Tag: 2012

52 objects – number thirty five

September 28, 2012

Ebony Elephants These ebony elephants are old. They were handed down to my spouse from a relative when he was a child. The ivory tusks are missing and a few of the ivory toes have fallen off, which I’m fine with as I’m not a fan…

52 objects – number thirty four

Vintage Glass Jar Collection I really cannot tell you much about these glass jars except I pulled them out of the St. Lawrence River years ago while scuba diving. As you may know, the St. Lawrence is home to the Thousand Islands and the water surrounding those…

wedding flowers from friday the 13th

July 23, 2012

There has been so much going on these past two weeks that I’m very behind in blogging and it is my goal this week to get caught up! First up are wedding flowers Living Fresh created for Laura and Jon-Paul for their big day…

52 objects – number twenty three

June 14, 2012

Occupied Japan Ceramic Elephant Vase I love elephants; my Mother is the reason behind this love. She has always given me things in the form of elephants; from stuffed animals to jewellery pendants to art work. I was a bit of a Tom Boy as a kid and…

blog podium – the business of blogging

June 10, 2012

Life has been so busy lately that I have not have much time to blog but I wanted to share a few late words about the last Blog Podium event, “The Business of Blogging”, which was on May 26th, 2012 at the Arcadian Loft in Toronto. Lindsay and Jennifer and the Blog Podium sponsors…

flowers for a wedding at langdon hall

June 8, 2012

As we head into the weekend I want to share some pretty wedding flowers with you! On Saturday, June 2nd, we kicked off the wedding season over here at Living Fresh! We had the pleasure of creating the florals for a simple yet elegant…

wedding saviours – free wedding contest

June 3, 2012

Living Fresh is proud to announce that we have teamed up with a bunch of great Kitchener-Waterloo wedding vendors and Wedding Saviours to throw a deserving couple a FREE wedding! Applicants make a video, take some photos and/or write about their deed well done…

52 objects – number twenty

May 18, 2012

Vintage Teak Gentleman’s Chest I love Scandinavian modern design; I’m a fan of all things teak and anything designed by Hans Wagner. I just wish I could afford the price tag that goes along with the original pieces that I love so much!   So when I find a…

flowery goodness for mother’s day

May 8, 2012

Here is a little peak at what we have in the works for Mother’s Day! It encompasses lots of pretty garden flowers in shades of pink, peach, coral, cream, blue and, purple; just to name a few. These images are samples only, flowers are subject to availability….

52 objects – number seventeen

April 26, 2012

Old Oak Dining Table This old oak pedestal dining table is the table my family gathered around for dinners and the table my two sisters and I sat at to do our homework. As a family we spent time celebrating, enjoyed the company of friends and even…

52 objects – number sixteen

Vintage Persian Area Rug This old vintage wool Persian area rug just might be one of my favourite decorating elements in our house. I adore all the colours in it and the bold statement it adds to our library. I also love its large…

right of spring flower class

April 16, 2012

Sunday, April 15th was the Living Fresh Flower School’s Right of Spring flower class. Although it was a small class, it was my favourite by far.  The flowers were bright and colourful and all the students created beautiful floral pieces. The focus of this class was to use…

52 objects – number fifteen

April 12, 2012

Wine Bottle Cork Collection My spouse and I love wine and sharing a bottle (or two) is something we get great pleasure from. Our collection of wine bottle corks was something I started shortly after we meet back in 2005. I’m pretty sure the…

the wedding flowers in detail from the bridal expo

April 3, 2012

We were busy little bees over here at Living Fresh last week making bouquets and centrepieces for the Conestoga Country Club Bridal Expo on April 1st, 2012. Our theme for the wedding flower booth was A Midsummer Night’s Dream. So are focus was to create floral pieces…

conestoga country club bridal expo wedding flower booth

April 2, 2012

On Sunday April 1st Living Fresh spent the day chatting with brides and grooms about wedding flowers at the Conestoga Country Club Bridal Expo. The theme for our floral display was fashioned after A Midsummer Nights Dream. Here is a peek into our wedding flower booth at the…

52 objects – number twelve

March 23, 2012

Tiny Vintage Porcelain Animals These tiny animals are from my childhood. They were given to me but by who I do not remember. My Mom always kept them in a safe spot way from little fingers. Today they sit on our dining room window…

52 objects – number eleven

March 15, 2012

Vintage Bennington Pottery Set Way back in March 2010, I was pursing my favourite Etsy.com shop, ethanollie, when I came across this Bennington Potters Trigger pottery set of four mugs and a pitcher, and was a love at first sight. I do not think I even hesitated, and I usually hesitate and leave things…

52 objects – number ten

March 8, 2012

Ceramic Blue Tabby Cat Today’s object for week 10 is newly acquired but an object filled with memories from my childhood. This ceramic blue tabby cat used to belong to my Nana, it sat  in her living room and I’m sure it was carried around several times by…

