Monday, January 20, 2014

Manzanita Chandelier Centerpiece

An elevated centerpiece of silk phalaenopsis orchids, hydrangea, astilbe and manzanita branches. Crystals and votives suspended from the branches give the piece a chandelier effect.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Peonies and Astilbe

Peonies are becoming one of the most shown blooms on this blog, which suits me fine. Shown this time with astilbe, silver brunia and dusty miller. I must admit, I'm pretty happy about romantic flowers being trendy.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Brooch Bouquet

A mix of new and vintage brooches collared with silver spangled ribbon. This type of bouquet has become a big part of the vintage wedding trend, taking something old and making it new. I bet there is not a grandmother in the world that would not be pleased with her granddaughter using her costume jewelry in a bridal bouquet. No flowers, but still very pretty, and I do love the concept.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


 The 2014 Pantone color of the year is "Radiant Orchid" (a slightly pink lavender,) and is a welcome addition to the blush bridal floral trend. Since blue is such a rarity in the floral kingdom, lavender brings a nice "cool down" to our color palette.
 Top - A hand tied bouquet of cool water roses, pink ranunculus, silver brunia and dusty miller.
Middle - An elevated centerpiece of hydrangeas, cool water roses, lavender carnations, phalaenopsis orchids (a great example of the Pantone color I mentioned,) dusty miller and bling.
Bottom - A different take on the centerpiece trio with lavender roses, gems and mokara orchids on green wire to give some movement to the design. A hip look for not a lot of money.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Teal and Brown

Something interesting and beautiful always happens in this lovely dining room. This year it was metallics, blue/teal and brown. The china pattern was our inspiration springboard, elegant and unexpected, I just love it!