Sunday, November 8, 2009

Flowers! At long last...

As I mentioned, I arranged some flowers for my friend's dinner party. Purple artichokes, antique hydrangea, blue berries, pink raspberry-colored snowberries, tawny golden something and fuschia fuzzy flowers. Plus stunning maple leaves. OK, I need to learn some more flower names, I know. In the meantime, enjoy!

P.S. I need submissions for "Flowers Inspired By...Moody." Is the idea too confusing? Or does moody just stink as a concept? Be honest now, I can take it!


  1. These are beautiful! I have not seen anything like it. The muted colors are so deliciously subtle and unique, and the maple, orange thingies, and fuschia thingies keep it zazzy. When you post "before" pictures of the flowers when you get home from the market, I wonder how do you know where to even start arranging. How do you?

  2. Thanks Liz! I will admit that sometimes when I'm looking at a lot of flowers, I get a bit overwhelmed. Then I remind myself just to dive in and get used to working with the day's flowers. So I don't set any parameters for the first arrangement, I just do what I like and see how I net out. After that, I'll think, try a group without X, and around this size, etc. I try to vary each arrangement a little bit, which isn't too hard since I tend to buy a lot of different kinds of flowers. After the overwhelming-nes of it, it's so much fun!