Modern Christmas Fresh Floral Designs

Having fresh flowers during the Christmas season is a wonderful tradition that makes the home feel extra festive. Whether you are buying them for yourself (highly recommended) or as a gift for someone else, here are some of my favorite holiday arrangements.

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Author Bob Welch’s New Books

Eugene’s own Bob Welch, a columnist for the Register Guard has just had 3 of his books hit the market, and we have two of them –   “Cascade Summer: My Adventure on Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail” and “52 Little Lessons from It’s a Wonderful Life” – for sale here at Dandelions. Why is a flower shop talking about books, you might wonder? Well, firstly because literature (like floral design) is a form of art. Secondly, because Eugene is a small town, so when someone from our community excels, we want to back them up as much as we can. Also, Bob Welch will be having a book-signing in our store in early December. As soon as we have the date, we’ll let you know.

These are his three books that were released this fall:


In “Cascade Summer: My Adventure on Oregon’s Pacific Crest Trail” Bob Welch tells of his experience hiking Oregon’s 450 mile portion of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2011. “52 Little Lessons from It’s a Wonderful Life,”  is a heartwarming collection of 52 life lessons from the Christmas classic Its a Wonderful Life, and “Resolve: From the Jungles of Bataan, the Epic Story of a Soldier, a Flag, and a Promise Kept” tells the story of a WWII soldier’s tenacious survival in the jungles of the Phillipine Island Luzon. Click on each of the covers above to read an excerpt from the books.

Here’s a little about Bob Welch : He’s not just an award-winning columnist for the Register Guard (and had his articles published in the Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated and Readers Digest, to name a few), he’s also authored 15 books, some of which have won him awards and accolades in the literary world. His book American Nightingale, about World War II nurse Frances Slanger convinced Massachusetts Legislature  to honor her with a plaque in the Nurses’ Hall in the Boston State House.

So if you’re looking for a good read, these books are some great places to start. They also make fantastic Christmas presents!! You can read more about Bob Welch on his website

BRA-VO AWARDS for 2012 Bra’s for a Cure!

We count not be more pleased with all of the incredible entrants of this year’s Bra’s for a Cure. Again, a big THANK YOU to all of our participants, voters, and supports.

And now, we are honored to announce the BRA-VO AWARDS for 2012 Bra’s for a Cure! Drumroll please…

GRAND PRIZE:  “Let’s Put the Screws to Cancer” by Lauretta Davies

MOST CREATIVE:  “Hat’s Off to Cancer!” by Joy Comstock

BEST CANCER SUPPORT BRA: “Transitions though Cancer” by Nancy Chitten

BEST NAME:  “Whether your Cup size is B or E, – Cancer effects us All” by Builders Electric

MOST HUMOROUS:  “Hooters!” by Sophie Carlstrom

Every bra received votes and  the votes in the categories were very close! Great job and creative talent.

We thank everyone for all their creative entries and rallying their teams for voting!! Looking forward to next year already…

BRA-VO! Bras for a Cure – The Results

The votes for Bras for a Cure are in and finally counted – and if you’ve been wondering how to find out which decorated bra won and what the fundraising results were, here’s how: On Monday, November 5th, the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center will be hosting BRA-VO! – the Bras for a Cure final showcase, where the entries will be on display one last time, and where the winners of the contest and the fundraising results will be announced!

So here’s what you need to  know to be there:

Everyone is welcome! Come and hear the results first-hand, and bring a friend.