Monday, February 15, 2016

I've moved!

Hello out there! 
If you find yourself on my homepage of my old blog, then head on over to my new space over at 

I have a new website and will be blogging and updating my portfolio there. I am also starting a milk glass rental in the Bay Area for centerpiece and for dessert tables.  If you are into vintage milk glass, make sure to stop by from time to time to check out my collection. 

Thank you so much for following me here on blogger. It was a place for me to start and I was very fortunate to "meet" many new floral friends and I discovered a bunch of great blogs. 

Thanks and see you soon! 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Just do it, she said.

Hello out there. *taptap* Is this thing on???

She said "JUST DO IT. Who cares what you write or how much you write. Just do it. Type away."
And I'm finally typing away. A whole month after I went to visit Jen over at Green Quince . I told her I didn't even remember my password to blogger, I didn't remember how to link anything...sigh...I'm a hot mess and I'm a procrastinator and that equals trouble sister.

She told me: just. blog. 

So this is how I got to this post almost a year and 1/2 since my last post. I'm going to just jump right in and then catch up on all the flowers and stuff that's been going on since then. 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Unlikely pairing, I know.

Sooooo here's the thing. I really don't like carnations. I think it has to do with the fact that when I was going through floral classes, I had to use them in everything. I really hated them, but there are two exceptions for me.

1. When they are in unusual colors or if they are bi-color.
Like these- what color would you say=> white and purple?
White and deep wine? I don't even know what color these carnations are but me likes.

2. In mass, as in my hot pink pomander wedding earlier this year.

Some will shun me for this bouquet, but I really loved these purple bi color carnations and the imported peonies in December were dying for me to buy them. I bought the peonies, $5 a stem(wholesale) and since I had some leftover statice, some roses, lisianthus, and spray roses- I threw together a bouquet for a friend of mine.
I kinda dug it.;)

Sadly these peonies never opened passed this{BOOOO!} but that's what I get for buying imported Peonies out of season. Too good to be true I suppose, like eggnog for the Fourth of July; it's just not right.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

White and Silver Wedding Bouquet

I told myself no work, for 1 month while I regroup from a rather...challenging year.
HOWEVER, I had a last minute request from a very special bride this past week.
I have been on my much needed vacation away from the world and my automatic responder has been on for two weeks while I travel to Boston through the New Year.

But them a rather curious email came through and while in bed,
I managed to reach over for my laptop and read this:
"OK,I have a secret, the flowers I asked you about were for me. I'm getting married on Monday."


I called her from my cell phone from bed immediately to hear the story. Hahah!
She told me she was eloping and that she wanted me to make a quick bouquet for her with the only instructions being that I use white flowers and meet her at City Hall at 2:30.

So I ran frantically through the flower market on a Monday after the Holidays with zero luck on the flowers that I had in mind, but I did find some callas, football mums, alstromeria, stock, tulips, and dusty miller.

So here is what I whipped up. :)

I finally got a change to use my rose applique on the handle of the bouquet- score!

She forgot to add in a boutonniere so I made one just in case she wanted to use one :)

So I wish my lovely White Elopement Bride MUCH love and happiness!
You looked beautifully radiant with happiness and I am happy to have been able to be a part of this! xoxoxoxo

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas/Happy New Years!

Thank you for checking in on me and my little blog. :)
I have been a bad blogger this year but I hope to be back on very soon after the Holidays with a what feels like a years worth of recaps.

It's been a challenging year, but things look GREAT for 2011 and I'm so ready!!!!
I hope you have a great rest of the year and I wish you all much love, happiness, health and success for 2011!

Happy Holidays!!!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Winter Wonderland Bride

I'm not dead.
I lure you in with a picture, and then
BAM! I hit with an
"i'm sowwy"{sad face}
In hopes that you will accept my apologies for my lack of posts.
For those concerned- yes...I'm aliiiiive.
I have been busy personally and professionally and I didn't even want to half a** my blog until I had the time. Umm...except that's not now, this is just a teaser pic so that you know I will be back. Before Christmas even, just not until I finish out my latest project that will consume me till the 18th of this month. THEN, its a new me baby.

BTW~this pic is from an all white wedding at the Sir Francis Drake in San Francisco over the weekend. It was stunning! The Bride wanted to create a winter wonderland and that we did!
I will share soon =)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Love it to Pieces

The Julia Morgan Ballroom has the ceiling I love to a matter of fact if I could take a piece, I would. : P

I had a walk through this past week with Jessica of Dreams on a Dime for a wedding we are working on next month. Jessica and I worked on
Pink San Francisco City Hall Bride
My San Francisco Green Room Bride
along with my Julia Morgan Bride in October and my
Winter White Wedding Bride in! I know, I know, what's up with these names right? Well if you follow my blog you will know I try my best to protect the innocent and rarely publish a first and last name unless they have given me the green light. She's a super cool person and one helluva vendor if you are looking for a wedding planner.

We met Linda, who BTW, is one of the nicest ladies EVER, for a quick walk through of the venue.
Bank by day, wedding ceremony location by night. The gold, marble and bronze is ridiculous in there! The ceremony will take place up front where the doors to the bank will be draped and two 6 foot arrangements will go.

The guest come upstairs for a cocktail hour and then the doors are open to a reception area with honeycomb ceilings and spectacular views of the San Francisco.


The 20 foot fireplace is majestic.
Jessica made me laugh by saying I could rotisserie her if I chose!

We will use lots of candles, glassware, curly willow, orchids and roses in browns, rust, oranges, and reds. I can't wait for this one!