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.
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)

Boutonnière for this weekends wedding in Avalon, NJ. Ocean song rose with black privet berry and dusty miller leaflets. #floraldesign #wedding #boutonniere #philadelphiadesigner #oceansongrose #privetberry #dustymiller #groomsmen  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Boutonnière for this weekends wedding in Avalon, NJ. Ocean song rose with black privet berry and dusty miller leaflets. #floraldesign #wedding #boutonniere #philadelphiadesigner #oceansongrose #privetberry #dustymiller #groomsmen (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Bad Ass Easter Eggs @soafx #SonsofAnarchy #Opie #Jax #Chibs #Bobby #Tig #iobette #eastereggs (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Bad Ass Easter Eggs @soafx #SonsofAnarchy #Opie #Jax #Chibs #Bobby #Tig #iobette #eastereggs (at IOBette Salt Mines)

All day working on Philadelphia neighborhood posters. #philadelphia #Kensington #Fishtown #Bridesburg #OldeKensington #PortRichmond #Richmond #Juniata #WestKensington #typography #softpretzel #philly  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

All day working on Philadelphia neighborhood posters. #philadelphia #Kensington #Fishtown #Bridesburg #OldeKensington #PortRichmond #Richmond #Juniata #WestKensington #typography #softpretzel #philly (at IOBette Salt Mines)

On the blog, All that Glitters is Gold www.iobette.blogspot.com #blog #blooms #flowers #roses #carnations #ranunculus #cilantro #gardenroses #freespirit #pinkfloyd #iobette #floraldesign #philadelphiadesigner  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

On the blog, All that Glitters is Gold www.iobette.blogspot.com #blog #blooms #flowers #roses #carnations #ranunculus #cilantro #gardenroses #freespirit #pinkfloyd #iobette #floraldesign #philadelphiadesigner (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Smitten over this upholstered ocean blue velvet chair from #homegoods #willowgrove #oceanblue #upholstered #velvet #homegoodshappy (at HomeGoods)

Smitten over this upholstered ocean blue velvet chair from #homegoods #willowgrove #oceanblue #upholstered #velvet #homegoodshappy (at HomeGoods)

The sweet intoxicating aroma of fresh roses makes me euphoric. #floraldesign #roses #rosevine #aroma #pink #philadelphiadesigner  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

The sweet intoxicating aroma of fresh roses makes me euphoric. #floraldesign #roses #rosevine #aroma #pink #philadelphiadesigner (at IOBette Salt Mines)

A vivarium of Wood-Sorrel, windswept moss, lichen and caribou moss. #terrarium #woodsorrel #lichen #cariboumoss #moss #moodmoss #reindeermoss #shamrock #oxalis  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

A vivarium of Wood-Sorrel, windswept moss, lichen and caribou moss. #terrarium #woodsorrel #lichen #cariboumoss #moss #moodmoss #reindeermoss #shamrock #oxalis (at IOBette Salt Mines)