Friday, May 30, 2008

a pretty textural bouquet for a fall wedding: roses, dahlias, astilbe, hypericum and lamb's ear.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

another bouquet from a simpson house wedding: white roses, lilac, french tulips, mini calla lilies, dusty miller and lamb's ear.

Monday, May 26, 2008

this was a boquet for my cousin's wedding. white casablanca lilies, roses, hydrangea and ranuculus and purple/lavender hyacinth, tulips and anemones. a gorgeous and unique bouquet.

Friday, May 23, 2008

this is a thank you arrangement for henry's teacher from his class. it was so vibrant with delphinium, lisianthus, ambiance roses, hydrangea, protea, gerbera daisies and hostas.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

this bouquet was for an intimate wedding at the webster house downtown. the flowers include white hydrangea and roses, orange tulips, yellow ranuculus, fuschia freesia, light blue tweedia and ferns.
if you live in the kansas city area and have not been to the webster house, make plans to go soon. they have a great lunch menu and it's fun to browse the antiques and housewares on the first floor after dining!

Monday, May 19, 2008

a soft spring bouquet of roses, tulips, muscari and seeded eucalyptus.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

love the colors of this bright bouquet: flame mini calla lilies, roses, tweedia, mochara orchids and one of my favorites viburnum.

Monday, May 12, 2008

here is a look at my next article for tastebud. the theme for the issue was salad so i thought it would be fun to create a centerpiece out of planted salad ingredients. i used cabbage, broccoli and brussel sprouts mixed with non-edible plants such as verbena, coleus and dusty miller. other plants that would work: red and green leaf lettuce, arugala and edible flowers like nasturiums.
the little pots are an easy diy project. i spray painted them with chalk board paint from the hardware store and planted herbs in them. you can then label with the type of herb or use them for place settings and write your guest's name on them.
these great trays are from local designer kathi hardin with traybella. she creates fun trays in various designs and colors. they work great for serving drinks on the patio, taking items out to the grill, containing the piles of mail and paper work that seem to land everywhere and as the base of centerpieces.
the final detail for this table are the outdoor dishes from pryde's in old westport. the look so real that i passed them by until the sales lady told me they were for outdoors. they come in many fun colors and patterns from traditional to modern. i could spend a lot of time and money in this store!
these great photographs are from sara farrar. her pictures make even the most simple of ideas look so neat!

Monday, May 5, 2008

another one of my favorite weddings! what a neat family and lots of unique ideas about their wedding flowers. we used lots of greenery and textural elements. these bouquets are made from ivory garden roses, green hydrangea, tweedia, astilbe, japonica, rosemary, lavender and lamb's ear. for the cake table we made a tablecloth of sheet moss and dressed the cake with maiden hair ferns, angel vine and other soft greens and ivory flowers.

Friday, May 2, 2008

this was a fundraiser at a private residence near loose park. the theme was 'june swoon' so we used a mix of silver containers for centerpieces including revere bowls, mint julep cups, pitchers and epergnes. the flowers were soft shades of pinks and whites: hydrangea, peonies, foxglove, gardenias, roses, ferns and caladiums.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

more bright pink and orange: the top is a reception at starker's private reserve on the plaza. love the long tables with fuschia linens. we used heavy glass rectangle containers filled with dendrobium orchids, orange tulips, ranuculus, hydrangea, roses and bear grass.
the bouquet: peonies, roses, tulips, berzilia berries and bear grass loops finished with a fun plaid ribbon.
wish i had better pics (again)!

About Me

my name is heather and i have three crazy, creative, funny, winey, smart, loving and sweet children (henry, charlie and lucy). we love exploring around town and playing at home. i love creating whether it is with fresh flowers, fabrics, papers or whatever inspires me on a particular day.