Is it just me or are we moving into Fall super fast? Kids are back in school (a few weeks away from first report cards), we are days away from Rosh Hashanah, fast approaching Halloween, and Thanksgiving will be right around the corner!
When I think of September, I think of Indian Summer and trying to hold on to the sunshine for as long as possible. One of my favorite ways to keep the summer in my heart and in my home is via flowers. They always lift my spirits, and I like to have live bouquets in my home and the office weekly. I take time to arrange each flower and really get the right balance and symmetry. What ultimately sets off your arrangement is the Vase. You can't put the perfect arrangement in just any Vase! (Well sometimes you have no choice in the office, but you usually do at home).
My grandmother and mom have beautiful Crystal Vases, which I always admired. As for me, I had a collection of Vases that came with the bouquets. An odd assortment of sizes and shapes, but mostly smaller, which meant when I bring home or receive a large bouquet I'd have to split them between multiple small vases. I'm not going to complain, because that gave me the ability to put flowers in almost every room, but sometimes you really want the bouquet you've received to remain intact. Especially if it's a hostess gift. Flowers are my favorite hostess gift, both to give and receive. I know many of you will be attending and hosting special family dinners this season.
Kate Spade NY for Lenox
|kate spade Pleasant Hill Bouquet Vase|
I'm sure most of you are familiar with Lenox. Their dinnerware and housewares are on most bridal registries. What you may not know is that they have many designers who design specialty collections for them, including Marchesa for Lenox, Disney, Dansk, Donna Karan, and Kate Spade NY for Lenox.
Kate Spade NY for Lenox is an amazing collection of dinnerware, serving pieces, flatware, glassware, Barware, gifts and Home Decor.
About the Vase:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Crafted of glass
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Height: 6"
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - The wide mouth of this vase is designed to accommodate a full bouquet.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Etched butterflies encircle the vase for a look that's chic with a touch of whimsy.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Made by Lenox
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Under license by kate spade new york, which has reviewed this product for quality and authenticity
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - $75.00
What's a beautiful Vase without flowers right? I thought it would be perfect if our friends at 1800flowers.com joined in on the fun and added some flowers to fill up the new Vase! I was trying to get artistic, but I forgot to take a picture of them both side by side, I received a florist choice bouquet that reflected my personal favorites, and extras thrown in by the designer. I received TWO huge over-flowing bouquets! And ended up using 2 vases in 2 different rooms by the time I was done arranging!
My 'Florist Choice' Bouquet:
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Assortment of Stargazer Lilies
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - salal tips
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - alstroemeria
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - limonium
The Photo Above is my own Vase with the second bouquet, the candles, and candleholders are my own, and I used the Raffia that the bouquets came wrapped with for added decoration.
You didn't think I'd forget about you right? Who loves you butterfly?
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Kate Spade NY for Lenox and 1800flowers.com have a very special surprise for 1 lucky winner! 1 winner will win a Kate Spade NY for Lenox Pleasant Hill Bouquet Vase + a $100 savings pass from 1800flowers.com!!! (Total ARV of the prize is $175) (By the way, the $100 savings pass can be used not only at 1800flowers.com but also at their sister brands: 1800baskets.com (who we LOVE at Ascending Butterfly), Cheryls Cookies, The Popcorn Factory, and Fannie May Fine Chocolate, so if you are allergic to flowers, you can still enjoy this prize.)
Don't you just ♥ Kate Spade NY, Lenox and 1800flowers.com? I know I do!
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