Flowers have the power to reflect our deepest emotions. They are used to convey love, gratitude, to celebrate and to mourn.
Today I chose the hydrangea and peony to express sympathy and support for those who grieve right now, for even at times of loss the beauty of flowers can provide solace and bring joy. The hydrangea represents heartfelt emotions, the peony stands for family honor and love.
Hello Dear Friends,
September marks the beginning of the fall season, accentuating life’s fleeting nature and the spirit of letting go, starting anew. I am in love with this season because it is the beginning of a protracted festival season in India, the time of year where we not only invite light into our homes by lighting candles and our fireplaces, but also bring light into our lives by inviting our friends and family over to share in laughter, music, singing, dancing, food and drink. We clean our homes, open our hearts, and cleanse our souls of past misgivings – just like the trees letting go of old leaves, knowing that fresh new green life will follow.
I have created a Treat Bag to help make the gatherings memorable, the brand new Susan’s Garden Notes Dahlia to make my flowers. Here in India, the Dahlia is considered to the flower of the Fall, symbolizing being graceful under pressure and achieving success against all odds. I chose fall hues in shades of yellow and orange to heighten the effect of the season.
Made by Mary Prasad for the ECD Susan Tierney-Cockburn Design Team
Mary here today with a fun window card. I was so excited when I received the new Garden Notes Carolina Window & Shutters die set by Susan Tierney-Cockburn; I just love windows for cards! I’ve been waiting to use it for a special design – I didn’t want to just do the standard Christmas window with wreath (although they do look great) or a window with curtains. I finally decided on a monochromatic white design, using recycled plastic packaging for the panes of glass. I also love how the embossed wall creates a wonderful textured background.