Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Working Designer Wednesday: Mixed Bag

I have a “mixed bag” of topics for you today. Sometimes we just have to do a little catching up and miscellaneous business, you know?

So first off, I ran across this picture today…know what it is?

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It’s the awful dark picture of Brazilian Verbena in my front yard…that I doctored…and it eventually looked like this…

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Look familiar now? That’s right, it became my blog header! You can make almost anything into something with Adobe Photoshop…

Next, a follow up to the designer’s choice post on roses…

Holly Chapple likes a rose called ‘Combo’…and the Chapel Designers spotted it at Harvest during their NYC trip…

combo rose  Harvest via Flirty Fleursimage via Flirty Fleurs

The ‘Combo’ rose in a Holly Chapple bouquet…such a unique color…

holly chapple combo roseimage via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

Another incredible rose Holly picked up on the trip…called R Sil Finess…

r sil finess rose via flirty fleursimage via Flirty Fleurs

And look how Holly used it in a bouquet…isn’t she amazing?

holly chapple bouquetimage via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

If you want to see more rose varieties from the Chapel Designers trip, check out Alicia’s post at Flirty Fleurs!

Von from My Fleur Journey mentioned these as her favorites…

‘Amnesia’

amnesiaROSEELITEINC[1]image via Rose Elite

‘Vintage Silk’ spray rose

vintage silk spray rose japan bloomimage via Japan Bloom

‘Porcelina’ spray roses

porcelina spray rose the flower potimage via The Flower Pot

‘Majolika’  spray rose (pink)

Pink_Majolica natuflora.net

In other news…

Love Liz’s new business cards…

fleurology card

fleurology card backimage via Fleurology

By the way, look at Liz talking to Martha Stewart during the Chapel Designers’ trip to the show’s taping…she secured a tour of the MS corporate offices for her fellow designers with her charming personality!liz talking to marthaimage via Flirty Fleurs

I think these rubber-stamped tags are so chic…

IMG_2491 wild acre tags using stampimage via Wild Acre Designs

Always love a letterpress card…

studio olivineimage via Jessica Hill Photography and Studio Olivine

Great idea for a portfolio…

IMG_0527 portfolio florist in the forest

IMG_0531 portfolio florist in the forestimages via Florist in the Forest

The moment that makes all the hard work worthwhile…and keeps us addicted to the wedding “high”…

Talia Events and Cori Cook Floral Design cori presents bouquet…Cori Cook presents her bride with the bridal bouquet…

image via Cori Cook Floral Design

And, finally, the reason I’m taking some time off from the floral/wedding business…

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…to spend some time with my guys…since some of you have asked…

Thanks so much for stopping by today and know that you are appreciated! Botanical Brouhaha is my ‘flower fix’ while I stay home with my boys and each of you plays an important part in it…

Happy Wednesday!

3 comments:

alicia.. said...

fun post, glad you like the photos I took in NYC!
That "combo" rose is amazing! One of the designers on the trip (Cori) plans to use that in her wedding this September!

Elizabeth said...

you're so great Amy! And your sons are a couple'a stud muffins! :)

Em said...

Aw, love that pic. Greyson looks just like you! Sweet boys.