A toolbox keeps essentials together!
This is the toolbox I am currently using. It was my Mother’s. In the late 1960’s, Dad decorated a fishing tackle box for her tools.
In my toolbox I have my basic tools. For Cutting I have – pruning shears, florist knife, shears, ribbon scissors, and wire cutter. The wire in my toolbox is paddle wire, great for saving space, I carry # 26 and # 22 in paddle wire. I also carry a few pieces of straight #22 that I have folded in two from the box in my workroom. In tape there are a roll of floral wrap tape, and waterproof floral tape in green and clear. I also include a roll of green florist twine. To complete my tools are packets of flower food, a few corsage pins, and rose strippers.
This works for me because most of the work I create is done off the site. I arrive at the site with most of the arrangements completed. At the site, most of the work is placement and decorating permanent fixtures that are on the site. All I need are basic tools to finish the designs for decorating
My sister also is a floral designer. She does most of her work at the site. She will bring the flowers and tools to the site and create in a small area. Her toolbox is four times the size of mine. Hers is a current fishing tackle box with foldouts. But, she has to carry anything she may need to complete her plans to decorate the site.
Like the tools, the toolbox is a reflection of the designer.
Blooms can change the aroma of day!
In the past few months, life for most of us has changed. The surroundings are the same, days are lost, and socializing is discouraged.
Staying in one place can make some nose blind. Many times the change in the scent of an environment can change the attitudes of the surrounds. One can change the atmosphere often by changing the floral scent.
Blooms from the garden, grocery store, or floral shop can change the aroma of the environment. Different flowers have different aromas. Some aromas are soft and subtle, such as roses. Other aromas are strong, such as Stargazer Lilies. The scent of fresh flowers can last for weeks.