Category: holidays

ranunculus, milk glass, Vermont Wedding Flowers

Homemade Valentine

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

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Ringing in the New Year And My 15th Season In Business

Happy New Year! As I embark on my 15th wedding season in Vermont with my first wedding of the year this weekend it feels like 2016 is off to a busy start already. The end of 2015 was both busy and delightful with promises of a new year & new possibilities around the corner. I really

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Happy Holidays!

2015 may have been my favorite year yet. The season started out slow…real slow…but there were some beautiful smaller weddings and really fun design opportunities that presented themselves later-on in the year. Every year in business is a learning year and patience along with perseverance are not lost on this seasonal, creative business owner! On

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Defining Valentine’s Day And My Valentine to You

Valentine’s day. Have I lost you already? I know it can be polarizing. As someone who’s in the love business and also in the flower business I’ve had a long history with Valentine’s day. (In short, we’ve had our ups and downs.) So consider this definition for “Valentine.” def. An artistic work, message or token

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Vermont Wedding Flowers-Orchard Cove Photography

3 Ways Money Can Buy Love

Every Beatles fan and their mother (’cause let’s face it our moms were Beatles fans waaay before we were!) knows that money can’t buy you love, however it can definitely help you celebrate your love and leave your loved-ones head-over-heels for you, their thoughtful host. The key to a fantastic wedding is to treat your

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Have The Best Valentine’s Day Ever!

My feelings on Valentine’s Day have changed dramatically over the years.  It’s been many years since I’ve worked at a flower shop on one of the busiest floral holidays of the year and that’s allowed me to gain a fresh perspective and appreciation for the ooey-gooey sweetness that Valentine’s Day can be about. This year

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DIY Christmas + Burlap

Lots of people get super crafty around Christmas time, but not everyone has time to pull out all the stops.  If you have tons of time and space it’s easy to deck the halls, but if you have limited space or multiple holidays to celebrate (like me!) here are a few tips to get you

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Easy DIY Fabric Christmas Wreath

I know a lot of people start their holiday decorating the day after Thanksgiving, but I like to wait until the calendar flips to December to get festive.  Today I’ve got a super easy DIY fabric Christmas wreath that you can make in very little time.  All you’ll need is a wreath frame, some fabric

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Earth Day, Easter, Passover, Birthday

First, it’s Earth Day so do something!  Pick up a piece of trash you might otherwise ignore, skip the plastic water bottles for a week and ditch the paper coffee cup for a reusable travel mug.  Practice a random act of gardening.  Do anything.  Just be earthy.  On a holiday note…it’s Passover and Easter and my birthday this

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How to order flowers for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is 2 weeks away and it’s the perfect time to order flowers.  If you’ve never ordered flowers before or are not sure what it is exactly that you “should” order I’ve got a few tips for ordering Valentine’s Day flowers. Before you call:  Make sure you have the name, delivery address (we’re talking

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