We have had some warm weather at the tail end of February. Temps reached into the 60s, near 70s some days, which was setting some records around here in Michigan. However, now that March has hit it's cooled down a bit and had some thunderstorms. I am definitely looking toward spring this year as this will be our biggest planting ever.
I've been busy making some new bouquets. Pictured above are left to right are: The Woodland bouquet, Vintage Meadow bouquet for spring and summer, and a rustic herbal bouquet. The
Woodland bouquet is an existing listing which has been one of our best sellers.
Listing for Rustic Woodland Bouquet
The Vintage Meadow bouquet is all new for spring this year! It does contain Grosso lavender, but also a lot of other wildflowers such as pink, purple, and blue larkspur, gypsophilia, pink amaranth, yarrow, and ammobium (daisy like flowers). I think it's pretty pastels are perfect for spring or summer. I really love the romantic, but yet bohemian look of this bouquet. So far its one of my favorites I've made.
Listing for Vintage Meadow Bouquet
The herbal bouquet is an updated version. I've have added some ammobium to the Grosso lavender and the Santa Cruz ornamental oregano. I like the contrast. This bouquet is highly fragrant as the oregano has a lovely smell in addition to the lavender. Great for weddings or kitchen/home decor.
Listing for Herbal Bouquet
Boutonnieres: I've had quite a few inquiries about boutonnieres and floral crowns. I did post a shop update on our Etsy store. I will repeat it here.
"We've recently expanded our dried bouquets. For larger orders please request a custom order as we can usually save on shipping.
Boutonnieres: Yes, we can make boutonnieres to match our bouquets. I will be working on putting these listings up. Until then, please send a custom request for them. They are usually in the $8.00-9.00 range per piece. Floral Crowns: Currently we do not offer floral crowns. We hope to do so in summer 2017. "
I will be listing the Woodland bouquet companion boutonniere first, as I have a wedding order for these. You should see this listing in the next couple of weeks. These will be followed by the other bouquets. We also have a harvest bouquet of lavender and wheat, a wheat bouquet, lavender & larkspur wildflower bouquet, simple lavender bouquets & a winter bouquet. Eventually each will have their own companion boutonniere listing.
Just a gentle reminder that handmade items take time. Each of these are made to order (not premade). Often people wonder about the costs of dried flower bouquets. Flowers can be expensive to purchase - even dried. As we start growing more our own supply, which is our plan, that will help reduce costs. There is additionally a lot of love and labor which goes into each one. I work very hard to make each one as perfect as possible!
It usually only takes a day to create an individual bouquet, but I list processing time as 3-5 business days as I often have more than one order to fulfill at a time. Shipping is usually 1-3 business days. For larger orders of bouquets, a good rule is to order 3-4 weeks before an event.
The bouquets can be used for more than weddings. I have had some customers recently purchase them for home decor. Some great ideas are placing the bouquet in a French Country pitcher or you can put them on a shelf, hang them, or use in any number of ways. It's best to keep dried bouquets out of direct sunlight to preserve color. Below are some pictures of our new bouquets.
Slideshow of New Bouquets
Other New Listing for Spring
I have a new listing for painted and distressed mason jars. These are in cheerful springtime colors of pink and mint. There is a listing for 4 jars (2 each color). I made these for a custom order for a shower but liked them so much I gave them their own listing. I also put up a listing for 10 jars any color. You can mix and match, get all the same color, or create custom colors (send me a custom request and select "custom" in listing).
These little jars can be used for many purposes such as centerpieces for showers, weddings, or graduations parties. They can be used as home decor and/or nursery decor or kitchen and bath decor. You can even use them as toothbrush holders (they are not painted on in the inside). Flowers are NOT included, but if you'd like me to add white silk flowers (3.00 extra per jar) or lavender bunches (5.00 extra per jar), I can create a custom order.
Listing 4 jars
Listing 10 jars
Thank you so much for all the support and following along with us! Looking forward to spring!