Jan 22, 2015

~ the color purple



I am not a lover of purple, or I didn't think I was, but when I see how Carolyne Roehm frequently uses purple ~ purple flowers, purple glassware and stemware ~ I am forced to rethink…







This is my favorite ~ that container!


Here are some of the purple flowers in Carolyne's garden...


If I had purple flowers in the garden for the taking, like Carolyne Roehm does, purple would certainly be an easy choice...

And since I'm so pleased with purple, here are a few other images from Pinterest...







Love these antique hydrangea with purple hues...

That image reminded me of my purple hydrangeas from Whole Foods last spring…




Perhaps I was mistaken... 
Pinterest has found the purple-lover in me!



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Jan 19, 2015

~ tiger flower studio



Harrison Howard is a dear friend of mine and an artist I have admired for years. I contacted him on a whim to help with a project in 2012 and was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him. I was able to spend some time with he and his wife in Omaha, and they are about the nicest couple I've ever met.

What a joy it was to see Harrison's work featured online at Tiger Flower Studio. The website features limited edition prints, primarily printed for the very first time, representing a small group of extraordinary artists with exceptional talent. 

Especially loved these new designs from Harrison Howard!





While perusing the website, I discovered Mita Corsini Bland...




And was delighted to see Caitlin McGauley ~ another favorite of mine...

There are several other artists represented, all with impressive biographies and accomplishments. Visit the website for more information.  

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Jan 15, 2015

~ flower magazine



For me, Pinterest has been a constant source for floral inspiration...



I especially love flowers that are packed in tight like this...

and this...

That last image reminds me of this recent flower arrangement...

I'm lucky to have Kyle Robino of Old Market Habitat as a dear friend... For the next arrangement, I asked her to skip the leaves - more flowers! She is seriously the best.

I continue to fantasize about being a florist. I bet Margot Shaw, founder and editor of flower magazine, must have felt the same way at some point, and look at her now! 

I hereby declare flower magazine one of my favorite discoveries from 2014, and my newest source for floral inspiration. This image is from an advertisement in the latest publicationWould love to copy these flowers for a party.

Here are a few additional highlights from the same February 2015 edition...

 A charming collection of adorable dogs modeling floral collars by floral designer Holly Carlisle. 

Cake creations by a collection of confectionery artists...

A fabulous wedding with an abundance of roses and plenty of lush details...



An abundance of dreamy images to inspire and a great deal more. Dare I say enough inspiration to get me through the winter months.

I had the pleasure of meeting Margot Shaw when she was in Omaha for the Lauritzen Gardens Antique & Garden Show last September. What an impressive lady! She is a lover of life and a super-smart business woman. She is relatable and genuine ~ the real deal. I adore her and her magazine. 

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Jan 12, 2015

~ chartreuse



Although I've always loved it, I think chartreuse is my newest favorite











My blog background is certainly in the chartreuse family... love it!
Mosaic Monday

(Images from Pinterest)



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