Yes we have to face it Christmas is approaching fast although I haven’t seen the Coca Cola lorry on the tv yet so for me that’s when it’s official .
I did well then to get in the mood for Christmas Wreaths, thought I’d better get cracking, ha ha see what I did there – cracking – crackers, oh I’m wasted as a florist. Not really, I know, I’ll stick to the day job eh?
I loved making these wreaths up, they are all 20″ (50cm) apart from the two in the top left corner – the red one is 12″ (30cm) and the gold roses one is 16″ (40 cm). All on artificial spruce rings (red one – top left on polystyrene ring) and I’ve used a mixture of artificial flowers, and bows to decorate.
These would make a beautiful decoration to any door or to hang above a fireplace?
Not long till the tree goes up…..c’mon you know you’re ready!!
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I provided this bouquet for a special lady’s 60th Birthday and decided to decorate the box to that theme. I think it makes the box a little more exciting and personalises it to the individual.
These boxes are great as the bouquet can sit in it’s bag of water and the flowers are not overcome by a lot of cellophane and tissue paper, so much better for the environment. Get me trying to save the planet, well it makes sense.
I filled the box with Pink Roses, Pink Wax Flower, White Lisianthus, and some nice Green Ruscus and I finished off with a hessian bow. The golden glittery number 60 was added complete with a couple of champagne glasses, a happy birthday tag on the front and a celebrate tag on the bag……well it is worth celebrating! Any excuse for me.
If you have a celebration coming up or you would like a themed bouquet for someone special please get in touch. You may have someone who loves cupcakes or tea, maybe they are a cat lover or dog lover – I can design a bouquet for every interest. Different eh?
I will include more as I go on so watch this space.
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These gift trees are a real treat to make. They consist of lovely roses with a diamonte pins if desired and chocolates in the pot base.
I’ve made these up in many different colours to suit and if you don’t fancy chocolates you could have a selection of bath bombs, scented candles, tea bags it’s really up to you. Also as an added touch it can be personalised.
If you’re not requiring a gift, maybe you are holding an event, well these can make an alternative table decoration. You could have one sitting in your company reception area and refill the base with treats for your customers or clients. It just goes to show there are many uses for this design.
I love looking for different ideas apart from sending fresh flowers, although the classic bouquet will always remain a bit of a favourite for me. That’s what I love about any floral design, it can be large or small, little or bursting with colour and classic or contemporary, I’ve been lucky to make many different designs.
I hope to be share more with you in the future so come back soon.
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Red & Green Box
Poppy & Daisy Arrangement
I was honoured to be asked to provide flowers for an event at the weekend. It was the 11th Anniversary Stardust Black Tie Ball for a beautiful charity called Me & Dee.
The Me & Dee Charity is a local Derby charity run singled handedly by Maria Hanson MBE It was her dream along with her cousin Delia to provide seaside breaks for those with life limiting illnesses and short precious lives enabling them to have that vital respite and to make some wonderful memories. Sadly Delia lost her battle with cancer in 2005 so Maria carries on that dream and along with her own disabilities she works all hours bringing happiness to many many people. The charity provide holidays on the east coast of the UK in Mablethorpe. These are available to anyone with a life threatening, life limiting illness and also ex serving military who have sustained serious injury and PTSD through their service.
So this event held at The Hilton, St Georges Park National Football Centre near to Burton on Trent in Staffordshire allowed 280 people to come together and raise as much money as possible to allow this charity to continue it’s magical work. It was fun glittery and a good time was had by all. Lovely food and dancing well after midnight, no I didn’t lose my glass slipper but I was ready to take my shoes off by the end.
Daisies and Poppies are the symbols for the charity and I provided artificial ones which were placed in vases around the welcome reception area. I also provided two gift bouquets as raffle prizes. These bouquets were made up of:
red roses, red gerbera, chrysanthemums, carnations, aspidistra leaves and beargrass.
All my services were given free of charge as a gift. It was a privilege to be able to contribute as I love this charity, it is truly very close to my heart. I hope I can help more in the future.
If you would like to know more information about the charity you can go to the website
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I love roses, in fact I love most flowers but there is something about the rose.
It symbolises purity, innocence and spirituality and is used as a gesture of devotion. This is probably why it is widely used for weddings and here is pictured as a single buttonhole.
It was used as a declaration of love until being taken over by the red rose which we tend to associate with love and Valentines Day. I think the single white rose looks classy and although nice on it’s own it can be accompanied by other flowers to make a larger button hole to be worn by a partner.
So I use this single rose as a symbol of innocence – the start of something new and offer it as a message of hope too in that I hope you will visit it here again for more of my flower projects and insights.
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