Monday, August 31, 2009

First hand-tied and a floral muff

This is our intern Julie with her first hand-tied bouquet! Pretty amazing right?
She is going to Fox Valley Tech for interior design and really enjoyed her permanent arranged classes. I think she's enjoying fresh just as much if not more and is doing a dang good job at it!

She used celosia, roses, hypericum berry and scented geranium to collar.

What we have here is a floral muff being modeled by the beautiful Rose. Aubrey showed me a floral muff on a photography blog at 5:00 Friday night and I had to make one- although I don't think I would use these flowers again, a little too big and heavy- but hey I worked with what I had. The muff is also "green" because it's base is costructed with the cardboard flowers come sleeved in.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Gerbera Wedding featuring coordination!!!

This bride was after my heart. If there is one thing I love it is color and coordination! I'm a big fan of themes and colors being carried through all the way to little details.
I once threw a watermelon themed and pink linens, green and pink invitations, green and pink naturally I dressed in a hot pink top with a green skirt. Let's just say I was teased... I can't help it!

The bride painted these adorable buckets which hung on shepherd hooks lining the aisle and were later used as the centerpieces.

The beautiful arbor with coordinating fabric and florals.

Unity arrangement with gerberas, dendrobium orchids, and a really nifty oil lamp unity candle.
The Bride even painted the matches blue to match the wedding! How cute is that?
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Local Gardeners Blog!!!

I could not be more excited about this local gardeners blog!

I don't subscribe to the newspaper so it's a real treat when I get to read it.
I happened to forgo the People magazine and reach for the Press Gazette while getting my oil changed this week-end.

I am so thankful I did! This man has an AMAZING garden!
Check it out- here's the link to the article and his incredible blog.

Prepare to both envious and hungry!

David Parson- if you happen to read this little ol' blog, can I come over and play?
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Boys and Girls Club

Submerged red roses in glass cylinders.

Petal Pusher had the honor of donating flowers for the Boys and Girls Club Pacesetter's Dinner last week. The food was done by Not by Bread Alone. Have you ever had their stuffed breads? To die for!
There were three different tables that were themed by colors. One red, one yellow and one white. The floral along with all the food was color coordinated. How cool is that?

Yellow glads in cylinders with river rock in base.

Meet Medusa! White callas and wire adorn this glass cylinder.
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Friday, August 21, 2009

Floral Nightmares

I'm sure you all think ooo being a florist would be so nice and relaxing. You get to play with flowers all day and then go home put your feet up and let all your troubles float away.

Well.... for the most part you're right. Sometimes though you wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat because you're not sure if the Bride's bouquet was wrapped in white or ivory or if the grooms boutonniere was made, etc...

And then there is last night, eye cream on, nails buffed, lavender oil on cuticles, deep breathing and reading a good book. Ahhhh the perfect night I drift off to sleep only to dream about throwing up Oasis floral foam... What ?!?!? No where in the dream did I ingest Oasis...just threw it up.

If that's not bad enough I woke up literally nauseous.

A) I want you to know I really debated sharing this with you.
B) I also really debated how to reference throwing up (puking, hurling, spewing or honking (as my dear husband refers to it).

Sweet Dreams!

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Heritage Hill Part 2

Vibrant Alter arrangements of green hydrangea, lisianthus, snapdragons, lilies and the biggest most yummy smell orange roses ever witnessed!

Coordinating unity arrangement.

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The Giveaway Winner!!!

"Team all for Issy"
you are the winner!!!

Contact me to collect your prize!!!

Thank you everyone for entering- I loved reading all the responses.
Corn on the Cob from Sunnyhill Farms with a lot of butter and a little fleur de sel is my summer meal choice!
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Heritage Hill Wedding

Pretty and colorful centerpieces of green hydrangea, orange roses, dahlias, and purple lisianthus.

The bride with her bouquet of green hydrangea, dahlias, calla lilies, and lisianthus.
Her daughters carried smaller versions of her bouquet.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway! Scroll down to do so!
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Today I am thankful for:

Young men who stop in to buy their girlfriends flowers....just because.

Me: What flowers would you like?
Him: Why don't you pick.

