Welcome to our new home! We are now situated at Markeaton Park Craft Village in Derby.
Phew! it’s been a busy month getting prepared and ready to open but we are now up and running. It has been such a delight meeting all the lovely people coming through the craft village and getting to know the other business owners too.
We have a range of fresh flowers and plants on sale as well as artificial flowers too. I will eventually be incorporating some craft ideas which include flowers and running some workshops throughout the year so keep an eye out for those.
I do update the Suzy Blues Flowers Facebook page every day so please give us a like there and look out for any offers. Thank you to everyone who has given their support, popped down to see us so far and all those who have just said a quite hello when passing, it really means a lot.
I will be giving this website a bit of a makeover soon to bring it up to date so be prepared for that but it’s all exciting and a new start for Suzy Blues. Come on in and join the fun.
If you can’t get down to the park please get in touch here or give us a call.
The birth flowers for the month of January are carnations and snow drops.
I do love carnations, some find them a bit old fashioned but I just love the shape and their frilly appearance. They also come in array of fabulous colours so compliment any arrangement. White carnations symbolise pure love and good luck, light red for admiration and a dark red would represent deep love and affection. So they are a flower to be used in any bouquet if someone means a lot to you or maybe in a wedding bouquet.
Snow drops are just so dainty and remind me of winter, probably through their name (funny that). I love to see them peering through the snow if we get any during our winters here in the UK. They seem to be a bit on the warm side at present so we may have to wait a while for some snow. Snow drops are the first flower of the year, taking us through a transition from winter into spring so therefore these flowers symbolise hope for the up and coming year ahead.
If you are considering and floral arrangement or tribute then bear in mind including these flowers this month. Thank you for reading and if there is anything you do require regarding flowers, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.
Well I’m hoping there is a lot of new exciting things to come from Suzy Blues but for now I do need to tell you about the new Pantone colour for the new year which is Living Coral.
What a beautiful colour and I can’t wait to include this in our new arrangements and displays next year. I think it is a colour which will be adaptable to any occasion, beautiful as part of a summer wedding but also classy in a celebration gift bouquet for that special someone.
I’m looking forward to creating some nice natural bouquets next year with minimal use of plastics and a lot of cellophane. I think the theme of Suzy Blues is going to air on a very cottagey, natural, shabby chic type affair but hey in the floristry world anything goes and I’ll be here for any ideas you have for all occasions.
So here’s to a new year and a new start, Thank you for being here during 2018 and I do hope you stay with us for 2019. Take care and enjoy the celebrations.
Why not use artificial flowers as decorations on your tree this Christmas? This is a trend that is becoming more and more popular every year now. I’ve used some pink flowers here on a white tree but there are so many colour combinations to use and blend with your own tree. You can go as bold and bright as you like or just keep them subtle.
I think they make a bit of a change from the usual decorations and compliment any tree of any colour, artificial or natural. If you have an artificial tree that has been used a lot over the years and tends to look a bit sparse on the branches well the flowers can be used to pack it out and make it look full again.
We can all look a bit tired and our branches start to thin out, I’m thinking how much I can sympathise with these Christmas trees now….but I know that a few flowers will always cheer me up and bring me back to life. So what’s good for the trees is good for us too!!
Remember do feel free to get in touch for any flower requests…….
A birthday bouquet with a difference. I used a selection of Anthirium, Astilbe, English Larkspur, Vuvuzela Roses, Eucalyptus, Chrysanthemums and Pistacia Leaves in fresh flowers and foliage but added a collar around the bottom of this arrangement with cream artificial Peonies.
This enabled me to decorate the top of the box with flowers rather than packing it with lots of cellophane. It not only looks pretty but the customer gets to keep flowers….forever.
I tied a little tag around one of the artificial flowers saying ‘keep me’ just to remind the customer to keep hold of these flowers and use them elsewhere. A fabric heart pick was also added for that extra little touch too.
I seem to get a lot of requests for the more natural bouquet and people seem to favouring these free meadowy looking flowers which I think works…..after all the customer is always right. I love this type of bouquet as you can literally go a bit wild with it, it doesn’t have to have a uniform shape, nice floaty flowing lines…..oh I’m in floral design heaven. More requests for these please!!
It is a bit frowned upon to even think of putting artificial flowers with fresh ones but I’m breaking the rules and when all the fresh ones die off there will still be a token of this bouquet behind as a reminder and I like that.
We are here for any arrangement in any way you would like it……August sees Gladioulus and the Poppy as birth flowers so why not try a birthday bouquet including any of these blooms….for now though….
Thank you for reading and feel free to enquire about your flowery needs.
Phew it’s been busy in the land of flowers which is great. A real mix of different projects which I love as it stretches my creativity as a floral designer. These hanging baskets were fun to produce using artificial flowers and greenery. They add vibrant colour to any property and get this……here’s the good bit…..they don’t require any water!!!
That sounds good doesn’t it? No fuss having to get someone to pop round and water them if you pop off on a holiday, they just live forever. You can pack them away in the winter if you want to and then bring them back out in the spring.
The flowers and plants available now are looking very realistic so sometimes its hard to tell the difference.
If you have any old baskets which can be reused then think about reviving them with a few artificial flowers. They can be as full or as subtle as you like, it’s up to you. We also like to create the traditional ‘real’ baskets too so you can have a choice here at Suzy Blues. I think we would all agree they do add a nice touch to the exterior of any home or workplace.
I hope you have enjoyed my post today…..thank you for reading.
I love a nice flowery headdress, it makes me feel all summery and a little bit like I belong in the sixties, all that flower power.
They really do make a nice compliment to a bridal party, no not necessarily on the groom but hey it could work. Always very popular with young flower girls using a variation of flowers. A simple headdress made from Gypsophila can be just perfect for very young bridesmaids as its light and not too much fuss.
They can also be made from fresh flowers or like here, pictured in artificial flowers too. If getting married abroad these will remain perfect on the way to your destination, will keep vibrant right through the ceremony and as a keepsake afterwards. I have seen a lot of the the dainty headdresses worn at a lot of festivals too recently, so we can produce nice little daisy chain rings to pop on while enjoying your favourite music.
So many events where you can wear a headdress…..so get in touch…..they can be made big or small with you favourites flowers in any colour so what you waiting for hippy chicks…..go for it!
It was lovely to be able to make these wedding car ribbons in an ivory organza fabric and an artificial ivory rose. The leaves were placed behind the rose and included diamonte decorations.
The bow pictured on the left is a smaller bow for the door handles with ribbon and a suction cup for securing onto the vehicle. The bow on the right is the main ribbon for the front of the car again with ribbon and suction cup if needed to secure onto the vehicle.
These can be produced in any colour and really compliment any wedding.
I felt a bit creative and had a little time to produce a couple of artificial bridal bouquets which I love to do.
I used pink and ivory roses in the top one with a little stephanotis and eucalyptus in there too. I tied this with a hessian bow but this can be changed to a colour which any bride prefers and to match her colour scheme.
The second bouquet consists of white roses and daises with some eucalyptus again. I’m not usually a big fan of creating flowers in white but I do quite like this. The yellow centres of the daisies set it off quite nicely with an added gold organza ribbon. This ribbon can be changed as well to suit the needs of the bride if required.
I’ll be posting some more very soon but if you are interested in artificial bouquets for your wedding day please do get in touch as I’d be happy to create something wonderful for your special day.