Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Working Designer Wednesday

Do you ever look back at photos of your first attempts at floral design and chuckle? A couple of weeks ago one of the Chapel Designers shared a photo of one of her “early years” designs and it got so much attention that we decided to share it with you…along with some “early years” designs from her fellow Chapel Designers. Even though we’ve all been in the “you’ve got to start somewhere” phase, I think these designers are especially brave to share these photos. I’ve agreed to list the designers who are sharing these designs, but I will leave it to you to imagine which designer created which arrangement. We have to protect their dignity somehow ;) They’ve been referring to these photos as the Wall of Shame…


(the picture that started it all…)

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As they say, “You’ve come a long way, baby!” Here’s some recent work by the same designers…in no particular order…


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Thanks for sharing your work with us today:

Sebesta Design

Courtenay Lambert Florals 

Petals & Promises LLC

Holly Heider Chapple Flowers 

Alicia Jayne Florals

Alluring Blooms 

Posh Floral Designs 

Celebration Florals


Hope you’re inspired to keep creating, keep evolving and keep taking pictures of your work!

Happy Wednesday…

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Not a real commonly used flower, but one of my favorites…

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image via Wild Acre 

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image via Wild at Heart

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image via Love n’ Fresh Flowers

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images above via McKenzie Powell

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image via Amy Merrick 

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image via Floret Flower Farm

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image via Hidden Garden

Happy Tuesday!