Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Happy Spring!

Happy First Day of Spring Y'all!

No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~ Proverb

 As spring awakens,
 I hope your days are happy and full of creativity,
 your days warmer, full of sunshine and great adventures.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Shannon's Wedding Pictures

It always excites me when I get an email with wedding pictures attached.  Last week, Shannon emailed me pictures from her October wedding. I love getting to finally see the brides I have worked with and where all the burlap bouquets get to go.
Shannon chose the turquoise burlap and lace wedding bouquets with pearl accents.

The guys wore turquoise burlap rose boutonnieres.

She also order wristlets with mini burlap roses, lace, and tulle.
Shannon was so wonderful to work with and she included this note with the pictures:

"I cannot express how much I appreciate you taking your time to help make our wedding special."

I am so thankful for Shannon and all the many brides who have chosen me to be a part of their special day. I feel so very fortunate to be able to work with wonderful brides through my etsy shop.
I send my best wishes for you and your new husband, that you have many years of wedded bliss together!

*All pictures in this post where provided by Shannon. Doug Horton was her wedding photographer.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Spring, Camper and Shop Update

It's a beautiful Saturday, ahead of another round of winter weather headed our way tomorrow. Ol' Man Winter, it's time for you to go away! 

The daffodils are blooming, yet winter damaged the tulip trees. I've always intended to photograph the tulip tree blooms, yet time slips away before I do. Ahead of the freeze this week, I stopped in town and snapped a few pictures. 

It's been an extremely busy wedding season as many brides are planning spring and summer weddings. 
(New burnt orange boutonnières)

This was a mixed flower burlap bridal bouquet. 

I've been so excited about Sarah's wedding colors. As we discussed details, she ask what I though about ivory, gray, and turquoise. My response "I think it will be elegant together." I had the gray burlap and turquoise feathers on hand, but never had a request for them. She later told me her wedding theme was "country sheek, done elegantly" and we designed this bouquet for her bridesmaids to carry. Clusters of rhinestones and pearls accent the center of each rose. 

Today, I took a break and headed to the camper, while waiting on the mail to pick up a box with these yellow and royal blue bridesmaid bouquets. 

I decided to eat my lunch in the Arrowhead. Cheese, peanut butter, crackers, and a glass of tea. Fancy, smancy right there! 

I told my friends I was looking for a little table and less than two hours later they delivered this perfect little chippy, peely, sewing table rescued from the side of the road! 

As I waited for the mail, I did a little cleaning and rat poo removal. I hope that's all gone now! These three friends helped me out. 

I ripped out the carpet. It was only cut to fit and was dirty, nasty, and stinky. I mopped the floor and then decided to take a five minute break to dream. Look close and you'll notice the floor looks better without the carpet. 

Now it's back to work... Cows to feed and lots more bouquets to make! I'll leave you with my favorite sunset shots from this week. Hope everyone stays warm as we wait for springs arrival.