Thursday, April 8, 2010


It's the time of year for flower shows - a lovely way to enjoy spring.

This week it is "Spring is in the Air" at Macy's on State Street in Chicago. We've been in the midst of strong April showers (hopefully it will bring lots of May flowers). We even had golf ball size hail on Monday night. Luckily, this flower show was inside so weather didn't dampen it.

This display really struck me ~ it took me a minute to realize that I was looking at hundreds of balsam wood airplanes cascading down from the Tiffany ceiling installed in 1907 containing 1.6 million pieces of glass. The beauty of it really touched me.

The scent of spring was lovely. All the displays of spring flowers really sang, but the crown jewel was the "Bouquet of the Day" by the truly gifted team from Stems, Inc.

Wow! The creativity and uniqueness of this display was incredible!
Hanging from a tree of baby's breath were these glass bulbs filled with blue hydrangea blossoms in water.

These tall vases were filled with flowers under water. I never thought about flowers being displayed under water. The shimmering colors under the water were hypnotic and intriguing.

I just couldn't pull myself away from the display ~ the colors, the tall fresh spring grass, the unique combinations ~breathtaking.
I wonder who will create the "Bouquet of the Day" tomorrow... I may just have to stop by and take a peek.
Here's a peek at the flowers that I have been working on:
I haven't had time to create for a bit, so I am really enjoying watching this spring piece unfold.
And here's another:
I'm putting my own spin on this piece and am seeing where it takes me. Hopefully I'll have a finish to share soon.
I hope that you have a chance to enjoy some spring flowers in your corner of the world.

The flowers appear on the earth;
The time of the singing of birds is come
~Song of Solomon 2:12
Blessings, Patti


corinna said...

beautiful blossoms
stitched and real

those airplanes are cool
have a great weekend

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Your wool piece with the basket of flowers truly says Spring. Love what you're working on and can't wait to see them finished.

Tina said...

That floral art is stunning. Love the pictures. It's always great to see what you are working on as well.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I guess this is another year I will miss the Chicago Garden of these days I'm going to get there. That floral display is wonderful!

Mindy said...

Love that wool piece!