Middleton Flower Shop News
Flower Arranger announce year programTuesday, August 28, 2018
Design. A member of the Sacramento Floral Design Guild and the Auburn Arrangers Guild, she was well received as a speaker for Davis Flower Arrangers in past years. AdvertisementOn April 3, Sahshah Middleton, a Bay Area florist, will speak with demonstrations based on a lifetime of flower work that began in Singapore and includes being a resident designer for the famous Raffles Hotel. She is from a Czechoslovakian family and has most recently been a show manager for the San Francisco County Fair.Membership in Davis Flower Arrangers costs $40 per year and provides access to eight programs and workshops and the potluck picnic party that will end the year in May.Other activities of The Davis Flower Arrangers that all members are invited to join include providing flower arrangements for the Mary L. Stephens Davis Library, working together with the Davis Senior Center to provide May baskets to shut-in seniors, and providing bouquets for the regional garden club luncheon. The club has also provided bouquets for the Odd Fellows Bingo Fundraiser Games and the group sometimes organizes bus tours to the Bouquets to Art Show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco or other spots such as Filoli Gardens and Sunset Magazine’s new display garden in Napa.For further information please contact Davis Flower Arrangers president, Molly Hillis. http://www.dailydemocrat.com/general-news/20180817/flower-arrangers-announce-year-program
Dolphinton blossoms in annual Flower ShowTuesday, August 28, 2018
Anne Hutchison, 2nd M Woodifield, 3rd Norma Campbell; three phlox - 1st Ann Ross, 2nd Nancy Porteous; vase of annuals (one variety) - 1st Rob Dickson, Ann Ross; vase flowering shrub - 1st Lindy Middleton, 2nd Ann Ross, 3rd Rob Dickson; large vase garden flowers - 1st Margaret Adamson, 2nd Rob Dickson, 3rd Ann Ross; a fuchsia in a pot - 1st Ann Ross, 2nd Rob Dickson; flowering pot plant (not fuchsia) - 1st David Millar, 2nd Rob Dickson, 3rd Lindy Middleton; patio container - 1st Rob Dickson, 2nd Ann Ross, 3rd Anne Hutchison. Vegetable Section: Three carrots - 1st David Millar, 2nd John Graham; one cabbage - 1st Jimmy Glasgow, 2nd David Millar; one cauliflower - 1st David Millar; three onion (sets) - 1st Rob Dickson, 2nd Nancy Porteous, 3rd John Graham; three potatoes - 1st Rob Dickson, 2nd David Millar, 3rd John Graham; a bizarre shaped vegetable - 1st Anne Hutchison, 2nd Rob Dickson, 3rd John Graham; eight pods peas - 1st Margaret Adamson, 2nd Rob Dickson, 3rd Harry Baker; three tomatoes - 1st Rob Dickson, 2nd Ann Ross, 3rd John Graham; three beetroot - 1st Nancy Porteous, 2nd David Millar; dish of soft fruit - 1st David Millar, 2nd Anne Hutchison, 3rd Nancy Porteous; one vegetable (any other variety) - 1st John Graham, 2nd David Millar, 3rd Rob Dickson; one box of vegetables (three varieties) - 1st Rob Dickson, 2nd David Millar, 3rd John Graham. Floral Art Section: Arrangement of three blooms and foliage - 1st Janet Noble, 2nd Isabella Erskine, 3rd Anne Hutchison; foliage arrangement (no flowers) - 1st Janet Noble, 2nd Pam Taylor; arrangement in a tea pot - 1st Janet Noble, 2nd Sarah Baker, 3rd Pam Taylor; an arrangement using only supermarket flowers costing under £5 - 1st Janet Noble, 2nd Anne Hutchison, 3rd Pam Taylor; miniature arrangement not exceeding 9" - 1st Janet Noble, 2nd Jean Campbell, 3rd Pam Taylor. Industrial Section: Glass jar raspberry jam - 1st Isabella Erskine, 2nd David Millar, Lin Smellie; glass jar chutney - 1st Anne Hutchison, 2nd David Millar, Lin Smellie; glass jar fruit jelly - 1st Margaret Adamson, 2nd Jo Lister, 3rd Rob Dickson; glass jar strawberry jam - 1st Jean Campbell, 2nd David Miller, 3rd Lin Smellie; a tea loaf - 1st Anne Hutchison, Norma Campbell, 3rd Jo Lister; a bottle fruit cordial - 1st Jean Campbell, 2nd Pam Taylor, 3rd Anne Hutchison; three cheese oven scones - 1st