November 30, 2011

giveaway: blossom buddies book!

Link© Blossom Buddies by Elsa Mora, published by teNeues, www.teneues.com, Photo © 2009 Elsa Mora. All rights reserved.



Do you remember this post I did not too long ago? Well, like I said in it, my little girls adore this book, Blossom Buddies by Elsa Mora. Actually, I adore it too! Elsa has taken natural elements and made them into different characters and photographed them. The publisher teNeues, is giving one lucky flores del sol reader a copy! Just in time for the holidays and perfect for children or anyone who appreciates creativity.



What to do to win?

Just leave me a comment with your email (or a link to it).



additional optional entries (leave a comment for each thing you've done):
- follow flores del sol blog (link is on the sidebar)
- like flores del sol on facebook here
- tweet this giveaway
- share it on fb

giveaway ends december 7th at 12pm est, US residents only


November 28, 2011

new in shop: thistle mound

thistle mound in wood:

a mound of thistles (dried echinops) tucked into a wooden vessel. For sale in the shop here.




and just in time for the holidays, pine & fern:

soft preserved princess pine and preserved fern in a green ceramic tumbler. A perfect little touch of green. found here in the shop here.

come back soon for a giveaway this week...

and for cyber monday use the code cyber2011 for 15% off today only!!

-christina

November 22, 2011

twilight wedding flowers




This past weekend I may or may not have gone out for girls night to see breaking dawn. Ok, I'll fess up... I did. I am no twihard, but I did read the books 3 years ago and enjoy seeing the movies with my friends who first got me to read the books. So we giggled like little girls, sat packed in a full theater and of course discussed the movie afterward in comparison to the book. Bella and Edward marry in this movie. A Twilight wedding? You better believe it was huge and beautiful. It was held almost as much a secret as the royal wedding. The whole feel was very organic, woodland and romantic with the canopy of white wisteria cascading from the trees (40- 50 feet in length!) and moss covered stumps flowing with white flowers. The floral designer in charge was Tammy Polatsek.

So I put together a collage of the flowers used in the wedding:

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Bella's bouquet:
I still can not even find a photo of Bella's bouquet so from what I remember it had all mostly white ranunculas, stock, freeshia and possibly roses and sweet peas mixed in.

Boutonnieres:
I believe they were small freesia florets. It was hard to tell though without getting up close.

The cake:
5 tier, sweet peas, cream roses and green viburnum.

Centerpieces:
Green viburnum, white delphinium, stock, white ranunculus and sweet peas with moss and ferns and manzanita branch-like candelabras.


so if you want to go-ahead and comment that I am a huge dork and you've lost all respect for me... or that you vomited in your mouth upon seeing the title of this post... or confess you saw the movie too ;)


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November 18, 2011

found friday: flowers by bornay

If you like flowers (well, I know you do because you are reading this blog) then you will like flowers by bornay in barcelona, spain. They take different objects like planets, an actress, the bride of frankenstein or a robot and create designs inspired by them. They use lots of 'color tool' (aka flower spray paint) to get the perfect hues to match. Here are two of my favorites:


movement on the moon-




and flowers from mars



they also have a rad tumblr here.


happy fin de semana :)
-christina

November 16, 2011

favorites: downton abbey


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Have you seen it? I am obsessed with Downton Abbey. A Masterpiece mini series that has won 6 emmy awards. I was quickly hooked last year when it first aired and so upset that I would have to wait a whole year to see what happens next. I re-watched the first season over the summer with my sister Sherri and got her hooked. I am so excited that the second season will be premiering on January 8, 2012 here in the US. I am so jealous of those living in England who are watching the second season on BBC now.
The set is beautiful, along with the costume design (modern yet still traditional) and it also has a great plot with some romance mixed in. The show entered the Guinness book of world records as the 'most critically acclaimed television show' for the year, becoming the first British show to win the award. It beat American shows Mad Men and Modern Family to the title. Have I convinced you to watch it yet!?

You can catch up and watch the first season through net-flix, on dvd or it will be re-airing on PBS in december. Or if you live by me you can borrow mine. A great thing to watch over the thanksgiving holiday. They also just confirmed that there is a third season premiering in September 2012!


Oh and if you haven't seen masterpiece's emma yet, I highly recommended that too a few years ago here.

November 14, 2011

melissa loves pop-up shop




I had such a wonderful weekend! Thanks to Melissa and Marichelle for hosting the pop-up shop. It was beyond gorgeous. Everywhere I looked was fabulous eye candy. I was Ooohing and ahhing all day over the variety of artists and their work! Not to mention munching continuously on delicious treats made by Brandi. It was great to also meet so many new faces and hear the tales of how they create their work or how they started. It was a wonderful day in maplewood :)

beautiful photos taken by jennifer of odette new york

November 11, 2011

soft blooms centerpiece

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a new dried flower centerpiece i've made for the pop-up shop tomorrow! It's called soft blooms centerpiece. It is made with wood chips, soft cream hydrangeas, white tarrow berries, cream balsa roses and dried mangrove fruit designed in a low vintage wooden bowl.

think about coming! please?!

oh and I almost forgot! The winner of the sea and asters terrarium giveaway is #115 "all wired up too"!! congrats and stay tuned for more giveaways.

have a happy weekend friends
-christina

--- update it is now for sale in my shop here!~

November 7, 2011

local pop-up shop

good monday morning dear readers! I am happy to announce that I am taking part in an awesome pop-up shop, Melissa Love's Pop-Up Shop, this saturday November 12, from 12- 4. I have been invited by lovely bloggers Melissa and Marichelle to take part in it at Melissa's beautiful home in Maplewood, New Jersey.
This week I will be highlighting the other artists involved in hopes to get you (if you are local) to come out and enjoy an afternoon shopping by the fireside with warm drinks and treats. Support local artist and get some holiday shopping done early! Also please consider taking a lovely fall day direct train out of the city to visit! If you plan on visiting, please email melissa directly for the address.

Shanna Murray:


Susy Jack:


and Clementine Jewelry:



gorgeous sellers huh! Stay tuned for more!

ps- dont forget about the sea and asters terrarium giveaway going on until Wednesday.

November 4, 2011

new in shop: tallow berries

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i've actually had a little bit of time to make some new arrangements for the shop! Tallow berries is a design of dried white tallow berries mixed with dried natural button flowers and natural soft reindeer moss. available in the shop now here.

have a happy weekend!!!
-christina

November 2, 2011

sponsor giveaway: sea and asters terrarium



Today's giveaway is from flores del sol sponsor Sea and Asters. Monica is giving one lucky reader a $25 terrarium of choice from her shop! Aren't they gorgeous? A mix of lovely natural textures. Her terrariums are perfect gifts too as the holidays will soon be here.
I love air plants (see a DIY centerpiece I made here). They remind me of the sea sponge harvesting town on the gulf of mexico, Tarpon Springs in Florida. They have all different types of air plants (aka tillandsia) hanging and for sale everywhere. I was in heaven. Its a must visit if you are ever around Tampa.



Giveaway participation (leave a comment for each thing you've done with your email or a link)

mandatory: check out Sea and Asters shop here and tell me your favorite piece.


additional optional entries:
- follow flores del sol blog (link is on the sidebar)
- like flores del sol on facebook here
- like sea and asters on facebook here
- tweet this giveaway
- share it on fb
giveaway ends november 8th, US residents only
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