Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bringing Nature Home by Ngoc Minh Ngo and Nicolette Owens

File this under the "I wish I'd done this..." category! But in truth, I'm so glad that it was Nicolette Owen of Brooklyn's Nicolette Camille and The Little Flower School  who created the stunning arrangements "Bringing Nature Home: Floral Arrangements Inspired by Nature"  book that will be released March 27. Nicolette is CRAZY talented, and has teamed up with fantastic writer and photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo to share her wisdom, talent, ideas, and a whole heapin' pile of eye candy. Deborah Needleman, of Domino fame, wrote the forward--bestowing upon it the highest stamp of approval in the design world. Some of my all-time favorite Nicolette Owen designs:

For a little more Nicolette before March 27, check out this sneak peek on Design*Sponge of her darling, flower-filled apartment!

Photo Credits: (1) Pink garden roses with white clematis, photo by Jayd Gardina, (6) Pink peony bouquet photo by Susan Stripling via Elizabeth Ann Designs

Sunday, March 18, 2012

And the winner is...

Congratulations to our Minted giveaway winner, Melissa! I heard that she is throwing a "Century Party" this year...a celebration of the family farm that was purchased waaaaaaaaayyy back in 1912. What a fantastic idea for a fun summer event! I hope that the darling cards from Minted help make the celebration extra special!

And if you are looking for sweet Easter invitations, check out Minted's Painted Easter Invites. They are so adorable, and I'm proud that they were designed by two Seattleites, Alethea and Ruth. There are a lot of talented, good peeps in our little neck of the woods! I might just have to order some custom stationery in their "Initial Wreath" pattern. It's my absolute fave!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Giveaway! Save-the-dates coming your way!

Yikes! Life has been busy! But as thanks for hangin' with me, I have a great little giveaway this week! Minted is launching tons of beautiful new wedding invitations right now, and they also have fun and unique save the dates. They are celebrating all of their new designs by generously sharing 50 save the dates with a Fiore fresco reader! Take a peek around their site, and leave a short note in the comments section here about which design is your favorite. Leave your comments by Friday at 5 pm, and the winner will be announced next Monday!

May the odds be ever in your favor! (I had to. Because I'm counting the minutes. Literally. Tick Tock.)