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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ok so here are the green (and gold) skeletons!


These lil guys came in pieces, so the first thing to do is to glue wooden picks into the joints to get them to pose as needed

So here's a little guy almost done, leaning up against the walnut logs we're using on the escort table...(some will also be cut into discs for the candles on the dinner tables.)



I'll tell ya one thing, there's a whole lotta gluin' gonin' on!
 
Yes, as promised, here are a few shots of the glitter skeletons we're creating for the Halloween wedding!
This is the early incarnation of them, but I'll post more pictures when they are finished.
I'll tell you this, I'm gonna miss the warm Autumn weather when it goes... It is SO much nicr working outdoors than inside.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Party O Pumpkins at the Metropolitan Club



Each year we grow more and more pumpkins and they seem to be wildly popular this year.  Two parties in one week with the pumpkin centerpieces; one @ the Metropolitan Club on east 60th st. and one @ the Harvard Club on east 44th st.   Funny thing, both events were attended by mostly men...guess guys love pumpkins...

Here are a few pictures of the cocktail arrangements that complimented the pumpkins.


And of course, we grew everything but the peppers! (maybe we'll grow some next summer...)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Time Has Come...

Although this weekend is suppose to warm up,  the chill of this morning has sent a clear message that the time has come to start cleaning up the potted garden, and preparing the plants to return to the glass room...

O well, no time like the present ~ this weekend's wedding in Old Lyme Connecticut, and next weekend's in Houston means no time but today!
 (strike while the iron is hot!)


   My l'il  pomegranate should look so good!




Monday, October 3, 2011

Shall we all meet in the Autumn?






"Are these gorgeous flowers from your garden?" 
The question was asked of me with such an incredulous tone that I responded, no doubt, with the same surprise; " Well of course, ~ I'm a florist and what florist DOESN'T grow his own flowers?"
(if he's able)

 Obviouly this never crossed my clients mind (she works in finance and apparently thinks flowers are machine made).  And so, although a new concept to her, she admired the sample design and ordered 52 pieces...


 Now, as the colder days (and much rain) approach, I'm gathering the green tomatos, yellow and green gourds, and the rest of  the dahlias before they fizzle out.  And while I rummage through the last whithering vines in search of a stray,  I laugh to myself,  and think "I can't believe these gorgeous flowers came from my garden!"

Monday, September 12, 2011

Summer Storm

Soooo after the "hurricane of 2011" I had very little damage at the house, but we did loose a great big walnut tree, ~ and even though I loved it, it was a messy thing over the back patio...
But before he was cut up for firewood (and walnut is a straight, solid, hot burnin' wood!)
I saved a few nuts for a gorgeous design ...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

University Club

 

University Club spring wedding ~ what can I say? The bride loved cherry blossoms!

Monday, July 11, 2011


Fabulousness in Easthampton; A wedding on the ocean, and reception in a marquis, ~ gorgeous day, gorgeous couple, gorgeous Wedding!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cathy Chavkin Wedding ~ Rodeph Shalom

A simple, but effective Chuppa, in
the gorgeous Temple at Rodeph
Shalom 
                             



And then downstairs for a fabu celebration!



Friday, June 10, 2011

Summer Rain

Well, last night took us by surprise!


What a thunderstorm we had, (my poor puppy was terrified). But today the garden is happy, as a clam (and so is Mr. Waffles). How lucky for me to have picked this last bouquet of snowballs, azalea, and bleeding heart before the rains took them away! Well, now onto the summer garden surprises and of course, the rose garden.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Ahhh Summer!

I know it isn't Summer ~ yet ~ but I can barely wait for the buzz of dragonflies and the warm smell of a grassy field of wildflowers. As a child in Maryland, we used to always find ways to grow a world in miniature using a glass vessel like a pickle jar or such. It was tantamount to catching fireflies in a jar with holes in the lid...Don't you love those lazy Summer days? What are your best memories of the golden season of sun?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What's in a flower

When I was teaching @ Parsons School of Design on 40th Street in NYC, I learned that if you wanted to remember someones name, the simple rule was this; just say the name back to the person you've just been introduced to ~ like, " Amy, I'm so glad you're in this class".  If that doesn't work, try connecting the name to a familiar person, object or event, for instance, " Carmen" (like the opera Carmen that is my sister's favorite) or "Carmen" (as in Miranda ~ the lady with the tutti fruity hat).
 Well, while that would work on occasion, I found a rather simple, if unorthodox system that works for me.
 Like many, I always remember a face, a name not so much. But what I can recall, even years after meeting someone, is the flower that they told me was their favorite.  I wonder if there are people with passions in other fields that have a similar capacity (say, a chef with favorite foods or a mechanic with favorite cars).
 What's your favorite?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

So after a really rough ride for this last year...

Is there a soul around who ever expected to live though the new depression? I think it's like an American girl story gone terribly wrong. ( I say this because my 2 daughter's ~ now teenagers ~ have cumulatively acquired all the "girls " and most of their stuff, now resting in storage in my attic) However, after a rather slow summer, I had been running around like mad this past fall/winter season...I don't know why everyone was waiting so long to book their events (just weeks before they are happening) but just the same, I've been at this for so long (27 years! yikes) It guess it really doesn't faze me...
So I was scrolling through endlessly dreary T.V. offerings the other day and fell upon this show where these 2 "designers" were frantically trying to procure a large amount of hydrangeas for some absurdly "large" event (I mean LARGE is so relative). But anyway this one guy is sitting in this white room on the phone with what I suppose are his suppliers having an impossible time getting these hydrangeas, which HE chose to use ~ mind you, not the client (who knows nothing about this), and the other guy is visiting this "fashion designer" friend, who now wants them to do this party for her, only about 30 people or so, and their all up in arms because they don't know how they will handle TWO events so close together! I don't thnk TV viewers are so desperate for this stuff that they actually buy into this; I think there just are not enough authentic designers intrested in creating fantasy drama for the sake of drama. I mean what bona fide floral decorator couldn't handle more than one event at a time? (Especially when the 2nd is only 30 people?)