Hello Yellow!

I have been thumbing through my recent Pottery Barn and CB2 Catalogues to find a return to yellows for this spring. The photographs above are of my own experiments with canary and green. I mixed mini cymbidium orchids, callas, roses, spider mums, new hydrangea, and "super green" roses for this eye catching inspiration board.
For 2009 I am really thinking about butter yellow. It seems to act as a neutral and blend well with the likes of grey, country blue, pink, and countless others. I can't wait to blend some light yellow tinted narcissus into a spring arrangement. They are one of my very favorite flowers; fussy to use, but well worth the effort!

I love all yellows, as does my boss and most influential mentor, Nancy. I have had conversations in the past with her about the kind of bride that pulls off a true yellow wedding. It made me want to be that brassy kind of woman. I have seen the most stunning photographs come from a color scheme of black, yellow, and white. Sometimes yellow and black are best reserved for bumble bees, but my Nancy made it her usual elegant style and reigned in those bold tones & flowers for a beautiful finish. That's what separates the amateur from the pro.

For me, working with Nancy has been such an amazing experience that may be best placed on it's own separate special page (later this week I may just do that). In the mean time I will summarize her influence on me as something I didn't know I needed and now I don't know what I would do without.