Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cymbidium Orchids

Judging by the number of people who search my blog for cymbidium orchids each week, I’m guessing it’s a favorite…so, enjoy!

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image via Bunch Studio

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image via Hoffmann Photography

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image via Sonia Sharma Events and Jules Bianchi Photography

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image via Stephanie Karen Photography

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image via Milena Sefferovich Photography

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image via Tantawan Bloom

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image via Caroline Tran Photography

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image via Jane Packer

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image via Art With Nature

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image via Erin Volante Floral and Epaga Foto

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image via Laura Miller Designs

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image via Hilary Miles Flowers 

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image via Hilary Miles Flowers

Aren’t you amazed my the variety of colors? Do you have a favorite? I’m especially drawn to the deep burgundy cymbidiums…

And what about that composite bouquet from Jane Packer? Love…

Hope you had a great (long) weekend! Thanks for stopping by today…

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

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image via Justin & Mary Marantz 

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image via Dandelion Ranch

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image via Monark Events and Pure 7 Studios

Today, I am thinking if this book…


…if you haven’t read Lone Survivor, I hope you will. You will be moved…and gain a new appreciation for those that give up so much to ensure our freedom.

Thank you, Marcus…

Friday, May 27, 2011

And The Winner…

…of the Carolyne Roehm books is…well, wait a minute! Commenter #10 (Margaret in Austin) is the winner…but her comment reads:

“I was one of the winners of "Flower Confidential" in the book giveaway on the Great Flower Lady's blog last month, (thanks again, Tracy, great book!) so I would like to suggest you give these books to her!”

So…does that mean that Commenter #1 (Great Flower Lady) is actually the winner?! Let me know, Margaret, and thanks for keeping life interesting and fun!

Which Bouquet?

A 50 yr. old woman…celebrating her 25th wedding anniversary by renewing her vows with her husband in an intimate ceremony before friends and family…

Her Dress…

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…antique (beige) off the shoulder lace gown by Tadashi Shoji…

The Bouquets…

Bouquet #1 (Flowerwild)

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Bouquet #2 (Planet Flowers)

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Bouquet #3 (Krista Jon)

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Which bouquet should she choose?

Don’t forget to check back this afternoon to see who wins the design book giveaway…

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Flower Walls

A friend mentioned recently that she will be building a flower wall for an upcoming wedding…which got me thinking…about all the possibilities…

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image via Bella Flora

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…10,000 roses…

image via Solomon Bloemen

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image via Florarama Modern Design

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…’Sweet Avalanche’ roses…

image via Robbie Honey 

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…flower clad DJ booth…

image via Preston Bailey

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image via Krista Jon

Gasping for air like I am?

Don’t forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win the 3 pc. Carolyne Roehm Notebook set. So glad you stopped by today! Hope your Thursday is fantastic…

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Working Designer Wednesday: Another Book Giveaway

A while back, I asked if anyone would be interested in design books from my library as I try to scale back my collection. Many of you responded “yes”, so I have another giveaway for you…this time a 3 pc. set…




These “notebooks” are full of gorgeous photos, design instructions, gardening advice and recipes. They have been well loved and referenced often…and now they need a new loving home. Are you interested? If so, just leave a comment and I’ll draw a winner on Friday at noon (CDT). Sorry, but these can only ship in the US.

Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dainty Chamomile

Cheerful, sweet, innocent…

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image via This Modern Life Photographers and Bella Fiori 

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image via Michelle Rago Ltd

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image via Krista Jon

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image via Krista Jon

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image via Amy Osaba

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image via Ruffled

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image via Krista Jon

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image via Studio Choo

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image via Laura Miller Design

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image via Brown Paper Design

Happy Tuesday!


Monday, May 23, 2011

More Beautiful Bouquet Handles

…for Chuck…because he enjoyed them last week…

Planet Flowers Ranunculus Bouquet 01

image via Planet Flowers

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image via Jacqueline Ahne

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image via Megan W Photography

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image via Just For You Floral Design and Raw Photo Design

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image via Florals by the Sea and Pure 7 Studios

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image via Arrangements

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image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

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image via Botanica 

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image via Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

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image via Botanica

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image via Fleurology

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image via La Petite Fleur

Magenta mokara orchids, purple lisianthus and scabiosa. Nisie's Enchanted Florist, grace ormand

image via Enchanted Florist

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image via Botanica

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image via Hana Floral Design

There you go, Chuck! Hope you have a great Monday…