Sunday, December 21, 2008

"New" Chair and Ottoman

I finally was able to take my chair and ottoman to the upholstery shop. Here's how it turned out. I dig it.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Wedding Flowers

Here are some shots of center piece arrangements I did for a wedding in October. The reception was at the Dominion House in Guthrie. The ballroom is a gorgeous space with incredible woodwork. Congratulations to Courtney and Alex! Thank you for letting me be a part of your day.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Jessica Belts and Restocked Neck Warmers!

Inspired by an incredible, silk plaid belt owned by my dear friend Jessica, some new hand made belts. $36.00 Available at Collected Thread. I should have a few more ready to go by the weekend if my sewing machine will stop being "Grinchy" and co-operate.

After selling out twice!
THANK YOU to neck warmer purchasers!
Plenty of new colors re-stocked and ready to go!

Also, Collected Thread is having an open house on Saturday night.
6pm - 9pm.
NW 16th & Blackwelder / OKC

Off to McKinney, TX Friday for flea marketing and some Christmas hunting.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Super Fun Christmas Garland

My friend Dana made a darling banner when our buddy, miss Erica, graduated from hair school. She told me about this free template at

I used
  • Grey, medium weight paper from Copeland's
  • A regular hole punch
  • Ribbon
From Michael's
  • Bronze, Gold & Silver Glass Glitter from Martha Stewart
  • M.S. glue pen
  • 2 1/2 inch circular craft punch
  1. Print off the alphabet template
  2. Punch out desired letters
  3. Adorn with glue and glitter
  4. Double hole punch the top
  5. String along in order
  6. Hang and enjoy your holidays!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Patience, Diligence and Poinsettias

I work part time for my family at our flower shop and greenhouses. Although I don't want to do this for the rest of my life, I am so proud to be a part of it even for only a little while.

When my great-grandmother Prudence moved to America via South Africa, the flower shop began. In 2008, my brother Jeff and I are the fourth generations to be a part of Mann's Flower Shop and Greenhouses. My dad and brother have done an amazing job of growing the wholesale part of our business. This year they grew 15,000 poinsettias! They had to begin planting in July for them to be ready for Christmas! I know Prudence would be proud.