Friday, January 31, 2014

PHOTO SHOOT for Fuzzy Rose!

While the rest of the country has been frozen in a polar vortex (and Snow-mageddon happened in poor Atlanta), central Florida has escaped mostly unscathed.  Still though, the chilly rain is getting old and depressing.  Tuesday though, we had a break from the gloom and it was a beautiful, sunny, warm day.  It was the perfect day to run outside and get some photos before the sun hid again.  We're definitely still new at this and need to get a better camera, but I'm super happy with how the pictures came out, especially for our first try. 

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Friday, January 24, 2014


My last post was about a beautiful treasury that I'd been included in which featured items in plum and glitter gold.  This time it's another pretty gold combo that I love even more... mint green and gold!  Mint green and the variations all around it, particularly the aptly named Robin's Egg Blue, are really "my color(s)," so I'm loving that so many things these days are being made in that color.

On a somewhat related aside, I'm sure I will mention this again at some point, but love what you love, whether it's trendy or not.  A lot of people who aren't completely mainstream or "normal," (err... like me, I can often be found marching to the beat of my own drum... completely off rhythm, but I digress) often feel like they can't love something because it's trendy or super popular.  I know I've struggled with that a lot in the past, but you know what?  That just means that things you like are more readily available.... and it can be fun to accidentally be in fashion occasionally.  Being yourself means liking what you like, regardless of popularity.  So... I love me some mint green, even if it's ridiculously trendy right now.

Anyway, trendy mint green and gold are awesome....

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Saturday, January 18, 2014


I'm really digging this treasury on Etsy that I was featured in recently.  It combines the gold glitter that I've been loving on everything lately and the purple that's becoming more popular with the declaration of Radiant Orchid as the Color of the Year.  Really pretty.  This could be a really great color scheme for a wedding.  Shades of purple with some gold glitter thrown in for good measure, I like it!

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Friday, January 17, 2014

UPDATE: radiant orchid in my shop

So, a week or so ago, I posted about all of the hype over Radiant Orchid, this year's Pantone Color of the Year.  While I had a few purple things in my shop that could be called that color, it was time for me to fully jump on the Radiant Orchid bandwagon and list some new products for 2014 that were most assuredly Radiant Orchid.

So here are some of my newest items for 2014!

Radiant Orchid boutonnière with peach button and flowers
Shades of Purple with Radiant Orchid boutonnière 
Radiant Orchid corsage with lace, flowers, and gold dots
Check it out in my shop!
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014


When super creative Becky AKA Dyxie married Steve in Bossier City, Lousiana, it was clearly going to be colorful, fun, and handmade.  Add to that her signature color combo of red + aqua and you've got a sweet wedding that's both retro and modern.  I was super excited for one of my boutonnières to be her first wedding purchase.  Enough talk, her awesome pictures by Seattle photographer Jenny GG speak for themselves!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Confession: I love watching Say Yes to the Dress and its kooky spin-off Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta. On the Atlanta edition, I giggle to myself when brides come into the salon declaring that their theme is "Southern Chic"... but not really having a clear idea of what that means to them.  Their confused group runs around the salon holding up dresses asking if they're "Southern Chic" enough.  It usually ends in the bride tearfully saying that a sleek mermaid dress makes her feel "like Scarlett O'Hara" while her bewildered group cheers her on, relieved to finally figure out what "Southern Chic"means.

Michelle's wedding is the real deal though when it comes to Southern Chic, taking place against the historic, Spanish moss-draped background of Savannah.

All photos courtesy of the bride, photography by Maria Reed of Romeo Cowboy Photography, 

When Michelle first contacted me about a brooch and flower bouquet in my shop, she described her wedding vision as "intimate and classic Southern inspired" but also unique, without being over the top. She loves polka dots, stripes, dark purple, ranunculus, and anemones. I did my best to incorporate as much of this as possible into her custom order.  Lots of classic brooches kept with the theme and lace and pearls scattered throughout the bouquet nodded to classic Southern style.

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Friday, January 3, 2014


It seems like EVERYONE (design geeks, at least) is blogging about Pantone's 2014 color of the year, Radiant Orchid. I'll admit, I was a little put off when I found out what this year's color is.  I was a huge fan of last year's Emerald (green), a la everything Emily Henderson has ever done.  
Emily Henderson putting Emerald to work in her guest room.
While I love me some purple, to me Radiant Orchid is a contrived way of saying Lavender... a little too reminiscent of the lavender pleated Bongo shorts I owned circa 1997 (which are apparently considered vintage now... yikes). I changed my mind a bit when I saw the Etsy blog's round up of Radiant Orchid.  
Color Crush: Radiant Orchid for 2014 on the Etsy blog
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