The Annual Member Guest Event is one of our favorite events at the Club at Carlton Woods. This year we created a theme incorporating natural elements of the season - pumpkins & bittersweet. Different tablescapes were created; one with our iron tree accented with lemon leaf, mango calla lilies and hanging rose petals. The second with a set of three glass candlesticks accented with curly willow, succulents and orchid blooms decorated the base. The third table had a set of 3 candle sticks topped with pumpkins and candles with bittersweet along the table runner. The weather cooled off perfectly for this Autumn event.
Every week we create an arrangement for The Club at Carlton Woods foyer table. This piece includes lots of different textures of wood, sticks, fungii, pincushion protea, anthurium, cymbidium orchids, gladioli, safari sunset, succulents and bitter sweet
Our very own Mary McCarthy TMFA and Kim Jones TMFA were able to go through the accreditation testing to become AIFD members. AIFD (American Institute of Floral Design) is the creme de la creme of achievements in the floral industry. Many of our designers at the shop are TMF or TMFA (Texas Master Florists (Advanced)). But we are always trying to be better, do better and learn more. We are so proud of these ladies, and anxious to find out (at the end of the month) if they passed. Good luck!
It's amazing what can be done with live flowers. The possibilities are limitless and the talent we saw this year was amazing. It's such a great way to learn, grow and cultivate your own floral designing style.
If there's one thing we know about Vegas, it's that there is NO expense spared. This years AIFD symposium was no different. Held right on the strip in multiple casinos the flowers were AMAZING! And of course we have to share a few of these awe-inspiring designs with you! Go on, it's ok to drool a little, I did!
Art comes in many different mediums. Our medium is flowers, and sometimes it's amazing what a little creativity can produce.
Flowers are by themselves so beautiful, and due to the vast variety of different blooms the possibilities are endless. Keeping in mind the basic principles for design (color, balance, line, focal areas, etc) we combined firey colors and moving lines to draw the eyes in and upwards.
As you get closer you begin to appreciate the detail of the combinations and smaller focal areas. The textures play off each other brilliantly and this was one of those pieces you truly could stare at for hours.
Clustering flowers is one of our favorite ways to make a big impact. When paired with strong lines and beautiful colors it's always striking and makes a big impression. We love using different lines and shapes to create visual interest in our pieces. Like the Eremurus (Fox tail) in the top picture the curving vertical lines creates a sense of movement, while the green anthirium add stability to the foundation of the piece. Plus, with beautiful color combinations, you really can't go wrong.