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Barn Shabby

My passion this last couple of years is barn weddings. OHHH what fun I love wooden slabs, moss,all types of elements. This  past January I displayed some really cool barn looks. Wheat grass,wood burned pieces, tin pails here are some of the looks I created with them. These prices were all desinger by me. Photos byhttp://www.stephaniekaren.com/blog/

Birthday Treats..

So I love spring and I love to make crafts, This is a simple and CUTE treat I made for my daughters 10th birthday today! I am sure her class will love them. If you would like to make them just Google  Bird Nest treats have fun... Tracy

Congrats~~

I now have 51 followers! its been a long hall BUT I have them... So If




CHRISTINE from Azalea floral design 
                                                           &
                                     Jessies flowers
will email me their addy I will send you a Easter treat!
                               Thanks so much for following me~Tracy~ greatflowerlady@gmail.com 



Pomanders

I just love them! over the last few years I have made hundreds of them I can make them in my sleep. So cute and yet simple. You can use carnations, button pomp's, roses, mums, even make paper pomanders. I have hung them in trees, set them in gardens, hung from chairs, doors any setting they work in. Here are a couple of photos from last years wedding at Henderson Castle . I love the BRIGHT green colors outside. enjoy~

This weeks giveaway

My lucky winners of the Flower Confidential book was:
                                       Kati from TN
                                                 &
                                       Margret from TX ~ Let me know when you get your books...
                         My lucky little bunny and blue bird winner was
                                       Elaine from Mi.. I know she got hers she said she loves them!
Passover is coming up soon, and the flower lady has been busy with her Easter crafts. This cute craft is a tube filled with chocolate and a paper  butterfly out of the tube! I would like to send one lucky person this cute little craft made buy me. Yours might be a different color as I am making many of them as gifts. If you would would like to win this and have me send it to you this is what you need to do.. Tweet this and come back and tell me your did (one entry) face book this and come back and tell me. (one entry)
Follow me and you get 2 e…

lady slipper orchids

lady slipper orchids ohh I just love them. I can by far say they are my #1 flower of all time. I love so many flowers but it still is my favorite. As one of my favorite blogs posted about these little cuties  http://botanicalbrouhaha.blogspot.com(by they way Amy I wish you would follow me!) I loved all the amazing bouquets she found and shared. Here is a bouquet I made for a bridal show a year ago.  I think it turned out amazing.. Simple, cute.

The perfect setting..

I have some of my favorite spots to design weddings at.  Southern Exposure Herb farm is one of them. This was a wedding last September I did for a amazing bride. I just love the look of theses photos. It shows the FUN, and the amazing flowers can and will impact on your wedding day. Flowers and the details I design for you will make a HUGE impact on your guest, you, and the photos. Just look at the photos...

It's In the handle

I have to say I love deigning wedding handles on bridal bouquets. I am always looking for a new charm or broach to adorn the bouquets I design. Here is a GREAT photos from my dear photos friend Jenna rose. She asked me to design bouquets for a shoot.   If your looking to add something just a little out of the ordinary to your wedding bouquet let me design something just for you.. Tracy

This weeks giveaway

I have a brand new copy of the Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart. I would love someone to win. If you would like to win a copy e-mail why for a chance.. Re tweet this post for a chance or like me on face book.. Good luck you have till Friday 1st 5:00 P.M.

Spring flower fever!

So ready for wedding season to kick in here in Michigan. The spring flowers are amazing this time of year lots of colors, an branches and just plain fun stuff. Here is a couple of photos that I got in my e-mail. Taken last November. The rich blues are amazing. So here is to another GREAT wedding season for Park Place Design

A bonus Giveaway to brighten up your day !

Just in time for spring? Just what does the flower lady do when she is not desinging wedding flowers? Well I am doing CRAFTS, I love to scrapbook, make felt flowers and now just for Easter theses adorable little Easter pins. All hand made by me.
 I am in the mood to give away ONE set (rabbit, blue bird) to one lucky winner. Here is what you have to do...the more you do the better chance you have to win..

LIKE me on Face Book or "friend me"   leave me a message (one entry)
Share this fun giveaway on Face Book, Twitter or your blog   (one entry.. 
Twitter me (greatflowerlady) and follow me...                         (one entry)

 YOU have till Sunday March 27 the  12:00 P.M


 I will e-mail you... Good luck... Tracy

Michigan Floral association

Michigan Floral association is one of the BEST in the states. I am lucky to only be about an hour from any of it's shows. Not only is it a great time with my flowers buddy's, I learn so many new things there. I have become a good desinger because of their hands on programs. Two weekends ago I attended the HUGE show in Grand Rapids this show brings people from all over the state,and  surrounding states. So this was my first year entering the design part. I entered 2 parts the first was the bridal bouquet the second was the table center piece. it had to be from an explorer of my choice, Because the theme of the show this year was Explore. I picked Marco Polo and this enhancement of  introducing  Europeans to Ashia and China. Here is my rendition of that~ It got me3rd place! I was thrilled..

Lawton Community Center weddings

I love this time of year. So many wonderful blooms to work with. I was invited to attend the Lawton Coummity Center taste testing event last night what an amazing venue. If you want a great place to get married and reception  all in one plus some history too. ck out http://www.lawtoncommunitycenter.com/ WOW.. here are a couple of bouquets I made for the event

Cotton wedding bouquet

I just love Cotton, it is my new love for 2011~ what a great element for a barn wedding, clean, soft, fun, sooo pretty. Here is a all faux bouquet I entered in the 2011 Great Lakes Floral convention this past weekend. Look how soft romantic.

Milk Glass

My milk glass collection has gotten so BIG if you need to rent any milk glass make sure you call me..

Button flowers

This month at the KWEP (Kalamazoo wedding and event pros) we love to meet and see all the great pros out there in the area. I demonstrated how to pin on a boutonniere. Thanks http://www.davetreephotography.com/  Love the photos...

Happy Valentines Day~

The flower lady's new craft Wool Flowers~ I just love making them. But as with any craft I make a few and move on.  So that is why for valentines if you would like ONE of these cool wool flowers send me an e-mail and I will send ONE lucky person a limited "flowerlady" made made wool flower..Have fun

2nd bridal show of the season

The Waldorff is located in down town Hastings a historical building. This is a smaller show but still a great way to get the word out about Park Place Design. Here are some of my desings

Amazing Photos

Theses just in from http://www.michaelterri.com/ amazing fall flowers and wedding in Kalamazoo Mi. Just look at theses beauties~ My bride wanted deep fall tones and rich colors.