Sunday, January 5, 2014

Philadelphia Wedding magazine

Hello there and happy 2014! 
We've had a busy, busy holiday season at the shop, and now I'm ready relax a bit, refresh and celebrate the new year.
To start off 2014, we've had the honor of having one of our bouquets featured in Philadelphia Wedding magazine, as a part of their "wild flower" article.


I just loved working on this summer bouquet, and I'm so thrilled to see it in print.  Rich, shades of deep purple, touches of light blue, and lots of greenery... I love this color combo, and all the detail and texture that wildflower bouquets allow. Please be sure to check out the Spring/Summer issue of Philadelphia Wedding magazine!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Holiday Open House

Please come join us for our holiday open house this weekend, November 15th and 16th.
Friday evening from 6-9pm, and Saturday afternoon from noon-3pm.
We'll have fun cocktails, hors d'oeurves, and lots of seasonal gifts, decorating items, party ideas and inspiration.
Hope to see you!

Monday, August 26, 2013


A cute little arrangement for delivery

And my sweet puppy has found a way to get my attention from the other side of the table

Look at that face!  Okay, you win, we will go for a walk now!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Foraging, just for fun

A few weeks ago I set out to design a bouquet, just for fun.  My good friend and neighbor has the most amazing garden roses I have ever seen, and gave me free reign to cut them, so of course I did!  I used almost all local, "foraged" blooms and greenery for this bouquet - Erika's old-fashioned garden roses and leucothoe, wild clematis from the side of the building, some kind of unidentified "weeds" that grow down the alley next to the shop, Japanese painted fern from my garden... so much fun! 

I loved the way this bouquet turned out, and I will definitely be searching for more interesting foliage and flowers in the 'hood.  Neighbors watch out... I've got my eye on your weeds. I've got clippers and I'm not afraid to use them.  But don't worry, I will ask you first!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mother's Day, and a little plant shopping

Well, we just enjoyed another busy Mother's Day weekend.  The flowers this time of year are just the best!  I have one thing to say.... tree peonies!!!  Thanks to Pam and Dave, who live around the corner, and grow some amazing specimens.  Look at these beauties...

tree peonies

They went into just about every arrangement.  They're gorgeous, and smell amazing.
Here is a photo of my friend's little boy with his Mother's Day flowers... is he not the cutest?  Of course he got tree peonies!
my favorite child

 Yesterday I finally got a chance to go out and go plant shopping.  I headed out to Lancaster, and stopped at all my favorite greenhouses.  Found some pretty things for the shop, customer's planters, and of course, my house.  This year I noticed that I'm really drawn to the deeper shades, contrasting with soft grays and browns.  Earthy, but rich. 

Look at these amazing burgundy rose bushes!  I didn't come home with these, since I don't know where I can squeeze them in.  But I WANT THEM!!!


Here are a few photos of some of the plants that I brought back to the shop.  Can you see the theme?

Can't wait to start planting up containers!  Finally, here's a photo of my plant shopping companion, and new "baby"


This is Daisy!  We adopted her two weeks ago from a rescue ( , and she was shipped up to us on a pet transport from Tennessee.  She is such a sweet girl, and really is a big "baby".  She's been coming to the shop with me, and we're working on her manners (ie. NOT jumping on everyone...she just wants to give hugs) so she'll be a good "shop dog".  She hates to be left behind, and loves to ride in the car, so we hit the road in the van and picked up lots of plants.  She was such a good girl, and did not eat any of them!  When we're not working, she's already taken over the house, and has no shame about hogging the bed.

Really, who could say no???

We're looking forward to spring, planting, gardening and all the wonderful weddings on the horizon.  Can't wait to share some photos from last weekend's... it was fabulous!

Happy Spring!  xo

Monday, February 25, 2013

A romantic winter wedding

Very excited that one of our recent weddings was just featured on a blog I love, Elizabeth Anne Designs!

Click here to see the post

I really enjoyed working on the wedding of Jessica and Chris.  Congratulations to a lovely couple!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Week's recap

A few more images from the last week... Valentine's week, a little burst of color and activity in the middle of the otherwise quiet winter

A variety of Valentine's flower arrangements...

An amazingly delicious lunch provided by Suzanne, our fabulous delivery driver, shop helper and  friend.  She surprised us with an incredible feast to keep us going through the busy days.  I am so thankful to be surrounded by such wonderful people!
chicken salad
deviled eggs - yum!

Look at this lemon cheesecake.  It was amazing!
And, on a funny/weird note... an alien has hatched at my house!  My husband is a big kid who can't resist something funny at the dollar store.  I was skeptical of this purchase, but when it hatched, I had to admit, it's pretty funny/freaky.  Look at it's big alien eyes! 

Giving these to every kid and "big kid" in my life.  They are hysterical!

Gorgeous anemone - this color was so amazing, it didn't even look real

Well, we made it through another Valentine's Day!  Thanks to all our wonderful customers, hope everyone enjoyed their flowers.  And, thank you to all my fabulous helpers for all their hard work.  Looking forward to the spring now!