It’s Recycle Time!!

Spring cleaning is great but isn’t summer when most of us really have the time to clean a little deeper? Get motivated to get organized with Dandelions’ Recycle Week July 22-27!


All week you can bring in your gently used vases in return for a gift certificate to Dandelions. We are located at 1710 Chambers St., Eugene, OR and are open 8:30-5:30 (open till 6pm on Friday). We take vases of all sizes and styles but no chips or cracks, please. If the vases have been sitting in your garage we would hugely appreciate it if you took a peek before dropping them off- one Recycle Week there was a deceased mouse in a vase. Ick!!

Other than that, bring ’em on in! In return we’ll send you home with a gift certificate for the following:

5-10 vases= $5 Gift Certificate

11-20 vases= $10 Gift Certificate

21+ vases= $15 Gift Certificate

Only 1 gift certificate can be redeemed during the week. We accept vase returns all year long (just not for the bonus of the gift certificate) so if you can’t make it in during our Recycle Week but still want to offload some vases feel free to bring them by!

Salmon and Green Wedding at Whisper-n-Oaks

orange and green bridal bouquet

I first met with our sweet bride, Brynn, months ago to discuss the flower details for her July 6 wedding at Whisper-n-Oaks in Junction City, OR. She has been a delight to work with and I enjoyed creating the wedding bouquets and floral pieces that completed the look for her outdoor wedding.

salmon coral roseBrynn chose a combination of salmon/peach, green and white that included white hydrangea, green hydrangea, green spider mums and green poms, bupleurum, “Peach Peony” garden roses, “Minou” mini gerbera daises with blush/peach spray roses and “Apricot” roses. The combination of shades looked beautiful when combined together in her bridal bouquet.

rustic wedding centerpieces

Galvanized tin milk pails were provided by Brynn for the centerpieces and pew decorations and filled with clusters of corresponding flowers. By providing her own containers, she was able to save money on her centerpieces. This is often a great way to stay within budget because you can source your containers from discount stores or use coupons at craft stores. A NOTE: Unless your container is glass, make sure a liner is provided with it. Galvanized tin isn’t water tight and these containers came with paper thin liners that leaked. My solution? I added floral foil to the pails and then put the liners back in. This helped slow the leak to get through the event.

galvanized tin milk pails IMG_1612

Whisper-n-Oaks in Junction City is a beautiful venue with a creek running through and wonderfully landscaped grounds. It is always a bit breezy here so the sturdy milk pails were a good choice for centerpieces as they are less likely to blow over in the wind. This wedding was accented with burlap (a huge trend again this year) and chalkboard signs throughout. Even the place settings had cute little word searches from the bride and groom set out by the great crew at Cornucopia Catering.

Congratulations to Brynn and Nathaniel and thank you for letting us be a part of your big day!