Tag: 2011

holiday living – woodland inspired outdoor decor

December 13, 2011

Imagine a stroll through the woods; walking amongst nature, smelling the earthy natural fragrance of the great outdoors, seeing lush textures of trees, branches, leaves and moss against a December sky. This was the inspiration for this outdoor decor: Ingredients: BC Cedar Boughs Birch Poles and…

Rubies and Gold Flower Class

December 5, 2011

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but rubies and gold are lifelong partners.  These coupled classic tones are timeless and rich; but that is not to say that they cannot offer your December holiday dining table a contemporary twist. The focus of this…

Giving Thanks…

November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to all our US friends, we hope you are full to the brim with yummy festive foods and cheer! A little note about the above arrangement: A blogger friend from NYC, Sarah from Chevrons & Stripes, asked me if I would be…

Galt Country Club Bridal Show

November 22, 2011

The Galt Country Club’s first Bridal Show was on Sunday, November 20th and Living Fresh had the pleasure of participating in the show. Here is a look at our Romantic Garden themed wedding flower booth from the show: We had the pleasure of meeting…

winter and holiday outdoor decorating

November 17, 2011

It is time to start winter decorating outdoors with fresh evergreens before the snow flies and we can help you. Living Fresh offers the following winter and holiday outdoor decorating: Custom Fresh Evergreen Urn and Planter Arrangements Outdoor Fresh Evergreen Wreaths and Swags Fresh…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Fresh Cut Amaryllis

November 16, 2011

Today I give you Amaryllis (hippeastrum spp.), I adore this flower for its large, yet delicate blooms that last forever. Well, not really forever but for a flower they last a long time. I also have to say that they are my favourite flower…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Teacup Flowers

November 9, 2011

You know those days were you just do not have it in you to be creative? Well today was one of those days for me. I did manage to produce a flower arrangement but it was not a fun experience. It all started with several trips…

fresh interiors – client’s kitchen makeover

November 8, 2011

I’m excited to share with you a recently completed kitchen makeover project I worked on with some great clients who live in a 25 year old house that we have been slowly updating. Two years ago we worked on refurnishing the living room and…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Little Ferns

November 2, 2011

So no pretty flowers today but cute little ferns instead.  I figured they would be a good choice since the flower pickings were very slim at the local grocery store today but these little guys were screaming to come home with me. The little…

Sas Bloemiste in Edam Netherlands

November 1, 2011

Like so many others, travelling is very inspiring to me.  I love to wander through cities and towns with several cameras in tow in search of everything and anything that catches my eye.  Cool shops, exciting colours, perfect doorways, unique patterns, flowers (of course), yummy food, architecture…

Happy Flowery Halloween!

October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween friends!  Are you all full of sugar?  I know I am but I had a blast preparing for tonight’s trick or treaters.  This afternoon I picked up some candy, a pumpkin and a bunch of flowers to create a flowery Jack-O-Lantern for…

living fresh flower school made the paper

October 25, 2011

If you missed it, the Living Fresh Flower School made the New Ventures section of the Waterloo Region Record.  We are so happy our little school was promoted in our local paper! (image: The Waterloo Region Record)

Galt Country Club Bridal Show

October 20, 2011

We excited to announce that we will be showing off our wedding florals at the first annual Galt Country Club Bridal Show on Sunday, November 20th from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and we hope you can join us! The Galt Country Club is a stunning venue…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Mum’s Fall Garden

October 12, 2011

While I’m still digging away at the new gardens at the new house I have to say that I’m thankful for having access to my Mother’s lovely gardens anytime I make the drive to visit her.  This past weekend we did indeed make the drive and…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Simple Thanksgiving

October 5, 2011

Since Thanksgiving is this weekend for me and all my fellow Canadians I thought I would share with you a simple, but fun way to fest up your home or table.  The great thing about holiday decorating is the possibilities are endless and you do not need to…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Welcome Fall

