Thursday, January 10, 2013

Three Years Running!


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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Flower of the Month: January - Carnation

This is a collection of work that we have done recently incorporating Carnations. My favorite? The soft frilly peach Carnations.

This month we want to celebrate carnations. Rarely do we think of the carnation as "nice" flower, in fact, we tend to associate them more with our high school proms, funerals, and the gas station special. And any Sex and the City fan can tell you in the words of Ms. Charlotte York about her date, “I knew it was going to be terrible, the man brought me carnations...the filler flowers." From that moment on, any chance of the carnation being seen as more than a cheap flower was over. Or so we thought, over the past few years we have watched the carnation being reborn. 

Carnations offer so many benefits when used in a flower arrangement. They are, by far, one of the most resilient flowers while also offering a wide range of fantastic colors and eclectic versatility. Another great bonus to using carnations is the texture they can provide to an arrangement. The frilly edges of a carnation can add a great soft element to a bouquet or arrangement that has clean edges to it. Or if you really want to make an impact, look for some of the more uncommon Carnation varieties.

This bouquet appears to seem Carnation free. This is untrue - the Carnation we used in this bouquet is called a Green Trick. Can you guess which one we are talking about? (Hint: it appears to be "furry".)

Maybe Carrie was right in her response to Charlotte's "filler flower" comment, maybe carnations are in fact "making a comeback."

For more ideas about how to use Carnations, check out our Pinterest board! We are constantly adding new inspirations. 


This collage is dedicated to Carrie and her love for pink carnations. These arrangements definitely make carnations a "comeback."
*These images come from Google*

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Year - New Space!!

Happy Post-Holiday Season! Like our readers, our staff was pulled all across the state to celebrate the holidays and the New Year with family and friends. As we are all getting back into the flow of events, we have another announcement -- WE MOVED!!! It has been a long time coming and after months of searching and debating we finally found a new home for our shop. Our move will allow us to be more accessible to our clients, and make it much easier for our clients to drop in for a consultation. It has also doubled our amount of space allowing us to have more room to work, store amazing containers, and design even larger events.

Our new space and our personally designed work station. Didn't Althea do great?!

We will be open for business at our new location on Monday January 14th, but we are still available by phone and email prior to that. Between January 7th and 13th, we will be available on a limited basis as we organize after the move. Please call or email us during these times and come see us after the 14th!

We are so excited about our move, and will be posting more pictures of our new space soon. Be sure to keep an eye out!

**Our new mailing address:
2015 C Main Dr.
Fayetteville, AR 72704
(Located in Johnson)

For directions click here: MAP

 See you soon!!

Boxes. Boxes. Boxes. We are slowly beginning to fill up all our shelves and are already talking about needing more!


True Love Tuesday: Noy and Darwin

Tuberoses, Celosia, two different varietals of Basil, and over a dozen different varieties of Dahlias created this gorgeous look.  

Noy and Darwin were married in September, and wanted to embrace the local fare. They also wanted Dahlias; lots and lots of Dahlias in many different varieties. So, to the Farmer's Market we went! We worked with local growers and created their vibrant centerpieces using locally grown flowers with a few tropical flowers added for a touch of flair. This was such a fun wedding and design to work on. We love working with our local growers and suppliers! Enjoy!!