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Archive for October, 2008

Brussels in Bloom

Friday, October 31st, 2008

b.jpgOur member, Belle Fleur, NY, made us aware of this incredible event taking place in Brussels, Belgium. Every two years, they carpet the Grand Place with about 800,000 begonia blossoms, creating intricate designs evoking images ranging from archangels to the gardens of Versailles. This tradition has been taking place since 1971!  This year, a medieval carpet design was chosen for the display in the Grand Place, and in addition to the begonia blooms, they used grass for the beautiful greens and bark for the warm brown depth throughout.


For just three days and four nights only, lucky crowds will come to admire this exceptional and ephemeral creation. The best views can be found from the balcony of the Town Hall, which is open to the public every day, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM.


In addition to this famous and prestigious exhibition, ten carpets with a floral theme, generally of inestimable value, can be viewed in the public halls of the Grand place. In precious threads, rare designs and colors, these masterpieces expand one’s knowledge and satisfy the curiosity of those who come to see the famousb3.jpg flower carpet. They are exhibited by the internationally famous Maison Sadraee. A must-see for carpet collectors and enthusiasts everywhere!

This is definitely floral art taken to new heights! Can’t you just imagine the feel of this carpet underfoot?  If only we could order one for our home!

Brassavolas, one of our member florists

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Brassavolas, one of our member florists, is on a winning streak!  They have scored the cover photo of Ceremony magazine not once, but TWICE this year!  We couldn’t be more proud. www.bblossoms.com

Brassavolas’ textured fall bouquet is featured on the October 2008 cover of Ceremony. The bouquet above features tangerine roses, red gladiola florets, peach hypericum berries, striped zebra leaves, rust sedum and ‘Vanguard’ cymbidium orchids.  Photographed by Marianne Lozano.

Attention all Utah residents!!!

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Member florist Trifecta Design, Inc. will make their big debut on Homes Today Utah Edition, Sundays on ABC Channel 4. Owners Pamela Ostermiller and Lindsay Vieta are really showing Utah how it’s done!  Trifecta will be bringing tips in floral design, home décor and event planning to the lineup which should be entertaining as well as educational.

peonies and pebblesCatch the show, every Sunday at: 8:30 am, 4:30 pm or 11:30 pm OR  visit
www.homestodayutah.com/lifestyle to
watch a previously televised segment.

TriFecTa Design, Inc.

Moulie Decorateur in Paris

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Moulie RosesMoulie Decorateur in Paris, France featured in Vogue
Magazine, August 2008.

This romantic Parisian design comes from our top shop in
Paris France, Moulie Decorateur. www.mouliefleurs.com
This pave design is classically French; in fact, much of what
we see here in the US is a direct result of what shops like
Moulie have been doing for years.
Luscious compact designs…tres magnifique.

Belle Fleur ~ Elegant Bride Magazine

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

One of the most distinguished florists in Manhattan is Belle Fleur. They are widely featured in most bridal publications, as well as many other acclaimed lifestyle magazines. As with many magazines, issues herald trends for the upcoming season.
For this elegant event that was recently published in the Summer 2008 Elegant Bride Magazine,  Belle Fleur created luxurious bouquets and arrangements that focused on the rich shades of the fall season.  Crimson roses and peonies, burgundy miniature calla lilies and antique hydrangea all compliment each other and cast a warm feeling that says, “autumn has arrived and love is in the air.” www.bellefleurny.com


Bonny Doon Hosts A Garden Workshop

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Tessa’s Garden Workshops Presents

 Floral Design 101 – Bringing the Outdoors In
October 11, 2008 – 11:00 until 2:00


Please be our guest in the garden at Bonny Doon, as Tessa hosts this beautiful ‘funshop’, focused on basic floral design, and decorating your home with flowers other natural materials.

4286 Bonny Doon Road

bonny doon

$50 per person includes instruction, materials, refreshments,
and tea.

Yes! You will bring home a spectacular arrangement!

Reserve your space by calling our shop 457-2905
or you can reserve online here

3 or more qualifies for a group discount

Hope to see you in the garden!

Zeze Flowers

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Zeze flowers in New York City (www.zezeflowers.com) has quite a flair for creating luscious arrangements, often using garden flowers from their own upstate NY farm!

This particular arrangement, recently photographed for the August issue of Vogue magazine, features fresh “orange sherbet” dahlias, clustered together in a beautiful crystal cachepot.


Krislyn designs

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

12.jpgOur member florist Krislyn Design in Los Angeles, www.krislyndesign.com, has recently been featured in the Fall 2008 issue of the VIVRE catalog. www.vivre.com 

These “trees” are quickly becoming the must have gift for the season!

Feathers, jewels, pearls and other wonderful elements, create fabulous reminders that creativity is what Krislyn Design is all about!  This particular design uses keshi pearls on a piece of Manzanita branch emerging from a gorgeous quartz planter.