September 28, 2011

Well fall is finally here and I’m finally ready for it.  Ready for the sunny days and cool nights, the crisp fresh air, raking leaves and cosy sweaters and scarves.  But my favourite part of fall is the gorgeous shades of yellow, orange, green…

Colour Theory – Purple Flower Class

September 19, 2011

Yesterday, Sunday, September 18, 2011, was the Living Fresh Flower School’s first flower class, Colour Theory – Purple and it was a total success!  There was a bit of purple colour theory, lots of purple flowers, lush greenery, cupcakes and purple buttons!  Yupp, buttons, the class was…

New Everlasting Botanical Arrangement

September 8, 2011

Voila Salon asked Living Fresh to create another everlasting botanical arrangement for their Northgate location in Waterloo! Here is it, I’m very pleased with the results.

Wednesday’s Flowers – Gladiolus Flowers

August 31, 2011

I good reminder for me that the end of summer is nearing is seeing Gladiolus flowers, aka Glads, for sale everywhere.  Seeing them is an indication to get out and enjoy the last couple of weeks of all that this season has to offer; Barbecue with friends,…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Summer Snapdragons

August 24, 2011

Nothing says summer like cheerful snapdragons and seeing that summer is coming to a close I wanted to highlight these beauties!  Snapdragons come in a wide range of colours; various shades of pink and purple, bright yellow and pure white.  I picked up bunch of soft…

Flower Classes Are Starting Soon

August 11, 2011

Here are all the Living Fresh Flower School’s upcoming flower classes starting this fall at the Button Factory in Uptown Waterloo: Colour Theory – Purple Whether it is amethyst, eggplant, or magenta, purple is a colour of greatness.  It is both fiery red and…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Flowery Bits and Pieces

June 22, 2011

Hello summer!  So glad you are finally here, not that I had or will have the time to enjoy you.  Life right now is crazy busy, so this Wednesday’s Flowers is going to be short and sweet but filled with bits and pieces of flowery goodness….

Wednesday’s Flowers – Borrowed Lilacs

May 25, 2011

Ok, they are actually not borrowed they are stolen.  Stolen from the huge, and I mean huge pink lilac at the end of our street, it must be 20′ tall.  We live on a cul-de-sac and this massive shrub lives in the middle of the round-about at…

Happy Mother’s Day

May 8, 2011

Just wanted to send a quick note out to all the sweet Moms out there, I hope you all enjoy your special day; you all deserve to be spoiled with flowers and hugs today!  I also want to say thank you to my Mom and sorry we could…

Royal Wedding Bouquet

May 2, 2011

Did you get up early to watch the Royal Wedding on Friday, April 29?  I sure did, I was up at 4:20am, I know I’m crazy!!!  I had to see Kate’s flowers and dress for myself, as a floral designer it is essential I…

Wednesday’s Flowers on Thursday

March 17, 2011

For this week’s flowers I created a pretty combination spring with pink tulips and yellow daffodils in a white, square glass vase and topped with dried moss.  The bulbs were purchased potted; I used two 4″ pots of daffodils and one 4″ pot of…

IDS11 – Sibling Revelry: Part 4

January 31, 2011

The final part of the Sibling Revelry exhibit at the Interior Design Show 2011 was a fantastic installation by siblings Sarah and Theo Richardson.  Sarah Richardson of Sarah Richardson Design is a Canadian interior designer and TV personality.  She is well known and loved for her design shows:…

IDS11 – Sibling Revelry: Part 3

Twin woodworkers’ – Jason and Lars Dressler – collaboration was the third installment of the Sibling Revelry exhibit for IDS11.  Their love for wood was visibly apparent in their room creation.  The pair own and operate Brothers Dressler, a one of a kind, batch production furniture company. The bothers produce…

IDS11 – Sibling Revelry: Part 1

January 30, 2011

We attended Professional Trade Day at the Interior Design Show on Friday and had a great time getting inspired by all the great displays and booths!  We started our tour of the show at the Sibling Revelry exhibit.  The exhibit showcased 4 rooms designed by 4 pairs of…