Archive for February, 2012

What the flock?!?!? My personal obsession with flocking

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Since childhood I have loved flocking.  I think it is one of those things that you see and then commit to memory.  In my parents restaurant there was a huge bay window in one dining room.  Every Christmas it was transformed into a winter wonderland filled with “snow” and three large flocked trees.  I will always remember it as magical!  And so began my obsession with and love of flocking.  That brings us to Christmas 2011 and the flocking of my own tree.  Below is the photo progression.

  

My tree after flocking and before being fully decorated.

Playful, traditional entry garland

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Begining……………….(insert several hours)…………………end result!!!!!!

                   

This family has two young children and we decided to load this entry garland with whimsical ornaments in fun yet traditional red and green.  All the glass candy (you can’t even see all the goodies!!) almost forces you to to have visions of sugarplums dancing in your head!

LOVE these oversized beaded candy canes!!

Christmas comes late….

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

So this will either get you in the Christmas spirit WAY too early (before retailers, ha!) or give you a quick reminder of your recent celebrations. 

For my client, friend, and fellow Ole Miss belle, Christmas is about loads of traditional, fun and funky decorations and being with family.  Her house always looks amazing.  For those of you who also went to Ole Miss, her house gives Oxford Floral a run for its money (in a good way)!!  This year we wanted to accent the foyer opening to the dining room. The garland needed enough sparkle to blend with the silk drapes, yet include touch of home with cotton intertwined.  Chocolate glass balls, seed bead silver mushrooms, frosted glass birds, cotton, and ultra thin glittered garland.

 

Corner shot of garland                              close up of seed bead capped mushroom

             

Frosted birds, glass ornaments, and so much more!