Friday, November 7, 2008

Pheasant Feathers and Orchids

DSC02988 autumn centerpiece

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:

DSC02991 - autumn centerpiece


DSC03025 - autumn centerpiece

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.


Relyn Lawson said...

Goodness! You are SO talented! What a wonderful combination, beautiful and unusual. I love it!

A Cuban In London said...

Wow, that's a lovely arrangement! And the colours! They are so earthy!

Greetings from London.

Dutchbaby said...

Thank you, relyn and cuban in london! Now that I see the photos, I see all kinds of room for improvement. I just have to remind myself that I'm still learning the trade.

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