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Everlastings Flowers Floral Preservation Services

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It’s officially Spring!

You have firmed up all your wedding plan details and are ready for your big day. You spent a lot of time and thought choosing just the right flowers for yourself, your attendants, your Husband -to-be and everyone else in your wedding party. Your guests are going to love the perfect arrangements you have selected for your reception. Yes. You are definitely all set for you big day, as far as flowers go. What about after the wedding? Have you thought about what you are going to do with all those special floral arrangements you spent so much thoughtful energy on? Wouldn’t it be great if you could keep some of them, especially your Bridal Bouquet, Forever! Everlastings Flowers can do just that for you. We can take your bridal bouquet, your wedding party flowers and even some of your other floral arrangements and preserve them for you to enjoy for a lifetime!
Everlastings Flowers specializes in preserving wedding and memorial/sympathy flowers. Barbara Gaffney, the founder and owner of “Everlastings Flowers” has for over 20 years adopted her own preferred method of pressing and drying flowers. The preservation processes does not require expensive freeze drying or bulky domed framing. At Everlastings Barbara carefully presses and dries each flower, tastefully designs them on mat board or tile, then vacuum seals them for an airtight presentation. As an added bonus the customer may also include their invitation, special wording, a prayer card or photograph free of charge making it the perfect keepsake that will last a lifetime!
A little History…
Barbara was chosen in 1997 as one of only 14 Americans to participate in “The 1st International Pressed Flower Exhibition” in Nagano, Japan. She participated in 1998 in a touring exhibition throughout Japan. Ms. Gaffney has also entered into competition at the Royal Horticulturist Society, in Westminster England (June 2001). The International Pressed Flower Art Society hosted this event which is officially part of the “Japan Art of Oshibana Exhibition”.
“The Japanese have brought our craft to a new level. With their love of nature, their spirituality, combined with new methods and materials, pressed flower craft is fast emerging as a true art form.”
Barbara Gaffney
Everlastings Flowers have invested in Japanese flower presses that will help the flowers dry with a high degree of color and delicacy. Although Everlastings employs others to help run the studio, the final artwork is done entirely by Ms. Gaffney to insure the highest quality in design.

If you have a wedding, an anniversary, a special occasion or memorial flowers that you would like to preserve as a keepsake for many years to come, visit
Everlastings Flowers to view and samples of Barbara’s work and affordable pricing!

Flutterby 6

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Awesome blog! For those of us who have kids and know what a challenge they can be sometimes. We love them just the same and can never imagine life without them.

Lisa Sadikman

“I’m Lisa – writer, essayist, coffee enthusiast, 80s aficionado, daughter, sister, wife and mom to three girls. In the everyday chaos that is parenting a teen, a tween and a preschooler, managing marriage and living a grown up life, I’m learning to slow down, make room and find ease in being right where I am: squarely in the middle.”

So if you have kids check out Flutterby 6. It’s a little piece of sanity and a whole lot of information for the busy Mom (or Dad) on the go!

Divine Designs is now on Twitter!

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Divine Designs on Twitter

So I guess I’m getting into the social media thing! Just couldn’t resist seeing what all the hubbub was about Twitter so I decided to see it for myself.  I made my first tweet today. Even posted a picture of my latest bracelet! It was so easy and kind of fun. Still don’t quite understand what a hashtag is but I’m sure to figure it out pretty quick. Wish me luck and if you tweet, follow me and I will follow you too!
#birdysaystweet?;) I’m trying….

In search of the Elusive Granite Bead!

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Finding granite beads is not an easy task. Living in New Hampshire, otherwise known as the “Granite State”, one might think it would be very simple to find beads made of granite. We are surrounded by the stuff after all! My yard is a virtual treasure trove of white, black and all shades of granite. However when i search online for beads made of granite all I can find are antique African beads that are quite frankly out of my price range! if i cannot buy them then why not make them myself?! I haven’t a clue as to how to form solid granite into the beautiful round uniform beads I know it can be. What tools do i need? How much space does the equipment require? How much would it cost per bead to make them? I don’t know even where to start.

So, if I cannot buy them nor make them myself then maybe I can find someone who would be willing to craft the beads for me. I could even supply and ship the granite to them. However, the service of bead crafting is not an easy one to find either!

Is there anyone out there that can help me in my quest for the elusive granite beads? Is there anyone out there willing to craft them for me at a reasonable price?

If you know of anyone who sells or can craft some for me I would be more than happy to make you a one of a kind design of your choice with them free of charge!;)

Wish me luck as I continue on my treasure hunt. Onward!

Little Diva’s Collection. Preteen bracelet and earring sets for the little diva in your life!

Little Diva's Collection. Preteen bracelet and earring sets for the little diva in your life!

Welcome my new line of jewelry inspired by my own little Diva daughters! Made for the saucy preteen in your life this set of earrings and matching bracelet will be sure to get a sqeal of delight out of any little girl!

Available in sterling ear wires for pierced little ears and sterling clip ons for those who haven’t taken that step yet.