Friday, April 25, 2008
In the past days, the stem of a boutonniere flowers was inserted through an actual "buttonhole" in a man's left lapel. Today, we do not have a hole in the lapel, so the boutonniere need to be pinned.
You have to place the boutonniere on the left lapel, then using the a pearl pin, either vertically or at a slight angle, pushing it through the fabric just beneath the head of the flower. You can further secure it with another pin but slightly at different angle or beneath.
Don't stick out the pin too much or you hurt your finger! The trick is the pin should hold the right breath the flower head, or the heaviest part of your corsage.
Some people maybe not comfortable with the pearl pin. They use a popular made in china design, putting a boutonniere in a "badge" kind of holder.
Of course, it looks very ugly to me. And, it usually fails to do the job. The green plastic things is so visible that the boutonniere is actually hanging there, not stick close on the lapel. When the groom is moving so much, the boutonniere can't stay on the positions. Or, the plastic is so crispy. When it breaks, you have no way to put it on or using the original pin will help.
A simple pin is easy and secure enough for your whole wedding day, with no embarrassment. Although, some people will use the magnetism stick onto the lapel. Again, the magnetism is unpredictable. You risk losing the boutonniere if it is slip over, or the magnets leave a mark on the lapel if the magnetism is very strong.
From now on, don't use the green plastic thing!Learn to do with the pin!
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
22nd April is the Earth Day!!
No ideas what can contribute on the earth day today! We have a green solution for you. Green plants can stay indoor and only needs minimum of caring. You just need watering them every 7 days.
But they contribute back to your health! They produce oxygen and absorb the carbon dioxide gas you produce. They purify and improve indoor air quality. And, physiologically, they make you feel relax when you are looking at them.
We have a green garden choice on our catalog now! Buy your friends a environmental friendly gift anytime!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Preserved flower, especially roses, are unlike silk or artificial flowers. With the proper care, that is when used indoors in regular comfortable room temperatures, and kept out of direct sunlight and void humid condition, they will last for months even years. Of course they must never be placed in water.
Preserved roses enjoy the benefit to maintain their natural shape and soft touch of the flowers. Glycerin base solution are designed for flowers to replace the water in the cell and therefore stops the development of bacterial or decay like normal flower does. Then, they follows by a dying process which switch on with different colors. Varies color such of black and blue that has never been seen in the natural will be created.
Roses can be preserved in many other ways such as by hanging or freeze dry. The freeze dry method is similar that they take away the water in the cells as completely dry. As a result, the color will be a little bit offset but overall structure is preserved. However, the petals will be brittle.
In long time ago, this is a home based art and craft in Japan. Japanese can easily buy bottle of solutions, creating themselves a wonderful and yet long lasting flowers arrangements. Nowadays, due to a popular demand, many manufacturers are making this nearby the production of the fresh flowers, for example, in Ecuador or China. You will see more and more marketer to sell the product to you soon!