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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ready to Begin Creating for My Spring Show


Another shipment of mostly spring silk flowers arrived. It is definitely getting me motivated to start creating.



Pretty soon the flowers will begin moving fast and furious through my hands as I prepare for my Spring show at the end of this month.



Look at these sweet Spring berries, all pink and green.



This boxwood works well in so many arrangements.  Often times I cut it apart.


Maggie tried very hard to stay interested in what was inside Box Number Three but she couldn’t resist snuggling up in the noisy paper.  She was asleep inside here til I walked up with my camera to catch her in the act of Cuteness!




Oh Lookie Here

Pink Japanese Magnolia Branches



I do believe they look like something from the pages of Pottery Barn for sure.

PB Japanese Magnolia


Before I begin creating for my potential Spring customers there was another arrangement that needed my attention.


White footed container found at Goodwill.  Love it!




I am on the decorating committee at our church….and of course own the title of the Altar Flowers person.  There are some Sundays when no one signs up to donate fresh flowers.  We were in need of a new faux arrangement to bring out for those flowerless Sundays.




Step by Step you are watching the act of a faux arrangement coming together.



Let’s get some more color going on.

I LOVE these beautiful deep orangey red roses.  They are called a Confederate rose.


Let’s add another…

The song leaders aren’t happy if I get my arrangements too big.  They say they can’t see.  So I must limit the size.  (They always try to ruin my fun!) Smile



We are almost there…just a little filler flower and seed stem for texture… 


Don’t mind the background mess.  There is almost no place to take a picture without something around me in my crazy, fun workroom.



There you have it




I will live with it a couple of days, walking past it, studying it.

Looking to see if anything needs to be changed.

If any of you have a difficult time finding quality faux stems in your area, stay tuned.  I am considering opening an Etsy Shop with stems, a few accessories and smaller arrangements.  Input?

Thanks for stopping by 47th Street!



Gypsy Heart said...

Beautifully done, Donna! I have no clue as to arranging flowers ~ just baffles me.


Unknown said...

Hi Donn lovely arrangement and a great buy from goodwill, I will be in lA in May but I vaguley remeber that you are on the East Coast, otherwise woiuld have loved to have seen your show:)

Sarah said...

Lovely! Looks like you are ready for spring. ~ Sarah

Miss Char said...

One of these days Donna I'm going to show up on your doorstep for an Open House. Your work is beautiful and I know the food would be well worth the trip!

Kimberly said...

that turned out really nice! I think you should open an etsy shop! :) Thanks for the email the other day!

Debbiedoos said...

Looks beautiful are getting ready!

April said...

Love your finished product...BRAVO!

Elizabeth said...

The arrangement is lovely! I am trying to make a couple of spring arrangements myself,I went to Micheals and bought some dry floral foam,but it is so light that the flowers fall over. What do you use? Elizabeth

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How lovely! I'm sure it's quite beautiful in your sanctuary.


Incredible arrangements! WOW! I have a French certer peace that we inherited fom my ML and it has this very pretty faux flower arrangement, it's very pretty, it was hers, she died 2 years ago, I haven't been able to part with it, but, I'm ready now.
Thank you for the great ideas, I will see one that would go well.
Come visit, I'll be so happy.

lvroftiques said...

Donna it turned out beautifully! Lucky church to have you! *winks* Vanna

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

How fun it must be to open up that box and play! Yes,I agree, you should open up a Etsy shop!

Unknown said...

Walk around it all you want....nothing needs to be changed. Perfection!!! You make it all look so easy.

On Crooked Creek said...

What a gorgeous faux floral arrangement. The Confederate Rose really gave the arrangement elegance! Maggie and Maurice(female with a male's name, thus attitude!) look enough alike to be twins! We love our Maurice, too! Isn't it wonderful how pets enrich our lives? Thank you for dropping by with your sweet comment. Stop by again, soon!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Dear Donna,
So glad you found my blog and now I found yours! Love how that works!
We have something in common....I used to do floral design too!
What a fantastic idea, showing step by step how you made this gorgeous arrangement.
Looking forward to reading your posts.
Thanks for finding me.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Donna: Your church is very lucky to have such a talented florist.
Mary Ann
Following you.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your arrangement is beautiful, Donna! Those roses are great. The container is perfect for it and what a great find, too. I think you would do well with an etsy. I know I love looking and getting florals; I'm always looking to make a new piece or tweak an existing one.