Grand Magnolia

Grand Magnolia
The stunning leaves of the magnolia make for a bold statement with hydrangea and lotus pods to soften.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The little gems...

These little wonders are all the rage at the moment, and it's no wonder why.  Click on the link below to get the info on these amazing little gems!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

O Lily!

The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,
The humble sheep a threat'ning horn:
While the Lily white shall in love delight,
Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.  - William Blake

Of all the flowers I adore, the Lily is one that never fails to impress me.  So much so, that my daughter's middle name possesses the name that brings sunshine to our home on a weekly basis.  Whether alone in a tall vase, or as the focal flower of a large arrangement of magnolia leaves and lotus pods...Lily's possess the most inevitable presence of peace and purity.  There are many colours to choose from of course, but if you are after elegant simplicity, then the pure white O Lily is for you.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

ribbons ribbons ribbons!

I know I've always ramped on about how much I love flowers...I do.  I love them so much I sometimes leave the washing machine lid up and walk away while pondering the latest floral creation...hyacinths en masse is the latest obsession...but I have to say, I may have discovered a new avenue to explore.  The wonderful world of ribbon!  Printed grosgrain, natural fibres, stitched satin, raw silk (which, to my delight, can be dyed!!!)...oh the creative possibilities are endless.  I am itching to try dying my newly acquired silk ribbon (had to get it from the states...does anyone know someone in Australia who sells nice wide lengths???).  My bouquet handles are to get a new look, and will be wrapped with yards of lace, silk, grosgrain and pearl out brides...I'm feeling 'eccentric' and very daring.  Don't worry tho, I guarantee that they will be eye popping!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Cooler winds

Ah, the cooler winds have drifted up from Tasmania, and we are feeling a lot more comfortable!  Time to get out those long sleeved tops and leggings!  Time to have warm mornings with cups of tea, honeyed porridge and fruit toast!  This cooler weather also brings my faviourite beauties to the marketplace...erlicheer daffodils, forget me nots and cymbidium orchids.  Yay!