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Winter Flowers

Posted on: December 19th, 2014 by melanie No Comments

If you look out your window its hard to see any flowers in bloom, but there are so many wonderful textures to be found right in you own garden, or maybe your neighbors. In this wintery arrangement we used a birch box and filled it with greenery from our garden; fir, cedar, boxwood, ivy and hellebore foliage. There was so much more to find like holy, lichen branches, redwood, pieris, two kinds of huckleberry and many other wonderful greens and textures. Especially in winter its easy to use fewer flowers and give each bloom some space to contrast with all the interesting greens and textures available in winter. Monochromatic is always a great choice for a flower arrangement making a restful and interesting bouquet. Since we used all white flowers we were able to use many different floral varieties without the arrangement becoming  fussy. Using just a few of each bloom we chose were mini green hydrangeas, hellebore, spray roses, freesia, mini carnation, amaryllis, football mums and roses.

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Winter Flowers

Posted on: December 9th, 2014 by melanie No Comments

During the winter so many of our favorite flowers are unavailable or so expensive we have to use the with care. So we look around at what nature has to offer during the season and so many things come to mind. Boxwood, cedar, fir, holly, mossy branches create a base of much loved texture for our precious blooms.


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For this  floral display we startled with a sweet mercury glass votive holder and filled it with privet berries, bay leaves, scented geranium, seeded eucalyptus and pieris japonica. That is five different textures in one small vase. Of course we needed flowers to finish it off with a few stems of the very special ranunculus and a smattering of spray roses.

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A birch bark tube is filled to overflowing with wintery textures, pine, fir, cones, privet berries, boxwood and pieris buds are a good start for the base of the unusual arrangement. To add some color we used mini green hydrangeas, white ranunculus, stargazer lilies, kale, roses, and peonies. We used candles hoping the recipient would light them for additional Christmas sparkle.

Our flower delivery page has more photos including prices for holiday arrangements. To send flowers on Bainbridge Island fill out out form, on our delivery page, or give us a call and we will make something magical for you or someone you love.

Ariella Chezar Workshop

Posted on: June 21st, 2014 by melanie No Comments

Alexander Valley in Northern California is one of my favorite places and Ariella Chezar is one of my favorite floral designers the two came together for 3 extraordinary days this May. Ariella has a lovely way of teaching her techniques and style of design, its such a joy to spend time with her. New flower friends and some old ones spent our time at Chalk Hill Clematis owned and created by the most gracious Kaye and Richard Heafey.

Day one

compote arrangement

Day Two

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old friends


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Lunch Time

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Day Three

place setting details

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Healdsburg with Ariella Chezar part I

Posted on: May 21st, 2013 by melanie No Comments

I just spend a few day in my old home town of Healdsburg California. It was a week full of every emotion I could come up with form tears, I’m not sure why, to joy and fear. All this from a floral workshop and meeting up with old friends. I havent been back to Healdsburg in 12 years, it is a place that I consider a jumping off point for my new life leaving the old one behind. Even all these years later the place still has a profound effect on the way I see the world and how I feel about it. Then enter the new people, new friends in an old place and again my life has taked a turn. Maybe not so dramatic as before but still and experience and people I will never forget.

Floral Designers, nine of us is all, came together from around the country to attend a workshop with Ariella Chezar. Set in the rolling and warm dry hills Chalk Hill Clematis was our host and inspiration. Acres of flowers, vines, and shrubs were our to cut. We did, we cut buckets of them everyday. Chalk Hill grows clematis for the cut flower market and makes their own olive oil from the trees on the estate and balsamic vinegar that was so delicious with our lunches. flowers, ariella chezar

Valentines Day Flowers

Posted on: February 4th, 2013 by melanie No Comments

Valentines Day February 14, 2013

Its almost here! We will be making beautiful, romantic flower arrangements for everyone in you life. Maybe something small for a friends desk at work or something grand for someone you love. We will have something just right.

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$30 delivered to Bainbridge Island

A sweet little arrangement of pink roses and spring flowers in a hobnail vase.

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$75 delivered to Bainbridge

Our version of a dozen roses in a vase.

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$50 delivered to Bainbridge

Purple is a great color for Valentines Day, but we can make this lovely arrangement in any color.

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$40 delivered to Bainbridge

A sweet mix of spring flowers.

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$65 delivered to Bainbridge Island

Elegant white flowers in a classic glass urn.


Posted on: January 5th, 2013 by melanie No Comments

It’s not really spring, yet. Day after day the sky is grey so I thought we might need a little color. One of the first things to bloom in the winter are primroses. The yellow smell the best and are so bright they just called to me. We put a few plants in a box and tied it with a french linen ribbon. They are available for sale on the ledge just outside at Vintage Home and Garden here on Bainbridge Island.

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Here is another photo of our sunny yellow flowers and a peek at our spring bouquets for sale at        Vintage Home and Garden

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A classic urn filled with yellow, spring green flowers are stunning on a black table.

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More Christmas Flowers

Posted on: December 23rd, 2012 by melanie No Comments

Here is another arrangement we made for delivery to a family on Bainbridge Island. We used a birch bark tube filled with lots of seasonal greenery like holly, cedar, privet berries, pinecones and fir. Candles are perfect for a holiday table so we used three ivory candles and a wonderful selection of fresh flowers. Some of the flowers we used are peony, kale, roses, hydrangea and ranunculus. We go to the market and pick out our flowers so we area able to offer these wonderful blooms that no one else on the island has. We also offer flowers for sale or special order from Vintage Home and Gardenflowers, gift flowers, flower delivery, holiday flowers, send flowers bainbridge island in Lynwood Center. Its such a beautiful store full of vintage and some new treasures like velvet pillow shams.

Send Holiday Flowers

Posted on: December 17th, 2012 by melanie No Comments

Today we used pink and white for this Christmas arrangement. Its kind of fun to use pink since so many beautiful flowers are pink. Some of the grey/blue foliage that we use this time of year such as seeded eucalyptus and gin berries go so well with pink. The candle stick is grey as well and made from concrete. Vintage Home and Garden, a wonderful new store on Bainbridge Island, has them for sale. You can order flowers from them or call direst for a holiday delivery to Bainbridge or Poulsbo.white flowers, pink flowers, glitter pinecones, and native foliage arrangement

Christmas Flowers

Posted on: December 6th, 2012 by melanie No Comments

Here is a sweet little flower arrangement that would be perfect for a gift. Three of these flower arrangements down the middle of your table would be so pretty and festive. They are made in a small mercury glass vase that can be used as a votive holder as well as a vase. The flowers we used are all white roses, ranunculus, tulips, scented geranium and berries. Just one would make a lovely gift. We are busy in our flower shop and ready to deliver flowers to Bainbridge Island or Poulsbo.

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Three of these arrangements are perfect as a holiday centerpiece.

Holiday Flowers

Posted on: December 2nd, 2012 by melanie No Comments

Happy Holidays!

What a lovely surprise this would be for family or friends for the Christmas season. The flowers would be perfect for a Christmas dinner table or on a sideboard. The flowers we uses are a wonderful combination of burgundy shades and include peony, dahlia, ranunculus and a few berries. We combined all the flowers in a wintery birch bark box. The great thing about winter  arrangements is that the foliage lasts such a long time. As the flowers fade they can be taken out and replaced with new fresh blooms or the greens can be left to stand on their own. We would love to deliver this arrangement to Bainbridge Island or flowers, christmas flowers, christmas gift