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Fruit and Flowers- a Thanksgiving Tradition

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Fruit and Flowers Centerpiece. (As shown $79.)

When I think of Thanksgiving my mind goes to time with family and friends, a large elaborate meal, and of course…decorating the table!

In preparation for this time of year, I always stock the studio with earthy, natural elements that we can incorporate into our designs- wheat, millet, lotus pods, birch branches, cattails, etc. As I was perusing the aisles at my local wholesale showroom, I noticed a section of cornucopia baskets and they brought back memories of working at my mom’s floral business back in the 80’s and how these long horn shaped containers were a Thanksgiving staple. It got me thinking…why did we use those?!, what is the symbolism of a cornucopia?, and how could I create a modern version?

Of course I referenced Wikipedia and here is their explanation: “The cornucopia (from Latin cornu copiae) or horn of plenty is a symbol of abundance and nourishment, commonly a large horn-shaped container overflowing with produce, flowers or nuts. In most of North America, the cornucopia has come to be associated with Thanksgiving and the harvest.”

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Cornucopia Centerpiece with succulents, fruit and unique blooms. (As shown $85,  scaled down version starting at $65.)

So here we go, Thanksgiving centerpiece offerings for this year incorporating nuts, fruit and gourds along with beautiful blooms. You can keep the tradition going with a cornucopia basket or opt for a more modern container such as a wooden box or a glass cylinder. Let us know your specifications- we would love to design something special for your holiday table!

Pears

A cylinder filled with pecans and designed in a stylized manner with mini callas, pincushion protea and pears. (As shown $75, scaled down version starting at $55.)

Wood_box

This wooden box design makes a great table centerpiece. Gourds, apples and blooms combine for a beautiful fall look. (As shown $65.)

Dramatic fall centerpiece

A tall dramatic design that will make a statement on the buffet or a foyer table. Gourds and pods fill the cylinder that is topped with fresh flowers. (As shown $165- not available in a scaled down version.)

Join us for one of our upcoming floral workshops

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Fall Table Decor Workshop

Saturday, October 31st from 1-2:30pm

Working with locally grown pumpkins, live succulents and mosses, you will be guided to create a table centerpiece that will easily last through Thanksgiving. Succulents are such hardy little plants they will thrive without soil and get moisture from the moss. Dried flowers, small pods and berries will be added for color and texture.

Fee: $45 includes all materials for one large centerpiece or two mini designs.

Class is limited to eight participants so register early by calling 810-227-9500. (We have four spaces open as of 10/25/15.)

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Holiday Wreath Workshop

Saturday, December 5th from 1-2:30pm

Make a beautiful and fragrant holiday wreath with fresh evergreens, herbs, pods and berries! This can become a table piece to surround a candle or can be hung on the door. Air plants will be the added for a unique twist and will provide that “living” element to the wreath. Materials and tools will be available, but we suggest bringing along your own wire cutters.

Fee: $65, includes all materials.

Class is limited to eight participants so register early by calling 810-227-9500.

Fall Inspired Designs

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When the seasons change and the fresh product available takes a shift, I always feel inspired. Along with shorter days and falling leaves, the autumn season brings an array of brightly colored and highly textural materials. It seems that at this time of year, keeping fresh flowers indoors on the table or at the beside can make even more of an impact on our mood.

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Bright seasonal design from $59

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Autumn Textures from $69

For more ideas see our Autumn Creations page or give us a call and we will custom design an order for you!

Fresh pumpkin design

Fall in a Pumpkin from $65

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Fruit and Flowers Centerpiece from $79.

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Signs of Autumn from $55

Simply Sunflowers

Simply Sunflowers from $39

Happy Times and Happy Blooms :)

It’s been a very busy time of year! Here are a few snapshots from some of the weddings we have enhanced with fresh flowers lately.

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Angela’s bouquet.

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Love this image of Angela and her dad.

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Genevieve’s bouquet.

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Arch decor for Genevieve and Alex at Cobblestone Farms in Ann Arbor.

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Kathy’s bouquet.

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Kathy and Jon- married August 14th at Fernhill Golf Club, Clinton Twsp.

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Head table centerpiece for Kathy and Jon.

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Gazebo decor at Tanglewood Country Club in South Lyon. (Nancy and Corey’s wedding.)

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Nancy’s bouquet.

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Jenny and Joe were married at Waldenwoods in Hartland on August 15th.

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Bridesmaids’ bouquets for Jenny and Joe’s wedding.

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Jenny’s bouquet.

 

We love what we do!

Last weekend was a busy one but we had “oh so much fun” designing and setting up these events!

Sarah's bouquet of white peonies, pink and beige roses, blue delphinium and ranunculus.

Sarah’s bouquet of white peonies, pink and beige roses, blue delphinium and ranunculus.

Gorgeous view through the arch at Sarah and Patrick's ceremony site- Lazy J Ranch in Milford.

Gorgeous view through the arch at Sarah and Patrick’s ceremony site.

Sarah and Patrick were married June 26th at the Lazy J Ranch in Milford. Their choice of wildflowers and casual elegance worked perfectly at this location.

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Bright summer centerpieces were designed for a shower at The Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor on June 27th. This venue is so lovely with all of it’s historic charm and a great neutral backdrop for flowers.

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Sunflowers, mini green hydrangeas, orchid sprays, lilies and more become a bright centerpiece.

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Angela and Chris were married at Sunset Cove Bed and Breakfast in Pinckney on June 29th.

Angela's bouquet of soft blush roses and stock, white ranunculus and dahlias, japonica, dusty miller and succulents.

Angela’s bouquet of soft blush roses and stock, white ranunculus and dahlias, japonica, dusty miller and succulents.

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Ahh…the freshness of summer blooms

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Hydrangeas, garden roses, astilbe, stock and orchids. (From $75- $125 as pictured.)

When I think of summer in Michigan…my mind goes to deep rich green tones and pops of colorful blooms. This season I am doing my best to buy more locally grown product to work into my designs. Currently, local snapdragons, sunflowers and fillers are available and looking so fresh and perky.

Sunflowers

Sunflowers, snapdragons, orchids and spray roses. (From $75- $125 as pictured.)

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Tall willow and pebble filled cylinder with lush greenery, delphinium, queen anne’s lace and lilies. ($59 as pictured.)

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Kale, lilies, snapdragons and more. ($55 as pictured.)

Summer_cube

Signs of summer in a glass cube. (From $49-$65 as pictured.)

Florals for Events~ Large and Small

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Shower centerpiece for a long table.

Whether you are hosting a baby shower, celebrating a special anniversary or getting married, we can design a gorgeous floral centerpiece that will be as unique as your occasion.

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Family gathering with a symbolic flower request.

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Small wedding dinner party at a local home with nature as a theme.

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Quirky corsage with bird and twigs to accompany the centerpiece.

Just provide us with the details- color scheme?, theme?, favorite flowers?, etc. and we will take care of the rest!

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Recreating a wedding theme for an anniversary party.

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Just a little something to brighten the table at a birthday party.