One of our favorite customers recently hosted a Parisian themed bridal shower, and while we were e-mailing and planning, she casually mentioned that maybe a fresh floral poodle would be a fun centerpiece... And that was all we needed! We were off and running!
Barbi, our master floral sculptress, took on the task and constructed a base of Oasis and PVC pipe legs (and lots of glue and dowels!)
20 football mums, 100 carnations, 5 hydrangeas, lots of cushion and button mums and 2 googley eyes later, we had ourselves a Frenchie, fully dressed and fluffy!
We posed her with our very own Joplin Japhet-whom promptly stole the show on our facebook page. We made a 3' tall dog completely out of fresh flowers and Joplin just sits. 7 comments on this photo on our facebook page, and 4 are about the cat.
What a scene stealer. :)
After Barbi made her, I got the pleasure of being her chauffer.
Frenchie riding shotgun. (The back of the van was packed full of a wedding heading to Washington Island-but that's a future post.)
Driving around with a fresh flower dog is a great way to start a day! The looks you get are priceless. I really think we should always have some sort of fresh floral animal to ride around with. A poodle riding shotgun one week, an owl perched on the dash the next...
Frenchie residing in her place of honor for the shower. The reaction from the ladies at the shower was priceless too. When Dawn asked for a fresh floral poodle, I'm not sure that she was expecting life size!