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... 

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! 


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 ~

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

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

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...


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--

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.