know what will!

Hope your week is off to a great start…

Which Bouquet?

Beth at Blush Floral Design introduced me to the new wedding boutique at on her blog this week and I’m so glad she did! I decided to pick a dress for today’s post from…in blush, of course. Thanks Beth!

The Dress…

wedding dress via Blush Floral Design

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…the Mariam Gown…organza rosettes lend a romantic charm to this strapless blush dress…ruched bodice and empire waist…short train…

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 all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by this week…