Monthly Archives: March 2012

Volunteer Saturdays in Downtown Brighton

Spring is in full bloom behind the play structure!

Starting this weekend and running every other Saturday through September, volunteers will be working on downtown Brighton’s favorite family playscape and gathering spot, The Imagination Station. Volunteers will lay mulch, clean and repair the playground equipment and landscape the area. As an incentive, Main Street merchants and restauranteurs are offering specials for volunteers who show their badge. If you’re interested in helping out, follow the link above to learn more.

At Art In Bloom, volunteers receive:

A 40% discount on any fresh floral purchase made the same day.

A free drop-in art workshop for all ages from 11am-1pm on Volunteer Saturdays. Children must be accompanied by a parent.

This weekend, the art-making will focus on rabbits and flowers for spring…stop in for a peek!

Gala benefit featuring red roses

The Brighton District Library held a lovely benefit event last night at Oak Pointe Country Club aptly titled, “Booked for the Evening.”

Here are a few photos of the set-up. Black, white and “read” all over was the theme for the decorations. I used red Freedom roses with a very high petal count and they opened beautifully in glass cubes with a swirl of bear grass. These understated arrangements were later placed atop a small stack of hard cover books in the center of the tables. The sponsor tables were a bit more dramatic with a mound of roses atop tall vases, bound with raffia and accented with curly willow to match the decor of the main dining room at Oak Pointe.

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Spring brings custom orders for permanent florals

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March is always a great time to add a new colorful floral arrangement to your home. It’s an easy fix for the “winter blahs.” My process is generally to start with photos from the customer of his/her home or, even better, an in-home consultation where I can take photos and make notes as I get a feel for the customer’s style, colors and space. Then comes the fun of getting out to the showrooms in Flint where I can shop for the right “ingredients” to create the desired look. I love seeing the finished piece in its final placement and usually ask for a photo for my records.

Wedding Flowers

Blue hydrangea, creamy Escimo roses, calla lilies and fuji mums…the “ingredients” for Jessica and Nicholas’ wedding flowers have arrived! The big day is Saturday, March 3rd. Photos of the bouquets coming soon.