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Christmas spirit

Five coordinated groupings capture the essence of the 2009 holiday season.

Designs by Talmage McLaurin, AIFD

     We forecasted nine significant trends in our Christmas Trends ’09 special issue (published in December 2008). Influenced by those trends, we’ve assembled these displays and arrangements to inspire your Christmas creativity.

fruits from the forest
     As if gathered on a winter’s stroll through the woods, the treasured (permanent and preserved) finds in this topiary celebrate nature’s imperfect lines and delightfully random forms. The berries and raspberry-flavored pot reflect the luscious hues of “Coffee Shop.”

MATERIALS: Frosted Mixed Pine & Cedar with Bells from Vintage Floral Imports; Pod Assortment from Schusters of Texas; Reindeer Moss from Verdissimo USA; fresh curly willow from favorite supplier; Faux Leather Tote from Apex Gift Foods; Oasis® Hot-Melt Glue and Styrofoam® Brand Plastic Foam from Smithers-Oasis.

... To view 14 more designs from this article, look to the July 2009 issue of Florists' Review.

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