Wednesday, December 16, 2009

SHINE Group Project!

{SHINE } is a social group for senior citizens that encourages its members to get out and have a good time while focusing on spiritual and physical health.  We were able to go visit for a second time for another floral project.  They are such a wonderful group of people!  Thanks for having us Barbara :)

We used mixed seasonal greens, cherries with edible glitter, pinecones, and things that would have a good chance of lasting beautifully until Christmas.

 It was so great to Marilyn--she has had a tough year.

Thanks so much Sarah for coming with me!
{there's Esther!} 

Rachel is the Angel that made it possible for Marilyn to spend the 
morning with us!  She's fantastic.

I could talk to Harold all Day!

Joan Stevens is one of the SHINE coordinators.

The group!  
Anna Bloom, Jane Dogherty {my neighbor!}, Betty Applin, Me, Sarah,
Sandy, Alice Slattum, Betty Hambleton, Joan Stephens, Esther, 
Barbara,Harold, Rachel, and Marilyn.  

{my sweet Barbara }

Friday, December 4, 2009

Holiday Open House and Artist Reception tomorrow.

This Saturday is Apotheca's Holiday Open House featuring Fine Art, Jewelry, and Cothing by Kate Shepard!!! We'll have various treats to sample, and a drawing for a free gift basket and holiday centerpiece. Hope to see you!

Tomorrow, Saturday December 5th, from 10 to 3.





Friday, October 30, 2009

Open Mic Night Pix!

Thank you everyone who came to open mic night! Louie, you were the best 6'3" bumble bee I ever did see...Janet, I loved your "Ancient Apothecan" garb--the leaf was magic. : ) Adam--you're so brave! Jake and Evan--you guys are AMAzing. Cabe, your stage was perfect. 

Monday, October 12, 2009

September Wedding

The centerpieces involved two separate elements that we visually and physically "tied" together with Bear Grass and Dendrobium Orchid blooms.  We hid our mechanics with a bit of moss.

Accent cube

LOTS of accent cubes

We always like to use the vase not just as a purpose filled vessel, but as an important part of the design.  We clustered together Tomatillos with bullion wire and used a few Green Dendrobium Orchid blooms to break it up a bit.

Happy little Tomatillos families!

Bridal Bouquet head shot...

We wrapped the bridal bouquet in a tangerine ribbon with a ballerina tie overlay in an Oyster colored satin.  It was cuffed with a lace handkerchief that belonged to the brides Grandmother.

we gave the lace rosette a vintage brass "flower center".

Because the Bridesmaids wore tangerine and we wanted the bouquets to "pop", we designed them using all green flowers with dark scabiosa and black dahlia.  They were wrapped with orange satin, orange dupioni silk, and a small raw silk tangerine buckle.  So pretty!

For the bar we had a series of three "nests".  One green, one orange,  
and one yellow.  We made the nests out of Ti leaves and nestled monochrome groupings of flowers placed atop tall cylinder vases of varying heights. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Pumpkins are Coming!!!

The Giant Pumpkins are coming:
October 17 - 18!

Tons of pumpkins (literally) and loads of fun! Join us in Goffstown Village as pumpkin growers vie for the state championship and watch the pumpkins turn into boats. Food, fun, art, and more --- it's the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off and Regatta Weekend!

View our town's Main Street Program "pumkin page" for details. 

Monday, September 7, 2009

RocknRollBride feature!

Recently one of our bouquets was on the wedding site Rock n' Roll Bride!  Great Job Patti! (who also designed the fabulous head piece and vintage inspired neck-flower the model is wearing--the pieces can be purchased at the shop or custom designed).  Great photos by Diane of Sage Studios Photography!!!

Gotta love the fainting couch! 

The handle was made out of Belles of Ireland and a moss ball 
acted as a foundation for some floral spillage 
which included garden roses, 
hanging amaranthus, china berries, and green dendrobium orchids.