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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Wednesday Wanderings... Cemetery Stylings...
the topper I created for my husband's grandparents.
A million years ago, when I began my adventure as a floral designer, I was assigned the task of memorial wreaths. This consisted of taking sprigs of these green fern like artificial things and wiring and attaching this to a toothpick like stick. My hands were emerald green well into the Christmas season and beyond. I decided this was not my style of floral design and immediately never did this kind of thing again. When my dad died some 35 years ago my mom would check to see we purchased a memorial wreath to her liking. Now while we are mindful of her desires, we do our own thing. I do my own wreaths, headstone toppers, so as to stay up to date with these styling one can look around and check out the cemetery. It's quite a "circle of criticism". When my mom was widowed, you would wonder if the "widow" could afford a proper wreath and such. Well now all those that wondered are just as old as she is and I'm not sure they care. So I thought after my visit this week at the cemetery I'd show you some of my designs.
my sister bought the monument topper, I created the wreath.