Archive for March, 2010

Bud of the Day

“Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Photo Credit: Jessica Riehl

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Floral Fashion Friday: Watches

AK Anne Klein, $55 via Macy's

Fossil Analog White Dial, $85

Tommy Hilfiger Watch, $95

Lucky Brand Watch with Wood Bezel, $150

Fossil Stella Pink Flowers, $85

The items listed above may go out of stock quickly; nab them fast online or check your local stores. Don’t forget to come back next week for another Floral Fashion Friday!

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flower Finds: R. Wood Studio Ceramics

Written by: Liz Major

Ceramics inspired by the Southern landscape and seasons? Yes, please!

While perusing the internet for purses, we at flower came across these beautiful hand made ceramic pieces by R. Wood Studios. Each piece is handmade by owner Rebecca Wood or one of the twelve other artists in an abandoned produce warehouse located in Athens, Georgia.

Every piece is beautiful, but of course the free form flower shaped pieces caught our eye! And what a treat the floralform dinners are 25% off through the month of March.


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Bud of the Day

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.  – Claude Monet

Garden at Giverny, 1900


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Floral Fashion Friday/ flower Find: Sara Lloyd Ltd!

With an innate knack for design, Sara Lloyd began her own purse label at the age of 23, and it is quickly blossoming. Using recycled fabrics that Sara has gotten from Japan, Italy, vintage stores, and discontinued sample sales, she embellishes each design with brooches, beads, and buttons. A great friend of mine in New York, whom you might remember from this post, e-mailed me the link to Sara’s blog, and I’ve got to give it to her—I’m really impressed.  Starting your own purse label at age 23 is always impressive, but when the designs look as cool and unique as Sara’s do, it’s a feat!

Photo Credit: Lauren Rayner

What especially excites me as a flower girl is how often Sara adds floral motifs to her purses with her embellishments.  She began sewing flowers on her clutches to give it a signature look. Sara often uses buttons and fancy, vintage brooches that she gets from the Chelsea Flea Market on 6th Avenue in New York or Scott’s Antique Market in Atlanta.

Getting married in the near future? Sara also takes special orders for bridesmaids’ gifts—each one individually thought out and planned according to the lifestyle and taste of every bridesmaid.

To place an order or find out where you can get one of your own, visit www.saralloyd.com.

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Imitation is the BEST Form of Flattery!

Producing flower is a labor of love. The beauty of flowers and their ability to complement and enhance our lives makes us flower girls passionate about highlighting how easy it is to take an event to the next level with a well-placed flower. It’s the inspiration for our mechanics department, and within every issue we provide a step-by-step guide to recreate simply lovely arrangements at home. How pleased we are when we are sent photos of readers’ recreations!

Below is a recreation of our Winter 2008 Mechanics arrangement– a gorgeous mix of  winter white hydrangea, white and blush garden roses, stephanotis blooms, and cymbidium orchids — just to name a few. June Sweeny of Cape Fear Garden Club in Wilmington, North Carolina duplicated the look  for one of her garden club meetings, then sent the photos to the flower office.  And we must say, we were so thrilled to receive them!

Great job, June! flower readers, keep ’em coming!

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A flower Family Affair

This past Saturday, all the flower girls were happy to celebrate the marriage of two dear friends, Michael and Callie. A former flower girl herself, Callie was every bit the joyful bride this weekend!

Claire, Melissa, Callie, Josie, Abby, Valerie

We were so happy to be able to participate in such a beautiful, happy day that signals the start of Michael and Callie’s life together.
Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Hanson!

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