Heres a centerpiece done for a wedding table… one down fifteen more to go.   We used various colored hydrangeas and roses, sticking to pink and white pastels in a crystal vase.  This definitely fits the bill for a classic style wedding.

The overall height of the centerpiece is approximatley 2 feet

The overall height of the centerpiece is approximatley 2 feet

Close up

Close up

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Hello again!

sorry for the lack of updates this weekend, I’m finally getting my motorcycle license and well in Rhode Island you have to sit through 7 hours of class-time to get it.

Needless to say, I have a new and interesting arrangement to show everyone!

Probably the summ..  the summeriest arrangement youll see, all...  summer

Probably the summ.. the summeriest arrangement you'll see, all... summer

We made it using sunflowers, roses, yarrow, tritoma, birds, and butterflies, all placed into a birdhouse-style ceramic pot

spanish moss for the birdsnest

dont worry, its not real

don't worry, its not real

Informal Memorial

July 25, 2008

Yesterday a request came for a pink sympathy arrangement.  We created it using lillys, snapdragons, spider mums, asters, roses, and various greens including eucalyptus.  The flowers were arranged loosely and informally.  If put in a different vase with a different ribbon, this arrangement could also be used for other events such as grand openings or celebrations.

Pink Sympathy

Pink Sympathy

See you on Route 66

July 25, 2008

Here we have a funeral arrangement for a car enthusiast.  After the phone call about the deceased loving cars we had a dilemma…  what kind of car enthusiast?  I mean, we have NASCAR, Classic Cars, Rally, ect.   So my father being the bright man he is used put a Route 66 sign on the arrangement.  That way we can’t go wrong.

Highway to Heaven

Highway to Heaven

Gerbera Baby

July 25, 2008

A client wanted an arrangement of all gerberas so we were happy to oblige.  We added a “South of the Border” flair using very warm and vibrant colors accented with whisps of grass.

Gerbera Siesta

Gerbera Siesta

New Products!

July 23, 2008

I have three new products to show off today!

The first one is a decorated wine glass.  We have many different ones, including pint glasses, ale glasses, and martini glasses, all decorated differently… but this one is by far my favorite

I give you.... Mommys Pacifier

I give you.... Mommys Pacifier

Wheres my bottle?

Where's my bottle?

Not now baby, Mommy needs a drink.

Not now baby, Mommy needs a drink.

Up next we have a golf themed “Purse Party.”  I also found this quite clever… and no we aren’t a liquor store… It just happens to be coincidence that the first two products i bring for your perusal happen to be alchahol themed.   Needless to say, the “Purse Party” includes a flask and a mini martini glass.
Purse Party!

Purse Party!

I next present to you a local favorite, Dells Lemonade scented candles.  For those of you who don’t live in Rhode Island, Dells lemonade is a state staple… just think of a lemon slushie or a frozen lemonade.  
Dells Lemonade scented candle... dont worry folks, a New York System scented candle is on the way

Dells Lemonade scented candle... don't worry folks, a New York System scented candle is on the way

PS. The Bistro now has extra seating
Our second floor dining area is now open... provided you bring your own table

Our second floor dining area is now open... provided you bring your own table

Summer Arrangement

July 23, 2008

Heres a $65 arrangement that was just done today that called for sunflowers, yellow spray roses, alstro, yarrow and lillys.  After much debate, we decided to put it in a clear cylindrical vase with rocks and (fake) lemon slices as accents.

a little lemon helps accent the glass vase... its a good thing

a little lemon helps accent the glass vase... its a good thing

 

The yellows in the spray roses was especially good this week

 

Front

Front

 

Alternate View

Alternate View

Little Red Bouquet

July 21, 2008

Creating so many arrangements inevitably creates “scraps.”  And by scraps I mean those “oops” moments where we cut the flower too short, break one of the buds off, or just arent satisfied with the color or appearance of the flower.  We don’t just throw these away however, we take them home for ourselves.  I give you the example of this little red bouquet my grandmother made the other day using nothing but scraps (which serves as testiment to her talents as a florist I might add)

Home Grown Wedding

July 21, 2008

Recently we had a couple come in requesting that we do a wedding for them using flowers from their garden as well as thai orchids. It was decided that the arrangements be clean and contemporary, not over the top. We created bows with Springerii for the chairs along the isle, two vases full of the couples Hydrangeas, and two centerpieces to hang over the couple.

springerii with bow

springerii with bowSpringerii with bow

Arrangement using the couples own Hydrangeas

Arrangement using the couples own Hydrangeas

Centerpieces and finished product

Centerpieces and finished product

We then created centerpieces to sit around candles on the tables.

Table Centerpiece

Table Centerpiece

Along with the wedding decorations, we also created the Brides and bridesmaids bouquets
A quick work-in-progress picture

A quick work-in-progress picture

This wedding took place in the Newport Marriot on Saturday, June 19th

FTD Catalog Order

July 21, 2008

FTD, if you have never heard of it, is a florist network that enables people to place an order at a florist in their location and have it created by a florist near the location they want it delivered to. 

This specfic order was a sympathy arrangement the client selected from the FTD catalog

A picture of the catalog selection. As you can see it has only three roses, three snap-dragons, a stick, and several assorted smaller flowers

This arrangement was priced by FTD at $105.  We found the picture in the catalog to be a bit…  sparse as far as flowers go, especially for the price being paid.

Here is the arrangement we created, using much more flora than the picture perscribed

Here is the arrangement we created, using much more flora than the picture perscribed, whilst maintaining the original idea of the catalog arrangement