Margaret Adamson, 2nd Anne Hutchison; three pancakes (dropped scones) - 1st Jean Campbell; three oatie biscuits - 1st Rob Dickson, 2nd Nancy Porteous, 3rd Margaret Adamson; three decorated cup cakes - 1st Jo Lister, 2nd Liz Glasgow, 3rd Anne Hutchison; wedge of apple tart - 1st Anne Hutchison, 2nd Margaret Adamson, 3rd Jean Campbell; three pieces of traybake (uncooked) - 1st Norma Campbell, 2nd Jo Lister, 3rd Anne Hutchison; individual chocolate dessert - 1st Jo Lister, 2nd Pam Taylor, 3rd Anne Hutchison; a savory snack - 1st Jean Campbell; gluten free cake - 1st Pam Taylor, 2nd Anne Hutchison, 3rd Jean Campbell; it's a disaster darling! - 1st Pam Taylor, Eilidh Lister. http://www.peeblesshirenews.com/news/16600039.dolphinton-blossoms-in-annual-flower-show/
6 Royal Wedding Bouquets To Use For Your Own Wedding Inspiration - Elite DailyMonday, May 07, 2018
Town & Country, the royal couple-to-be committed to florist Philippa Craddock, and Markle will carry white garden roses and peonies (in addition to some other elegant varieties). I looked to Kate Middleton's stunning flowers for some inspo on these seven wedding bouquets for your big day, as well as the flowers we might see Markle carrying in just a few short weeks. You deserve to look like royalty when you walk down the aisle, am I right?1LiliesPascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty ImagesAccording to The Guardian, Kate Middleton's bouquet was filled with lily of the valley that was in season at the time. You might want to consider including lilies for your big day, too. The white flower comes across as elegant and graceful, and is often a sweet addition to any wedding bouquet. Your guests will be in awe of how romantic you look walking down the aisle.2White RosesAdam NixonIt doesn't get much more elegant than carrying a bouquet of white roses on your wedding day. Especially when they're in full bloom, this flower radiates beauty and will surely make you look like one of the royals. Your flowers will at least get a very regal moment on your Instagram feed, if they don't make it into a major wedding magazine. I think it's safe to say Meghan Markle might even approve. After all, she's incorporating white garden roses into her bunch, too.3PeoniesAndrew YaremchukPut some peonies in your bouquet if you truly want to channel major princess vibes on your way to your very own happily ever after. These flowers will feel romantic and will be a regal addition to your look you've been dreaming of. Including a couple of birch branches like the royals might even make saying, "I do" a little sweeter.Truth is, your wedding is all about starting the rest of your life with your significant other. You want the flowers to fit the mood. Peonies will probab...
Royal wedding inspires Greenwich designer's floral fascinators - CT PostTuesday, May 01, 2018
CaptionCloseImage 1 of 12Princess Beatrice of York, right, with her sister, Princess Eugenie and her father, Prince Andrew, stood out from the crowd at Prince William’s marriage to Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011, in London. Her fascinator, designed by famed milliner Philip Treacy, caused a stir and generated its own Facebook page. It later was sold for charity. lessPrincess Beatrice of York, right, with her sister, Princess Eugenie and her father, Prince Andrew, stood out from the crowd at Prince William’s marriage to Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011, in London. ... more Photo: Ian Gavan / Getty Images Image 2 of 12Floral designer Trish O’Sullivan works on an peony arrangement at a recent workshop at the Floral Design Studio she runs at the Garden Education Center in Greenwich.Floral designer Trish O’Sullivan works on an peony arrangement at a recent workshop at the Floral Design Studio she runs at the Garden Education Center in Greenwich. Photo: Contributed Photo Image 3 of 12Floral designer Trish O’Sullivan recently opened the F...
