Friday, March 15, 2013

The Crown Jewels - Philadelphia Flower Show

This design class featuring royal crowns captured our attention.  Each crown is handcrafted using all natural materials.  The crown is on display, and featured right beside it is the name and a sample of the plant material, seeds, leaves, nuts, and blossoms, that were used to craft the crown.  Some are quite elaborate, others just as beautiful but created with less variety.

And the first place blue ribbon belongs to this exquisitely designed Tudor style crown (shown below) crafted by Lori Anne Currall using nuts, berries, vines, gourds and assorted seeds.  Simply lovely!  Definitely fit for a king!


La Tea Dah said...

Each is amazing! Such creative ideas with all natural products. I do like the blue ribbon winner best --- but they are all excellent! The first one you showed is very majestic. And the purple one --- fit for someone very royal!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Now THATS a novel idea! Who'd a thunk it??? Very cool!

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Rosemary,
That is so clever!! You would never suspect...
Ruthie from Lady B's Time for Tea

Rosemary Nardone said...

gorgeous items I had to leave a comment and a follow since we have the same name and I felt it was necessary! it is amazing what the artists can do with these materials
Hope you visit my blog about NYC too and I have a great giveaway at the moment too! Have a FAB weekend!
NYC Style and a little Cannoli

Marilyn said...

I would never have thought of doing something like that, how creative and fun to see.