Monthly Archives: May 2011

Working Designer Wednesday: Another Book Giveaway

A while back, I asked if anyone would be interested in design books from my library as I try to scale back my collection. Many of you responded “yes”, so I have another giveaway for you…this time a 3 pc. set…




These “notebooks” are full of gorgeous photos, design instructions, gardening advice and recipes. They have been well loved and referenced often…and now they need a new loving home. Are you interested? If so, just leave a comment and I’ll draw a winner on Friday at noon (CDT). Sorry, but these can only ship in the US.

Have a great Wednesday!

More Beautiful Bouquet Handles

…for Chuck…because he enjoyed them last week…

Planet Flowers Ranunculus Bouquet 01

image via Planet Flowers

4th-bridesmaid-detail jacqueline ahne

image via Jacqueline Ahne

12 megan w photo

image via Megan W Photography

fall-ct-wedding-photography-011 just for you floral design and raw photo design

image via Just For You Floral Design and Raw Photo Design

florals by the sea and pure 7 studio

image via Florals by the Sea and Pure 7 Studios

garden_rose_bouquet arrangemnets floral design

image via Arrangements

handle holly chapple handle

image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

handle IMG_3039-682x1024 botanica floral designs

image via Botanica 

holly chapple great great grandmas cameo broach

image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

IMG_2106-11-680x1024 botanica floral designs

image via Botanica

IMG_4102_wm fleurology

image via Fleurology

la petite fleur6

image via La Petite Fleur

Magenta mokara orchids, purple lisianthus and scabiosa. Nisie's Enchanted Florist, grace ormand

image via Enchanted Florist

new1-1024x791 botanica floral designs

image via Botanica

Salt_Water_Farm_Wedding131 hana floral design

image via Hana Floral Design

There you go, Chuck! Hope you have a great Monday…

Which Bouquet?

I can’t imagine a more comfortable wedding dress…or a more reasonable price…

The Dress…

dress nordstrom

…the JS Boutique Beaded Crisscross Matte Jersey Gown…at Nordstrom

The Bouquets…

Bouquet #1 (Park Place Design)

IMG_4508 affordable elegance the great flower lady

Bouquet #2 (Soiree Floral)

metal4 soiree floral

Bouquet #3 (by Botanica)

books orange_and_green_bouquet-712x1024 botanica floral designs

Which would you choose?

Now…guess how much the dress costs…


Have a great weekend!

Loopty Loops Of Grass

I’ve always loved the playfulness and movement these loops bring to a bouquet or arrangement…

25th-bouquet-1 floral design by jacqueline ahne

image via Jacqueline Ahne

b00215_0582k_100904 natalie bowen designs

image via Natalie Bowen Designs

BanffWeddingjc willow haven florist and orange girl photo

image via Willow Haven Florist and Orange Girl Photographs

DSC_1063 atelier joya

image via Atelier Joya

FAC39 empty vase

image via Empty Vase

green-yellow-billy-ball-bouquet-brooklyn-wedding-flowers merci new york

image via Merci New York

IMG_4289-452x679 soulflower

image via Soulflower

oconnell_streiff_frozenmusicstudiosphotography_wedding1259_low la petite fleur mn

image via La Petite Fleur and Frozen Music Studios Photography

pygmalian designs ct 3

image via Pygmalian Design

UE 003 urban earth designs via la partie events

image via La Partie Events

I love to see the variety of ways different designers dream up to use the same element…each unique…each a reflection of the designer’s personality. What do you think of these loopty loops?

By the way, Holly Heider Chapple Flowers has a new blog and you just have to check it out if you haven’t already. I’ve never seen a blog quite like it…you can actually make your own inspiration board just by clicking on the pictures on her blog! Yesterday, she featured another of my favorite designers, Liz at Fleurology…stop over if you get a chance today. I know she’d love it!

Happy Thursday, Ya’ll!