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.