Thursday, March 20, 2008
Okay, so I know I said "more coming soon," but you know me and "soon" simply means a minimum of a week ;). Sorry about the long departure, but I am kinda feeling good about this whole spring blogging thing. You see last year when I created my blog I couldn't stop making new posts or visiting new sites. But now that its been over a year, I pretty much have thoroughly looked at most of the blogs I love, and now I am left with occasional daily check ups to see who updated theirs, while mine sits here dull and lonesome. I think that happens to all of us in blogland at one point or another, I know that when I first discovered blogging by googling "Shabby Chic" and winding up on one of the queen of bloglands sites, I was utterly amazed and couldn't believe the world in which I had just ventured into, and now I feel as though that excitement has blossomed with the coming of Spring once again, and hopefully as a benefit to all of my dear blog readers, you will be seeing a whole lot more posts, with all things crafty and inspiring!
Off the topic of my blog and onto the Flower Show, I know you have been waiting for these, so here they are. Students from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia were to make their debut to the public by creating beautiful dresses out of recycled items. My favorite would have to be the one above, made of old film. The orange plastic barricade one is also very nice, but I did not snap a photo of the one made of rubber gloves with imprinted faces because it was really creepy; I mean silence of the lambs creepy ;) Below the dresses are pieces of jewelry made of natural items such as leaves & twigs, etcetera. I personally think that the artists included in this years flower show totally blew the arrangements out of the water. Very very creative people out there might I add! And scattered throughout are some more vignettes of New Orleans streets, and close up shots of a floral alligator, cherry blossoms & of course roses!Perfect post for the first day of Spring huh? Enjoy!
Monday, March 10, 2008
So yeah, I kind of just left you hangin' on my last post didn't I? Sorry about that, I was kind of in a rush and had wanted to add a little linkage to a previous post but I was about to leave to go to the bah da da da *2008 Philadelphia Flower Show.* Yep, I had been waiting all month long to go, and especially being stricken with Spring Fever, it was the perfect remedy for my winter blues. Again, this year did not disappoint, and I was pleasantly suprised by all the glorious flowers and innovative designs that artists from around the country had made.
I am going to share a different segment on the Flower show in my next post, but for now this post is all about flowers! (as it should be.) This years theme I believe was "Big Band," with hints of Louisiana, the bayou, and of course Jazz music. Greeted by a giant piano entry way and musical instruments made of intricately placed carnations of all colors, the views were amazing and the aroma was out of this world! I won't babble on anymore, I'll let you decide! Enjoy!!
Lets take a little tour shall we?
Check back soon... Lots more to come!!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Ahh, how wonderful that soon-to-be Springtime breeze feels today!! I'm tellin ya, I have been in the mood for Spring all this week and last, and today I thought instead of just letting my blog sit for yet another week, I would share a few of my favorite things. Roses have been one of my favorite flowers since I can remember, much like the rest of the world, but certain roses catch my attention more than others. Billowy petals, and pastel colors automatically make me look twice. Since my all time favorite flower is the Peony, roses that resemble the peony in any way shape or form always make it to the top of my list. Since I have been in the mood for Spring lately, (although I wouldn't mind a couple more snow storms ;) I decided I would put together a little visual aid for all of you dear readers, since I am sure that most of you are dealing with Spring Fever as well.
I went online to the Queen of Good Things website, and of course found an array of beautiful images and plentiful information regarding all sorts of plants and flowers, of course including roses.. So here it is my friends, just a short list of a couple favorites on Martha's behalf. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have, and hopefully you'll check back tomorrow because somebody I know (ehem...) is going somewhere tonight that fits in perfectly with this post and Spring of course ;)