Mother’s Day 2014

Did you see the youtube video that went viral about the World’s Toughest Job? If you haven’t’ then you should take a few minutes out of your day to watch it. It pretty much sums up the reality of motherhood, and will make you think twice about not being nice to your mom…..or be ashamed of yourself for not buying her flowers (just kidding).

Last year I chose a soft  lavender and white tones for the bouquets. The Lilac were in season so it was a perfect choice. This year with the cold weather, and a lot of blooms being delayed in the season, I decided to go bright and colorful to help spring our minds forward to those hot summer days.

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Hello 2014

Happy New year! I hope that everyone enjoyed all of their festivities. I had a wonderful holiday season. I was even able to take some time off to celebrate my sons first christmas abroad with my family. I knew that I was still going to be doing a little work on vacation though, no rest for the wicked as they say. My father had made a request for centerpieces for a late holiday party that he was having. So here is the last of the holiday photos that I will be posting, and look forward to heading into spring.

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One last little thing….

2013 was a great year for me, and for that I am extremely grateful. Thank you to all my clients who trusted me to take part in their special days, their highs, lows and all the holidays in between. Without you none of this would be possible so thank you, thank you, thank you……

Events in December other than Christmas

December, the month when almost every single day something relates back to Christmas. Trust me this is more than ok with me. I love Christmas, everything about it, in fact it is my favorite holiday. The lights, the snow, the shopping, family, and of course the wintery greens, table centerpieces, and all the wreaths and urns that I get to create. People tend to get carried away, or even a bit of tunnel vision when holiday time rolls around. They forget that there are events that occur in December that don’t actually relate to Christmas. 

Being Born on Christmas I know a thing or two about how events can overlap. It is just small insignificant things. For instance almost all of my pajamas and socks are Christmas themed which gets a little weird around May. Birthday cakes, well up until recently they have taken on many of form for the holidays, santa, rudolph, snowman you name it.

So when I had an order come in for a retirement I wanted to make it seasonal but not overly christmassy. This time of the year is ideal for incorporating wintery greens into arrangements. Cedar was the green of choice in this bouquet, combined with red piers japonica to offset the soft peach tones of the roses and tulips. It was a beautiful bouquet and the photos really don’t do it justice. We seem to run out of daylight quite quickly these days,so the photos were taken in the evening. I hope you enjoy it all the same.

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Thanks Mom!

I hope that you all were able to spoil your Mom’s this past Sunday. Most florists do not get to celebrate Mother’s Day in the traditional way, since most of us do end up working, but it is definitely fun to get to make bouquets to spoil other Mom’s. This year I had to be a little more realistic with my work load, since this was the first major holiday since my son was born. I decided to offer my clients a limited choice of the style of bouquet since I still have baby brain, and the creative juices are just starting to flow again. They still turned out to be luscious and beautiful, well at least I think so.

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