Sunday, December 7, 2008

modern christmas centerpiece

What type of holiday floral arrangement do you make for the dining room table of one of the most talented design gurus, with the most impeccable taste, that you know? Something modern and simple, but a bit funky too, I decided. I created this out of red winter berries, using the architecture of the tree branches as the main focal point, set in a bed of green reindeer moss, in a silver vase with clean modern lines.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

just peonies

Sometimes, all you need is just a pail of peonies. Nothing else. Just a simple bunch of pink beautiful peonies.

Monday, December 1, 2008

cymbidium + mokara orchids

A co-worker of mine recently asked me to do up a housewarming arrangement for her friend. I wondered to myself, what seems warm and cozy, but also interesting and spunky to match the fresh feelings of moving in to a new place? I surprised myself with a crazy concoction of orange mokara spray orchids and roses, with white hydrangea and pink cymbidian orchids. The results are above...what do you think? Note: to make hydrangeas last, you have to cut them, put them in boiling water for 30 seconds, then immediately plunk them in cold water before placing them into the arrangement. Believe me, I learned this lesson the hard way! They sure are beautiful flowers but quite high maintenance. They are "the princesses" of all flowers!

kermits and spider mums

There's one thing my sisters and I adore - kermits and spider mums. I tried to put more of a Christmas spin on it, by adding green berries and white roses too.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

happy yellow day!

I made this one for my good friend Rebecca's birthday. She's such a sunny, happy person, and she loooves gardens, so I wanted to make her a cheerful arrangement in a vase that she didn't have to throw out when the flowers wither away...

green ranunculus

There's something so deliciously eye candy-ish about ranunculus. It evokes the same feeling in me as Cinnabon. It's expensive here in Ontario - too bad we don't live in Israel, where apparently it grows in fields and is super cheap when in season! I'll be going to Israel next summer, so I'll be sure to pick up a bundle and enjoy paying a cheap but pretty penny for it!

i love anthurium

I do love anthurium - sometimes i can't believe they are real. They are truly marvels of the world, and should be up there with Niagara Falls and Stonehenge in my opinion. Paired with pincushions + yellow kermits...bliss!