Being a floral shop on the east-side of Milwaukee, Belle Fiori sees an explosion of people around our neighborhood as the weather perks up, especially around the end of June, when Summerfest draws people from other states and even other countries. As the sidewalks buzz outside, we tidy up loose ends in the shop and prepare for a mid-summer break over the 4th of July weekend to spend time with our families and rest up for the bustling second half of wedding season!
As we embrace a calmer shop aura and prep for the coming weeks, we have compiled some of our favorite patriotic arrangements from around the web to inspire your holiday weekend and celebrate Thistle as a 4th of July floral celebrity!
Our first stop is an amazing post from Jess Blazejewski of Style Me Pretty. This lovely DIY tutorial shows how to make a super classy, garden variety floral centerpiece of red, white and blue, and Strawberries too! This arrangement features a lush variety of roses, garden roses, freesia, berries and Blue Mountain Thistle in a vintage blue tin can!
We found this blue and white beauty on the Home Depot – Martha Stewart Feature page. Though is excludes the color red, it definitely invokes festive imageries of fireworks and sparklers! This arrangement features a simple mix of Blue Mountain Thistle and Globe Thistle accompanied by gorgeous white astilbe.
Resident florist, Meghan Guthrie, of One Kings Lane, designed this loose style arrangement with “casual blooms in a patriotic palette” with a “nod to fireworks – [her] favorite part of the holiday.” We love how it looks as though it was just-gathered and just as relaxed as a summer picnic! Check out her awesome flower recipe infographic to see what she paired with Thistle to create this lovely design:
Last, but not least, we found this “1950’s America” styled arrangement from Karin Lidbeck, a stylist, life style editor, designer, artist, and producer for Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, New England Home Magazine, Traditional Homes and many more. Inspired by the 1950’s fabric shown below she used “Climbing Roses, Thistle, Fuchsia, Dahlias and [Red] Yarrow… often depicted in Pennsylvania Dutch Style Designs. The pewter vase echoes the grey blue liberty bell in the fabric”. Stunning, classy, and delightfully American!