Tuesday, August 02, 2011

A Rose is A Rose

Once upon a time I had a floral business. It was a lovely little business.  A Rose is A Rose.  I had taken some floral design courses in college and fell in love with the art of composition with such a beautiful medium.  I later found out that my grandmother had had her own floral business around the same time in her life.  This I am sure ignited the love of flowers within my own mother who has always found joy in her own flower garden.  A love passed from generation to generation to generation.  To continue on in our little story, one May Day a little baby arrived and my flower business became no more.  A Baby is a Baby became my new tagline.

Bright bouquets of flowers often find their way to me by the sweet hands of my husband who knows what the sight of them and the busyness of my hands do for my spirits.  Once in a while new opportunities arise for me to put my hands to work again to create something with flowers.  I am lucky to have had 2 such opportunities within the past month, both in the form of baby showers.  The first was for my little sister Vanessa {which I will post more on soon-along with the arrival of baby Charlotte}.  The second for my good friend Amanda.  The venue was at a picturesque winery inside a tall gabled banquet room encased in rich wood and large windows.  This lent to my chosen theme of transferring the feel of the garden indoors.  My aunt harvested hydrangeas, queen anne's lace, and curly willow for me from a friend's plentiful garden and a few deep pink dahlias completed the list. I coupled vintage wooden crates with mason jars and juice glasses for my chosen vessels.  I have to say that the look was achieved, a delightful little touch of garden brought inside.

The shower was all so lovely, including our guest of honor Amanda and our hostess Nichia.  The little touches such as the customized menu, handmade gifts, and scrumptious cake pops really made the shower.  All created a comfortable environment to chat, dote, and consume divine food.  Baby Joslynn is definitely getting the royal treatment already.  


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    Love it!

    Hugs and Blessings!
    Jasmine Wilmany

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  2. Briana, Your flower arrangements are gorgeous! What a lucky friend you have. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers!

  3. Jill, me too! My favorite are the indigo colored ones.
    Jasmine, how do you always know how to do such cool things on the computer. Seriously I need you to teach me!



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