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The selfish child in me wishes I had kept these for myself, but the loving daughter in me was happy to share.
Last week I found the most gorgeous dark red peonies. I’m ashamed to say it, but at first I was tempted to keep them to myself. But shared joy is increased joy, so I was so happy to find an excuse to share them: the 23rd birthday of my sweet friend Abbie. I handtied a bouquet of peonies, viburnm and a few other flowers, and carted them off downtown to the Pearl to meet up with the girls.
Because really, what is a party (or a birthday) without flowers? Or a fantastic feathered headress, for that matter.
This was a great first Easter for me as a floral designer – I had the opportunity to design flowers for two different family Easter dinners. If you remember my Easter arrangements for Lisa, you might recognize some of these flowers – I used mostly the same flowers with variations to match the different settings.
As an avid hat collector (and hat lover), I can never separate Easter from hats. Did your mom dress you up in frothy pastel dresses with little white hats, too? Easter morning was always just as much about the fashion as it was about the easter basket. And while I have upgraded from the childhood “Easter bonnet” to more refined and grown up hats, I can’t say no to the opportunity to get dressed up in something more frilly than usual and add a jaunty bit of headwear. This round arrangement below was the first to be assembled, and it got most of my Easter excitement – can you see the bonnet influence?
Lisa is beautiful, tasteful, hospitable, and organized to the last detail – the idea client! I am so excited to have had the opportunity to work with her. She had seen one of my narrow table arrangements last year and decided it was the perfect fit for her family Easter dinner – beautiful and functional.
Wreaths are unbelievably versatile. Traditionally they dress doors and windows – the occasional gate or trellis, if you’re lucky enough to have those around your yard. But – for those of us with small houses and yards, or indoor weddings surrounded by glass doors – we need not feel left out! Wreaths are fabulous centerpieces. They are useful because they are so low – they can be enjoyed without being in the way. Or, of you like, you can place a vase in the center and have two levels of flowers. Also, because of their low profile and shape, they are a lovely touch to a buffet – to surround a dessert stand, or any other pedestal, really, or with a candle in the center for a little more atmosphere.