Lola Event Floral and Design (Flower-Brained’s hot mama) gets a lot of requests for auction items. Many of them, unfortunately, I have to decline or else I, myself, might have to declare not-for-profit. When approached by Seattle’s Junior League however, all my charitable needs were met.
1. Have a great organization that appeals to women. Check.
2. Do good things… Education, Women in leadership, art, children… Check check check check.
3. Throw a drool-worthy party. Check. Typically I would stop there and happily send along some beautimous fleurs.
and then… Whah?
Number four? Comp-e-ti-tion?
Fortunatley and unfortunately ever since I got beat out for first place by Kelly in a third grade spelling bee, I get a bit of the crazy woman’s excitement at the thought of a little competition. I find myself having to control myself at games of Cranium. At stoplights, I’m pretty sure everyone wants to race. I even mentally compete with other people in line at the grocery store. I’ll choose a checker that I think is fastest, then glance through the bubble gum to see who gets through first all the while egging on the other team in my head.
Usually, I either don’t win, or get distracted with the desire to buy a pack of swedish fish (checkout line). The winner for this one, however?… Lola. Yay! For this arrangement, I chose a metallic orchid pot, Tibet, white majolica, and Vendela roses and white freesia (their color scheme was whites, beiges, and glitteriness).
I painted some eucalyptus leaves gold and dipped the tips into some vintage glitter (made from glass!). I also made some wire flowers and leaves and covered them with ribbon or glitter. It had a good balance of elegance and intimacy. The wire leaves and flowers threw in some quirkiness. The simplicity and elegance with a touch of the hand-made seemed to fit the League’s mission well.