I O Bette

Bette Bashwinger is my mother who was a great inspiration to me. She was the driving force behind my creativity and ultimately my career. She encouraged me to push the limits of my visions and artistic ability. She was a wonderful artist who had an incredible passion for fashion, art, and photography. She was hip and stylish and always danced to the beat of her own drum. I look back and often wonder what my mother saw in me that she didn't with my siblings. Why did she steer me to this path? I often think about her when I design. I guess part of her lives in every design I create. I will always cherish the private art lessons, the photo shoots, and the wonderful business advice she gave me.
PoP pOp PoPpIeS…..
Www.iobette.blogspot.com #poppies #floraldesign #springtime #philadelphiadesigner  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

PoP pOp PoPpIeS…..
Www.iobette.blogspot.com #poppies #floraldesign #springtime #philadelphiadesigner (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Poppies on the blog….
Www.iobette.blogspot.com #poppies #philadelphiadesigner #floraldesign #springtime  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Poppies on the blog….
Www.iobette.blogspot.com #poppies #philadelphiadesigner #floraldesign #springtime (at IOBette Salt Mines)

What an amazing Earth Day I had designing for the ladies of The Four Lanes End Garden Club #EarthDay2014 #philadelphiadesigner #ilovemyjob #floraldesign #fourlanesendgardenclub  (at Four Lanes End Garden Club)

What an amazing Earth Day I had designing for the ladies of The Four Lanes End Garden Club #EarthDay2014 #philadelphiadesigner #ilovemyjob #floraldesign #fourlanesendgardenclub (at Four Lanes End Garden Club)

#peachtree #eastersunday #peachbranches  (at The Inlaws)

#peachtree #eastersunday #peachbranches (at The Inlaws)

The violas are singing this morning on this beautiful spring Sunday.  #eastersunday #springtime #flowers #pansy #hydrangea #22karatgold #philadelphiadesigner #instaflowers #flowerporn #flowersofinstagram #iobette #pearbranches  (at The Quiet Home)

The violas are singing this morning on this beautiful spring Sunday. #eastersunday #springtime #flowers #pansy #hydrangea #22karatgold #philadelphiadesigner #instaflowers #flowerporn #flowersofinstagram #iobette #pearbranches (at The Quiet Home)

22 karat gold feetsies brimming with pretty little pansies, hydrangea, pear branches and a succulent #flowerporn #floraldesign #pink #purple #pansy #hydrangea #pearbranches #succulent #instaflowers #flowersofinstagram  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

22 karat gold feetsies brimming with pretty little pansies, hydrangea, pear branches and a succulent #flowerporn #floraldesign #pink #purple #pansy #hydrangea #pearbranches #succulent #instaflowers #flowersofinstagram (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Sweetest bouquet of hydrangea, garden roses and smilax with the perfect shade of blue satin ribbon. #bouquet #wedding #weddingflowers #instaflowers #instawedding #flowerporn #flowers #smilax #gardenroses #hydrangea #bridesmaid #bride #philadelphiawedding #philadelphiadesigner  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Sweetest bouquet of hydrangea, garden roses and smilax with the perfect shade of blue satin ribbon. #bouquet #wedding #weddingflowers #instaflowers #instawedding #flowerporn #flowers #smilax #gardenroses #hydrangea #bridesmaid #bride #philadelphiawedding #philadelphiadesigner (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Antler Eggs #handdrawn #eastereggs #antlers #mooseantlers #deerantlers #stagantlers #mounted #taxidermy #horns #animals #nature  (at The Quiet Home)

Antler Eggs #handdrawn #eastereggs #antlers #mooseantlers #deerantlers #stagantlers #mounted #taxidermy #horns #animals #nature (at The Quiet Home)

White Violets #botanicals #africanviolets #plants #instaflowers #plantlife #whiteflowers   (at IOBette Salt Mines)

White Violets #botanicals #africanviolets #plants #instaflowers #plantlife #whiteflowers (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Pretty girls! #frenchtulips #flowerporn #flowers #instaflowers #springtime #orange #blossoms #elkinsestates #wedding #instawedding #weddingflowers  (at Elkins Estate)

Pretty girls! #frenchtulips #flowerporn #flowers #instaflowers #springtime #orange #blossoms #elkinsestates #wedding #instawedding #weddingflowers (at Elkins Estate)

Peony season! #peonies #flowersofinstagram #flowers  (at The Quiet Home)

Peony season! #peonies #flowersofinstagram #flowers (at The Quiet Home)

Saturday night special! #floral #floraldesign #philadelphiadesigner #mercuryglass #dustymiller #roses #callalilies #sprayeoses (at The Quiet Home)

Saturday night special! #floral #floraldesign #philadelphiadesigner #mercuryglass #dustymiller #roses #callalilies #sprayeoses (at The Quiet Home)

This handsome gent is called Pistache. It is a variety of Pistachio tree. #pistache #pistachio #botanicals #tree #nature #foliage #nuttree  (at The Quiet Home)

This handsome gent is called Pistache. It is a variety of Pistachio tree. #pistache #pistachio #botanicals #tree #nature #foliage #nuttree (at The Quiet Home)

The bridesmaid 6                             #oceansongroses #succulents #wedding #floraldesign #flowers #dustymiller  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

The bridesmaid 6 #oceansongroses #succulents #wedding #floraldesign #flowers #dustymiller (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Vendela roses are the perfect shade between ivory and apricot. #bouquet #wedding #bride #succulents #oxalis #viburnum #hydrangea #vendela #flateucalyptus #philadelphiadesigner  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Vendela roses are the perfect shade between ivory and apricot. #bouquet #wedding #bride #succulents #oxalis #viburnum #hydrangea #vendela #flateucalyptus #philadelphiadesigner (at IOBette Salt Mines)