Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2010 Bridal Image

This is the photo by THE IMAGERY STUDIO
of Lynne, a recent bride who participated
in the photo shoot we did at the Chocksett Inn.
Alice took so many great photos but this one
worked the best. It is being made into
4' x 6' banner for my booth at upcoming wedding shows.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Holiday flower arrangements

Beautiful amaryllis, deep red opium roses, hypericum
berry, lilies and cedar. This piece is for a large buffet table.

Gorgeous white amaryllis!

Tulips, lilies, roses and dendrobian orchids.

What a plant. These amaryllis plants were huge this year!

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Permanent botanicals at their best.

This is a fresh balsam wreath with noble fir added, artificial
juniper and decorations. The ribbon is great.

Permanent WREATH with twig orb, cymbidium orchids, calla lilies and
hanging amaranthus. Not the typical Christmas wreath.

Silver and pearl tones and gobs of messy wire. Great!

Christmas house decorating

This is my favorite stairway to decorate. Every year I feel lucky
to have the opportunity to design elaborate roping for this home in
Princeton. Balsam, cedar, pine,seeded eucalyptus, berries and huge pine
cones go into the roping. It is gorgeous!

Mantle pieces for the same home are very large. There are
two mantles about 8 feet long in the dining room and living
room. It takes about 8 hours on and off site to do both mantles and
the stairway.

A gold 9 foot tree in the foyer of another home in
Princeton. Tons of ornaments on this tree!! So far I have
put up 18 trees this week.

Fresh Holiday Wreath Making!!!

Last night I had a great group of very talented wreath makers in
for a night of design. I am always amazed at how each one looks
different. The design room was as full as it can get.
Wonderful job! Thanks Ellen!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Jr. League of Worcester- Winter Festival

I decorated a tree for the Junior League of Worcester today for their
Winter Festival being held at the Ecotarium.
It was colorful!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Window Display

A clean look of just over sized ornaments in red, lime and a
funky shade of gold! I have used ornaments like these in
some commercial decorating jobs- Copley Marriott, Boston.

I love the look! Hope you have the chance to drive by at night.
It looks great!!

Thanksgiving flowers!

Didn't have much time to post anything last week, so here is just
one quick picture of flowers I used for the holiday. It was a
busy holiday and getting busier as we go into the Christmas season.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It's Here! Our biggest season!

Like it or not Christmas has started for us already.
My Christmas season is almost a year round job.
Planning, contracts and designing!
I do many commercial jobs along with personal homes.
Above is a doctors office here in Worcester.

Our most glamorous venue- the Copley Place Marriott,
Boston. Janet and Nick in the basement of the hotel prepping
decorations that will be moved into the hotel
public spaces on Saturday.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Orchids in glass!

Beautiful brown cymbidium orchids, ornamental cabbage,
lilly grass, mini calla lilies and roses made for some fun
classic arrangements in glass!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Photo shoot for 2010 Wedding promo

Here is a preview (me taking pictures of the photographer taking pictures) of the promo wedding shoot we did
at the Chocksett Inn with photographer Alice of the
IMAGERY studio in Worcester. What a great time!
Two hours went by so fast! The bride, Lynn was not only beautiful
but a great model! We told her- just spin around and throw your
legs over the side of the car- easy for us to say but hard to do when
your hips are wedged between the headrests and the dress
weighs as much as her! She was great. Thanks Lynn!!!

My favorite!

Brides bouquet

Mini calla lilies, cymbidium orchids, double tulips,freesia
and various roses made a beautiful brides bouquet.
Pictures by Sue Bray photography.

New design/classroom complete!

My new design room downstairs is done just in time!
With the busy holiday season about to begin I am finally done
painting. Lots of great counter space and storage! I had the
Junior League of Worcester in last night to make wreaths for
their Winter Festival coming up in December.

Memorial Flowers

I did flowers for a Memorial service at Mt View School
in Holden. I wanted to make the flowers colorful and what
students would like- butterflies, dragonflies and LED lights
in the petals of roses and hydrangea.

My daughter, who attended the school last year helped with the
flowers. She also took the pictures! Nice job-thank you Brenda!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Public House Wedding

Today's wedding was purple,rust, lime green,golds and
orange. A bright festive color combination!
This arrangement was made in a large red cabbage.

The altar.

The ceiling at the Federated Church was beautiful!

Ornamental cabbage, ornamental peppers, purple stock,
roses, gerbera and lime dendrobian orchids.

A busy day at the Public House.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Upcoming design classes

I have completed the schedule for the classes I will be offering between now and Christmas.

November 19th -Thursday- Artificial Holiday Wreath- $60.00
November 24th -Tuesday- Thanksgiving centerpiece- $45.00

December 3rd - Thursday- Fresh Holiday Wreath - $45.00
December 10th- Thursday- Boxwood Tree- $50.00
December 11th - Friday - Mantle decorating - $ 75.00
December 17th - Thursday - Christmas table centerpiece - $ 45.00

All classes will be held at the studio from 7-9 PM and include instruction and all materials needed.
Reserve as soon as you can. A great night out for friends!

Monday, October 19, 2009

March of Dimes fundraiser at Mechanics Hall

Last night at Mechanics Hall was a fundraiser for the
March of Dimes. I did three different pieces for them.
Lime green hydrangea, orange gerbera, roses, assorted
foliage and small viking poms. What a bright piece!

One of my favorite designs-a tall vase with lilies,
hydrangea, apple blossom and curly willow branches!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Road trip wedding!

Had a wedding at the Equinox Resort in Manchester Village
Vermont on Monday. The flowers were white hydrangea, white roses,
white dendrobian orchids, snapdragons, white spray roses, white
lilies with seeded eucalyptus.

These are some pictures of the hotel off the Equinox web site. What
a beautiful place for a fall wedding and what great weather yesterday!