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Former White House Florist: State Visit Revealed First Lady Melania Trump's 'Formidable' Cultural Diplomacy - Breitbart NewsTuesday, May 01, 2018
Even die-hard critics seemed to pause for a moment to admire the multi-faceted diplomatic itinerary that went off without a hitch.”Dowling noted that when the Macrons arrived at Joint Base Andrews, they were given a bouquet of purple irises — the national flower of France.“At the intimate state dinner, meticulously planned and executed by the first lady herself without a coterie of consultants and planners, guests reveled in the elegant setting of a candle-lit State Dining Room,” Dowling wrote. “In the manner of Jacqueline Kennedy, the first lady planned and executed an impressive series of symbolic activities that demonstrated the power of style and cultural diplomacy when carried out on the high profile White House stage.”“There is inherent meaning in the symbolism surrounding the White House and the ability to bring citizens together around shared values and ideals,” Dowling wrote. “While individual details of a state visit may seem innocuous or even frivolous, including the selection of flowers, linens, china, and menu for the dinner, they actually have much greater significance.”“The details roll up into a larger narrative that fosters a dialogue between leaders of nations and their citizens, highlighting common bonds and a shared cultural heritage,” Dowling wrote. “A White House state dinner is perhaps one D.C. ritual that allows us to dial back political vitriol and celebrate time-honored traditions in a non-partisan way.”Dowling noted that the state dinner also reflects how the first lady — not bringing the usual political pedigree to the White House — is making her mark in her role as the nation’s highest-ranking hostess.“Even before the state dinner, there were clues that it would be a departure from previous years,” Dowling wrote. “Pared down and pared back, the first lady wanted the focus to be on the diplomatic tasks at hand.”“A smaller guest list, a streamlined menu and skillful deployment of the White House collection (rather than the use of rental tables and china), all placed emphasis squarely on the honored guests and eased the burden on taxpayers, too,” Dowling wrote. “Even the decision to move the press preview of the décor and table settings to the night before the dinner had implications for how e... http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/04/28/former-white-house-florist-statevisit-revealed-first-lady-melania-trump-formidable-cultural-diplomacy/
Bring springtime indoors with beautiful arrangements from Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, March 27, 2018
See what exciting colors and collections you can get to enliven your own home. Flowerland is at 413 Andrews Highway. lessSoon the freshness of the season, like these beautiful peonies, will burst forth everywhere, including Flowerland! These and other amazing arrangements can help celebrate just about any occasion, including ... more Photo: Paul Wiseman Bring springtime indoors with beautiful arrangements from FlowerlandBack to GallerySpring is on its way now—with bright, fresh colors bursting forth everywhere. Why let all that joy and beauty remain outdoors? At Flowerland, the green leaves, bright colors and fragrances of springtime are arriving by the truckload every day, just waiting for you to bring it home!You’ll want to stop by Flowerland’s refreshing showroom, maybe more than once, to take in the beautiful new colors that they’re putting out daily in the most inviting arrangements you can imagine. Flowerland’s Chief Designer, Chris Collum, AIFD, TMF, has combined the latest fashion designs from around the world with his own creativity to create amazingly fresh looks that are uniquely west Texas.Where on the rainbow is your home’s ambient design? What color defines your décor? Wherever you fall on the rain...
Your Easter lilies & mums are ready for you at Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, March 27, 2018
One thing you can be sure of: the artists at Flowerland will send an amazing arrangement that will please the person you’re sending it to!Flowerland is located at 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. The phone number is 682-1634. Flowerland is an FTD and Teleflora florist. Their web address is www.flowerlandmidland.com.
Warm her heart for Valentine's Day with a fresh bouquet from Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramSunday, February 11, 2018
Valentine’s Day bouquet from Flowerland—and then imagine the smile on her face and the joy in her eyes when she sees it’s from you. Beauty this deep and engaging is only available at Flowerland, 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. lessTake a moment to gaze at the beauty of this amazing Valentine’s Day bouquet from Flowerland—and then imagine the smile on her face and the joy in her eyes when she sees it’s from you. Beauty this deep and ... more Photo: Paul Wiseman Warm her heart for Valentine’s Day with a fresh bouquet from FlowerlandBack to GallerySometimes there are words. “I love you.” “Let’s go somewhere, just the two of us.” “I was thinking of you today.”Other times there are no words. A thoughtful gift. A remembered anniversary.Flowers.More truly, an exquisite bouquet bursting with warm sunshine, fragrant breezes and endless nuances of color.Someone said, “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” Flowers for her, when given joyfully, can take that sunshine and transform it into the most beautiful love.You’ll see it in her eyes; her smile. You’ll hear it in her voice. “You thought of me!”And by ordering flowers from Flowerland you can choose from among the brightest and most beautiful arrang...
