Archive for November, 2010
Yes, I have learned, we must take the good with the bad… sometimes it is just better to relinquish and let things be as they may. (Okay, sometimes easier said than done!)
First the bad news…
After many months of prep, planning, shopping, set-backs, and excitement… my online shop will not open yet.
This baby of mine has been in the works for a better part of this year, but unfortunately, it has had to be put on hold a bit longer. It has been a tremendous amount of planning and work, yet the doors won’t open quite yet.
Next the good news….
I can’t share all of the details with you yet, but the shop’s delay is all because of good things. I have been extremely busy working with my design clients and their projects have had to come first, some extending into the beginning of the year. And lastly, another opportunity that is still too new to share is in the works. This wonderful new opportunity will take up loads of time over the next few months, so unfortunately, something had to give!
I just wanted to let you know what I have going on and why it has taken so long to bring this shopping experience to you. I am hoping it won’t be a prolonged wait, but as I have learned, it will happen when it is ready.
So, my dear readers, I thank you for your patience, kinds words, and shared excitement… and I promise to share the newest opportunity with you as soon as possible!
Please delight in the day ahead!
Large bowl, tray or low vessel to fit your dining table
Assorted pumpkins, silk or dried flowers, fruits, artichokes, leaves, branches, and greens
Scissors, floral foam, pins and tape (optional)
Any other accessories, ribbons, green or spanish moss, do-dads, or fun things that you would like to be part of your table decor
Here is an example of what I’d like you to assemble: (in your own creative way of course!)
I’d like you to fill your vessel with the elements that you have gathered. Don’t worry about being too stylized, just make a loose arrangement of fall gatherings.
Use your largest item as the first piece in, building around that. I like to put in off center, if possible. (My largest item is the twig pumpkin.)
Cut a square piece of floral foam to sit next to your largest item. This doesn’t have to too big, just an anchor to build up some height with your next items. If you can gain height without adding the floral foam, no need to follow this step.
Now the rest of your pieces just get layered in, so just go ahead and just start arranging in the objects that you have collected. Vary the height, color and texture of your collections. If you have any open spaces that you want to fill, add some green or spanish moss to fill those areas. The moss also is a great “bed” for everything to lay on.
Add a few ribbons to your arrangement. Don’t worry about making bows per say, just use some floral tape or wrap, tie or fold them into soft loops to fill in and compliment the other textures in the arrangement.
Now, you’ve just made a super easy centerpiece that didn’t take too much time and will be the perfect centerpiece when the table is all set. Remember to keep your arrangement low, it’s much easier to talk and see your guests when they don’t have to crane their necks to see over the centerpiece.
Good job- what part of this challenge did you find the most fun? The part that challenged you the most? Thanks for participating!