40th Birthday Gift

This custom order had been arranged well ahead of schedule, so I was excited to get to work on it after I returned from my vacation in May. After hanging out with my childhood best friends and celebrating our impending 40th birthdays, I also realized that this gift is putting all of the birthday gifts I've given to shame! Talk about a real show-stopper! 

This piece is overflowing with oversized peach peonies, ivory roses, cream garden roses, peony buds, rose buds, vines, and pieces of greenery. I fixed all of the blooms in florist foam within an acrylic pedestal vase so that it would ship and arrive as it's pictured here.

Not a bad way to welcome 40!