The Vine

There is always something new and exciting happening at Mountain Flowers! Get an insider’s view into our shop and recent trends by reading our blog.

Fall has arrived in Aspen!

As the weather turns and shifts into fall we are enjoying the last bit of summer days during the transition. We are feeling a bit of chill in the air!  Although we have gorgeous blue bird days ahead, the season is changing here in Aspen.  The Aspen leaves are turning and we are beginning to think of winter!  Our botanical selections are shifting and we are excited and inspired by what nature has in store for us.  Our creativity is always piqued at each change of season as we start to see our old favorites come in and make some new ones.  We wish all of our fall brides much love and happiness in the years ahead and our heartfelt congratulations and wishes for the best years of your lives!

 

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Spring Arrangements with Beautiful Branches

Salmon and White Quince

With spring just around the corner, there is an exciting feeling filling the air and with all the beautiful branches arriving into our store we can’t help but catch spring fever.

Flower arrangements using branches bearing sweet delicate flowers, or catkins, are being created so that you may bring the freshness of spring into your home.

Available now are Forsythia with bright yellow bursts of sunshine, Quince with the soft and delicate colors of salmon and white, and Tulip Magnolia in rich pinks.

Symbolizing growth and prosperity, pussy willows are also available to add a soft texture to any arrangement. Tip: If you do not cut the pussy willow and put into water, the catkins will stay on and not pollinate.

Pussy Willows

All branches come to us in bud stage for their protection, so we try to have a nice selection on hand, but plan ahead to give them time to open. It can take a week or more. Once branches come out they open more slowly at the beginning of their season and near the end of their season, they open faster.

For branches that last longer, we also have faux botanicals that look so real that our customers cannot tell the difference.

Let us create a fantastic arrangement for you to place in your living room, bathroom, bedroom, or wherever you need the cheerful promise of spring to brighten your day.

We look forward to seeing you in the store to visit our selection.

Forsythia

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Thanksgiving

Winter has arrived here in Aspen and with the arrival of the snow and cold also comes a lot of excitement. We are excited about all the things that winter brings – snow, skiing, Winterskol, the X Games and the holidays to name just a few.

At Mountain Flowers, we are particularly excited about the inaugural holiday of the winter season, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving marks the opening of the ski mountains (yay!) but it is also a time for us to spend time with our families before the holiday rush and to be thankful for all that we have. There is nothing quite like spending your morning skiing and the afternoon cooking and enjoying each other’s company at home.

For us, and so many others, Thanksgiving would not be complete without a beautiful table centerpiece and setting. All of our favorite fall colors are still very present in our shop – rust orange, maple brown, deep plum, golden yellow, perfect peach and beautiful deep green. One of our favorite trends for the Thanksgiving table this year is gold. Beautiful fall flowers in a gold vase contrasted by rustic touches, such as a burlap runner and birch candles, create a table setting that will be stunning and unforgettable. Just add your family, friends and a delicious Thanksgiving meal (and maybe a good bottle of wine!)!

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Library of Flowers has arrived!

We are so excited to be carrying Margot Elena’s exciting new line, Library of Flowers. What a perfect match for our charming flower shop! With scents such as “Field & Flowers”, “Linden” and “Honeycomb” this line of perfumes and bath products make perfect gifts for yourself or friends!

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Remembering what IT is all about

As we near the end of September, we are also nearing the end of wedding season here in Aspen. We have had some quiet time in the last few weeks to reflect on our busy summer season and gather images from many of the talented photographers that shot at events that we provided flowers for.

One of our favorite weddings was a small, intimate and special wedding ceremony at the Maroon Bells. This was not one of the larger or more intricate weddings we have done. In fact, it was quite small and only required a few floral pieces to accentuate the natural surroundings and beauty of the bride and groom. One might ask, then, why was this wedding, which we really did not have much to do with, one of our favorites?

One reason that we loved this wedding was the first impression we got from the bride and groom. We first met them when they walked into our shop a few months before their wedding. They were relaxed, beaming and seemed to be very much in love. They were excited and friendly, easy going and genuine. The bride continued to be relaxed, excited, friendly and genuine throughout our collaboration process. Up until the very day of her ceremony, she remained the picture of happiness and love.

Another reason that we loved this wedding was the simplicity of it. We all know that large scale productions are stunning and make a beautiful statement. Bigger is not always better, however. This wedding proved that the right touches, however small they may be, make just as beautiful a statement. This bride did not let her day become something that was not hers.

At the end of the day, we have come to the conclusion that we loved this wedding so much because the bride and groom seemed to remember, through the entire planning process, what the day was really all about; their love for each other. Planning a wedding can place so much stress on a bride, and so much of it is unnecessary. Ultimately, your wedding day is about making a commitment to someone you love. It is about you and one other person. Sure, you can hope that all of the details are perfect, but that is what you hire your professional vendors for. You place trust in experts in their fields – the caterers, the musicians, the florist, the baker, the photographer –to make your day special. So try to relax, enjoy the process of planning, enjoy the big day with your family and loved ones, and most importantly, remember what IT is all about; your love for each other and the commitment you are about to make.

Flowers by Mountain Flowers of Aspen Photography by E.C.Campbell Photography

Flowers by Mountain Flowers of Aspen

Photography by E.C.Campbell Photography

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