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Alex’s 3rd Annual Toy Drive

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Alex knows first-hand just how hard it is to spend days in the hospital or having to visit the hospital  or doctor’s office often for  Doctor visits, lab work and other ongoing treatment for his medical conditions.  Watching other children suffer from chronic illnesses is hard for Alex because he knows just how they feel, he wants to give back to the hospital that helps care for him and others.
 “It is my hope to take their mind off being in the hospital and bring some  happiness to them, even if it’s just for a little while. I want them to know that they are loved and they are not alone.” Alex M.
Help us help Alex by donating to Alex’s 3rd Annual Toy Drive! We will be collecting donations at Strawberry Fields until December 13, 2019.
Please consider donating to help bring a smile to Children’s faces during the holiday season and throughout the year! Many children suffer everyday and miss out on just being a kid. Help bring some cheer to the children and families that will be spending the Holiday season at St. Mary’s. Any donation is greatly appreciated!
***Due to allergies and immune compromised children we can only accept new toys/unused donations and they must be unwrapped.
 Below is a list of items to consider.
Ages Newborn to 18 years(new items only)
-toys (girls and boys, all ages)
-board games
-Legos
-books
-fun blankets
-fun pillow cases
-socks
-tablets/iPads
-xbox one games (no violence )
-gloves/mittens
-hats
-arts and crafts
-coloring books
-crayons, markers, -colored pencils
-stocking stuffers
-recordable books
-block books for toddlers
-stuffed animals
-movies
-UNO cards or  regular playing cards
 -Hot wheels cars/trucks
-small Lego projects (in a small box or cellophane bag)
-play-doh sets or individual cups of play-doh
– newer movies (DVD)
-Barbies (all skin tones)
-baby dolls (all skin tones)
-new stuffed animals
-infant rattles and toys
-older infant pop up boxes (jack in the box)
-stacking rings or blocks for infants
-shape sorters
-inflatable beach balls (can be striped or look like soccer balls)
-small bubbles
-fun Band-Aids (non-latex),
-underwear (pre-school sizes and up)
-pajamas or sweat pants or leggings for kids or teens
-homemade cards (to put in the room when a child or teen comes to the room)
-window clings for Autumn/Christmas
-nail polish
-nail files for teens
-lip gloss
-hair ties
-small hair brushes
-travel size lotion
-toothpaste
-toothbrush
-Gift cards for teens  (Sweet Frog, game stop,xbox gift cards,Starbucks, movie theaters etc)
-craft kits arts/crafts items
-stickers for any age
-slinkys
-teen coloring books
-chapstick
-travel size shampoo /conditioner
-travel size shower gel for teen boys and girls
-small notebooks
-journals for teens
-packs of glow sticks
-reusable decorative-water bottles for teens
-neon gel pens
-shop online have the donation sent to St Mary’s Hospital Pediatrics 6-West

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Strawberry Fields Team Spotlight Featuring Deanna

It has been a while since we blogged and thought you might want to know a little more about our team…

We are excited to share our first Strawberry Fields Team Spotlight series featuring Deanna! Deanna is the owner and head designer of the shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Workshop Fever

Over the last few years we have been working hard on our workshop program. It has given us the wonderful opportunity to meet so many new faces and collaborate with other businesses in the Richmond community. We are so grateful for the enormous amount of participation over the last several years and are looking forward to growing our workshop program even more in 2018!

If you are interested in attending one of our workshops- check out the workshop tab right here on our site! To inquire about a private workshop send us a message through our contact form.

Here is a look back at some of our previous workshops!

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Mount a Staghorn Workshop at the shop

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Private Bachelorette Terrarium Workshop at Strawberry Fields

 

Floral Crown Workshop at Blue Bee Cider

Silver Tree Everlasting Wreath at Isley Brewing Company

Floral Crown Workshop at Anthropologie (with an impromtu photoshoot in the store)

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Private Wreath Making Class at Blue Bee Cider for a Corporate Work Event

Private Floral Arranging Workshop at the shop

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Wreath Making Workshop at Blue Bee Cider

Cactus and Crystals Terrarium Workshop at the Veil Brewing Co.

 

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#AltarnativeBrides

 

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Each and every wedding we work on here at Strawberry Fields is a unique opportunity to develop a relationship with our clients. We are able to understand their personality, style and help create the wedding of their dreams that reflect their individual aesthetic. Every so often a couple we know well comes into the shop to sit down and talk flowers for their big day, which is usually centered around a lot of laughing and catching up. When my best friend announced her engagement this past fall I immediately started bombarding her with flower questions, I was excited to help create something beautiful for two people who are like family to me. Knowing their individual style and color palate made the flower selection very easy and the planning process a lot of fun. Both Elizabeth and Jaime are extremely creative and active in curating their beautiful, mid century home, so I thought it would be really special to invite them to the shop to help construct the wedding flowers.

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Jaime showed up with coffee in hand, for me of course (they really do know me well), and we got to work creating Elizabeth’s bridal bouquet. We played off the ivory lace from Elizabeth’s dress and used a mix of pastel colored flowers to create a simple, flowing bouquet. The trailing jasmine with its soft pink blooms gave the bouquet an organic and natural shape.

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The following day Elizabeth joined me to make Jaime’s boutonniere. She wanted something simple, but still with a lot of impact. Using a peach ranunculus bloom, locally grown gomphrenea and a deep green galax leaf, Elizabeth was able to craft a stunning boutonniere.

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Gather, the venue for the wedding, was the perfect intimate spot to showcase the couples love of antiques and vintage finds. The eclectic vibe of Gather inspired me to use vintage silver containers and natural greenery to accent their farm tables. Soft lighting, lots of books and tons of friends and family made for the perfect setting for this wonderful couple. Elizabeth and Jaime have a love for books, both old and new, and used a collection of varied titles as place card holders and wedding favors.

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The sparkler send off at the end of the evening was the perfect way to end the night and a beautiful start to their life together.

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Venue: Gather

Photography: A Lovely Photo

Officiant: EQ Events

Caterer: Laine Meyers

Florist: Strawberry Fields Flowers and Finds