A Day in the Life of A Dreamer
- Marie Kosalko, Retired Owner Best Buds Specialty Florists, Inc.
- PA, United States
- I have always been a 'dreamer' and I think that is the most important quality a person can have in order to be creative. It allows me to view things from all sorts of angles. Whenever I would design for a wedding/special event I made myself 'think like a photographer' and in my mind's eye I wanted to be able to showcase various colors, elements & textures. At the end of 2012 I closed the doors to my Floral Studio and began pursuing new horizons. Flowers and plants have been a part of my life since I was a child and helped my Dad in the garden. Seeds have always fascinated me and one day I will share my 'Lesson Of the Bean' story with you! My other passion is creating beautiful food to share with family and friends -- I have always said that food and flowers go together. For now, I would like this Blog to be a collection of Pretty things that this Dreamer would like to share with all of you!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
So far November has been 'weather friendly' for Weddings and Events . . the sun has been shining, sky is blue and clear, the air is crisp (as it should be) and everything is still aglow as we march into November!!!!
These great bouquets were designed for a Wedding last weekend - Full of texture and color -- the Mini-Calla lilies and Orange Spray Roses are like a Flaming Torch of color, the touch of velvet in the dark Red 'Hocus Pocus' Roses, soft plumes of Autumn grasses and those great hypericum berries bursting out in sun kissed yellow and burgundy just continue to provide a feast for the senses that only happens in this glorious season of Autumn!!! Happy Fall Ya All!!!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Jim Thorpe Historical Society is such a dynamic group of individuals who are focused on preserving the history of their little mountainside village. This past weekend Jim Thorpe held it's Annual Fall Festival and the Historical Society's fundraiser Ball at the Mauch Chunk Museum and Ballroom. I was lucky enough to be asked to create the centerpieces for this Benefit. Their theme was 'Top Hats & Lace' so I decided to go with it and keep the floral designs in the 'spirit' of things!!!
Out came the ReCreation Top Hat Containers -- so environmentally friendly, gorgeous Red Freedom Roses, Fragrant Lacey White Gilly Flowers (Stock) and a band of Silver Sparkle to add the 'bling' for this night out on the town!
I can't wait to see the photos from this grand Ball because the locals dress up in vintage attire that looks like it is straight out of the Victorian Period.
If you have never been to Jim Thorpe . . you must put it on your list of places to see . . be ready to park the SUV, turn off the Blackberry, Smart Phone and get your walking shoes out because the horse drawn carriages have the right of way on the very narrow streets and alleyways. I can guarantee you that you will fall in love and come back often to visit just to slow down a bit!