Sunday, December 20, 2015

December Designs

It's been a busy month and I realized I've been behind on blogging recently. We've been on the road working on some freelance floral jobs and Christmas decorating, along with keeping up with my etsy shop and shipping online orders.

This truck and camper pillow combination has been a local favorite!  
I designed these large garlands and several wreaths for one customer. She wanted to stay with the traditional red and green colors for Christmas and wanted a really full, lighted garland around her door. I truly had a truck load of wreaths when I delivered and hung her pieces! 
I've also got to work with fresh flowers several times recently and delivered a few arrangements locally as Christmas and thank you gifts. 
One of my big jobs last week was creating centerpieces for the Gilmer National Bank Christmas party, held at The Reserve. It was an honor that they ask me to design their arrangements! 
I spent the day working on site to decorate the ornate latern centerpieces with Christmas greens, berries, pine cones, burlap ribbon and green buttons. 
One of the bank board of directors decided he liked the arrangements so much, that he ordered two of them for his secretaries as Christmas gifts! He wanted the latern arrangements made with silk greens and flowers, so they could keep them for many years to come. 

This pink and green arrangement was delivered for an 89th birthday gift! 
I squeezed in some time to make these stick horses for my niece and nephew for Christmas! I've wanted to make a foo-foo pink horse for a long time.  My nephew thinks everything has to be blue, so I'm hoping he likes his blue mane horse!  I've still got to make a couple more gifts this week. 
Sadness struck a friend's family as they lost a loved one recently. They ask me to create floral tributes in his honor. Two red and white easels flanked a flag draped casket. 
He was a airplane and Harley Davidson enthusiast, so two easel held model planes and motorcycles (although they are kind of hard to see with the low lighting.)  

Almost all of the weddings I do are shipped out of town, although I got to personally deliver the bouquets and boutonnieres to the bride for her December wedding! 

She chose a small, 10 rose bridal bouquet and a half dozen burlap roses for her bridesmaid and toss bouquets, in turquoise, tan, and white. 
With everything that has been happening, I've kind of been slack at decorating my own house. Outside the camper is decorated, but that's about it. Sadly, I haven't decorated the gazebo much. Just a wreath and the lights that stay up year round. 
I'm so thankful for everyone who has supported my shop and allowed me to help create something special for them! I hope you all have very Merry Christmas! 

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