Saturday, October 31, 2009

Adorableness


Meet the "Zubels" soooo cute! Zubels are 100% cotton and handknit in Peru using fair trade practices. They are also smart. "Sweet Tooth Al" (the alligator) loves to brush his teeth! Way to go Al! The rest of the Zubel family should be here shortly and they are all equally adorable!

We also have "Dragon Toes" Hats with histories... Handmade locally by dragontoes mama. These hats are so special because they each have a story of how they came to be.
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It's about time!

My prayers have been answered!!! There is finally a reality show about a floral designer. It's just an added perk that he is drop dead sexy!

Tune into Flowers Uncut on TLC
Premiers November 4th at 9:00pm central



jeff leatham

Here's what TLC has to say about the show:

"Follow the amazing artistry of one of the world's most renowned event designers: Jeff Leatham. A former male model who grew up in the States and has been dubbed "The Rock n' Roll Florist" for his style and pizzazz, Jeff will show the audience why he has earned his reputation as "the best florist in the world" by using an empty space as his canvas, and utilizing flowers as his paint to transform the otherwise ordinary area into an extraordinary experience. Utilizing a bold and innovative vision and approach to flowers as a work of art, Jeff's mantra consists of three things: "Keep it clean, keep it simple and keep it chic." And in doing just that, we will watch the end result: a jaw-dropping display of floral majesty that keeps his million dollar clients begging him for more. From Madonna to Mariah Carey, billionaire businessmen to snooty socialites, Bill Clinton to Eva Longoria, we get to see that Jeff is the man the elite turn to when they throw a big event and want to create an exceptional and unbelievable feel their guests will never forget."

I have never been more thankful for DVR because Wednesday nights also happen to be Modern Family which is hilarious on ABC and Top chef on Bravo! What's a girl to do?!? DVR


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Monday, October 26, 2009

Deck the Halls

We have some really great new products in for the holidays. These Aunt Sadies candles smell absolutely amazing! The "Famous Pine" is by far the best pine scented candle available. They also burn clean and last forever!

A bevy of fused glass ornaments, felted snowmen, santas and little lambs and my favorite mini mercury glass ornaments!


The mantle with knitted stockings, ball garland and little mitten ornaments. I love red and white for the holidays.

Ahhh...the holidays! I'll tell you I wasn't all that in the mood for Christmas decorating but once I cued up Pandora with Swingin' Christmas I was a goner- singing, dancing, humming and amazingly enjoying myself while decorating trees on October 23rd. I may actaully decorate at home this Sunday-maybe-we'll see.

Happy Monday all!
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Baubles!!!

We feature jewelry from a local artist Deb Meyer, she has joined forces with her sister Mary Callas for Kremer Sister's Jewelry.
Above is a very cool piece with gorgeous yellow crystals, and an antique silver spoon,

This brass necklace has shades of blues, green and purples.
Another antique sterling silver spoon on a simple silver chain.


I LOVE THIS PIECE! I really love it- a lot! An awesome brass door piece, key and antique beaded drawer pull.

All of Deb's pieces combine sheer talent with an eye for reusing in the best possible ways. Most of her pieces have been refashioned from vintage or antique items.

Deb restocks often and there's always something totally unexpected!
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Seeing PINK!

Pink Stargazers, seeded eucalyptus and silver curly willow fill these very cool hammered aluminum vases that lined the aisle.

Bouquet featuring celosia, altstromeria, hypericum and callas accented with silver bullion.


The unity arrangement with stock, alstro, lilies and hypericum.
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Monday, October 19, 2009

SALE!!!!

Stop in this week for 25% off storewide!!!
Sale exclude plants, fresh and consignment items!!!
Lots of additional items on clearance at 40% off too!!!
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Homecoming Corsages!

Here are some corsages that we have done thus far for area homecomings. The above one features yellow spray roses, white dendrobium orchids and crystal accents.

I loved this one- it felt very Moulin Rouge...red ranunculus and sparkle pop off this black and sequined number!
A classic corsage of fragrant freesia and calcynia on a dark crystal band.

