Magical Centerpiece

December 21, 2008

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A delightful fairy sitting on one of our fancy blown glass bowls, we added water and floated glass “bubbles” for a magical table setting, perfect for a party, holiday, or Tea Party celebration, even a fairy tale wedding!

Fall Cornucopia

November 1, 2008

Here is a particularly warm and inviting arrangement created using gourds, roses, wheat, apples, sunflowers, and lilies, all put in a natural woven vine cornucopia.

Perfect for the Thanksgiving table

Perfect for the Thanksgiving table

Close up

Close up

And one more for good measure

And one more for good measure

Harvest Wedding

October 25, 2008

Just recently we completed a wedding for a woman in Warwick.  She wanted to do a fall themed wedding, with a very light and airy feeling.  We used a multitude of nuts and fruit, combined with ribbon, autumn leaves, orchids, pumpkins and gerbera daisies.

The nuts and fruit have been touched with some gold paint and glitter

The nuts and fruit have been touched with some gold paint and glitter

The candle lit

The candle lit

The brides table

The brides table

Reception table

Reception table

Gift Box

Gift Box

Reception table

Reception table

Mantle decorations

Mantle decorations

Mantle lit

Mantle lit

After decorating the cake... not sure why green frosting was used

After decorating the cake... not sure why green frosting was used

Cake

Mmm... Cake

Top of cake

Top of cake

So yea… pretty much the best autumn themed wedding ever.

Hotel Radisson Centerpieces

September 12, 2008

Every week we deliver fresh flower arrangements to the Radisson hotel on Post rd. in Warwick.  This weeks were especially interesting, utilizing one-off hand blown glass vases, bamboo, and tropical plants.

We retrieved these unique vases from the hotel if you would like them in one with an arrangement

The first of a trio of arrangements

The first of a trio of arrangements

One-of-a-kind glass vase

One-of-a-kind glass vase

James Story Orchids

James Story Orchids

James Story Orchid

James Story Orchid

James Story Orchid

James Story Orchid

Another hand made vase

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

My favorite vase of the run

My favorite vase of the run

The bamboo structure

The bamboo "structure"

Garden in a Peapod

September 6, 2008

Hello folks, sorry for the lack of updates… school is starting up again and professors usually frown upon my furiously typing in class…

Anyways, this arrangement is for a real gardener and plant lover.  We used a ceramic pea pod container and filled it with a large variety of plants, such as Stars of Bethlehem, Tritoma, Lavender Roses, Tuber Roses, Cabbage, Gerbera, Adriatic Lilies, Rose Hips, Pink Spray Roses, and Rosemary.

A garden in a peapod

A garden in a peapod

Cabbages and Butterflies

Cabbages and Butterflies

A little spanish moss really brings out the colors of the roses... its a good thing

A little spanish moss really brings out the colors of the roses... its a good thing

Notice how the butterfly pulls the oranges and whites down into the core of the arrangement

Notice how the butterfly pulls the oranges and whites down into the core of the arrangement

I love the macro function on this camera!

I love the macro function on this camera!

Glamour shot

Glamour shot

FTD Sunflower Arrangement

August 29, 2008

Here is the arrangement as it appeared on the FTD website

Here is the arrangement as it appeared on the FTD website

Here we have another arrangement recieved through FTD.  At our online store (www.fernsandflowers.com) customers can order pre-designed arrangements and we replicate and improve upon them.  Of course, sometimes these orders can be tough (Its impossible to have every single flower than can appear in the FTD networks arrangements on hand all the time), but we never cease to try to please.

Our version

Our version

We also added Kankgaroos Paw

We also added Kankgaroos Paw

Dont worry, by the end of the day all of that green will have revealed tiny yellow flowers

Don't worry, by the end of the day all of that green will have revealed tiny yellow flowers

Tropical Wedding Shower

August 23, 2008

The second arrangement

Tropical Centerpiece

For this series of arrangements, a particularly artistic client wanted colourful and summery (but not too crazy) table arrangements. We opted to go with oranges and purples to give the shower a tropical and exotic feeling.  There were going to be eight tables at the shower and we needed to keep the arrangements short enough so that guests could see each other over them.  We used roses, tritoma, pin cushion, protea, birds of paradise, orchids, assorted eucalyptus, and other tropical plants such that each arrangement looked different.  For the pictures below I picked out two of my favorite arrangements out of the eight.

As you can see, we used a 5x5x5 clear glass cube vase

As you can see, we used a 5x5x5" clear glass cube vase

The birds of paradise incorporate all the colours we used throughout the arrangement

The birds of paradise incorporate all the colours we used throughout the arrangement

The oranges and purples compliment each other immensley

The oranges and purples compliment each other immensely

Close up

Close up

Vibrant Funeral

August 23, 2008

Just a few days ago we had a client who wanted flowers for a funeral.  They wanted the arrangements to be very vibrant and colourful, using oranges and reds. (We really do appreciate it when clients come in with an idea of what they want… you have no idea how hard it is to make an arrangement when a client says “oh, I don’t know what I want, whatever you decide”)

Funeral Centerpiece

Funeral Centerpiece

Coffin blanket

Coffin blanket

We used lilies, roses, tritoma, cherry brandy roses, red sunflowers, and leather leaf to create these arrangements.  (I appologise for the poor picture quality, the camera has been on the fritz)

Summer Sunsets

August 9, 2008

Summer sunset

Summer sunset

This arrangement is being given to one of our clients patients as a recovery gift.  We used orchids, pin-cusion protea, cherry brandy roses, kangaroo paw, and various grasses.  A butterfly was thrown in for good measure.  The oranges, yellows and browns really remind viewers of a late summer sunset at the beach… its a good thing.

A unique combination of flowers

A unique combination of flowers

The cherry brandy roses were particularly good today

The cherry brandy roses were particularly good today

No butterflies were harmed in the arranging of this... arrangement

No butterflies were harmed in the arranging of this... arrangement