Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Flower Heaven!

With both boys in school today (freedom!), I knocked out several boring errands (grocery store, doctor, dry cleaners) but managed to make time for something fun - a visit to the new 20,000 square foot Cebolla Fine Flower Emporium on Maple Avenue in Dallas. 

Owners Luit and Jamie Huizenga are no strangers to flowers. The couple are the original owners of Dallas flower destination Dr. Delphinium on Lovers Lane, and they still operate a smaller Cebolla store down the road. But the new flagship store is bigger - which means more room for beautiful things! And there's plenty of walk in coolers filled with gorgeous finished arrangements, the hardy orchids Cebolla is known for, and even stems fresh off the plane from Europe. 

The Huizengas have a ranch in Colorado where they hunt for interesting natural elements to use to make their own creative containers. I love these "table wreaths" woven from vines found on the property. They would look fantastic on a large table with either a simple glass hurricane or orchid nestled in the middle. 

I stopped to admire this tiny arrangement of acorn branches and grass in an etched vase. It's simple and earthy. 

Another example of an interesting container made from elements found on the Huizenga's ranch. This time moss-covered branches come together to make a home for an orchid. 

It's not even Halloween but I'm already starting to think about decorating my home for Christmas. The shop has so many beautiful ideas for the holidays. I love these moss topiaries - a pair would look gorgeous on my mantel! It's hard to see in the picture but the topiaries are wrapped in wires sprinkled with pearls. 

Here's another holiday topiary that I admired. This time the container is a simple terracotta pot covered with pieces of pine cone. This might be a project I could try at home with my glue gun.  And yes, those are candles you see tied into the arrangement (although Luit does not recommend actually lighting them)! 

Cebolla has so many gorgeous wreaths to choose from, too. 

Luit mentioned that they are expecting a shipment from Europe, so soon the shop will be stocked with even more works of art for your home. Also, take time to read this wonderful article the Dallas Morning News featured about the shop! 

Cebolla Fine Floral Emporium
5610 Maple Avenue (near Inwood)
Dallas, Texas
(214) 369-7673

1 comment:

  1. I love all the unique wreaths! Thanks for sharing :)