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!

Fruit and flower arrangements

November 26, 2008

Fruit and flower centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table, adds the flavor of the season.

Fruit and flower centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table, adds the flavor of the season.

The textures and colors come together when I gather flowers, to match the dinning room, the table cloth, and the china pattern.
We can make a pink and rose color dinning room look thanksgiving and fall like, by adding red apples, beige wheat, purple cabbage flowers, brown pears, red, cream, and honey tone roses and orchids.  Go ahead and call me for some suggestions!  Michael

Rich Fall Flowers

November 23, 2008

Fall centerpiece

Rich colors of the season, remind us of Tuscany.  This table is for a fall wedding celebration, but the combination is perfect for any family gathering.  Cabbages, sunflowers, roses, red rover mums, and Gerber add the rich textures to this design.

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

Gerbera and Chocolate Wedding

September 12, 2008

Gerbera daisies, chocolate center, stock, and hypericum.  That’s what it takes to make the most delicious and innovative (not to mention tastefully simple and clean) wedding of the season.

This wedding was just recently (a few days ago) hosted at the Waterman Grill in Providence, RI.  The chocolate brown with white was something wanted by the bride, (we jokingly showed her the brown ribbon with a leopard print ribbon underneath…  which actually didn’t look that bad).  Upon first sitting down with us she had said that none of the other florists she had visited could figure out what she wanted… as you can see we did:

The brown tablecloth looked amazing

The brown tablecloth looked amazing

As you can see, the colors of the wedding were complimented by the colors of the room

As you can see, the colors of the wedding were complimented by the colors of the room

Take that Martha Stewart!

Take that Martha Stewart!

The cake, post-decoration

The cake, post-decoration

mmm... delicious

mmm... delicious

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)

Hydrangeas and roses are the fasion for this summers wedding scene, and we are only too happy to oblige.

Way back in July we did a fairytale wedding at Astors in Newport.  We made about fifteen of these table centerpieces and “altar” pieces using roses, hydrangeas, lillies, orchids, stock, pink larkspur, and various greens.

One of the altar pieces

One of the altar pieces

Table piece

Table piece

Table piece 2

Table piece 2

Final display

Final display

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

For those of you who love the look of door pieces, wether it be christmas wreathes, decorative scarecrows, or whatever else you might hang there, I bring you this Butterfly door centerpiece.  It is one of my particular favorites so far just because of its simplicity.

The centerpiece is approximatley 3ft by 2ft

The centerpiece is approximatley 3ft by 2ft

As you can see, it is the essence of summer, complete with butterflies

butter butter butter (not sure of the sound butterflies make...)

butter butter butter (not sure of the sound butterflies make...)

As you can also see the piece is approximatley 6in deep

Not for use with actual butterflies

Not for use with actual butterflies