Here are the table arrangements and ballroom arrangements for the same wedding. The bride's mother had these fab chartreuse table runners made which really pulled the color story together. The lavender, purple ad, and chocolate added a punch to the color story with chartreuse and whites. All the same ingredients as the bouquets with added scabiosa, freesia, sweet peas, chocolate cosmos, viburnum, kangaroo paws, Monte Casino asters, curly willow, kale, ferns, moss clusters, and wild lupin.
OK everyone - typepad has done an "upgrade" and I have been struggling for days with no assistance... so please excuse the small photos - I hope they will fix it soon... when they do I will repost.
Here are some photos from the wedding we did last weekend - woodland elegance was the theme. The bride carried a bouquet of Vendella, Avalanche, Moonstruck, and Limbo roses with textures of lofty spirea, seeded eucalyptus, millet, hypericum berries, and geranium leaves. This was all tied with a champagne dupioni ribbon. The bridemaids had bouquets of Limbo and Moonstruck roses with touches of spirea. Chocolate cosmos and leutamyrtis leaves were added to accent the chocolate dupioni ribbon. The large arrangements below were used at the ceremony site which was in Portland's Forest Park under a large pine tree. I did large moss covered containers and the trailing spirea and ferns accented the environment wonderfully. More to come tomorrow with the reception arrangements...
Well we have been busy today moving furniture from storage and setting up the shop. I have officially met my Fedex and UPS guys! Here dear friends is what was in one of the boxes - my order from Sharon Spain. She designs lovely pillows with an organic modern aesthetic. I can't wait to open with these!
Sorry for the lack of posts the last 2 days folks - I sent them up but there was some sort of glitch with typepad. I have been so busy with a wedding this weekend and setting up the shop I didnt notice - so my apologies. Here is what I was planning for you to see - enjoy! Beautiful and delicately painted ceramics by Patsy Hely (article about the artist seen in Vogue Living Australia).
More travels through the Brimfield Antique show last week... This lovely couple from Quebec is focused and diligent...they know what they want and aim to get it! If you are looking to buy or sell Mah Jong games, look no further - you can find them here. Unfortunately, I am not quite as focused - as stated in my post last year, my tee shirt would have to be more like a dress - "looking for industrial, old wood, cement urns, pottery, garden books, steel cabinets, little benches, botanicals, marble bowls...it would trail on and on. Below are some of the fascinations that caught my eye this year...including a spic of the lake in front of our hotel at 5:30am. Our mom would have gone nuts for that farm painting - about 8 feet long.
Back from the Brimfield Antique show and trying to get the shop together as construction is coming to a close. We had a great time - sleep - who needs it? My sis did a fab job helping me find all sorts of goodies for the shop - what a trooper! Here is the dreamiest find, in my opinion. Now I have to say, I normally am not a greedy person but when I saw this lil' gal, my mind started racing. It is a medical cabinet from the 1920's nicely stripped and refinished to let the steel show. I love the combination of industrial with femme (as seen in the curve of the legs). Very ink & peaty... It was sold to me by the lovely owner of Nesting on Main. She did a gorgeous job displaying it with all shades of black and white on the inside - porcelain bowls, dotted feathers, and birch bark....sold! I can't wait to see this piece in my space full of soaps, lotions, silver bowls, pottery, maybe an apothecary jar of tall branches on top - so many ideas...