Thursday, March 31, 2011

Longing for Spring

Will it ever come?  Little signs of spring are in my garden, but it sure doesn't feel like it.  Hyacinths, Peonies and Hellebores are peeking up through the dirt.  I am sooo ready for the yard work; that's how weary of winter I feel!  I decided to take a short break from writing proposals and look through my files of flower pictures to make myself happy on this rainy, cold day.  Here are a few from the past that I've been saving for such a time as this.
 A floral pot-pourri ...................

Photo by Brooke Courtney Photography

So I spent a day cleaning, organizing, ordering supplies and anticipating the new wedding season.  Even though I was cleaning I was in my happy place back in the flower shop.  I'm looking forward to a design show this weekend in NJ where my need for a flower- fix will be fulfilled until my first spring wedding.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Flowers for Showers

The Baby Shower Theme for Lindsay was Rubber Duckies. Of course we needed flowers for the centerpiece at the buffet, so I sculpted floral foam to make a duck using yellow Cushion Poms.  The duckie's beak was made of craft store foam sun visors. This little duckie sat in a baby swimming pool filled with ice, party food and drinks.

Amy's Baby Shower Theme was 'Puppies'. I used floral foam iglus and sculpted foam.
  White cushion poms, ribbon, button eyes and a pacifier make up this little pup.  One for each table, for take home game prizes. Now that's a lot of flower puppies!

Jessie was given a few bridal showers; one of which was a 'Lingerie' Shower.  So again I sculpted a few pieces of floral foam to create a bustier.  It's made of Roses, Spray Roses, Button Poms, Mini Carnations and Hydrangeas.
                                                 These cute  invitations were handmade by Amy. 

  At another bridal shower for Jessie I set up  a 'Flower Bar'.  Somewhat like a Candy Bar at a wedding.
  A beautiful table full of a large variety of vases filled with all kinds and colors of flowers.  We gave each guest a flower sleeve and said " Now make yourself a beautiful bouquet to take home with you".  That was a huge hit!  Everyone's bouquet looked a little different.  They loved making their own take -away gift!
Now we have another very important shower to plan.........Jessie's Baby Shower!  She and Doug are expecting their first son in July.  Three daughters giving us three grandsons..... Yahoooooooo!
                    So now I need to come up with another idea!  I will post the details later.........