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‘Circus’ Roses in a Tureen

Oct 20, 2009

To make an arrangement personal I love to shop for a special container that the recipient can use again and again…and remember the gift and giver with each use. 

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…’Circus’ roses, solidago, bupleurum, green hydrangeas, orange ilex berries, smokebush and wheat in a glazed tureen…

I’d love to hear how you make your flower gifts personal! Have I mentioned how much I love comments? Have a great Tuesday…



  1. 1. I miss you.
    2. Remember when my grandfather was in the hospital (and I was hugely pregnant)and you helped me personalize an arrangement by using flowers in his college colors? That was awesome.
    3. I also love it when we include family rosaries, broaches, other personal jewelery or small framed photographs in bridal bouquets and center pieces.
    4. The other way I’ve personalized an arrangement is by purchasing a piece of china the recipient is missing from her collection. I once bought various pieces of depression glass with the same pattern my great grandmother had and gave my mom arrangements that incorporated those over a series of 6 holidays.
    5. Did I mention I miss you?


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