Wednesday, July 31, 2013

July's Birth Flowers for the Last Day of July

The July birth flower is both the larkspur and water lily. 

The larkspur, with its simple form, feelings of open heart and ardent attachment are attributed to it. Each color variation of larkspur has a different meaning: pink means fickleness, white conveys a happy nature, and purple normally represents a first love. Generally, larkspur indicates strong bonds of love. 

The water lily,signifies purity and majesty and contrary to what  you way think, the water lily can be used in arrangements and bouquets.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

More Local Beauty: Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

A recent trip to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden had me in awe!  Not only are their trees and plants beautiful, they also create an experience that rivals the animals in the zoo!  The annuals and perennials are all chosen with care and thought so that each turn and path is a wonder of greenery and color.  Below are just a few shots of the foliage that greets visitors.  Love the bold contrasts!


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sumptuous Color Palate for Fall 2013

The gang at The Perfect Palette collected sumptuous examples of the color palette that Pantone deemed to be the "it" colors for Fall 2013 (read the article here).  These shardes will make for rich and bold Fall!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Life Moves Pretty Fast...

I was stuck in traffic on Race Street downtown, and thoroughly annoyed.  This was not the way I had planned my day to be!  I began to work myself into a bit of a tizzy, when I rolled my eyes up to the heavens, I noticed that looming just above my head was the most magnificent facade!  Instantly, my annoyance was turned to glee as I was able to safely shoot a snapshot without fear of bodily harm.  I have lived most of my life in the Cincinnati area and never once noticed this architectural gem!
I was suddenly transported to Saint Marks Square in Venice.  "Traffic jam, what traffic jam?"  I'm on a gondola!  After a little investigating I found that the Lyric Piano Company building has been surprising and delighting Cincinnatians since 1919 and is even on the Queen City Tour.  Well, color me surprised.  I definitely learned a lesson in that traffic jam.  Sometimes all you need to do is to slow down and take a look around.  You could be missing out on so much around you for want of pausing for just a moment to stop and look around you!  

Friday, July 5, 2013

Don't want a Veil? Try a Floral Headpiece

A Yellow Canary Creation
Cincinnati Wedding- "Secret Garden"
For the bride wanting to stand out from the pack, a floral headpiece is a fresh and one-of-a-kind option.  The floral headpiece is very versatile, it can be worn with veiling or in lieu of the more traditional veil.  As suggested from "That Way Hat's Blog", when choosing your bridal accessories, you should take into account the shape and scope of the gown when choosing your headpiece.  For a fuller dress, a fuller headpiece will keep your shape in balance.

  Brides can choose from any design or shape to fit their personality, theme or decor.  That is the beauty of the floral headpiece- the sky is the limit when designing and dreaming.  Brides can choose a "flower child" daisy chain for a beach or park wedding or an elegant orchid or lily to complement a simple, sleek wedding style.