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Archive for December, 2011

In Favor of Kissing

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Mistletoe, or Phoradendrum Seritonum, has been a symbol of love and fertility for thousands of years, having once been used in Druid ceremonies and then evolving into “kissing balls” in 18th century England - under the mistletoe kissing ball, it was bad luck for a lady to refuse a gentleman’s kiss.* While we don’t advocate forcing your object of affection to kiss you under the threat of a years’ worth of bad luck, hanging mistletoe in doorways is a long-standing tradition. Tack sprigs of it outside your front door on New Years’ Eve to welcome the new year and guard against evil spirits like the Celts, or hang it above a newborn baby’s crib to prevent fairies from snatching him and putting a changeling in his place – new holiday mamas take note!
 As seen on Austin, Tx member La Fleur Vintage  blog site.
*from The Secret Language of Flowers, by Samantha Gray

Great Gift Item ~ Elegant Wall Art

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Looking for a magnificent gift to send along with your floral order?

This gorgeous balsa wood wall sculpture, from Venice, CA  member Floral Art, is available in several colors.   

Hand painted with a white lacquer background encased in a clear acrylic box frame-24x 24 x 5D

For more gifting ideas please see their facebook page.



Memories of Christmas Past

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

bbrooks member Stahl Del Duca in Summit, NJ, shared this sweet remembrance online at www.facebook.com/StahlDelDucaFlorist.





…my dad started our tree tradition in the early ’70′s…christmas greens remind me of him…an amazing man…miss him like crazy…