A valentine is defined as “an artistic work, message or token expressing affection for something or someone.”
I know Valentine’s Day can be divisive (and a lot of pressure!)….so in the true spirit of Valentine’s Day I’m sharing a homemade valentine to one of my favorite flowers, ranunculus.
In 1923 my grandfather collected and pressed the ranunculus below.
I have a book full of these well preserved and lovingly placed pieces of botanical history thanks to my grandfather.
Perhaps this valentine to ranunculus is a valentine to him….and perhaps this Herbarium and Plant Record from 94 years ago is his valentine to me…..either way, I share it with you today with a grateful heart.
I hope you’ll make something with your hands and give away some love today.
Happy Valentine’s Day.
Here are a few designs that feature ranunculus.
June weddings are classic and a wedding at The Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms is not only classic, but it’s quintessential Vermont. I am so head-over-heels for this wedding and these flowers (and this couple….and the bride’s mom!…and the wedding planner…and the photographer who got the shot above with the cows!…and the caterer). Some of my
One stand out moment from my 15th year in business was working for my alma mater, The University of Vermont, this season. I designed the arrangements for a very special dinner at The Fleming Museum as well as some accent pieces for the newly renovated Alumni House which was officially unveiled in time for Alumni Weekend.
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Hello, Floral Artistry Blog. It me, Alison. I’m sorry I’ve been ignoring you. I really do love you. Very much. It’s just…well, I’ve been busy. I know everyone’s busy. I’m a grownup. I’m supposed to be busy. It’s no excuse. Ya see, there’s this thing called Instagram. I’ve been hanging out there…a lot. So I’m