A few months ago we were approached by Scott Byers, with Macy's Parade & Entertainment Group. He was looking to add some new designers to the invitation list for Macy's flower showcase called "The Bouquet of the Day." The Macy's Philadelphia Flower Show is held in the Grand Court at Macy's Center City, the site of Wanamaker's flower shows from the 1930s through the early 1970s. This year they are partnering with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society - and it is through these friends that we became acquainted. It seemed like a great opportunity - and it was! (Especially for Bailey - he looked to the the "happiest" in his head shot so he was the front man for this event for all the online bio stuff for Macy's.) Our arrangement is on display Sunday 4.5 through Tuesday 4.7.2009. If you can't make it to the store - check back for more pictures - Michael Persico will be swinging by to take some professional shots that we will post later!
The word "bouquet" is a bit misleading....the pedestal provided for us to design on is quite large and nestled within a large planter. So we designed an arrangement that would bring the focus up and fill the huge space.
Tall branches of Dutch Corylus wound their way up towards the ceiling scattered with Dutch & Thai Vandas. Black Birds of Paradise from Hawaii, Kangaroo Paw from California and Ti Leaves from Costa Rica grounded the arrangement at the base where viewers can take an intimate look at the unusual collections.
Sandwiched between white wire were layers of the Ti Leaves. Once we sewed up the edges with yarn it formed the giant ribbon that we wove around the whole piece for a twist of the unexpected.