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Ode to the Compote

May 28, 2012
rustic compote centerpiece in pastel shades in milk glass vase on vintage chair

Just before Mother’s Day, a fellow Chapel Designer Isha from Isha Foss Events suggested we all create a compote design and take over the blogging world with them on May 29th. I L.O.V.E. love compotes so I was in! They are really great vessels to design in. These footed bowls serve as a beautiful foundation to a design. I love how they add just a bit of height and lift the flowers off the table ever so slightly. I also adore that I rarely depend on floral foam since learning how to design in a compote with a floral frog or pin frog.

So, I set out to design a compote. I knew I’d incorporate one of my vintage milk glass pieces and I wanted the design to be romantic and just a tad whimsical. Ever since my trip to NYC in March I’ve been obsessed with Russian Olive foliage. Its got the prettiest silver leaves and when it’s in bloom the smell is divine. When I tried to order some from my local wholesaler I was shot down. I may or may not have snipped these pretty stems from a local parking lot.

rustic arrangement close up of yellow columbine bloom

I also included ‘quicksand’ roses, ‘white majolica’ spray roses, white veronica, pale blush clematis and yellow columbine.

pastel double clematis bloom

So there you have it. Do you love the compote as much as we do? Be sure to stop by check out the eye candy on all the other Chapel Designers blogs too:

Isha Foss Events

Flirty Fleurs

Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD

Exquisite Designs

Petals & Hedges

Loda Floral Design

True Florette Floral Design

Courtenay Lambert Florals

Sebesta Design

Posh Floral Designs



Turning over a new leaf…

April 30, 2012
bleeding heart with studio keys

The past few months at Alluring Blooms have been exciting, inspiring, overwhelming and maybe just a little terrifying!

In March we had the pleasure of traveling to NYC. I had the opportunity to study with florists I admire more than words can say. I met florists from all over this continent and now I can’t imagine my life without all these people who’ve turned into amazing friends.

I left NYC inspired to take our business to the next level. I couldn’t be happier to announce that we’re opening an office on the capitol square in beautiful downtown Madison, WI. We’re located at 30 W Mifflin St just above the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. While it’s not a retail store front, this consultation space is going to open new doors for our Madison clients. We are so excited to have a dedicated office space to use for client consultations. We’ll also be adding a new service for our Madison clients – stay tuned for details.

rustic floral studio decor

photo by Alluring Blooms