Tablescapes, Home Decor, Thrifting, Cooking

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Latest Project

I'm sorry I have been missing in action! Life does take over, doesn't it? I do miss reading your blogs and staying in touch so trying to post here before two of my very young grandsons arrive. This is my latest customer request. She had this very large urn (yes, it's as heavy as it looks!) and wanted it refilled. She came over and spent quite a bit of time picking and choosing from inventory in my workroom for her arrangement.
I only had one of these very large, very real looking magnolias left and she HAD TO HAVE IT! I told her I would try to make it work with just one. Because of the size of the flower, I felt it worked just keeping it very low.
This customer has a gorgeous, gorgeous older home in a very nice section of our town. You can see a small portion of it here.
I took this picture for three reasons ~~ one I wanted you to see this pretty fireplace and two the customer and designer are requesting I do a new centerpiece for this table. She said this arrangement has been on her table for a very long time. I need to keep it low and rather small so the family can see over it. If you have any suggestions, I'm all ears!
Thirdly, I wanted you to see the table and chairs! Isn't this a really fun kitchen set? I love the design of the chairs!
Another view of this room from a different angle.
Sorry the pictures turned out so dark.

Here's a picture of the arrangement in the client's home, set in place.

The walls are faux finished. The finish was chosen around this unusual clock.

I think the magnolia works, don't you? She loved the final result.

It was so heavy, I could not carry it myself. Luckily the drapery installer was working and took it inside for me.

I know Easter was several days ago, and I'm sorry I didn't even wish you all a nice holiday. We had a great time going to church with my mother and then spending a nice day with my sister, her husband, my mother, one daughter and some family friends.
I brought this game for us to play in the afternoon and it really was a hit. There were six of us women, ranging in age from 24 to 83 and it was fun for all of us. It's a game where you don't have to do a lot of thinking, you can talk while playing and it's also fun! I'll try not to wait so long for my next post! Still trying to figure out Windows Live Writer. I can't tell if it downloaded or not! Can't seem to find it!!!???? Til next time, enjoy your day. Spring is finally arriving in the midwest! :-)


Anonymous said...

What beautiful arrangements. That is a lovely fireplace and dining set in the other photo. I can't wait to see what creative idea you come up with. Your Easter with family sounds just great.

Domestic Designer said...

The arrangement is just beautiful! I am glad you had a great Easter with your family. I am going to try and find this game. Sounds like fun!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very beautifuk Donna..and girl it looks heavy..Love your friend house WOW!! I have missed you...may you have a great week dear friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Unknown said...

I like the arrangement you did. It looks lovely in your customer's home!

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

Donna, I love your customer choice of a vase. It is something I would chose. I think you did a great job with the arrangement. I miss you!!

The Raggedy Girl said...

What a beautiful arrangement and her dining room is really lovely.

Roberta Anne--The Raggedy Gir

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Beautiful arrangement. Can't wait to see what you put on that table in that pretty room. laurie

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Glad you're back (for a bit?). ;) That game looks like fun!!!!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

You seem to have a trained eye. Love what you did.