Flowers can help everyone start the new school year off on the right foot. According to research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behavior in a positive manner far beyond what is normally believed. “Flowers bring about [...]
Valentine’s Day is all about love and expressing your feelings, so I prefer to keep the event itself low key and comfortable. At the same time the mood should be sensual, encouraging contact and communication. There are a few key elements that definitely help you to create this vibe: flowers, candles, and food that can [...]
Flowers have a magical way of saying what words sometimes cannot. The words that accompany the flowers can have a power all their own. Those words can be heart wrenching or funny, a simple “I love you” or something a bit more complex such as those the great Irish writer and poet James [...]
Inspired by the ancient tradition of featuring a different floral arrangement in front of a home to identify the family and profession of the resident, I created these one of a kind designs. These are the kind of arrangements that I really like to create as gifts. They are so personal and take more thought [...]
There’s a reason for the saying “Fresh as a Daisy”. And the gerbera daisy with its wide selection of bold colors and its long green architectural stem adds a modern funky vibe as well. Gerbera daisies look best when used sparingly with no additional foliage both as a bouquet and in an arrangement. I’ve used [...]
Posted: Nov 03, 2011 09:11:33 under Centerpieces, How-To's, Party Ideas, Table setting, Uncategorized, Wedding.
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There are a few different ways that you can go when you are doing a beach type theme. You can go tropical and colorful or coastal and serene. Here I took the serene path and worked primarily with blues and greens.
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Posted: Nov 03, 2011 08:11:50 under Celebrations, Centerpieces, How-To's, Party Ideas, Table setting, Uncategorized, Wedding.
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Creating a decorative detail on each dinner plate is an easy and inexpensive way to add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving table. You don’t necessarily need to add a place card, especially if your family is a “first at the table gets their choice of seat” type of family! It is a [...]
This original papier-mâché pumpkin from the 1950’s is my favorite Halloween decoration. My mother-in-law gave it to me a few years ago. She finds the best stuff and knows my style to a tee!
With a few cuttings from your fall garden – here I used dahlias and asclepias – this old pumpkin becomes the happiest [...]
You can carve more than just a happy faced Jack-o-Lantern into your pumpkins. Why not use these ubiquitous fall orange squash to spell out a special message? I set this vignette up to congratulate my niece and her then fiancé on their engagement.
Not up to carving your own? Find a great alternative here.
Sweet Treat Indeed
From now until the end of the year is a crafters dream. From Halloween through Thanksgiving and right into the holiday season, there are more reasons to decorate and create than any other time of the year. So let the creativity begin!
This ubiquitous Halloween candy was the inspiration for this floral centerpiece. It is [...]