Let the spirit of Christmas sweep you up at Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, December 12, 2017
Image 1of/1CaptionCloseImage 1 of 1Capture the beauty and joy of Christmas with some of the amazing decorations you’ll find at Flowerland, 413 Andrews Highway.Capture the beauty and joy of Christmas with some of the amazing decorations you’ll find at Flowerland, 413 Andrews Highway. Photo: Paul Wiseman Let the spirit of Christmas sweep you up at FlowerlandBack to GalleryNo, it’s not too late—there’s still almost two weeks until Christmas! And there’s still plenty of Christmas spirit at Flowerland, waiting for you to bring it home!In fact, this is the perfect time to enjoy the benefits of Flowerland’s Designer-in-Chief, Chris Collum, AIFD, TMF, and his world travels.His decorations are always spectacular because Chris spends the year gathering the brightest ideas for your home’s holiday décor. You’ve got to see what he’s found this year! Everything on the trees and on display anywhere in the showroom is available for you to purchase for your own home or for gifts.When it comes home with you, you’ll be able to make it your own and r... http://www.mrt.com/business/fyi/article/Let-the-spirit-of-Christmas-sweep-you-up-at-12417049.php
Visitors offer prayers, flowers after Branson duck boat tragedyTuesday, August 14, 2018
Ducks yesterday, but it was too hot. Instead, they took their granddaughters to an arcade. A softball team from Alvin, Texas, was staying nearby — in town for the Fastpitch America Softball Association 14U World Series — and considered riding one of the Ducks last night, said a parent of one of the girls on the team. It was only because of a timing mix-up that some of the players were on the diamond instead of the doomed Duck boat. “We just happened to be playing a game that was off-schedule,” said Emily... https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2018/07/20/visitors-offer-prayers-flowers-after-branson-duck-boat-tragedy/806891002/
In McKinney, dust and tension in the air in battle between low-income neighbors, concrete plantsTuesday, August 14, 2018
The expansion, they say, would help reduce the number of deliveries needed early in the morning and late at night. Miller also said vehicles will be equipped with more white noise back-up alarms.The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recently cited Martin Marietta's plant and the neighboring Cowtown Redi Mix, Inc. plant that abuts the mobile home community for airborne dust blowing off their properties.At Martin Marietta, the investigation report noted "a failure to achieve maximum control of dust emissions from stockpiles and vehicle traffic areas," and at the Cowtown property, the report pointed to dust that blew off from the area "almost continuously." The violations both companies received from the state don't carry any financial penalties, and some environmental experts say that's a problem."The only thing that gets these guys' attention is money," Schermbeck said. "Unless you're fining these people for having violations, you're not getting their attention."... https://www.dallasnews.com/news/collin-county/2018/07/20/mckinney-dust-tension-air-battle-low-income-neighbors-concrete-plants
ADF Celebrates Supreme Court Action In Refusing Florist Case As Victory For 'Tolerance'Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Supreme Court not to overturn them, which it did in 2003 in Lawrence v. Texas. Since then, ADF has continued to criticize the Lawrence decision while actively defending other countries’ repressive laws criminalizing homosexuality. When the Supreme Court in India reversed an earlier ruling and re-imposed a colonial-era anti-sodomy law, the head of ADF’s international arm praised the court for doing “the right thing,” explicitly making a contrast to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Lawrence. ADF also actively promotes anti-transgender legislation and policies at state and school board levels.ADF’s current president, Mike Farris, has his own track record. When equality activists organized against an Indiana law protecting anti-LGBTQ discrimination in the name of religious freedom, Farris warned against “political correctness with the regimentation and force that Nazi Germany would be proud of.” ... http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/adf-celebrates-supreme-court-action-in-refusing-florist-case-as-victory-for-tolerance/
Instagrammers love this self-taught florist. Now the industry is finally catching on.Tuesday, July 03, 2018
The oldest are grown; Chapple and her husband are still juggling school, soccer games and sleepovers for their 9-, 11- and 13-year-olds."She worries about us and her kids," says Parie Donaldson, a Texas florist who has known Chapple for 13 years. "But 'her kids' include everybody in Chapel Designers and her brides."One bride, Meg Coffey, had Chapple art-direct her May 2017 wedding at Washington's Mayflower Hotel that included more than 10,000 flowers. "My photographer joked, 'I think you're more excited to see Holly on your wedding day than your husband,' " Coffey says.Through the years, the gushing over Chapple and her work has won over some in the world of old-school flowers, but far from all. When she presents at AIFD next month, she'll be speaking to some of the people who she knows have scoffed at her business."I'm afraid of doing this, I'll be honest," she says. "It's not my tribe. But I am doing it because I hope it will make a change in the industry. The only reason not to do it was because I am afraid, and that seems ludicrous. So I'm going forward."She'll have to prepare enough designs to furnish a fashion show of her work, create floral installations and find the right words to convey what she really wants the audience to know: "That I am a good person, and I care.""I hope I'm prepared for it," she says. Because in the two months before the July presentation, she would have 26 weddings and events on her calendar.img class="media-image img__fid__4299447 img__view_mode__media_original attr__format__media_original attr__align__center" title="Holly Heider Chapple talks with with guests MaryEllen Hope and Hitomi Gilliam at the Floral and Fauna Fashion Show Luncheon at H" src="http://www.fccnn.com/sites/default/files/florist-bd76b95a-732d-11e8-805c-4b67019fcfe4.jpg" alt="H... https://www.inforum.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/4462887-instagrammers-love-self-taught-florist-now-industry-finally