Monthly Archives: July 2010

Wonderful Wife Tip–Make a Peach Cobbler

I grew up with my mom making this peach cobbler as a special breakfast treat.  My husband still cannot believe we used to eat this for breakfast, but I think it’s perfect for any time of day.  It’s a super easy recipe that will automatically put you in the wonderful wife category.  We’ve always favored peaches

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Sweet Wedding Slideshow by Sabin Gratz

I first posted pictures from Becca & Blain’s Vermont wedding to highlight some flower shots after their wedding at Stowehof in June (you can see it here), but today I have some truly gorgeous professional shots from Sabin Gratz to share with you.  The bride & groom and their guests clearly had a blast as they boogied down to the sounds

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Wedding at Shelburne Farms

This wedding at Shelburne Farms was all about hydrangea!  When I met Lisa and her daughter just about a month before her July wedding I knew she would be great to work with.  She had a very clear vision of simple, clean hydrangea in multiple colors and a classic white bouquet for herself for an intimate ceremony including

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A Toad in Alison’s Garden

Today’s post doesn’t have anything to do with flowers, or weddings–although I do seem to recall hearing about a frog that turned into a prince–but I just love this little toad I found in my garden.  (OK, so I more stumbled upon him and was a little startled because he blended into the foliage so well,

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Whitney & Andy’s Wedding at The Ponds

Whitney and Andy were married at The Ponds at Bolton Valley and it was one of the biggest weddings that The Ponds has hosted according to the wedding coordinator, Rachel.  Whitney chose soft purple tones with blue, white and green accents as the color palette and their style was summery and Vermonty with a touch

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Alison’s favorite things (vol. 17)

It’s been over a month since I’ve given a shout out to one of my favorite things and since my husband discovered something super delicious this week at Marvin’s Country Store in Johnson (something I happened to discover a few weeks ago at Sweet Clover Market in Essex!) it feels like a perfect time to spread the word about Effie’s Homemade

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Classic white wedding bouquets

These classic white bouquets were created for a wedding on Friday evening at Shelburne Farms.  The bride wanted something casual, yet elegant to compliment her apple green & silver color palette.  She grew wheat grass for centerpieces and displayed it on silver trays. The bride’s bouquet includes mini green hydrangea, ranunculus, lisianthus, roses, spray roses, freesia, sedum, variegated pitt

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boutonniere, Ranunculus and succulent, Vermont Wedding Flowers

Boutonnieres and Corsages–Who get’s them?

Most wedding flower decisions are pretty straight forward–a bouquet for the bride and her attendants, flowers for the ceremony, centerpieces on the tables, but personal flowers such as boutonnieres and corsages tend to be more of a personal choice. Every now and again I’ll come across a couple who opts to skip boutonnieres for the groom

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Fresh berries from Alison’s Garden

One of the best things about summer has got to be the fresh berries from my garden.  We have a raspberry patch that produces lots of berries each year (in spite of the Japanese beetles that tend to linger around them!) and thanks to the birds we have some wonderful black raspberry bushes that have self-seeded under my evergreen tree and

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Mara & Jim at Artesano Iron Works Gallery

When one of my closest friends from college asked me to do the flowers for her sister’s wedding in Philadelphia this July of course I said, Yes, but when I found out Mara & Jim were getting married at Artesano Iron Works Gallery I got really excited.  We love Vermont weddings, but if we are going to travel for a destination

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