Gorgeous fuchsia dendrobium orchids, orange hypericum berry, and sparkle!
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Friday, October 16, 2009

Mango Callas and Lavender


This was a sweet bouquet for a simple wedding this past week-end. The Bride wore brown and carried mango callas accented with lavender from their garden.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Asian theme

An Asian themed event with yellow callas and grasses swirled around the bowl with floating candles.


Submerged cymbidium orchid blossoms.
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Romantical Bouquets

I couldn't resist using my beloved Paula Deen's phrase "Romantical."
The Bride choose black bacarra roses along with soft pink ones, accented with stephanotis. The result was very pretty and romantic.


FYI: I met Paula Deen in my previous life as a gourmet foods buyer and let me just tell you she is EVERYTHING and MORE! I don't have celebrity crushes but when she signed my book, held my hand and commented on my necklace- I died and went to Heaven. Then made a huge fool of myself by crying... oh yeah I cried. Thankfully only my good friend Laura witnessed this moment. Micheal (Paula's husband) was there as well and she turned to him and said "Oh Michael- aint she cute?"
Paula- if you're reading- I love you and you changed my life and I can do a spot on impression of you.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like...

CHRISTMAS!!! Mmmhmm I said it- I'm feeling all deck the halls, winter wonderland, jingle belly...etc....
I'm a huge Christmas fan! It's in my blood- growing up my mom had 8 full size themed Christmas trees. I was right there cheering her on as we switched all of our dinnerware over to Christmas as well. Apple Cider, Eggnog, Crackling fires, Twinkly lights, these are a few of my favorite things!

Although I must admit Christmas in retail land is a little different, I get a wee bit sick of pricing all those ornaments! I then get over it and start humming carols.


I can't wait to see you all this holiday season. I have a lot of exciting things in store for you along with some hot spiced cider! If you're lucky I'll tell you the story of my dad going to the emergency room on Christmas night or the one where my brother threw a croissant at the wall, or one involving an onion and a toilet paper roll.
Ahhh the holidays...
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Monday, October 12, 2009

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

It's snowing...cold....windy...blah....ehhhh

How about some Pumpkin Bread Pudding?

Here's what you need:

1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs plus 1 yolk
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp allspice
5 cups cubed (1 inch) day old baguette
3/4 stick melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 F
Whisk together cream, pumpkin, milk, sugar, eggs, yolk, salt and spices in a bowl
Toss bread cubes with melted butter in another bowl, then add pumpkin mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to an ungreased 8 inch baking dish and until custard is set, 25-30 minutes.
(Taken from Everyday with Rachel Ray)

You may be asking yourself - "Why no picture" Well I'll tell you why. That dear husband of mine is not a fan of anything custard or pudding like. So I didn't think it would be too appropriate for me to make an entire batch of this for myself but I couldn't resist sharing it with you!

I personally would drizzle a little rum caramel sauce over the top- but I'm a wicked girl!

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Heritage Hill

I know I've said this before but I love Heritage Hill. Not only because I was married there- but because is is such a clean and sophisticated color palette you can almost anything in there and it looks stunning!
Above we have cream hydrangea pew bouquets.


The altar area all decked out and ready to go!
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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Rock Garden

Cylinder with submerged red roses.

Simple and Elegant


Bridesmaids bouquet of Vendela roses and the Bride with Black Magic roses and stephanotis.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Stone Harbor Resort Reception

Fun centerpieces of stock, dahlias, seeded eucalyptus, feather picks and jeweled accents.



The arbor at Stone Harbor Resort in Door County was decorated with "dripping" roses heads, dendrobium orchids and glass crystals. The sky looked a little threatening there but no worries it cleared up and was a gorgeous early autumn day!
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Monday, October 5, 2009

Stone Harbor Resort Wedding

Creamy shades of hydrangeas, roses, dahlias, and dendrobium orchids make up this bridal bouquet collared with ostrich feather.

These rich jewel toned bouquets were made up of stock, roses, dahlias and dendrobium orchids and collared with dark red feathers.


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Friday, October 2, 2009

Rock Garden Wedding

This cake smelled DIVINE! What's not to love about butter and sugar...mmmmm

Sweet little clutches of roses and feathers decorated the head table.

Our aluminum urns with hydrangea, dahlias, roses, hypericum berry and a fern curl heart.


Feathers and pearls finished the look.
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