June 21, 2012
Earth laughs in flowers
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Floral arranging has been a passion of mine for many, many years. Finding new ways to arrange them gives me tremendous pleasure. Creating a centerpiece for holidays and special occasions is a wonderful way to practice arranging. Over the years, I have made designs for my church, created designs for interior design clients, taught classes in floral arranging and given my floral arrangements as gifts. These are some of the creations I have made over the years.
The word Ikebana (eey-kay-bah-nah) means “living flowers” and refers to the arranging of flowers so…
June 18, 2012
Chinoiserie, from the French word chinois meaning Chinese-esque emerged during the period of Rococo and became a very popular motif which still is prevalent in design today in porcelain pottery, textiles and wallpaper. The Chinoiserie style features Asian landscapes, pagodas and pavilions, elaborate birds, dragons, and Chinese figures.
Ikebana - Japanese Flower Arranging
Several years ago I took a class in Japanese flower arranging and found it a lovely way to arrange flowers. Currently I am…
May 19, 2012
The color chartreuse is a secondary color formed by mixing blue and yellow pigments and adding more yellow to get a vibrant yellow-green color.
The color is mostly associated with the natural world in plants. Chartreuse is lively and bright. The color pairs well with other vibrant colors like fuschia and turquoise. Apple green and pear green are commonly used to describe the color chartreuse. When combined with its complementary color of red violet a bright and vibrant color scheme is created. Also known as lime green the color reminds one of the the zest of summer and the tropical…READ MORE
September 1, 2011
NDI Natural Decorators, Inc. has the most beautiful artificial arrangements. Check out their holiday 2011 collection. http://www.ndi.com/shop…READ MORE