Monthly Archives: December 2010

Embrace the change this New Year

The stark, bare branches with just a few leaves (Nandina) that change color before falling signify the inevitable change which is an integral part of life. This bewitching ensemble fills one with optimism and sets the tone for the events … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! In my world, New Year’s celebrations scream for white.  After all the chaos and bright colors (I do love red!) of December, white is a welcome relief before the red returns with Valentine’s Day. (Yes, it is … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures this Christmas.

Sometimes a bloom is so exquisite that it needs proper reverence and respect. The Asiatic lily is just such a flower.  So dramatic, so glorious, it stands tall and beautiful requiring minimal accent. A simple glass cube with a bamboo … Continue reading

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Santa Hat

Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus, Right down Santa Claus Lane, Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer Pullin’ on the reins. Bells are ringin’, children singin’, All is merry and bright. So hang your stockings and say … Continue reading

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Handcrafted vase for X’mas.

I love to gift flowers this season.  They’re always the right size.  They can be big and glorious to keep up with the expectations this festive season.  Everyone loves to receive flowers.  To make the gift extra special, I chose … Continue reading

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Christmas special flowers for Capricorn

From the rules of etiquette that restricted lovers from the Victorian era to express their passion, emerged the language of flowers. As this mysteriously ciphered language emerged, particular messages were assigned to specific flowers. So, protected deep within the blooming … Continue reading

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Elegant Christmas

The shopping is done and the presents are wrapped.  The tree is decorated and the house is ready for guests.  It is time to relax and enjoy the accomplishment of navigating through the holiday season.  Provide an elegant gift for … Continue reading

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Natural Christmas

The holidays are always so busy.  The stores are teaming with people and their bustle.  Oh my!  Do not get me started!  I love the holidays but…always a but…there are times I need to retreat into a quiet oasis of … Continue reading

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Sophisticated Trio

This design incorporates two of my favorite floral design tricks: components & elevation. Arrangements are more fun when done in components. I think this clearly goes back to my childhood.  Everyone knows two or three (or more) is better than … Continue reading

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