Friday, November 7, 2008
Pheasant Feathers and Orchids
A couple of weeks ago, Dakota Angel told me that she and her husband were hosting a dinner party for twelve in a week. I was thrilled that she asked me to help with the flowers because I was looking for a way to thank her for the Tina Turner concert and I was incredibly honored that she trusted me with a business dinner. She showed me her green tablecloth and orange runner and she liked this inspiration picture from the October 2008 issue of Florists’ Review:
Off to the San Francisco Flower Mart I go and this is what I came up with:
Materials used: Oncidium orchid, pheasant feathers, cat tails, cymbidium orchids, pincushion protea (Leucospermum), dahlia, rose, lotus pods, strawberry bush, peppers, eucalyptus seeds, reindeer moss, black-bearded wheat, snowball verbena leaves
It wasn't exactly following the inspiration picture, but fortunately Dakota Angel was happy. More photos here.