Flowers for Cynthia

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

International help

I told my sister about this project and she sent me a few websites for inspiration. These are all cool to check out:

On the first one, there's some tall arrangements that although may not be exactly what we are looking for, have elements that we could extrapolate. For example, I love the idea of using kumquats as "rocks" inside the hurricane:

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Bob and Cynthia went shopping

"Bob and I picked up some stuff from Pier 1 yesterday. We both agreed that we want very low centerpieces. Nothing worse than trying to talk with someone across from you and you can't seem them through the flowers. The 'centerpieces' are fairly Asian inspired. We think that will go well with the chairs (which have a bit of Asian influence as well.

I also thought we could do something interesting with the sq. dividers. Maybe rose petals scattered and three votives? Same with the "centerpieces". Mixture of candles, flowers and rocks?

Love the stem hurricanes. Probably too tall for the table, but can be a bathroom or bar table item"

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Calla bouquets

This is a striking combination. I have never seen such dark callas. I've seen them in orange, pink, lavender, but never so dark. Love the contrast. The calla lily is one of my favorite flowers. My mom has always grown them in her front garden, and i have a soft spot for them.

There's some talk about Chocolate Cosmos, which indeed smell like chocolate! I had some in the Napa house. They are wonderful, but they don't make a very good cut flower. But to use in a bouquet for a relatively small amount of time would probably work OK.