Pippa Middleton's Florist Shares the Biggest Trends in British Weddings - TownandCountrymag.comTuesday, March 27, 2018
It would be wise to listen, as Barnes is the founder of Lavender Green Flowers in London and the woman responsible for the picturesque arrangements at Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’s wedding last spring. Locally grown flowers and foliage have replaced over-the-top designs crammed with expensive stems, says Barnes. She also suggests sticking to in-season scented blooms (like jasmine, peony, orange blossom, and lily of the valley) and mixing them with herbs and ferns.Advertisement - Continue Reading BelowAnd here’s a little secret: “For centuries royal bouquets have always had rosemary foliage.” Put that on your list.A garland designed by Lavender Green Flowers.REPORTAGE/COURTESY LAVENDER GREENThis story appears in the April 2018 issue of Town & Country.
Boston florist launches ‘art house’ retreat in Mexico to help creativity bloom - The Boston GlobeMonday, December 17, 2018
And I think it’s important to see how other people create and to look at other people’s process.” Advertisement Price, who is originally from Idaho but came to Boston more than a decade ago to attend graduate school at the Boston Conservatory, is funding the house in its entirety, she said, including the cost of room and board and food for those selected to visit. Interested artists are on the hook for their plane tickets.But she isn’t letting just anyone into the art house.Price said she’s vetting applicants before booking time slots, Airbnb style. The stays will range from three to seven days at a time, to allow as many people as possible to attend and focus on their work.So, what’s the catch?Price stressed that the opportunity isn’t just to soak up the sun in Mexico during a free vacation — it’s about working toward a goal and making connections along the way. Advertisement “You have to have something you’re working on,” she said. “We want you to have that intense, focused moment to create something, whether that’s a passion project or you’re writing a book or album and you’re stuck and you need a fresh scene to be inspired. We’re asking people to work on specific projects and talk about what they can bring to the house.”The other element, she said, is getting people who come down to Mexico to contribute to the group and get acquainted with the Mexican community.“Maybe you’re a musician, and you can bless us with your music in the evenings,” she said. “Or maybe you also lead guided meditations or do yoga, and you can offer that type of engagement.”Price said she’s had more than 50 conversations with artists interested in spending time at the Wandering Art House, many of them from Boston.“Already I&rsqu... https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/2018/12/11/boston-florist-launches-art-house-retreat-mexico-for-creatives-hoping-focus-projects/CJ0OTfhZM1w6F3DafJXIiL/story.html
Fill your list with gnomes, home-grown gems and more with the 2018 Treasure gift guide - Idaho StatesmanTuesday, December 04, 2018
One of my favorites is Callie Capps Jewelry. Her Navajo-inspired designs are influenced by nature and the organic materials she finds in the desert, including Bruneau jasper, a stone only found in Idaho. Prices range from $16 to $300.Another jewelry favorite of mine is Jenny Miller’s Japicorn. Jenny loves to sew and came up with the idea of using the leftover fabric to make jewelry. Buy her vintage-inspired earrings and other accessories at Mixed Greens, Flying M Coffeehouse Gift Shop, and Idaho Made for $4-$30.The fly fishermen or women in your life will enjoy the “Idaho River Maps and Fishing Guide” by Greg Thomas and Gary Lewis ($24.95 at Rediscovered Book Shop and other area book sellers) and expert fly fisherman Nate Brumley’s “Addicted to the Rise” ($49.95 at DryFlyInnovations.com.) It’s