Blog Posts

  • Flowers for Prom
    It was a busy prom season here at Lot 450, our biggest yet! These corsages and boutonnieres are all made with artificial and dried flowers. All these couples will get a beautiful keepsake too. I love thinking of that moment of the night, tying on the wrist corsage, then pinning a boutonniere. So sweet and … Read more
  • Yarn Calculator for Crochet
    How much yarn do I need? I crochet as a hobby, my son made me this calculator to help me plan my projects. Feel free to download it and use it. Download the file by clicking this link: Then you can email it, copy it to your google drive or download by clicking “File” … Read more
  • Boho Romance Collection
    Beautiful garden roses and peonies in peach and pink. Made with dried and artificial flowers. Available at Lot450shop at Etsy
  • Alpacas and Wildflowers
    I was so excited to take part in this styled shoot with Mattie of Mattie Taylor Photography because her vision sounded perfect and she said there would be alpacas!  She did a wonderful job with her team, and the models are simply beautiful. My Wildflower Collection is designed with the bohemian bride in mind.  These are … Read more
  • Romantic Joshua Tree Wedding
    California photographer Alana Bishop of Alana Marie Photography, styled this gorgeous elopement in Joshua Tree. These silk flowers are from my Boho Romance Collection.   Artificial flowers in soft tones of peach, pink and white, with succulents and grey/silver greenery.  Silk flowers are the perfect wedding choice for easy care, stress free and keepsake flowers.   … Read more
  • The Gothic Bohemian Bride
    I want to share these photos from a styled shoot from December.   It took place in Long Beach, California at an old cemetery in the fall.   The models are married and were so adorable together. It was inspiring to see Denise, the stylist and photographer, create her unique style in these photos. I was so excited … Read more
  • Grow Where You are Planted
    I have moved a lot.  A lot.  I grew up in Washington state, then headed to California and back again.  I moved to Colorado Springs, and Boston.  I have moved across the country twice, and moved to Los Angeles four times.  Scouted Portland, Connecticut and New York too. I saw the quote “grow where you … Read more
  • How to Pin On a Boutonniere
    I specialize in dried and silk flower boutonnieres for weddings and prom.  They are long lasting, make a great keepsake, and are very light… making them easy to pin on.  Here is a tutorial on how I like to attach them. Place the boutonniere on the left side of the jacket.  I like to center it … Read more
  • 2 Ways to Tie a Wrist Corsage
    Dried and silk wrist corsages are a great long lasting keepsake for prom, a wedding, or an accessory.  All of my corsages can be used both for pin on or tied to the wrist. My wrist corsages are tied with ribbon.  You can tie the ribbon with a bow or a knot at the bottom of your … Read more