Friday, November 14, 2014

Set of 3 Natural Lip Balms handmade in Detroit Michigan




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The perfect handmade gift or stocking stuffer natural lip balms lovingly handmade in small batches in our Detroit Michigan studio.  These are perfect for winter and make great gifts for men women and kids like them too! They are Selling like hot cakes .........  
(hmmm hot cake lip balm maybe we should add that to the collection :)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Featured in Modern Wedding Flowers



Sweet pea Floral design peony bouquet featured in modern wedding flowers magazine bridal bouquets ranunculus garden roses substitutes and alternatives to peonies english roses, full blooms styling and decor for weddings
Our Bouquet (number 1 above) was featured in Modern Wedding Flowers an Australian floral magazine.  I never managed to get my hands on a copy although it is sold at Barnes and Nobel they were sold out. Oh well a friend emailed this to me :)  The funny thing is there are no peonies in that bouquet... so I guess they are using it as an example of how Garden Roses make a nice substitute for peonies? "year round alternatives" 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A favorite from Summer 2014 Jana And Chris at Earhart Manor Ann Arbor



Coral peach and blush organic brides bouquet by Sweet Pea Floral Design Ann Arbor featuring romantic antike garden roses, juliet garden roses, coral charm peonies, ranunculus, viburnum parrot tulips and astlilbe
This bouquet was a favorite one of the first asymmetrical designs of the year and so full of petals including romantic antike garden roses, Juliet garden roses, coral, peach and blush ranunculus, viburnum, sweet peas, astilbe and parrot tulips!! Sigh. Photo by Kat Foley Photography 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fall Flowers for Grosse Pointe Yacht Club Wedding



Bouquet by Sweet Pea Floral Design Detroit Ann Arbor A Fall bridal bouquet featuring garden roses including coral romantic antike dark pink baroness and ivory white david austin patience garden roses.  Ranunculus including peach pink coral red and white accented with scabies, plum ball dahlia and camellia foliage for Grosse Pointe Yacht Club wedding

Loved designing this fall bridal bouquet for Charlotte featuring a contrasting mix of plum ball dahlia, and Ivory garden roses including pops of coral and red backed by camellia foliage.

Bouquet by Sweet Pea Floral Design Detroit Ann Arbor A Fall bridal bouquet featuring garden roses including coral romantic antike dark pink baroness and ivory white david austin patience garden roses.  Ranunculus including peach pink coral red and white accented with scabies, plum ball dahlia and camellia foliage for Grosse Pointe Yacht Club wedding

Elevated Centerpiece by Sweet Pea Floral Design Grosse Pointe Ann Arbor featuring extra long white Hawaiian dendrobium orchids and curly willow in a 24" clear vase at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club

These elevated orchid centerpieces were a perfect fit in the ballroom at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club.

Guest table centerpiece by Sweet Pea Floral Design Detroit Grosse Pointe featuring romantic antike garden rose baroness garden rose red ball dahlia white narcissus plum and red ranunculus in a gold compote for Grosse Pointe Yacht Club fall wedding

Half the tables featured gold compote centerpieces piled with garden roses in a contrasting red, plum ivory and coral pallet.  Those Romantic Antike garden roses and Baroness GRs were SO perfect!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Attending the Sweet Woodruff Fall Retreat




sweet pea floral design detroit ann arbor fall wild harvest bouquet and centerpieces ivory burgundy blush berries at sweet woodruff fall retreat
When my friend Tracy posted a link to the Sweet Woodruff Fall Retreat announcement I immediately jumped at the opportunity.  They had me at "Escape to cottage country" to be honest but I was also enticed by "a flower immersion for flower enthusiasts"

 My expectations were already pretty high after seeing the beautiful work of Lisa Collins (read about Lisa here) and her Sweet Woodruff team.   I don't know why "cottage country made me think of bunk beds and musty old furniture, happy childhood Michigan memories I guess(#upnorth) but that was NOT AT ALL what awaited..... 

It was more like stepping into a cozy Pottery Barn catalog then a drafty Walden log cabin.  At some point Lisa said "Luxury is more about comfort then crystals" and I thought that summed it up pretty nicely... I was inspired to greater floral pursuits but almost more inspired by the hospitality the likes of which I have never known.  

My brain never got a chance to say " you know what would be prefect right now a cup/glass/pint of _______" because 5 seconds before you could have the thought someone handed you a piping hot cup of same.  There is truly an art to entertaining and Lisa and her mom Patty have it down to an effortless science.  The company was delightful, the food was phenomenal and THE FLOWERS:

Wild harvested raspberry, currents (maybe not sure what those red berries I found were) virginia creeper with ranunculus, garden roses, hellebore, privet berries and sweet pea within a rose gold bowl from Hofland







Oh AND I woke up to the loon calls on the lake outside that window there!! Never heard them before its really fun Voices: Common Loon - YouTube



More to share on this when they reveal the  Fine Art Film Photography by When He Met Her (can't wait)!!



Thursday, September 11, 2014

Great Gold Trumpet Vases for Pendleton Ceremony U of M




Sweet Pea Floral Design Detroit Ann Arbor U of M Union pendleton wedding ceremony large flower arrangements on stone pedestals in gold art deco trumpet vases white hydrangea blush roses

 Check out these new gold trumpet vases... I am in LOVE with the art deco shape and slightly vintage texture of the gold finish.  They look awesome on the faux stone pedestals we picked up earlier this year and the size (height & diameter) is perfect for getting that lovely tree like arrangement ratio.

Sweet pea Floral Design Detroit Ann Arbor U of M Union pendleton wedding ceremony large flower arrangements on stone pedestals in gold art deco trumpet vases white hydrangea blush roses


Sweet Pea Floral Design detroit ann arbor U of M Union pendleton wedding ceremony large flower arrangements on stone pedestals in gold art deco trumpet vases white hydrangea blush roses

Designed these two for an early fall wedding at the U of M union.  The ceremony was in the Pendleton room pictured here and the reception was in the ballroom.  The gold vases were a perfect fit with all the light fixtures and decorative accents around the union. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Martha Stewart American Made Finalist!!




The little flower soap co Martha Stewart American Made finalist 2014 Martha Stewart American made summit 2014 meet martha holly rutt


The little flower soap co Martha Stewart American Made finalist 2014 Martha Stewart American made summit 2014 meet martha holly rutt

So excited to announce that The Little Flower Soap Co has been named a finalist for this years Martha Stewart American Made award.  November 7th and 8th We will be traveling to Martha's studios in New York City for the American Made Summit, a networking event & maker lecture series, where we will get to meet Martha  (pinch me I'm dreaming!!)  
The little flower soap co Martha Stewart American Made finalist 2014 Martha Stewart American made summit 2014 meet martha holly rutt