Is it ever the wrong time for white flowers? We here at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts say no. During the holidays: a classically elegant palette. During the spring: a beautiful transition from the rich colors of winter to the pastel hues of the warmer season. During the summer: the perfect refresher after a long, hot, humid few months. But what about that Labor Day rule for white? You can toss it. That was a piece of etiquette intended for New York socialites in the 1800s. If that doesn’t describe you, feel free to enjoy white in your fashion choices and in your home all year long, starting with flowers.
Yes, we love our Shine Bright, which is the kind of design that proves that even this demure hue can have impact. This arrangement is all about soft texture built up to a strong shape, like three scoops of vanilla ice cream instead of just one. Roses are a classic, seasonless choice, while hydrangea nod to summertime. Set off with just a touch of green, this is the perfect design to set down on your table and declare a house-wide time out.
After all, isn’t that what Labor Day celebrates? The American worker’s tireless efforts, and the well-deserved reward of a long weekend? We’re supposed to be relaxing and recharging during this last weekend of summer, feeling proud of the work we’ve accomplished so far this year. Serene white flowers (and yes, some ice cream) help us do just that.