Do you love gorgeous magazines? I sure do, and fabulous photos in both interior design and gardening magazines always inspire me––I feel guilty throwing them away. I don't have to any more, because I have a friend who makes them into roses.
Florist, Susan Donley, turns beautiful magazine pages into fanciful blooms.
In December, when I put up a blog photo of a handmade paper flower, Susan told me, “Small world, I’m working on paper flowers too.”
It’s green, my favorite color, and my initial is even at the center of the bloom.
Each rose petal is carefully placed on a pretty magazine page and cut out by hand. On my bloom there are cherry blossoms, herbs, hedges, ‘Golden Celebration’ roses, white roses, leaves, orchids, trees, even a little bit of French text, and topiaries.
The next day I went into Susan’s beautiful flower shop, Florali, and bought a recycled rose for my sister. Susan packed it up beautifully so I could send it to Oregon for Valentine’s Day. My sister, Judy, loved it and couldn’t believe Susan had made it.
Handmade, brilliantly beautiful, 'green', recycled, made with love, a great gift.