Summer has me thinking about art making, craft making, home making, food making..... And where to go with this business (?). At times I feel I am not pushing hard enough, being savvy and hard nosed enough in business. But then most days I feel pretty full to the max with all I am doing. It's hard to imagine that this fall my littlest pheasant will be in school full time. It's a bittersweet feeling. While I am savouring the time it will afford me, I am kinda sad to see her baby years go. Is this the constant state that parents exist in?
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
The call was for a modern simple Chuppah. I already had the bases (square metal containers with PVC pipes set in place with concrete). I went to Home Depot in Brooklyn - which I might add is the black hole of confusion and toxicity, to purchase more PVC pipes. I slipped them in the bamboo and then over the PVC pipes in the base and viola - it worked. We then filled it with wheat grass. Worked perfectly for a ceremony at the W Hotel which uses wheat grass in their decor. The canopy was all hand sewn and embroidered by the Mother of the Bride. It was stunning. I'm pushing her to start a side business in Chuppah canopies!
Friday, July 22, 2011
Lush and full centerpieces in deep jewel tones with pops of pink and orange. Come on in and bury your nose in here. Included olive and the last of the blueberry, poppy pods, rosemary, geranium, hydrangea, dahlias, cockscomb (the kind with that lovely glowing ruffle), jasmine and so many incrediable roses. Heaven.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
It's hot out there. How about something cool? Like an all hand wired orchid bouquet with astilbe. See those little light green round flowers? I thought it was some mini carnation ....nope. A Japanese-grown spray rose. The Japanese are really pulling out some outrageous flowers lately.
We kept the Bridemaid's bouquets simple and in budget. Green hydrangea and a couple of hosta leaves. It was all very chic.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Hello there. Back from a long weekend in the Catskills. First full weekend off in a long time. It felt good to be away. We swam in fresh lakes, ran around bare foot on green grass and found a pony for the littlest one to ride. I am however a little bummed that I easily packed on 4lbs in 2 days from indulging in bread, sweets and wine. I was down 8lbs after a couple of weeks of clean eating and exercising. Damn. I have a goal and this time I am serious about it. But most importantly no more hateful body talk. I am not passing that down to my daughter. Back on track tomorrow.
While I upload some pretty vistas from our trip here is a favorite recent bouquet.
I should add the bride who carried this bouquet had the prettiest frilliest cocktail length dress I've ever seen. It worked perfectly with the ruffled look of the hydrangea and scabiosa.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Here are some quick snaps from a wedding we did in Bronxville NY a couple week ago. Inside this lovely big airy room we created a gardener's delight. Lots of herbs, lilacs, peonies, garden roses, allium, tweedia and lavender. Like I said, I do adore late spring early summer flowers. Till next year, you beauties! Now it's time for dahlias, wild grasses, sedum and sunflowers.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
I'm a little late in posting this news. New York State is waaay late in making this news. All I can say I am so proud to be a New Yorker. Many proposals being made all over this great state this week. Celebrate equality, celebrate love. Have a joyous Fourth.