April 14, 2009

Custom Designed Wreaths

Gone are the traditions and styles of years past, whatever we want to do with flowers and the arranging of them are no longer restricted by rigid rules, subject to strict guidelines, or influenced by fashion and style. Currently, floral arranging has become a personal expression of sentiment, beauty or design.

There really isn’t anything one can’t incorporate into a wreath or floral design. Imagine a cherished childhood toy, scraps of a baby’s beloved blanket or christening gown mixed with coordinating flowers or foliage. What better way to display collectibles such as dolls, fairies, or tea cups? You can also incorporate your favorite sport or hobby into a wreath. Here are a few ideas:

Try a baseball mitt and a team cap from your t-ball superstar mixed with small wild flowers, oak leaves, wild berries, and smilax branches. These silks would give the wreath a masculine air.

Are you proud of your favorite college team, high school, or dance team? Just incorporate team memorabilia with flowers in the team’s colors.

Do you have a cook or a baker in your home? In the kitchen would be a perfect place of a wreath containing measuring cups, whisk, or measuring spoons….add a rooster, sunflowers, and red gingham bow and you’ve created a memorable piece to display for years.

Unfortunately, many of us have loved ones in a nursing care facility. What better way to display some mementos that remind him/her of the great lives they’ve lived. A wreath will brighten up their room or room door and will remind them they are still loved. When their caregivers see the details of your beloved’s life, they stop looking at a patient and see a human being who deserves to be loved and respected.

These are just a few things one can use to make a wreath or floral arrangement more personal and memorable. The possibilities are endless. Email me and let’s chat, I’m sure together we can make your dreams a reality.

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