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>SINGLE ROSE BUD VASE

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Another design suitable for Valentine’s Day. Probably single red rose is the most selling flower for that day. I used a little bit of sisal to make it more interesting and hypericum berries are beautiful.
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>BEAR WITH ME

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Even though I do not care much about the Valentine’s Day and I actually don’t celebrate it, I love the arrangements for this occasion. They are perfect as everyday love and romance arrangements and to me they are special every day of the year. I made this arrangement while I was decorating our print shop’s window and I actually ended up getting a few orders from our customers for the Valentine’s Day:) So it is exclusively my design:) Isn’t it cute? I designed it in a Valentine’s Day designed cereal bowl so after the flowers are spent you have a keepsake bowl to use at breakfast:) I named it “Bear With Me”. I will share more Valentine’s Day designs with you in the coming few days.

>VEGETATIVE DESIGN

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Consumers are becoming more and more influenced by the trends and it seems like “GO GREEN” trend is going to be here for a long time. And it is a good thing:) Everybody should find ways to protect the environment and save energy. It really begins with the individuals. While I try not to waste energy in my house, recycle and try to learn new ways to go green, I thought this “ALL GREEN” design would be perfect to post in my blog. Green trend and flowers go perfect together:)

>IKEBANA DESIGN

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In history, the Western World floral arrangements were usually massive. On the contrary, the oriental style of arrangements always focused on line, simplicity, symbolism and the careful placement of plant material. The floral arrangement styles of China and Japan have similar phylosophy of nature. Chinese style of arrangements are less stylized and less studied than the Japanese style of arrangements but they greatly influenced the Japanese styles. The word “Ikebana” means giving life to flowers and is generally understood as the Japanese floral art. While there are many kinds of Ikebana style, my arrangement in the picture is an example of a “Moribana Design”. Moribana design in itself also has many variations and mine is an upright moribana design. I liked the simplicity of the design but it is also very organized with its subject line, secondary line and the object line. Every piece has a place in the design and follows certain placement rules. Ikebana designs are perfect for you if you like uncluttered, stylish, simple designs.

>BIEDERMEIER DESIGN

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This style originated in Austria and Germany during the beginning of 1800s. It is actually a heavy style of furniture similar to French Empire and English regency designs. A biedermeier floral design is usually compact, rounded or slightly conical in shape and consists of concentric rings of flowers. More square forms are also possible but not very well known. My design in the first picture is an example for the conical shape. The second picture is from a designer I admire, Julie Mulligan at 1800 Flowers. I do not know if this is considered a biedermeier. It is probably more of a pave design but it definitely reminds me of a biedermeier and it looks georgeous. Don’t they both look as yummy as a cake:) You can see Julie’s original post here. She made a gift out of flowers. She also included the instructions so you can make one for yourself:)

>ASYMMETRIC TRIANGLE DESIGN

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Even though I like symmetry, I think that asymmetrical designs are more interesting. This all purple, monochromatic design is a good example of it. When they are paired, they can be used to frame paintings, or maybe even a wedding cake on a buffet table. They are often used as ceremony flowers at weddings or as sympathy flowers, too.

>CARNATION TOPIARY

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I made this topiary using only pink carnations and some greens. It can be made with roses, alstromeria or any kind of strong stemmed flower that you like. Arrange the flowers hand-tied style in a perfect round shape and then tie right under the heads with a chenille stem or rafia. Insert them altogether in a presoaked foam and cover the rest of the foam with the greens. I also accented the whole design with decorative wire as can be seen in the picture. You can skip the wire and insert a plush bear on one side instead. This would make a perfect gift for anyone.