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Spring Garden Party


Spring has sprung! The weather is warming and colorful blossoms are beginning to emerge from the soil. It's such a joy (and great relief!) to see crocus, tulips and daffodils basking in the sunlight after a long cold winter. I feel energized and creative. With all this new energy, it’s time to plan for a Spring Garden Party. I know you will love this colorful and easy to create, component styled centerpiece.

March 24, 2013

A Formal Affair


Wedding season has begun. Yes, it is nearly March (hard to believe it is nearly March!) but the weekends are beginning to fill with weddings. What’s new? What’s exciting? The beautiful hand-tied bridal bouquet has been “the” bouquet for years. And, yes, it is still quite popular. But, there is more… The cascading bouquet is making a comeback and dramatic glamour is returning with the formal linear style. Have fun with our “how-to” demonstration as you learn how to create a fabulous, "Formal Bridal Bouquet".

February 25, 2013

Beargrass Enhanced Bridal Bouquet


Hydrangeas and roses and cymbidiums and dendrobiums, oh my! So many fabulous flowers to work with – what is the best way to keep them lovely and hydrated for the wedding day? Enjoy our Beargrass Enhanced Faux Hand-Tie Bouquet demonstration and learn a fun technique for keeping the flowers fresh through out the wedding day. What a lovely bouquet; the illusion of a contemporary hand tie bouquet and the luxury of a rehydrating water source for the wedding blooms.

February 12, 2013

Hearts-a-Flutter


Hard to believe, but Valentine’s Day is nearly here. The early rose orders have gone to the flower growers, vases are stocked up and bows are being tied as fast as our nimble fingers can go. Time to get creative and plan for fabulous (and easy to make) designs for the holiday. Hearts-a-Flutter is perfect: quick, easy, and romantic. I think you will really enjoy this design how-to demonstration.

January 31, 2013

Elegant Calla Bridal Bouquet


Callas are such elegant and sophisticated flowers. What better blossom to use for that sophisticated bride’s bouquet? A simple sheath dress, a subtle color harmony of white and gold with a structural bouquet of callas: fabulous! Follow the step-by-step directions to make this Elegant Calla Bridal Bouquet. It is quick, easy, long-lasting and dramatic. The bride will love it and you will too. It is easy to see why the calla made the "Top 10 List" for favorite bridal flowers.

July 26, 2012

Summer Entertaining


Summertime, just the mention of the word can set me to dreaming of long sunny days, the fragrance of new mown grass, the warmth of sunshine on my face, country fairs, farmer’s markets, strawberries, colorful summer flowers and patio dinner parties. The long days and warm evenings of summer insist that we invite friends, chill wines and fire up the barbeque.

June 1, 2012

Homecoming Corsages


Football season has begun. Could homecoming festivities be far behind? Look out! Those corsage orders will soon be stacking up on the design table. Are you ready? With a little planning and preparation, homecoming can be grand fun. You might even make it to the game before half time. Browse through the following pages and we’ll show you how to create easy and beautiful Homecoming Corsages.

June 1, 2012

Glamorous Flower Jewelry


The spring fashions have hit the stores. My, oh my! Soft, flirty dresses in colorful floral prints fill the racks. The New York Times is displaying full-page advertisements (Eek! What must that cost?) of peony print fluff dresses. Girly-girl is definitely in style. These feminine, floral dresses demand "Glamorous Flower Jewelry" to compliment. Click through the following how-to pages and enjoy what may be the hottest accessory for proms this spring!

June 1, 2012

A Springtime Welcome


The joys and festivities of the winter holidays are over and the steady rhythm of winter living has set in. One of my great joys at this time of the year is spending time at home entertaining friends – nothing too fancy; just good food, stimulating conversation and laughter – lots of laughter! From mid-November through December my Christmas wreath hangs on the door as a welcome greeting.

January 3, 2012

The Gift of Flowers


Party time! This season promises to be filled with parties and events every week. I’m not sure how I am going to fit in time for work and housekeeping! Christmas parties must take precedence. Everything else will just have to wait. When attending a party I take flowers for the hosts. My favorite is the surprising Christmas Flower Basket. Check out the step-by-step demonstration on the following pages. I think you'll really enjoy this.

December 1, 2011