The National Cherry Blossom Festival is one of our nation’s most beautiful events and it begins this week in DC. My daughter was born in DC around that time twenty years ago. Coming home from the hospital with her was like an endless parade of flowers. It was an absolute glorious sight to see. I wish I would have thought about it sooner and tried to get some cherry blossoms to photograph. However, I focused on the magnificent colors of springtime and combined it with some floral delights.
Floral fanfare, this lovely bouquet was created by Lee Forrest Design with the use of variegated tulips, English roses, and hydrangeas. It will brighten any room!
Featured here is a super easy flower bouquet that is filled with Nestles Chocolate chips. It has a dual purpose – not only is a centerpiece, but your guests can nibble on the chocolate tasty treats. See Melissa Creates blog for details on how to make this.
These colorful beads just felt like spring. I had the pleasure of shooting them for Andrea’s Designs. She is kind enough to donate a portion of the proceeds of her sales to help fund the Wonderous Women of Central Florida’s fundraising efforts for Habitat for Humanity. If you are interested in donating, here is information about this project.
Here are my Monarch Jewelry faves from this week. I just love this Masriera piece with garnet and diamonds, it was the perfect feature for this time of year.
What is springtime without bugs, right? A few weeks back, I found this caterpillar in Monarch’s foyer, here is John, the owner of Monarch posing with it. What kind of butterfly do you think this will become?
To finish off my faves this week, here is an old photo of me with my son near the National monuments. This was taken in DC at the National Cherry Blossom Festival just a few days prior to the birth of my daughter.
I hope you enjoy this beautiful spring weather! Come back next week and see what goodies I have in store for you! ~ Melinda
~ Disclaimer: the items shown are not sponsored or paid to be posted. The Monarch Jewelry images are strictly shared from my jewelry photography work that I created earlier in the week for Monarch Jewelry. I’m not paid to post these on my site.
In closing, I want to thank my dear friend Terrie Rowan for her wonderful words of wisdom!