Haute Couture Botanique Show

Last fall, photographer Ted Mishima and I decided to do a  show together. We have been collaborating for 4 years on botanical couture photo shoots and we thought it would be fun to showcase his photography and have some models who would showcase botanical headpieces, jewelry, purses and shoes. Mount Burns, owner of St John’s […]

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Gnarled Root Structure with Spring Flowers

A woodland arrangement that I made for a memorial service today. It was several years ago that I bought this gnarled root structure and it was simply perfect for this occasion.

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Bright Spring Flowers and Terra Cotta

A large terra cotta saucer was perfect for this bright spring arrangement made with forsythia, tulips, daffodils, ranunculus, accacia, sandersonia, kalanchoe, succulents, moss and small zucchinis. Photos: Joni Photo

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A Favorite Color Palette

Chartreuse, Chocolate, Burgundy and Butter Yellow: for years this has been a very favorite color palette! Herbs, hops, mini cymbidiums, seedpods, berries, fern curls, chocolate cosmos, scabiosa, caramel antique garden roses Photos: Robbie Augspurger

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Botanical Shoe Embellished with Orchids and Texture

Fallopia foliage covered the outside of this stiletto, while black begonia leaves were glued on the inside. A  few orchids as well as snippets of green blackberries, succulents, kangoroo paws, dill, sedum, penstemon seedpods and grass enhanced the rim of the shoe as well as the heel. You will learn to make your own fairy […]

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Woodland with Fritillaria

Last week the first fritillaria maleagris plants of the season were available at the flower market.  Every year I buy several flats from Northwest Fresh, as no one sells these treasures as cut flowers. They are a great choice for woodland arrangements. Thank you Ted Mishima for these beautiful images! A piece of wood served […]

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Video for the Workshop in England on May 14 & 15

So looking forward to teaching the Botanical Couture/ Woodland/Wedding workshop at the Sid Valley Hotel in Devon, England, hosted  by The Academy of Floral Art Thursday 14th Full Day workshop, Haute Couture Designs Friday 15th Morning workshop Woodland Designs Friday 15th Afternoon workshop Bridal Designs For more information or to register, please go to: http://francoiseweeks.com/francoise-coming-to-england/ Here […]

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Video for the workshop in England on May 22 & 23

Thrilled to have been invited by Claire Cowling with Thrive Floristry in Bury St Edmunds in England teach a Botanical Couture/Wedding workshop on May 22 & 23. For more information and to register please go to http://francoiseweeks.com/francoise-is-coming-to-england/ Here are some examples of what you will learn during this 2 day workshop.

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Botanical Jewelry for the Bridal Party (part 2)

A few weeks ago we did a blog post about offering flower jewelry as an alternative to corsages.  Rings were the focus; today we will show some examples for botanical earrings. You can find a great selection of inexpensive earrings at bead stores and embellish them with flowers and textures. It’s a super fun project!

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Log Arrangement for Demo at Florabundance Design Days

Here are some pictures of the log arrangement that served as the demo piece for the class that I taught at Florabundance , earlier this month. The selection of textures and flowers were fantastic! More on the workshop later this week.

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