February 9, 2010

Steel Magnolias Wreath Sold!

Welcome to the South Ya’ll!! This wreath just oozed with “Southern Charm” and had a simple light and airy feel about it.  The flowers in this wreath consisted of pink Magnolias in various life cycle stages and white Cherry Blossoms.  There were green artichokes thrown in for textural interest.  The greenery, besides the magnolia leaves, consisted of Ivy and Smilax branches.  Did you notice the precious bird’s nest tempting a bird to join the fun?  Making this wreath almost as sweet as my iced tea!

The sign was made of wood. Grapevine was woven throughout which gave this wreath a more natural and woodsy feel. The simple and airy bow helped bring more softness to the wreath.

This wreath measured 28 inches wide by 30 inches tall by 7 inches deep. 


February 4, 2010

Love Me Wreath-Sold

We all love fresh roses and hate when they eventually die?  This wreath has everything you would find in the traditional red roses bouquet purchased from your local florists.  This is a perfect wreath for Valentine’s Day.  Oh and if you wanted to propose to someone on Valentine’s Day, or any day for that matter, you could include the ring inside the large wreath box.  She would be completely surprised and will have the wreath to display on anniversaries for years to come!

The flowers in this festive wreath consist of tons of red Roses at various growth stages and white Daisy sprays.   Ivy, baby Boxwood and variegated Pittosporum is the greenery that gives this wreath depth and fullness.  There were 5 yards of blood-red ribbon!  The sheer 2 inch wired bow and streamers adds softness and gives an airy feeling to the wreath.  As you can clearly see, I’ve added additional grapevine to help give it a more natural look and to add texture.

This wreath measured 24 inches wide by 24 inches tall by 9 inches deep. 

These roses look so real, you would think they would be fragrant! A wreath like this would be the perfect gift to tell someone that you love them, a wedding wreath for the door of a new bride & groom and don’t forget about a Mother’s Day gift.  The recipient of wreath like this is sure to be filled with love the minute they open the box and will be so happy that these flowers look so real and will last for years.

This wreath just sold::Say Yes!

I had so much fun designing this wreath because it was designed in the middle of winter with the hope of Spring just right around the corner.  I hope this wreath brings a little Spring into the home of the Lucas' of Irmo, SC.  Flowers have been proven to fade away the winter doldrums.  This wreath would have been perfect for a Valentine’s gift, a wedding wreath for the door of a new bride & groom, sent with as a proposal or a Mother’s Day present that last well after live flowers fade away. 

This looks so real, I expect it to have a sweet perfume of floral fragrance. As always, I use premium florals, stems and greenery in each of my wreaths.  The flowers in this refreshing wreath consists of cream Hydrangeas, Prunus spray in salmon, Tea Roses in pale pink,  wild Roses in mauve and peach and yellow Ranunculus spray.  The greenery is what makes this wreath full and consists of light green mini Boxwood, light green dainty Fern, Boston Fern, Eucalypthus and blooming Rosemary.

There are 5 yards of ribbon!  The sheer 2 inch wired bow and ribbon adds more softness and gives an airy feel to the wreath.  I’ve added additional grapevine to help give it a more woodsy and natural feel. This wreath measured 26 inches wide by 26 inches tall by 9 inches deep.

February 1, 2010

Negativity Can Take Hold As Winter Continues

Who doesn’t get the doldrums with less daylight, low wind chill and remaining cooped up indoors?  This can bring down even the most optimistic, but studies show that flowers can provide legitimate relief.  Bulb flowers are perfect for curing winter-weepers and will give your spirit a lift and a taste for the coming spring season.

However, when purchasing your forced bulbs make sure they are not too advanced.  For those of you looking for longevity in a flower purchase don’t buy tulips, daffodils and hyacinths already blooming at full-tilt.  You will miss the chance to watch them grow and this is half of the fun after all.  To avoid this, purchase your cut or potted bulb flowers when the blooms are tight and green so you can enjoy the entire growing cycle.

Tip: Did you know bulb flowers can grow several inches after being harvested and reposition themselves in arrangements in just a short period of time?  A gentle reminder that nature cannot tamed.

For more information on spring flowers visit the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center (NFBIC) at www.bulb.com.
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