Sunday, June 20

Last Week at The Flower Shuttle



Our youngest designer, holding one of her very own creations!! Parker is six, and following in her grandmother's footsteps, which will be very hard to fill, but she has a good head start! Her grandmother was a favorite neighbor of mine, and I did the flowers for her wedding as well as for Parker's mother.





A commenter asked to see the whole set-up. Here is the room as they are just beginning to set up tables. We meet at Raleigh Moravian Church.




Here are some of the "raw materials" - donated flowers from groceries, florists, garden centers, weddings, etc.











Garden roses donated by Witherspoon Rose Culture.













My first design of the day.









Here are some of the arrangements being boxed up for delivery later that morning.





Good friendships are formed at the shuttle; many women come on a regular basis.


























































































I have no idea how this post will look. I have tried to follow the "rules" for getting comments to post under the photo, but it doesn't always work. I hope it isn't too jumbled!

13 comments:

Pat said...

I wish we had smellovision.
Parker looks lovely and cool.
I can't tell you the palaver I have had today - trying to get Mum's photos in the right order - with no success.

Beverly said...

The shuttle is such a wonderful idea. Do other cities do this as well? If not, they should.

The flowers are lovely, as is the young arranger.

Dianne said...

sweet pretty little girl

I love all the arrangements

srp said...

Witherspoon... I looked at their web site when I was setting up the rose garden and they had some lovely varieties... unfortunately, I was too late for this year's order... they were pretty much sold out!

Rhyleysgranny said...

The flowers are gorgeous. I really like the simplicity of using a mug as a container. I'd love to have that gift. Such a lovely little girl and the same age as my granddaughter.

LL Cool Joe said...

All those colours look amazing! It's great to see the whole process from start to finish.That's what I try to do on my DIY Joe's House of Horrors blog, show the before and after shots of things I've done. It's a nice reference point for me as well.

Arkansas Patti said...

I knew you had to be born with the flower arranging talent as that young lady proves. I feel better now.
It is such a great thing you all are doing. A wonderful recycle and what joy each will bring.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Parker is adorable. Gosh these flowers are gorgeous...and I can almost smell them. I love those big mugs too. The shuttle is a really great idea...what wonderful gifts they make. The colors are just fantastic.

One Woman's Journey said...

Like others that comment - I can almost smell the wonderful flowers.
Beautiful little girl. A wonderful idea - have never heard of it before.

LZ Blogger said...

That top picture of your daugther is darling! ~ jb///

oklhdan said...

All the arrangements are just beautiful! How do you get your containers?

tiff said...

So cool.

Grannymar said...

I knew the background to the Flower Shuttle would make a great post! thank you Judy for sharing it! Parker is so cute and the and what a lovely name. The selection of flowers is amazing. It must life your spirits just looking at them.