Monday, December 5, 2011

Chartreuse LOVE: Updated 2011 Holiday Collection

Preserved Deer Moss Wreath with chartreuse glass baubles and satin ribbon bow..hand made in store. As shown $145.99 and $199.99. These are for indoor use only and if treated properly will last for up to 3-5 years...
Love this photo sent to me by a client (Thank You Tracey!) with a chartreuse fresh arrangement, and a custom made chartreuse & clear bauble Wreath...LOVE it with the silver, grey, black, and white solarium...
If you have a long dining table, try a long and low arrangement in a winter white Birch bark skin. LOVE

And of course the much loved "Grinch Tree". As shown below $39.99 each
It actually IS easy being Green!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The 2011 Holiday Collection

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Bauble Wreaths custom made to your specifications...
Our 2011 holiday collection is a pink, white, silver, and chartreuse colour palette.
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Beautiful Hindu Garden Wedding....

When I first got the call from an old friend to tell me her daughter was getting married in their garden, I was excited because my old friend has fantastically eclectic taste and I LOVE doing events in her little garden. Then I learned that the marriage would be a Hindu ceremony and the excitement started to really build.

Entering into the garden guests were greeted by Buddhas festooned in Roses...
Welcome into the front courtyard for the ceremony...

Garlands of traditional Hindu style orange Marigolds & Jasmine were imported from India

The ceremony itself was under a canopy of Wisteria tented with silk...

The sun made an appearance highlighting the intense colours of the flowers...

just breathtaking.

The Marigolds from India are huge!

Orchids, Roses, Crocosmia, and Garlic are arranged in a mirrored vessel

Everywhere you turn...

another beautiful statue.

Love this little seating area in the front courtyard...

Then through the house...

This is called a Glamellia...they first became popular in the 1940s and are made up of hundreds of Rose Petals to create one giant blossom.

And into the backyard where the mood was more serene with hundreds of candles and thousands of Rose petals scenting the air....

The Couple's Monograms made of chartreuse button Mums float in the pool...

Love this antique Tibetan door and Buddha that are a permanent fixture of the backyard

and more Glamellias float in the pool...these are my new favourite thing!
This may just be my favourite wedding ever.

(But I say that after almost every wedding...ha!!!)



Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hot Child in the City.... Peonies and Garden Roses.

Those were the days my friend.

For those of us old enough to remember Nick Gilder in 1978, his song Hot Child in the City brings back all kinds of crazy summer memories full of sights, sounds, and scents. For some reason these Peonies, Callas, and Garden Roses bring back the glory days of "Summer Sundays" at Empire stadium in the late 70s. Vive le Supertramp!

Peonies in Coral and shades of Pink, with Callas and Roses. Everything here is grown LOCALLY. Can I get an Amen?
Imported David Ausin Garden Roses "Yves Piaget" and "Sunset" are mixed with Cherry Brandy Roses and Locally grown Peonies for a deliciously fruity summer colour mix.
The Yves Piaget are heavenly scented. ( like pure Rose Oil... Heady and delicious) If you want a Peony look during off-season, this is a Peony shaped Scented Rose to die for.

A Formal Affair....

With a grand Entrance.

Maybe it's just the PURE JOY in these flowers that takes me back to the innocent days of the 70s. Whatever it is, I like it.

"Runnin' wild & lookin' Pretty"



Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fairy tales can come true......

Lorelei & Eric

May 6th, 2011.

Fairy Tales can come true, it can happen to you....

Lorelei's Bridesmaids carried a mix of soft pink and ivory Peonies..... Like a soft pink dream.
The Bride's Bouquet was a cloud of Ivory Peonies.
The Bride is a Grade One teacher, and her 15 girls are in white gowns with pink sashes and carrying "Fairy Wands" of Pink Peonies and ivory satin ribbon.

The Groomsmen wore Pink peonies & Hyacinth Blossoms.

St. Augustines Church, Vancouver

Brock House...

The Fairy Tale Reception.

The Head Table.

A row of tall candelabras and short urns...all adorned with flowers run the length of the table.

The arrangements from the Church are used again at the Reception, behind the cake Table.

Saved the best for the last.

Mmmm. Cake & peonies.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

I haven't had time to blog for ages! I have been updating my Facebook page regularly as it is much quicker to add photos of our new work on a daily basis, so to check out our latest work click on the FB link on our home page. In the meantime.... I Love this colour combination of Tiffany Blue and Daffodil Yellow. Especially at Easter...

Another of my favourite flowers in the Spring are these sweet tiny little blue blossoms, commonly known as Grape Hyacinth, or Muscari. These are from my own garden. They are available commercially but very expensive...about $3/per tiny little stem. But If you LOVE them, they are worth every penny.

Our signature Easter bouquet for 2011. A mix of Roses, Hyacinth, and real hand dyed, blown out eggs with pearl detail. Available in a range of colours. Starting at $75.00 as shown.

Anyone who knows me, knows I have a total infatuation with tiny blue eggs. We blow these tiny little Quail eggs out & hand dye them blue. 5 for $10.00

These are FABULOUS displayed in little vases or glasses like my own vintage hi-ball collection pictured above.

We love using our hand blown eggs in bouquets and arrangements.

I searched everywhere for a "birdsnest" style basket to display all our eggs in. National and local suppliers only had a sad supply of mini twig nests with fake eggs or birds glued inside....No Thanks! I ended up buying an assortment of pussywillow wreaths and twig brooms, and added some fresh weeping Birch. Presto....Giant Birds Nest. What a fabulous Centrepiece!

Now, there's a great DIY Easter decor project!