Friday, September 30, 2011

Hot Enough For Ya?

What we have here, ladies and gentleman, is a situation.

We have a customer who is helping to plan a gala.  She wants to use her florist: us. The other two committee members want to use their florists.  Fair enough.

The very glamorous clothing designer who is the guest of honor has her own florist.  And he's a BIG guy from New York City.  You heard me right, the Big Apple.

DC doesn't want to pay his prices.  The designer doesn't want dreck on the tables.

So 3 of us have been selected to do a sample and send a picture to our local connection, who will send it on to the fashion designer who will then show it, to her florist and he will decide if any of the designs are acceptable. I asked my co worker betty to whip up a little something something.

Instructions: Red.

Ok, red gem stones, red lights, red amaryllis,  2 varieties of red garden roses, red chili peppers, red hydrangea.  Red enough for you?

Coming up this weekend: Platinum and Purple

Color makes the world go round.  The world go round., the world go round.....


  1. I almost broke out in hives reading that. Crazy time. Once upon a time I thought it would be fun to be a florist. Then I made friends with one and saw how hard she worked--especially around the holidays which she never had time for. I never thought about this competitive aspect of it either. Yikes.

  2. They are really beautiful
    I am sure they will be really impressed with your design.

    Best of luck to you.

    Fingers, toes and everything crossed!

    x Fiona

  3. God, that's gorgeous! I've got my fingers crossed for you!! Robx

  4. Gorgeous! I love the eclectic mix, especially those chilli peppers. Fingers crossed x

  5. You obviously didn't buckle under the pressure! Looks like a winner!

  6. love it and they should too. but people are nuts so who knows. good luck.

  7. I don't know how anything could beat that 'hotness'!

  8. This is beautiful...there's no way this is not THE winner!!!

  9. I'm panting for breath! Way hot, but just lovely. Hope you win! xoxo

  10. Jen, true, true. My favorite bit of Christmas is the 26th, when we can all relax.

    Sweetgum Thursday. Ouch, burned myself. Thanks.

    Raindrops and Daisies, Still crossed? I'll let you know when to relax!

    Robynnes's Nest, uncomfortable? Still very helpful, Don't relax.

    love and lilac, oh and I forgot ranunculus. Love the chili peppers.

    Shelley, I always fret, that's why I had Betty do it. Good luck with your 2 weddings.

    Sprout, Nothing good has ever come our way from a committee vote...

    Sherri B., Hope I heard the color right!

    Webb, could use a little of this heat today, no?

    Belinda,I'm freezing as I write this and drinking iced latte. Wish I could huddle around the flowers:)

  11. Cool, er, I mean hot combination!

    Such drama!

    Yes, yes, working in the floral industry has its challenges. I only have tiny taste of that...

  12. Can't wait to hear the results! Best of luck!