Friday, May 03, 2013

Flowers and Evangeline's Miracle

Okay I said I was taking a break from blogging, but honestly, I've never won an award for flower arranging, having never done it before, so I have to post about it! I'm a member of a local garden club here in south Georgia. We have a big "plantation" style historical house in our town that is unique in that it is formed in the shape of a half circle. Therefore it is named "The Crescent" and we hold a flower show here every year. This year the name of the show was "A Day to Remember" and the themes were based on "Days" throughout the year where we celebrate something; Gardening Day, Book Lover's Day, Mother's Day, etc. You get the idea. My club asked me to enter something into the flower arrangement part of the show. I have never done this but was assured I would have help.
Well, not so much, but I read a lot about it (yes I love books) and asked questions and made my arrangement based on the idea of flowers springing out of a book, while doing the April A to Z Blogging Challenge. I did it, and I won!! I still can't believe it. I got First Place in my category, Pedestals and my section, Book Lover's Day. Go Me! My club is very happy with me right now!
Yes, I chose Evangeline's Miracle as my book. Here is what I put on the card explaining my arrangement and what EM is about:
Evangeline's Miracle Arrangement and me.

Evangeline’s Miracle
Book Lover’s Day
Floral Elements:
Lilies, Tulips, Ivy and Moss

Evangeline didn’t know she was waiting for a miracle, until one found her.
In Evangeline’s story flowers bring the past
and present together to help heal ancient wounds.


With my "Tri-Color" First Place Ribbon!



















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18 comments:

  1. Aloha Lisa,

    Congrats on winning the flower arrangement contest.

    I can barely keep our plastic orchid's alive, so I am well impressed :)

    PS. Go Angels :)

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    1. Thanks! I have to say I do love house plants and gardening. I LOVE flowers, having color around me. Thanks for coming by! I'm honored!
      Yep, can't complain about how much fun I had at that game!

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  2. Hi Lisa .. well all I can say is BRILLIANT and so well done. I love the premise of your story and I'll be back to buy ..

    So clever to win - and what a creative way of presentation, while including the love of your life: books .. in the presentation ...

    I sincerely hope you had a few sales from it - I'm sure you did ...

    That was really worth posting about - I agree .. clever lady. Love seeing you with your winning design .. in colour now too ... cheers and enjoy getting life back to normal with all you've got going on .. relatives, French pen-pal .. etc .. happy times - and see you soon .. Hilary

    PS I'll try and work out the email subscribe thing!!

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    1. Thanks Hilary! I'm still a bit surprised by it! I don't "toot" my own horn, but this time I just had to! Be by to visit soon!

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  3. Hi Lisa, congrats on winning the flower arrangement contest. The plantation style historical house 'Crescent' looks super.

    Btw...thanks for your wonderful comment on my insecurity post.

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    1. Thanks Rachna, and if you're ever in the neighborhood the house is worth seeing. You're welcome on the post, after all, listening to you and the others helps me as well to think things through...

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  4. Congratulations! You've discovered a new talent. The arrangement looks really nice.

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    1. Alex, thanks so much! I took risk and it paid off. Guess it's a sign to keep going with my writing because it's never easy to put oneself out in the public eye and invite "judgement."

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    2. I could not agree more. It is very difficult to put yourself out there. I think you were brave and wonderful.

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  5. Lisa, that is -very- cool and congrats! I didn't know you were so multi-talented :)

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    1. Thanks Mark! It was a surprise for sure!

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  6. Hi Lisa,

    I knew you were a fine lady of many a talent and skill. And such an arrangement. Yes, blooming congratulations on winning the flower arrangement contest. Go you, indeed, my friend :)

    Gary

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    1. Thanks Gary! Glad you stopped by!

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  7. Lisa, congrats on winning on your arrangement. We have a expo-fair around Buffalo and my favorite sections are the flower arrangements and the handmade quilts. Your arrangement is lovely, and you're glowing!

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    1. Thanks so much Cathrina, it was fun, most of the time, to do and I certainly was surprised at the result!

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  8. Congratulations! What a great idea for a book lover. I just came over from Mark's blog.

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    1. I appreciate you stopping by! I LOVE Mark's blog and visit as often as possible. Visited yours now too!

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  9. Congratulations!! That is a gorgeous arrangement. I love flowers and gardens even though I am terrible at it myself. Thanks so much for the thoughtful comment and kind words on my blog.

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Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. I may not always be able to respond to the comments you leave, HOWEVER, I will ALWAYS go to your blog and leave a comment myself! Who knows, I might even subscribe to your blog like you might subscribe to mine! Appreciate you dropping by.