Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Andersonville Sidewalk Sale!

One of the great things about having a shop in Andersonville are all the events that go on to promote shopping at local businesses. This weekend, July 31-August 2, we are having our Annual Sidewalk Sale. The whole neighborhood will be participating and it should be a great time! We'll have lots of great sale items so if you happen to be in the area, come on by!!

flower of the moment: viburnum

This arrangement is actually from about a month ago, but I just love it. Lately I've been really enjoying working with viburnum. One of our many favorite flowers to work with at Marguerite Gardens. And I should know the name of the other fuzzy flower, but it is failing me at the moment. Is it Nigella?

Lacey Linens

The flower shop has been looking pretty darn cute lately. Marguerite brought in some of her antique linens. I love the vintage quality they lend to our store. Verrry cute! And did you notice those giant pink flowers? We've been getting giant Coxcomb from Holland. They are so much fun to work into arrangements. They also look great on their own. So striking!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

flower of the moment: curly allium

Even though they get kinda stinky, we LOVE allium! Especially these. They are such a fun accompaniment to any arrangement. So very pretty.

pretty succulents & wallpaper rolls

We're pretty much obsessed with these succulents. Right now they are living in our very sunny window, but they end up all over the shop because we are constantly moving things around. It's nice to switch things up!

bouquet of the week! stock & ranunculus

Each week we make an arrangement for the front desk at Sine Qua Non Salon in Andersonville. This one made the cut (bad pun, I know) last week. Having a salon next door to your job is kind of a good and bad thing. I'm always convincing myself I need hair products that I really don't need. There's nothing wrong with looking, right?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

flower of the moment: harlequin hydrangeas

pretty photos of flowers

Some photos a customer took in our shop. She was a sweet woman who teaches kindergarten. How cute is that?

a lavish party

It's not everyday that we get to do a really lavish party. So when it comes around, we get really excited/stressed out/really excited again! These arrangements were especially fun to create. Needless to say, we were all very tired by the end of the day. I think they really turned out to be very lovely!

puppies and parties!

These are from a birthday party we did a couple weeks ago. The party was held at PAWS, Chicago's largest No Kill humane organization. Each arrangement we made was available for sale and all of the proceeds went to PAWS. So not only were the arrangements fun to create, they also went to a good cause! Not a bad combination.