an interactive book and video that will help them hone their technique, from fly tying to casting.There are lots of holiday cocktails out there, but whatever time of year, the bloody mary is always in season. If you put a bloody mary basket together, make the centerpiece Three Bar Bloody Mary Mix, a local family business since 1935. It’s the perfect combination of flavor and spice, and it’s as good without alcohol as it is with. It also works for a marinade. It’s $8 to $11.99 at Idaho State Liquor Stores, Albertsons, Winco and other area outlets. Jodi Peterson: Giving from the heart Jodi Peterson has made an impact in Boise on several fronts. As the co-head of Interfaith Sanctuary, she works on innovative programs with the city’s homeless population and also co-produces the popular “X-treme Holiday X-travaganza” with her fia... https://www.idahostatesman.com/latest-news/article222346790.html
Esscents Candles now offers flowers for all occasions - Coos Bay WorldSunday, February 11, 2018
Armstrong just recently obtained the floral cooler from Auntie Em's Floral & Gifts, which was located in the Continuum Building across Second Street from Esscents. Owner Emily Bright moved to Idaho over the holidays to be closer to family and offered to sell some of her floral equipment to Armstrong."For about 1 1/2 years I've been wanting to bring something else into the shop to go along with candles, something that goes well with the name," Armstrong said. "Everything friends and family suggested didn't quite seem to fit, then someone said, 'What about flowers?' I didn't want to do that because of Emily, so when I heard she was leaving, I started to put things into motion."Thus Esscents Candles & Floral bloomed into existence.Armstrong met experienced floral designer Natalie Brookwell through Bright and began learning how to make arrangements under her tutelage. Brookwell has been creating and teaching floral arrangements since 1978 and was educated through the Ken Gilley School of Floral Design. Brookwell lived in Bandon previously for about five years after coming from Medford and about a year ago moved back to the area from Hood River."I've wanted to get into flowers for a long time, but my mother has the green thumb, not me," Armstrong said. "But I think I'm a quick learner and I thought bringing the flowers in would mesh well with candles."Esscents Candles & Flor... http://theworldlink.com/bandon/news/business/esscents-candles-now-offers-flowers-for-all-occasions/article_e628a50b-2390-5fde-ae2a-571a0059ad89.html
What does the one you love really want for Valentine's Day; how much do most people spend? - WYFF GreenvilleSunday, February 11, 2018
Alabama: ChocolatesAlaska: Engagement ringsArizona: RosesArkansas: RosesCalifornia: RosesColorado: RosesConnecticut: ChocolatesDelaware: Engagement ringsFlorida: RosesGeorgia: ChocolatesHawaii: RosesIdaho: RosesIllinois: RosesIndiana: SunglassesIowa: RosesKansas: RosesKentucky: RosesLouisiana: RosesMaine: RosesMaryland: ChocolatesMassachusetts: RosesMichigan: ChocolatesMinnesota: RosesMississippi: ChocolatesMissouri: RosesMontana: Box of chocolatesNebraska: RosesNevada: Box of chocolatesNew Hampshire : Diamond braceletNew Jersey: Box of chocolatesNew Mexico: Bouquet of rosesNew York: RosesNorth Carolina: Flower bouquetNorth Dakota: Flower bouquetOhio: Wedding bouquetOklahoma: Teddy bearOregon Flower: BouquetPennsylvania: Bouquet of rosesRhode Island: Aquamarine ringsSouth Carolina: Chocolate trufflesSouth Dakota: Gold stud earringsTennessee: Bouquet of rosesTexas: Flower BouquetUtah: RosesVermont: Men’s ringsVirginia: Flower bouquetWashington: Box of chocolatesWest Virginia: SunglassesWisconsin: Bouquet of rosesWyoming: PerfumePro Flowers... http://www.wyff4.com/article/what-does-the-one-you-love-really-want-for-valentines-day-how-much-do-most-people-spend/16573899