uniquely Oklahoman

Hello, Lilygrass friends!

This week was another week filled with fun events! (Have I mentioned lately how much I absolutely love my job?) Although it was an early morning, we were honored to decorate for an Association’s Award Banquet at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum where they honor outstanding achievements during the year. This event is fairly formal, and the decor pays homage to the natural beauty of the earth, so our designs also reflected those values.


On stage, the Association displayed intricately woven quilts that echo the elements of nature. These blankets were so breathtaking, that it was hard to share a stage with them! One of my favorite quilts captured our intense Oklahoma sun in an eye-catching geometric pattern of deep red, orange, and gold that reminded me of another Oklahoma favorite – the state wildflower, which is, ironically, called Indian Blanket (technically Gaillardia pulchella). We took the bright yellow from the blanket design and complemented it with some Sloppy Painter Croton (how neat!), yellow Spider Mums, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, Curly Willow, and Spanish Moss. All together we created six plants for the front of the stage and two arrangements to flank either side of the podium. It’s almost unfair to the people being honored, because how could anyone be looking at them with all that other natural beauty up there! Maybe we’ll tone it down next year... (Nah!)  It was a uniquely Oklahoman stage, and Lilygrass is proud to be part of it!


Then, we moved on to the centerpieces. We created three different designs, all in take-home containers with the same color scheme. (Taking beautiful arrangements home is an added bonus!) I love the way the Silver Dollar Eucalyptus gave everything an organic feel, like these arrangements could be naturally occurring outside in our great Oklahoma landscape somewhere. The yellow Spider Mums performed brilliantly as the central flower on the tables, and the Curly Willow and some artificial greenery (to mimic those ever-abundant Oklahoma grasses) forced the eye upward, creating a grandiose effect to match the special occasion. Although the centerpieces were grand, they weren’t too large, as to not take away from the displays and blankets on stage. Plus, you have to still be able to see the person sitting across from you at the table. The Lilygrass pieces were tasteful in both function and design.


Overall, we were extremely pleased with the way all of the elements came together. I think the clients were pleased, as well, because we are honored to design pieces for this banquet every year! Until next year! I can’t wait to see what those brilliant blankets will look like!

~~Lilygrass flowers and decor  

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