November 28, 2009

design inspiration

today's inspiration comes from event planner, floral designer and author Michelle Rago:


I love this woodlandy design created using ferns, fiddle head ferns, white ranunculas, curled bark, fresh moss, pine cones, lady slipper orchids and the beautiful large hens and chicks succulents. It reminds me of the bottom of a forest, cold, moist and alive. Notice the asymmetry? Nature grows asymmetrical which to me is more pleasing to the eye.

November 21, 2009

100th sale!

today was the 100th sale in floresdelsol!!!
pink passion will be heading off to Hawaii soon.

hooray!


in celebration I will be offering a 15% discount until thanksgiving day. Upon checkout write "100 sale" in message to seller and I will refund you through paypal.

Thank you to all my customers!!

November 19, 2009

flower id: dusty miller


Outside my doorstep, these beautiful plants are still flourishing in the midst of the cool air of late November. Dusty miller. It is a beautiful plant, unique with its snow white leaves that last throughout summer and autumn. The leaves are soft and velvety and once picked they last long in a vase indoors.

So that's what I did! I picked a little cluster. It has been over a week and it is still soft and beautiful in this vintage amber vase.

Dusty miller is a perennial- it grows back every year- but in cooler zones it is used as an annual. Its a hardy little plant that lasts through light frosts. Dusty miller is great for added texture in a garden, container planting or floral design like this one I created. See it tucked in at the corners?

aye que linda!

November 15, 2009

hobnail is back

can you tell I love vintage milk glass? Add in some hobnail and I become weak in the knees! I have a great friend who knows me well enough that if she is out at a garage sale or flea market she picks them up for me. Here is my latest hobnail milk glass find. It is a petite pedestal which are harder to come by. I designed a moss cluster in it:


a new design I made in a hobnail planter (these planters area little more common to find):

hobnail glass tumblers (a previous sale) oh they were beautius. I still sort of regretting selling them:

upcycled teal hobnail planter from mushroomandmoss

vintage hobnail milk glass tumblers from jwhite2

a tall vintage hobnail milk glass vase from eddieross
I actually have the same one. I have had it for months now. I just can't decide if I should design something big and beautiful in it, or sell it by itself in my vintage shop?

a beautiful crimson red vintage hobnail vase from lemontreefarm

if you ever see one, pick it up. Buy it for me or hold it and put it back. The feeling of the textured glass feels wonderful in your hands!

November 5, 2009

adios

my favorite vintage find of the summer has now found a new place to live. Spain.
Adios mi bolsita favorita....


luckily I found two very similar bolsitas that will appear in gardenstatevintage soon!

November 4, 2009

press release

I was wondering why designs were flying out of my shop recently! I am honored:
Etsy Take Five Tuesday on Decor 8 blog.

I love the give thanks banner pick from StoriaHome. So delightful for the holiday!
mmm now I am in the mood for thanksgiving. I want to hang this lovely french wreath on my door from makalewakan. And these natural seed pods with sunrise felted wool from woolicious nestled in and amongst the table settings.

Check on me again soon! I have blisters on my fingers from my hot hot hot glue gun. I created 10 new designs for a local craft fair this week (my first!) and to add to my store soon. And the yankees win! Goodnight
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