Photo by Jenny Hill

Friday, October 16, 2009

Things I Love About My Job - #1

The flower truck from Salem Wholesale Flowers is definitely on the list! It's a "wet" truck - which means the flowers are in water and waiting for me to select my favorites. The selection is not as good as the Portland Flower Market of course, but the Flower Market is an hour away. Salem's truck arrives at my back door twice a week! I've been doing business with them for several years, and appreciate their attention to quality and customer service.

I can always pre-order flowers I need for special purposes, but I also love making my selections from the pretty things on the truck. Sometimes I can hear the flowers saying "Pick me! Pick me!" And they're usually right - those are the ones that fly out the door!
Look at this gorgeous selection of fall mums. We'll be getting orders for fall flowers from now until Thanksgiving. I love this time of year. And apparently a lot of other people do too. Thanks Salem!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fall Wreaths

I just want to post a couple more pictures of our dried creations. These have a fall look. All dried and silk pieces are on sale through October. This wreath is made of real oak leaves, dyed and preserved. They are pliable and long-lasting. They're not for outdoors in Oregon though. Our drippy weather causes the dye to drip onto porches! So keep them indoors and enjoy the little bird who forgot to fly south. Pack them away when you put up Christmas decorations and bring them out again next September.