Ahhh Fabulous!
In case you're wondering, she got gorgeous lilies and sunflowers from a local grower. I bet they will cheer her up.

I am also thankful for all of you wonderful giveaway commenters.
I have loved reading all of your favorite foods!
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Oneida Country Club's Men's Open

Masculine flowers....they do exist. Glass rectangles with calla lilies, Chinese lanterns and sea oats.

The centerpieces were accented with black rock and floating glass bubbles.

I'm not sure if the men enjoy these before or after they play golf but if it's before I'm sure their game was greatly improved! ;)
I'm not much of a golfer although I came from a line of pretty dang good golfers. My dad took me one time when I was 12. I was doing ok and then I hit his favorite ball into the water. He went down to the water and could see it so he perched himself on the edge with ball catcher in hand he tried to fish it out. His foot must have slipped and in he went. Curse words followed...we packed up and went home... he never took me golfing again and that's ok with me.


Scroll down to enter to win $50 worth of fresh flowers and delivery too!!!!
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Green and Pink Wedding

This was such a sweet and classic wedding. Gorgeous antique hydrangea with blush pink stock is mounded in a rectangle with pearl accents.

For the bridesmaids bouquets we used green hydrangea with pink roses.

The bride had green hydrangea with ranunculus, spray roses, and pearl accents.

Her bouquet was tied off with the lining from her dress. It was the cutest thing!

Don't forget to scroll down and enter our 100th post giveaway!
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wedding Bouquets and 100th post giveaway!

We always have a blast making bouquets for wedding shows because it's a free for all. Whatever pops into your head you can make! It doesn't get much better than that for designers.

Blush pink cymbidium orchids are accented with beaded wire.

A prairie style bouquet of black eyed susans, solidago, alstromeria and cornflower.

Blanket Flower, leucadendron, and alstromeria combine to make this sunny bouquet.

I almost missed it! This the 100th blog post!!!!
How about $50 worth of fresh flowers?!?!? You like that? What about free delivery within Green Bay* too? Ok that's what we'll do!

Just leave a comment in the comments section about your favorite summer food. Corn on the cob? Burgers on the grill? Ice cream?

Winner will be randomly selected on Friday at noon.

UPDATE: Because Aubrey is a smarty pants- you are only allowed to enter once. Please and thank you!

*Delivery must fall within our normal delivery area. Which includes Green Bay and surrounding areas.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Hotel Sierra Wedding Show Head Table

We had a booth at the Hotel Sierra Wine and Cheese wedding show. We also had the honor of creating a head table to showcase.
The bridal parties bouquets are the centerpiece here.

Submerged calla lilies and cymbidium orchids along with candlelight are the finishing touch.
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Saturday, August 15, 2009

I am not a crazy cat lady...

Just to clear things up I am not a crazy cat lady, Nichole is. She is the one who created an e-mail and blog profile for Joplin. She is the one who blogs as Joplin, just in case any of you thought I blogged as the cat or that Joplin actually learned to blog. ;)

However... today I am going to pick up 3 Siamese kittens to foster!!!
The Bay Area Humane Society is in need of foster homes for kittens. If you're interested give them a call or visit the website (under volunteer opportunities).

This will put my household pet count at 6!!! I could not be more excited!

Stay tuned next week for all the gorgeous flowers from this week-end.. along with my 100th blog post give-away!!!!

I can't believe we've had 100 posts!
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Anniversary Party at Oneida Country Club

Dendrobium orchid wrist corsages and boutonniere.

Beautiful arrangements of stock, delphinium, roses, and lavender in our staggered heights aluminum urns.

The 50th Anniversary Party was held at the Oneida Country Club.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

May Lingh Reception Collage!

What's this another collage!?! Couldn't be?

Beautiful shots from their gorgeous reception at the Weidner Center. Sydney vases with curly willow, rose petals, and cymbidium orchids.

We heard from Aubrey that the cake was delicious a lemon cake with fresh strawberries, and a strawberry cheesecake base. YUM.

Nothing changes the mood quite like candlelight and their reception had a ton of it!
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Bridal Bouquets

Classic red rose bouquet from this past week-end.

