Thursday, July 30, 2015

Karen Adams Designs

I don't think there have ever been more beautiful cards...
I LOVE her designs!
She has designs for all occasions: baby, wedding, just because, birthday.
Better yet, they come in adorable little boxes in themed sets, also.
We sell several of the boxed collections as well as the gift tag size and full size cards. 

These are just a few that we carry in the gift store.


 This is my fave:

Check out her website at
Madeline Strietzel

Friday, July 24, 2015

Greenwich Bay Company

Destination Spa Soaps

I am so excited about these new soaps that we got in the gift store! We have been carrying Greenwich Bay Company soaps for a couple years but just picked up their new Destination Spa Soaps line.
There are nine different soaps all named after a destination and inspired by fresh botanicals from spas around the world!


enriched with shea butter, cocoa butter, 
coconut milk, macadamia nut oil, pure honey,
 and blended with exfoliating coconut husk.

enriched with shea butter, cocoa butter, 
dark chocolate and hazelnut extracts,
and blended with exfoliating cocoa bean shell.

enriched with shea butter, cocoa butter, 
mango butter and coconut oil,
and blended with exfoliating grapefruit extracts.

enriched with shea butter, cocoa butter,
lemon extracts and extra virgin olive oil, 
and blended with exfoliating lemon peel.

enriched with shea butter and cocoa butter,
and blended with exfoliating dark-roasted,
arabic coffee bean and pure cane sugar.

enriched with shea butter and cocoa butter and sesame oil,
and blended with exfoliating with green tea leaves and japanica rice flour.

enriched with shea butter, cocoa butter,
fresh ginger, golden argan oil, and white kaolin clay.

enriched with shea butter, cocoa butter and bergamot oil, 
and blended with exfoliating black tea, thyme leaf, and oat flour.

enriched with shea butter, cocoa butter, 
and essential oils of lavender, sunflower and grapeseed, 
and blended with exfoliating lavender buds.

Madeline Strietzel

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Garden Heaven

Garden Heaven

Do I have to say more? Julie and I had the best time creating bouquets to fill the cooler this morning. The green hydrangea, flox, and thistles came straight out of Julie's garden this morning and we had a fit recreating the garden theme with today's shipment of flowers. We got in beautiful green, purple, and pastel pink roses, larkspur, different colors of fragrant stock, delphinium, queen anne's lace, and more glorious things!

Madeline Strietzel

Hanging Book Art

Hanging Book Art
Erin made this awesome creation yesterday! We've seen book art everywhere lately, and thought we'd create something of our own to hang in the shop. Feeling a little guilty about tearing old books apart... but as long as we're creating something new and wonderful out of something that was just collecting dust in the basement, my conscious is clear. We have several projects underway involving books and book pages and this is the first to be deemed done.

Creation Process:

 Madeline Strietzel

Monday, July 20, 2015

Dream Catchers

Dream Catchers
We have been busy this summer creating unique, one of a kind things to decorate the shop! Our latest project is beautifying the shop window with these beautiful dream catchers! We're making them in all different sizes with all different kinds of materials including: wire wreath forms, moss twine, paper covered twine, wire, lace, raffia, ribbon, fabric, string, feathers, rocks, etc. We have been having so much fun and the customers have been raving about them! We have even gotten requests for special orders! 
It really is true: there is always something new and wonderful at Fitzgerald Flowers.

Created by Erin Bodfish
 Created by Erin Bodfish
Created by Madeline Strietzel
Created by Madeline Strietzel

 Madeline Strietzel

One & Only Bridal Boutique Open House

One & Only Bridal Boutique 
Sample Bouquet

A new bridal boutique in town was having an open house last weekend and asked us if we wanted to create a beautiful sample bouquet to display as advertising for Fitzgerald Flowers. We're always wanting to support other small local businesses in La Grande so of course we took something down to them. I had so much fun creating this beautiful purple bouquet to represent our business at their open house!

This beautiful bouquet includes calla lilies, lisianthis, hydrangea, yarrow, stock, dusty miller, and seeded eucalyptus.

Bridal Bouquet done by Madeline Strietzel

Madeline Strietzel

Friday, July 17, 2015

Miezio Wedding

Miezio Wedding in La Grande, OR
Bride's Bouquet

Bridesmaid's Bouquet

Groom's Boutonniere

Flower Girl Wreath

Groomsman's Boutonniere

This beautiful wedding in La Grande featured sunflowers, sunflower mums, lisianthis, scabiosa, spray roses, statice, wheat, seeded eucalyptus, and buplerum.

Wedding Floral Work done by
Bouquets: Julie Fitzgerald Bodfish
Boutonniere, Corsage, Wreath: Yvonne Whitney
Madeline Strietzel