Friday, February 8, 2013

California Style Snow.... Flowers!


It's February and it's also Fruitless-Pear blooming time!
It's what I call, California Style Snow!

These lovely trees bloom like in Robert Browning's Home Thoughts From Abroad,
"And the white throat builds, and all the swallows!
Hark, where my blossomed pear-tree in the hedge
Leans to the field and scatters on the clover
Blossoms and dewdrops -at the bent of spray's edge-
That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, 
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!"

With their delicious scent, the courtyard is transformed into a wonderland of beauty and fragrance!

When the breezes come again, their tiny white flower petals will dance in the wind.
 These corollas become our California snow gracefully blanketing the courtyard below!

It's just another wonderful feature of the Jones Victorian Estate!

Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate

Food Tasting the Jones Victorian Way!


I've been so busy and it's been a blast!

Here at the Jones Victorian Estate, food tasting is celebrated!!
It's a full evening of great food,  awesome company and lively conversation.

 Below are a few colorful snippets of the evening and decoration...

Jade is actually having three different centerpieces! This was a trial for the color and texture of her main focal point. The large and small vintage canisters and tray were accented with colorful roses, peonies and wonderful tiny blooms.  
A special thank you to Flower Allie for the beautiful flowers.  

We added mini roses to the champagne glasses, both pink and white. The vintage napkins were tied with a soft pink French wire ribbon. Mini roses and fresh rosemary was tucked inside the ribbon.

The table was draped with a soft pink silk organza overlay. It was just the light touch that Jade was looking for.
 Each place setting had a different napkin treatment. In that way, the Bride could see all the varying choices and to make her decision that much easier!

Jade and Warren! Thank you for a wonderful evening!!

What's your dream?

Michelle Gregory
the Jones Victorian Estate