Category: Seasonal


Purple and Silver are this years hot Holiday colors. Imagine your dining table draped in floor length white linen with a silver organza overlay running down the center accented with loops and twirls of 4″ wide crushed velvet ribbon in purple with glittering silver threads. Liking it so far, well now let’s add square silver charger plates, a collection of mercury glass candle sticks in different heights and sizes with silver pillar candles and silver ornaments as place card holders. Now are you loving it, well let’s finish it off with  a single perfect purple anemone tucked into each napkin fold and a collection of small mix and match clear vases with silver glitter branches and more purple anemones. You have just set the trendiest of tables. Now carry out the color scheme a bit more with a plum toned and silver tree and sit back and wait for the compliments.

Tomorrow is our invitation only Enchanted Evening Open House Event.  We will be showcasing local artist Erin Brekke Conn’s stunning work and collecting donations for the Calgary Food Bank. As well, Christmas has happened at Modern Petals, so you will want to check out all our great Holiday Ideas. As an added incentive all our Holiday Decor is 50% off a great way to jump start your seasonal decorating.

I love a more rustic and natural approach to Holiday decorating. To me it evokes childhood memories of chopping down our own Christmas Tree and decorating it with found treasures and bit and pieces of the outdoors. This year we have some really great new items to bring that touch of Nature into your home. This years new featured items are botanically correct artificial greenery and Birch bark covered items.

I think your outdoor planters set the mood and this year we have fabulous birch logs that just need a bit of winter foliage to dress them up.  As well, our line of Birch covered pieces features stars in a variety of sizes, neat wreaths and great looking pots to house your holiday plants.

Red is The classic holiday color, but there is no reason to think it is passe. Red can be fresh and modern. Try stacking a collection of red ornaments into a tall vase – instant glamour! Another way to modernize traditional red is by creating designs with a different style like a topiary arrangement instead of the classic long and low table center. Something else to think about is using just one type of flower and filling a vase with them. This way you have your classic red flowers, but done in a fresh new way.  Finally nothing is more welcoming than the traditional wreath on your front door, but why not mix it up this year and feature an iced berry arched swag. Sure to get people talking.

Well, the unexpected snow this morning really put me in the mood for the upcoming Winter Holiday season. I picture: mugs of hot chocolate, fluffy scarves and rosy cheeks, I really love this season!! Call me crazy, but Winter just evokes thoughts of cozy times with family and friends, maybe that’s why I like it.  Now is also the time I like to start thinking about how I want to decorate my home for the Holidays. Do I want to go with Traditional Red with modern twist, or maybe Rustic and Natural with cool Birch wood accents or maybe Classically Elegant with gold and creams. Or do I want to branch out this year and try something new, like sparkly purple and glistening silver for a dramatic high impact look. Ohh the choices are endless. Keep posted to our blog as we feature each of these looks and showcase some of our great new products.

Congratulations go out to Amy Leigh who is the winner of our Pamper Your Mom Contest. She wrote a very moving entry that I am sure you will agree, shows why her Mom deserves to be pampered. Happy Mother’s Day!!

Amy Leighs Entry:

I want to pamper my mom because of her outstanding strength and dedication to our family. When my dad had a massive seizure and we found out that he had brain cancer, she stood by him and didn’t show us her weakness. When we found out that it was terminal, she continued to stay strong. When he decided to do an alternative diet, she did it with him.

My mom is an amazing woman, who puts her family first and herself second. She watches her granddaughters as often as she can, because it gives her pride to see their smiling faces. She cares for my aunts who have health issues, and she still finds time to do a daily morning workout. This woman is honestly amazing, and I want her to know how much everyone cares about her. What she does doesn’t go unnoticed.
I love you mom!

MOTHER’S DAY IS A COUPLE WEEKS AWAY AND WE WANT TO HELP YOU PAMPER YOUR MOM. MODERN PETALS HAS PUT TOGETHER A PRIZE WORTH $355!!

HOW TO ENTER:

  • JUST FACEBOOK OR TWEET US AND TELL US WHY YOU WANT TO PAMPER YOU MOM

THE WINNER:

  • THE WINNING RESPONSE WILL BE POSTED ON FACEBOOK AND THE WINNER CAN CHOOSE TO HAVE THE FLOWERS DELIVERED OT MOM IN TOWN OR THEY CAN PICK UP THE PRIZE AND PRESENT IT TO HER IN PERSON

THE PRIZE:

  • 8 HANDCRAFTED ALL OCCASION CARD ($50 VALUE)
  • PREMAI SAI HOLISTIC LIVING GIFTCARD ($85 VALUE) – MOM CAN CHOOSE FROM: MASSAGE, ENERGY WORK, DETOXIFICATION & BODY WORK
  • LANGFORD FOODS FLORAL INFUSED PRODUCTS ($50 VALUE) -PETAL SHORTBREAD, GARDEN BARS, FLORAL FLAVORED JAMS, FIELD & FLOWER CHOCOLATE
  • FLORAL ARRANGEMENT BY MODERN PETALS ($95 VALUE) – ONE ELEGANT TEA CUP WITH SAUCER FILLED WITH BEAUTIFUL SEASONAL FLOWERS, DELIVERY TO YOUR MOTHERS LOCATION IN TOWN INCLUDED
  • MODERN PETALS GIFT CERTIFICATE TO BE USED IN STORE ($75 VALUE)

Over the years, Administrative Professionals Week has become one of the largest workplace observances. The event is celebrated worldwide, bringing together millions of people for community events, educational seminars and individual corporate activities recognizing support staff.

In response to staff decreases, Admins take on more responsibility.
Administrative Professionals Day recognizes the office professional’s contribution to today’s workplace. During the current economic downturn administrative professionals are increasing their workload and expanding their roles when office staff is downsized.

Administrative professionals are no longer simply answering phones and handling correspondence; Admins of today are buying software, learning how to use it and training the management. In addition, the latest surveys shows that Admins are branching out into non-traditional roles including budget analysis, research, project management and internal communications.

Remember to thank your admin this week on Administrative Professionals Day, Wednesday, April 21.

Every year Easter seems to sneak up on me, I can’t believe it’s next week already! For this holiday we are featuring fun, fresh and funky arrangements to jazz up your Easter table. Try something new this year for your centerpiece; how about a series of your prettiest tea cups filled with delicate blooms parading down the table or a simple vase of mixed colored tulips accented with beaded Easter Eggs.  We have adorable little mock chocolate bunnies that are so cute tucked in amongst your flowers, I’ll bet everyone will try to take a bite.

So mix it up this year and have fun with your Easter arrangements,

While St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a big floral holiday that is no reason why you can’t have a wee bit of  green flowers around the home.  Flowers such as Bells of Ireland, Green Trick Dianthus, Lime Green Spider Mums and Greet Kermit Daisies will really help to set the mood. Accent these fun flowers with funky tropical greens and you will have a stunning St. Patrick’s Day arrangement.