Philadelphia Flower Show, March 7, 2014
The Director paid rapt attention as a florist demonstrated how to make three arrangements: all babies’ breath, a mixed bouquet in a birthday gift bag, and an arrangement on a miniature barbecue grill surrounded by flowers in empty ketchup, mustard, and relish containers. The ketchup and relish containers were clear glass, so he tinted the water red and green with food coloring.
Then she toured other parts of the flower show, including the make-your-own stations for fascinators and terrariums.
Three days later, the Director decided she wanted to replicate the three arrangements. She remembered every detail, including the tinted water and the streamers in the gift bag. It was her inspiration to poke the sprigs of babies’ breath through the holes of her salt and pepper shakers.
— The mom.