In case you want some flowers of your own

This isn’t a real post, because if it was, I would probably be telling more vacation stories, none of which (thankfully) involve further car wreckage.

Nope, this is about the many comments left on yesterday’s post about the flower my dad is sporting on his blazer. When we first learned we would potentially be having an on-the-spot wedding at the Grand Canyon, I felt certain that flowers were required. But real flowers in the Canyon seemed… complicated. So I went to Etsy—as one does—and it was there I discovered the awesome folks at Muncle Fred Art.

I was able to get my stepmom this lovely bouquet, and the coordinating flower for my dad (in my defense, yes, it’s a giant boutonniere, but when I first ordered it I thought it would be attached to a t-shirt, not an actual blazer) (Dad kept asking if I’d forgotten the tubing and squeeze mechanism so he could use it to squirt people with water), and they let you customize the whole thing, from the flowers to the colors. And thanks to all of the wires in the flower stems I also got some Special Time with TSA on the way here, because apparently a carefully-packed felt bouquet looks a lot like a bomb when it goes through a scanner. Whoops.

Anyway, I have no affiliation with this seller other than that I am an incredibly happy customer, so I thought I’d tell you about that. Felt flowers travel well if you don’t mind having TSA assume you’re trying to blow them up, and they make a good keepsake, and the nice folks at Muncle Fred could not have been more helpful or kind when I contacted them and basically said ACK I NEED SOMETHING IN A HURRY FOR THIS IMPROMPTU WEDDING CAN YOU DO THAT?? (Their response: Of course. No problem. Also, your parents sound adorable.) (See? SO NICE.)

So there you are. If you need some custom felt flowers, now you know where to go.

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12 Responses to “In case you want some flowers of your own”

  1. 1
    Tenessa May 24, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    I am in love with that bouquet.

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    Genevieve May 24, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    Gorgeous! And perfectly matched with your (adorable) stepmother’s dress and necklace. And the boutonniere looked fabulous on your (adorable) father.

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    MichaelB May 24, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    Your dad’s flower reminded me a lot of the poppy’s that the English wear on Remembrance Day…

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    Damsel May 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    I LOVE those flowers!!!

    PS Don’t fly through Germany. That TSA (or whatever they are there) was having FUN – hands in the waistband, thorough tactile inspection of every inch of my bra, and stuffing her hands in ALL my pockets.

    At least I got to keep my shoes on.

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    yasmara May 24, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    I love these! I passed on the etsy shop to my brother, who is a wedding photographer. can you imagine the glee of a little flower girl or jr bridesmaid who got to keep her flowers? I ADORE them, fabulous!

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    Karen May 24, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    That is sooo very cool. And so is your Dad. I just love him. And Otto… you have two awesome men in your life, Mir. (three counting Monkey) Most of us are lucky if we ever find ONE…lol…

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    Grace May 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    That bouquet is AMAZING. What a great idea.

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    CJ May 25, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    Just catching up after a couple of days offline…Glad everyone is OK (so scary about the crash); LOVE the felt flowers; and it’s a good think your dad is now married and that I am also because, after that photo of him yesterday, I think I’d want to marry him if I could. Starting now: living my life with a full glass!

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    Megan May 25, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    What a brilliant idea! And it will truly keep forever (unlike ‘preserved’ fresh flowers)

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    Annette May 25, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    Good for you… Thinking outside of the box and all:))))

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    Daisy May 26, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    This story will become part of the memory of this day.

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    Cele May 26, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    Oh mi gosh how incredibly sweet, except the shortage of pictures. thumbs up!

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