Helping create funeral tributes is a privilege for the designers at Waukesha Floral. This past weekend Denise and Marty created a butterfly and a teddy bear to celebrate the life of a dearly loved lady. This type of design is called “set work”, and begins with a styrofoam or Oasis floral foam base in the shape of the design. The base is attached to an easel and completed with flowers, almost like the old paint-by number pictures. In this case, Denise chose spring colored flowers and used Gerbera daisies as a focal point. She accented the butterfly with spirals of colored wire. The teddy bear is composed of all white cushion mums with a pink ribbon and pink flowers. Making these designs is both labor intensive and requires a fairly large amount of flower heads, but we think the memorial tribute is both memorable and meaningful for the family and friends of this special lady.
Thanks to everyone who came out for our holiday open house last weekend, and congratulations to Mary, Renee and Lori, winners of our door prizes. For those who didn’t make it last weekend, we still have plenty of holiday items to choose from, and our poinsettia crop is beginning to color up nicely! For the holidays, we are open on Sunday from 10-4, so stop by soon.