Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dueling Lobsters: A Surreal Battle

Lobster Fishers

Baskets on the dock

Set for tomorrows harvest
Noisy seagulls watch

photographer: Jill Broussard,
design: Installation Floral, 08.23.08, Umi and Margaret

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A little bit goes a long way

Hiring a good designer involves more than just getting the most flowers for the least amount of money. Your event floral designer should be more of a style coach or fashion architect. You need to comfortable letting your designer tell you when ideas are not okay. For example, this ceramic vase by Joanna Kramer asks only for the most delicate of flourishes. You put one red rose into the neck and it will look like something a second grader made in art class for Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pics from Sunday's TBT Event

These photos were taken at the IF Workshop before taking them to the Mansion for Sunday's brunch. The colors were chosen to compliment the celadon green table linens and red carpet in the Promenade Room.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Texas Ballet Theater @ The Mansion

This Sunday at 11 AM The Mansion at Turtle Creek will be hosting a brunch to benefit the Texas Ballet Theater. Tickets are $75.00 person and walk-ins are welcome. There will be a silent auction and a fabulous buffet.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


There is a new alternative to Fall color schemes. Thanks to the antique hydrangea and green houses throughout the world, Spring flowers such as hyacinths are available almost year round.

I think the antique hyrangea says Fall in a way that is feminine, chic, and playful without slapping you in the face with a big orange pumpkin and sunflowers.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Texas Ballet Theater Opening Gala

These pics are from the Texas Ballet Theater's Opening Gala, held Friday September 12th at the Majestic Theater in Dallas.

We loved the performance, and look forward to their October show!


Gift Boxes!

Pic from our recent gift boxes provided at the Sip & See event to raise awareness for the American Foundation for the Blind.

For those of you that don't know, there is a great resource right here in Dallas, TX on Able Ln. The AFB offers a resource center that focuses on independent living and showcases products and tools to help people with vision impairment learn to live independently!

Gift Box Contents: Samples of Chrysanthemum Tea to benefit tired eyes!!! How appropriate.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Cattle Call

Something for Texas

Here is a pic from a recent event we did for the American Foundation for the Blind.  It is a centerpiece featuring good ol' Texas cattle.  They are wearing necklaces made from copper wire and oncidium orchids, and are trudging through a bed of magenta carnations.

I try to do serious work. I honestly do.  I sit and I try to force my brain to dream up enormously tall arrangements of pink roses and stargazers, and instead... my brain gives me cows.  What is a girl to do?