Fun, wild, prairie style bouquet of cornflowers, nigella, and sweet pea.

A fun and summer bouquet of white and yellow gerbera daisies. Tied off with a sweet polka dot ribbon.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Meteor Shower Tonight!
Best viewing times are supposedly midnight to 4 AM...

My husband gets home from work around 1 AM so he will be waking me up if anything is really happening...because I have my doubts and I really like my sleep!

Happy Sky Watching and Thanks for reading!
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May Lingh and Nate I loved this bouquet. There are some bouquets I just don't want to put down- I want to throw on my dress, grab Bubba and get married all over again. I have a big thing for red! Red glasses, red shoes, red purses, red wall, licorice, red cabinets, red velvet cake.
My mom got me a white ice cream maker this past Christmas and before I could even say "Thank You" she blurted "It doesn't come in red!" As if she was reading my mind.

All the shades of red roses, dahlias, and ranunculus make this one seriously sexy bouquet. Grrrr

Her bridesmaids carried classic bouquets of sahara roses.


Glass cylinders with candles and red rose petals lined the aisle.

Aubrey was their photographer so for even more gorgeousness hop over to her site!

Stay tuned for the reception!
Conragtulations May Lingh and Nate!
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Calla and Cymbid Bouquets

We had never done this combo bouquet and we think it turned our really sweet and elegant. Three full size callas are accented with three cymbidium orchids and seeded eucalyptus.

The bouquet was tied off with a sophisticated brown satin ribbon.
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Julie and Julia

It's my first ever movie review!

I have to review this movie because it was really one of the best I have seen in a long time!
Throughout the entirety of Julie and Julia I was grinning ear to ear.

Cooking, Baking, Foodie things rank right at the top of my life's passions. This movie combined them all. Meryl Streep is exquisite, Amy Adams...adorable, Stanley Tucci- major crush!

I devoured the book and wanted more! I feel the same way with the movie. It's the American Dream times two for two very deserving women.

Go see it- you'll love it. I'm going to buy it the second it's out!

In honor of my floral passions I am rating it 5 out of 5 gardenias...
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Textural Wedding Bouquets

This was a bridal bouquet from this past week-end. If you've been reading the blog- you can guess that I loved it...because it was green, white and very textural.

And really- how can you not love a bouquet with fern curls?

It features, hydrangea, dahlias, fern curls, hanging amaranthus, bear grass and angel vine.
Angel vine sounds cute and innocent but it is not- it's brutal, just ask my cut up hands! ;) All for the brides baby!

Coordinating bridesmaids bouquet.

Bridesmaids bouquets with hydrangea, kermit mums, scabiosa seed pods, bear grass and angel vine.

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

One Fashionable Feline

My apologies for my lengthy blog absence. The ladies have been very busy at the shop with wedding work. All of that commotion makes it difficult for me to fit in my cat naps so something had to give.
My most recent news relates to my acquisition of a wardrobe. It all started with Rose's wedding back in June. Angela decided I should have a tie to wear to Rose's wedding and thanks to those clever people at Target, that was possible. Unfortunately I wasn't able to actually attend the wedding, but I did look incredibly handsome. See for yourself...

I really enjoy the tie-I consider it my formal collar. Looking to expand my options here, but unfortunately there aren't many cat tie designers in the world.
I also play an important role in color scheme selection at the shop. Here I am modeling a popular wedding color this season-Tiffany Blue. I think it works beautifully with my white and "joplin japhet grey."

And last, but certainly not least-my argyle hoodie. Given that I am such an agreeable and stylish cat and that I enjoy my wardrobe accessories so much, the ladies decided to get me an actual article of clothing. It is actually dog clothing-apparently there aren't many cats that are as well-dressed as I.

Personally, I prefer working just the accessories. The actual hoodie is a bit much for me-though the ladies insist that I look adorable and I do enjoy all of the cooing and cuddling I recieve as a result of it. I just like to be a bit more "au naturel." But, if you feel so inclined-I wear a medium.

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Ledgestone Vineyards Part II

Did I mention I love this place?

Just a couple more pictures to round out our tour!
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