Spring Tea and Treats

Thank you to Lee’s Summit Lifestyle, Leawood Lifestyle, and Northland Lifestyle magazines for enjoying and sharing our Tea and Treats feature this month.

Often times March is the time when people look forward to the coming of Spring.  However, in this part of the Midwest winter can still pack a punch even in March.  So for the little girls who are eager to get back in those sundresses and play… what is the best solution? Have a party!!

Go ahead and put on those sundresses and head for a fun table filled with tea and treats.  Antique candy dishes hold a mix of sweet and sour yummies. Candied apples and mini cupcakes will do wonders to help chase away the dull days of winter, and help young ladies look forward to sun-filled days ahead.

Spring isn’t very far away and what better way to welcome it than with some both old and new. The table is filled with awesome finds from Henry’s Antiques and As Time Goes By Antiques. Colorful glass candy bowls, vintage hankies, and a ceramic tea set are among them.  Lovely treats from Baked Expressions including a new twist on candied apples by coloring them blue.  Jaime Lyon Art prints of happy owls provide a burst of color. Our girls enjoyed Jelly the Pug fashions and accessories from Hazel and Ollie. Amy Johnson with The Noticed Network shared her amazing space in historic downtown Lee’s Summit for our tea party.  Beautiful images courtesy of Tiffany Marie Photography.  Happy Spring!!

Andrea K. Grist

 

Andrea K. Grist Floral Designs www.andreakgristfloralart.com

As Time Goes By Antiques www.astimegoesbyantiques.com

Baked Expressions www.bakedexpressions.com

Hazel and Ollie www.hazelandollie.com

Henrys Antiques www.henrysantiques.com

Jaime Lyon Art  www.inflatedjoy.com

Jelly the Pug www.jellythepug.com

Amy Johnson, Certified Life Coach of The Noticed Network www.thenoticednetwork.com

Tiffany Marie Photography www.tiffanymariephotography.com

Lee’s Summit Lifestyle March 2016

Leawood Lifestyle March 2016

Northland Lifestyle March 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Color Series Inspiration- White

“I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” -Claude Monet

 

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Color Series Inspiration-Orange

“Orange is the happiest color.” -Frank Sinatra

Orange is one of those colors that I am always happy to see. It is one of those colors that tend to be a bit more seasonal. With so many shades it is amazing to me that is can be both soft and romantic, along with bold and contemporary. Enjoy!!

Just a reminder that all images pictured on our blog are our artistic creations that were designed lovingly in our studio, or images from our travel adventures. Thank you to the lovely photographers who capture our flowers, we appreciate you!!

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Soft orange roses, along with soft orange parrot tulips, and berries.

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Beautiful lily.

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One of my favorite of all time orange bouquets!

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Soft orange blossoms adorn this lovely cake.

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Lilies, roses, and callas oh my!!!

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Pops of orange with Royal Sunset lilies.

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Beautiful Missouri grown flowers I picked up at Urban Buds-City Grown Flowers in St. Louis.

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Lovely orange “Free Spirit” roses, along with marigolds and alstromeria.

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Gorgeous orange poppy!!

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Beautiful Missouri grown poppy.

 

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Lovely orange sunset lilies and alstromeria blossoms. Image courtesy of Freeland Photography.

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Beautiful fall combination. Image courtesy of Tiffany Marie Photography.

Color Series Inspiration-Yellow

Oh how I love the color yellow, so bright and cheery.  I do think that there are certain instances when it may not be appropriate to use at certain times and may look out of place with other color combinations. But overall, I enjoy the color yellow, it makes me smile.

Andrea K. Grist

Just a reminder that all images pictured on our blog are our artistic creations that were designed lovingly in our studio, or images from our travel adventures. Thank you to the lovely photographers who capture our flowers, we appreciate you!!

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Beautiful close up of a yarrow flower. Image courtesy of Kimberly Saunders.

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A lovely yellow tulip. Image courtesy of Kimberly Saunders.

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A lovely cactus flower image I took at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Beautiful sunflower field outside Lawrence, Kansas

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Beautiful sunflowers as far as thee eye can see. I took my 93 year-old grandmother to see these and she loved them!

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Lovely creamy yellow sweetheart roses.

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Beautiful bridal bouquet with yellows and cream. Image courtesy of Mike Tsai.

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One of our lovely brides with her lovely yellow bouquet.

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Darling photo, love the sandals. Image courtesy of Lemon Lime Photography.

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I took this image before our delivery. I love the soft yellow carnations that peek out.

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Beautiful sunflowers. Image courtesy of Freeland Photography.

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Darling personal flowers with yellow billy balls, along with touches of fresh greener.

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This is a lovely yellow ranunculus grown in the great state of Missouri at Urban Buds:City Grown Flowers.  They welcomed me for a great tour of their farm.

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Beautiful, bright centerpiece. Image courtesy of Studio Chyree.

Color Series Inspiration-Purple

I love purple! Many people know this about me.  I have no idea why I am drawn to it so much. I always hesitate to claim a color as my “favorite” but it is definitely at the top of the list.  Enjoy!!

Just a reminder that all images pictures on our blog are our artistic creations that were designed lovingly in our studio, or images from our travel adventures. Thank you to the lovely photographers who capture our flowers, we appreciate you!!

Andrea K. Grist

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Image courtesy of Slater-Studios

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Image courtesy of Matt Nichols

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Image courtesy of Andrea K. Grist

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Image courtesy of Andrea K. Grist

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Color Series Inspiration-Pink

-Audrey Hepburn

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Andrea K. Grist Flower Adventures-Virginia

My flower adventures have taken me to some amazing places all around the country.  This time I found myself in the beautiful state of Virginia working with Holly Chapple Flowers at her beautiful new farm, Hope Flower Farm.

This year was the first year for what will be their annual holiday festival. Days  were spent creating holiday centerpieces, wreaths, stringing lights and hanging fresh garland.

Chapel Designers came from all around including, Connecticut, Maryland, Texas, New York, Tennessee, and myself from Missouri. Local artisans brought beautifully made pottery, furniture, ornaments, holiday cards, jewelry, and yummy treats. Beautiful weather and a great team made this an amazing trip and I can’t wait to go back.

And, with my goal of seeing things that I haven’t seen, I took the side trip to the Jefferson Memorial.  This was not my first trip to the D.C. area but it was my first to the memorial and I got to spend a bit of time enjoying a beautiful afternoon before heading home.

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