October 22, 2009

autumn inspirations

I love the autumn. It is my favorite time of year to design in. The fall tones of burnt oranges, vibrant reds and the rusty color of decaying leaves, not to mention the wonderful aroma they give off. I find all of this inspiring. It is so hard for me not to be in a floral shop designing with the fresh flowers of autumn. Dahlias, zinnias and cockscomb. I have entered into a new phase in life. The -your two beautiful daughters come first in life- phase. Therefor my passions come second. I am grateful for the internet and the inspiration it gives me when I can't design hands on. For example:
A huge carrot full of autumns finest. Bittersweet, dahlias and zinnias made by studio choo at design sponge. Its nice, its refreshing. Its not busting out of a gourd (i've done my share of those).

So now. What is new in floral design? What is the trend!? I have yet to find out. But I am dying. I would love to take a day and head into 28th street of new york. Not in the afternoon, but at 6am when it is busy and bustling with color and flora. The floral district. I would spy and pick out a designer pointing at and picking out all my autumn favorites. Follow them to their trendy shop in the Village or on Madison ave. I would be a fly on the wall and see what is trendy. Because that is how I work. I get inspired by a blog post, by a design, by moss in its natural habitat. Please, the leaf in the water, the bear grass swirled in the vase and looped around the designs. I am over it.

Until I can do that (of course my camera will be on hand and no I won't stalk) I will make up my own trend. As I have been, clustering clumps of flowers and tucking them in and amongst themselves:

October 19, 2009

new in shop

I am not one who normally decorates early for the Christmas holiday. I think there should be some sort of a rule. Let Thanksgiving have its day, then pull out the Christmas decor, twinkling lights and the warm holiday tunes. But is different when you are making the decor. So here I am in October with Bing Crosby in my head and these in my shop:

and now I want to put up my tree and string the twinkly lights.

October 16, 2009

sneak peak

I found a new wholesaler that I LOVE!! Actually I have been there before. It is one of the places where I get plants for my container planting business. BUT I did not know that during the winter months, it transforms into a Christmas and floral decor MECCA!! Beautiful intricate things. I only took photos in one of the greenhouses where I found parchment paper roses I use for floresdelsol designs. I bought like 10 bags of them all different colors.
The green pottery isle:



parchment paper roses!

I'll be going back a lot more!

October 10, 2009

saturday favorites

I got distracted today and came across the right time to snag a treasury. So I made one. Its my second!:

Verde with texture:


the end.

October 9, 2009

new items

my first item listed in gardenstatevintage!:

vintage mint teacups and saucers here
I was drawn to them because of their color and their resemblance to Jadite glass.

Next, two vintage apothecary style jars. I am a sucker for these. I see them, I throw them in my basket. No questions asked and I don't even check the price. I love colored glass and the way light reflects through them. Most have interesting textures also.

October 8, 2009

autumn happenings

I am here, I swear. I have been tied up, a little busy with a side business I have container gardening and its fall planting season:

and little distracted with this and her ear infection:


I DID go to my favorite rummage sale. I DID get a few finds for Garden State Vintage. I WILL be adding them soon!

and I placed an order from my favorite supplier for some preserved rose heads. I usually use the parchment paper roses but the preserved are soft to the touch and beautiful! They cost an arm and a leg but I am excited to get them in. That equals more new designs coming soon!

October 1, 2009

My first post



Welcome, welcome, here is my blog, my creative one!! I feel that I am in constant conflict with my personal family blog to not post things that con-inside with my floresdelsol shop or things about cool findings, creativity and such. SOOOOO HERE IT GOES!!! Follow along and I wont get overly personal but I will show you what I like!

And a new announcement:
I have opened up a vintage shop on etsy! www.gardenstatevintage.etsy.com I will start adding items in a few days after I hit up my FAVORITE RUMMAGE SALE TOMORROW!!






In this blog I will: post about my etsy stores, list good finds (probably mostly in home decor), interesting blogs, a few giveaways- that's right some of my designs, and whatever else strikes my fancy.

Come and follow me!
-Christina
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