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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Would you, Could you?

Would you consider using peacock feathers in a floral arrangement? Five years or so ago a designer asked me to use peacock feathers in her client's huge centerpiece. I sort of gave her a funny look, but we were trying to bring in another texture and the blue coloring that peacock feathers offer. Well, I had to admit it was rather striking. Sorry, but I didn't get a picture of that one. ************************************************************************************* Then one of my clients loved, loved, loved peacocks and wanted me to bring in the feathers with several of her pieces.
Yes, the wrap did come off the lamp at the end of the redo. :)
I found this yummy bowl for her.....and..... filled it with Christmas greenery and ornaments. It was a sight for sore eyes placed in her lovely entry. This was a very elegant old home that was going through a complete remodel.
For another client who didn't want any flowers and had bronze and navy window treatments in her dining room we choose this look.
What could look more elegant?
I have grown to love peacock feathers.


Bo said...

Oh yes, yes, yes to peacock feathers or pheasant feathers... they just add a bit of movement and that "je ne sais quoi" to make an arrangement really special. You are one talented designer! ;-) Bo

Kristens Creations said...

Thanks for visiting me today! Your arrangements are really pretty. I've used pheasant feathers, but not pecock. They really are striking! Love your style. I will have much more christmas decorating to show you so keep checking in. Kristen

Anonymous said...

Yes I like feathers too I think they add a little something extra.

When my husband gives me flowers he knows to give me a potpourri of them. I love them all mixed up. No dozen roses, too plain although every flower to me is a beauty, for this gal !!!

Nice post,
Kathy :)

Miss Janice said...

Your peacock feathers are lovely; I don't think I have ever used them. The arrangements are so pretty.

southerninspiration said...

I have some in my closet....would you pretty please come and make me such an elegant arrangement? I promise to take care of you! ;)

Pug1 said...

Looks great!!!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Thank you so much for the nice comment you left on my blog. It brought me over to see your blog, and I'm loving those peacock feathers. What beautiful arrangements. I'm going to look at some of your other posts now. laurie

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Oh! These are beautiful arrangements! I love that the feathers are so "now" but still bring an old world elegance to the rooms. I've got a peacock feather wreath in our office and most people go "what the heck is that?!" when they see it, but I LOVE it. I saw some feather trees at Joann's the other day and had to stop myself from buying them. Didn't want to go overboard but it was a hard choice! How fun it must be to help people decorate their homes and see it all come together.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me sweet comments! I am suffering with a cold but hope I can post something new tomorrow. Take care & I'll be back! ~ Laurie

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I just found your blog. LOL- Move over HGTV greenery police. Sounds like you've been there and done that!! I am also a floral designer. I love to use peacock feathers. Come by and visit me sometime. ~Terrie~