Friday, February 10

Thankful for Friends~


There is nothing like the smell inside a florist shop, mid-winter!
Alaina & I took a trip to Kittelberger Florist today.
A very sweet friend was helping me out of a pickle...
Walking through their studio~construction zone was amazing!
I love to watch designers put flower arrangements together~
A gorgeous painting coming together quickly... artfully... 
~Gracefully~


I'm working on a project that requires pressed flowers...
I have gathered & pressed from our gardens~
But it is February.
No snow! No flowers either.


I called my friend and she pulled a box of lovely together for me!
A HUGE box of a little wilted, a little past peak etc. 
We got home...
Tossed everything down and began pressing!


I filled book after book...
Pressed blossom after blossom...


I ran out of pages!
Alaina rescued some of the extras~


She has collected some darling vases...


Once they were full she started filling her paint water jars...


Kittelberger is filled to the rafters with treasures~
Household/kitchen... Vera... toiletries... home decor...
Bridal... Paper products... jewelry... so much more!
Fine gifts~ from the sweetest of families!

Stoneware crocks, jugs... bean pots are weighing down
my old books filled with beautiful blossoms.
Our home smells so pretty~
The cats are curious!

Hope you have a beautiful weekend, Friends! 

8 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Michelle, what a wonderful idea!!! I love, LOVE pressing flowers and have a precious friend that owns a flower shop, maybe I should pay her a visit :) I'm sure your home smelled lovely after your pressing and arranging....hope you are doing so good, hugs and love, Dawn

Marydon said...

I so love pressing flowers, Michelle. Anxious to see where you are going with them ... it will be awesome, I know.

Happy Valentine's ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Can't wait to see what you're going to create with all those pressed flowers.
Prim Blessings
Robin

Smiley said...

Pressed flowers remind me of Grandma. I took some of her hosta flowers and pressed them in a book when she passed away. Thanks for bringing back sweet memories! Glad you and Alaina had such fun!

Smiles and blessings,
Deb oxo

Catherine said...

Very lovely Michelle!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend full of love!
xo Catherine

Penelope's Beehive said...

Ooooo, a bit of Springtime in mid-winter is always a treat...thank you Michelle! I must investigate Kittleberger...I can smell the fragrance of blooms from here!

Wishing you a lovely weekend...

Fondly,
Judy

vicki said...

Michelle- we will all be eagerly waiting for your new project with the pressed flowers. Beautiful florist shops are a true delight--- and there is nothing like fresh flowers to make us so anxious for spring--
Xo
Vicki

CHERI said...

What pretty pictures. I've always thought florist shops smelled like a funeral home...or maybe it's just the other way around:) I haven't ever pressed flowers but I might decide to try it.