Friday, December 8, 2017

Mushroom Bouquet

king mushrooms
I enjoy mushrooms.

I find them interesting.

But I never really thought about them in a floral sense until I was talking to a mushroom farmer.  We were at a tailgate market just making small talk among vendors when it came up...when are you getting married?  I said to him, can I do you wedding flowers to which he replied, "what are you going to make? A mushroom bouquet?"

Yes. Obviously I can make a mushroom bouquet.

What a fun challenge to make a mushroom bouquet. 

At first I thought whites and then as I studied the mushrooms...looking at the creams, and browns, and toasted reds I formulated a new idea. I definitely plan to make a few more mushroom bouquets experimenting with colors.  I can't wait!

This was an eye opening moment. Now the challenge is what's going to be my next "mushroom" (creative, odd, bazaar) item to include in an arrangement.

Mushrooms from a fellow farmers market vendor

mushroom bridal bouquet

what i love most about this shot is the mushroom at the top where you can see the whole shroom...stem and all! 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Holiday Class Schedule

evergreen wreath with mixed greens and eucalyptus

Class Schedule for Evergreen Wreath:
Black Friday, Friday November 24 at 2 PM
Saturday, November 25th at 10 AM
Tuesday, December 5th at 5:30 PM

Class Schedule for Fruit Block:
Black Friday, Friday November 24th at 10 AM
Saturday, November 25 at 2 PM
Thursday December 7 at 5:30 PM

Sign Up via our online store: HERE

fruit block 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Holiday Wreath and Fruit Block Classes Now Posted!

fruit block on the best yellow door on earth!
We had so much fun at our dried wreath classes that I'm just beside myself with excitement for the evergreen wreath and fruit block classes. 

Check out Fruit Block and Evergreen Wreath Class Dates: HERE

You can also pre-order one of these: HERE

Or you can come shop at the Purple Farmstand post Thanksgiving! 

Holiday music will be playing, beverage and light snacks will be provided. 
Class limit is 6 per class so everyone gets the attention they deserve! 

evergreen wreath sample

Fruit Block Class: 

SO first what in the world is a fruit block? How long will it last? Will fruit rot on my door causing me a mess and distress? 

Valid questions....

A fruit block is something I came up with some inspiration from Colonial Williamsburg (never been there but thankfully instagram was helpful) and a desire to make something different. Everyone puts the same stuff on their why not give an option for something completely (i'm going to use one of my dad's often used words) rad!

Before I even saw the decorations of Colonial Williamsburg I saw a house on the way to the Hamilton Marketplace that had a Fruit Fan one year. I asked my mom about it and she brushed it off as the fruit must be fake. This was about 4 years ago. I never forgot that house or that fruit fan which led me, 4 years later, to explore and confirm that it was real fruit. Not everyone wants to drill holes in their home to support an extremely heavy fruit fan so I rolled the idea around in my mind until I pulled out the idea of the fruit block.


Come make one! I tested a few in the cooler at 50 degrees for a little over a month and it held up. Please understand if it's 70 degrees in December for a week it will break down more quickly but lets all hope that there very few if not any 70 degree days in December.

We will be using staple guns in this class.

Evergreen Class: 

We'll also have evergreen wreath classes where you'll hand tie a wreath with a number of different greens to add texture and interest. You can also include dried flowers, a big bow, and any other creative treats I dream up to add.

choice of circle wreath or square wreath