Wednesday’s Flowers – The End

March 7, 2012

Wednesday’s Flowers is coming to an end. This has not been a easy decision and one I have been thinking about for a long while but after 103 posts over 2 years it is time for a change. Not to worry I will be still sharing…

52 objects – number nine

February 28, 2012

Squirrel Pillow Meet Bob! Bob is our squirrel pillow who lives on our sofa in our library. Bob loves sitting on the sofa, so he can look out the window and watch his fellow squirrels, also named Bob, frolic in the big old Maple…

wedding flower trends for 2012

February 27, 2012

We are noticing a few new wedding trends over here at the Living Fresh studio so we wanted to share our findings with you as you plan for the upcoming 2012 wedding season. Wedding flowers this year seem to have a soft, feminine, romantic feel to…

wednesday’s flowers – tiny flower arrangements

February 16, 2012

Sometime times all you need is a tiny vase stuffed full of pretty flowers. That is what we did today for you in the Living Fresh flower studio. Tiny double yellow tulips with soft pink waxflower in tiny milk glass vases.

happy valentine’s day

February 14, 2012

On this day of love, we want to wish you all Happy Heart day! Hope you were all spoiled with pretty flowers from your sweetheart! We know if a few sweethearts that received blooms from Living Fresh…but we are not telling who!

wednesday’s flowers – valentine’s day red

February 8, 2012

With Valentine’s Day only six days away, I want to use today’s Wednesday’s Flower post to discuss Valentine’s Day flowers and the use of the colour. We all are very familiar with the traditional 24 long stemmed red roses for the occasion but has…

living fresh is taking valentine’s day orders

February 7, 2012

Gentleman (and Ladies), Living Fresh is now accepting floral orders for Valentine’s Day! For the big day of love we are focusing on being pretty in pink, soft, and romantic with bits of red and white added to the mix. We will not have red…

52 objects – number six

Vintage Weber Costello Chalkboard I found this vintage Weber Costello Chalkboard in my parent’s basement back in 2006 during a move. I’m not sure where it came from but I’m sure my Mom collected it on one of her many flea market outings. After…

living fresh flower school – tropical paradise

February 6, 2012

Winter in Canada is the best time to celebrate the tropics and that is just what five floral students did on Sunday, February 5th, 2012 in the Living Fresh Flower School’s Tropical Paradise flower class. In this class, which was held at the Button Factory…

wednesday’s flowers – pink oriental lilies

February 1, 2012

Sometimes you just have to splurge and treat yourself to something nice, right? One flower worth to splurging on is the Oriental Lily! Oriental Lilies are one of the most beautiful lilies out there and their scent is heavenly. One stem can have up to 5 blooms, so…

canadian design bloggers meet up 2012

January 31, 2012

Oh yes, there was not one but two blogger events this past weekend and I made it out to both of them! Saturday, January 28th was the annual Canadian Design Bloggers meet up at Brassii Restaurant and Lounge in Toronto and it was a blast! Vie of Verdigris Vie and Daniella…

BlogPodium: BLOGS + MEDIA recap

January 30, 2012

On Friday, January 27, 2012 the first ever BlogPodium conference in Toronto at the IDS12 show and Living Fresh had the pleasure of attending! BlogPodium was created by bloggers Lindsay from Little House Blog and Jen from Rambling Renovators for bloggers. The purpose of BlogPodium is to bring…

wednesday’s flowers – yellow primula

January 25, 2012

Spring flowers are everywhere right now, except outdoors! If you are tried of he silly weather we are experiencing why not bring a bit of Spring indoors? While shopping for ideas for today’s Wednesday’s Flowers post I came across some lovely 4″ Primula hortensis, also know…

52 objects – number three

January 17, 2012

The third object in the 52 Object project is a ceramic art bowl by Evelyne Rivest Savignac, an artist from Lac Supérieur, Quebec in Canada. This bowl was a Christmas gift to my spouse and me in 2009 from my parents. Whenever we can we…

living fresh flower school – new flower classes

January 13, 2012

The Living Fresh Flowers School’s new flower class line up! To register for all classes please go to our website. It’s winter. We live in Canada. Enough said. Since most of us can only dream of flying off to a tropical destination, the Living…

52 objects – number one

January 3, 2012

I am the kind of decorator who strongly believes that our homes should be a reflection of who we are; they should be a mirror of the personalities of the people who live there. There is so much to one person’s personality and honing in on…

Happy New Year Friends

December 31, 2011

Can you believe today is the last day of 2011? Is it just me or did this year not go by quicker than normal? On this last day of the year I like to spend some time reflecting upon the past year, which had its…

New Flower Classes for 2012

December 15, 2011

For more information and to register please go to the Living Fresh Flower School’s website.