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.
Sweet scent of garden roses fill the air #flowers #floraldesign #gardenroses #pink #philadelphiadesigner #reclaimedwood #driftwood #summer #wedding #weddingflowers  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Sweet scent of garden roses fill the air #flowers #floraldesign #gardenroses #pink #philadelphiadesigner #reclaimedwood #driftwood #summer #wedding #weddingflowers (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Love the lacey flowers that summertime brings. #queenanneslace #verbena #snowonthemountain #coleus #plums #viburnumberry #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Love the lacey flowers that summertime brings. #queenanneslace #verbena #snowonthemountain #coleus #plums #viburnumberry #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram (at IOBette Salt Mines)

🎶 I’m a lil bit country. I’m a lil bit rock n roll 🎶 #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #flowerstodiefor #philadelphiadesigner #citrus #orange #white #green #annabellehydrangea #sprayroses #daisies #sweetpotatovine #sweetwilliam #petunia coleus  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

🎶 I’m a lil bit country. I’m a lil bit rock n roll 🎶 #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #flowerstodiefor #philadelphiadesigner #citrus #orange #white #green #annabellehydrangea #sprayroses #daisies #sweetpotatovine #sweetwilliam #petunia coleus (at IOBette Salt Mines)

fruit n flowers are my favorite pairing. #flowers #flowerporn #flowersofinstagram #watermelon #oranges #virginiacreeper #freespiritroses #scabiosa #begonia #snowonthemountain #sprayroses #philadelphiadesigner  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

fruit n flowers are my favorite pairing. #flowers #flowerporn #flowersofinstagram #watermelon #oranges #virginiacreeper #freespiritroses #scabiosa #begonia #snowonthemountain #sprayroses #philadelphiadesigner (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Scabiosa stellata is a species of flowering plant in the honeysuckle family known by the common name starflower pincushions. (Formerly it had been placed in the teasel family.) It is native to southwestern Europe and North Africa, and it is known widely as an ornamental plant. The inflorescence is a dense spherical cluster of flowers that yield showy fruits with fan-like funnel-shaped papery bracts. #flowers #scabiosastellata #botanicals #flowersofinstagram #flowerporn #pods  (at Cut Flower Exchange of Pa, LLC)

Scabiosa stellata is a species of flowering plant in the honeysuckle family known by the common name starflower pincushions. (Formerly it had been placed in the teasel family.) It is native to southwestern Europe and North Africa, and it is known widely as an ornamental plant. The inflorescence is a dense spherical cluster of flowers that yield showy fruits with fan-like funnel-shaped papery bracts. #flowers #scabiosastellata #botanicals #flowersofinstagram #flowerporn #pods (at Cut Flower Exchange of Pa, LLC)

Modern gold glass with crisp white lisianthus paired with vintage thread. #floraldesign #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram #philadelphiadesigner  #lisianthus #gold #thread #vintagespools  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Modern gold glass with crisp white lisianthus paired with vintage thread. #floraldesign #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram #philadelphiadesigner #lisianthus #gold #thread #vintagespools (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Love Wednesday afternoon delights like this one. #birchvase #floraldesign #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram #philadelphiadesigner #peony #lisianthus #mint #scabiosa #fuji #roses  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Love Wednesday afternoon delights like this one. #birchvase #floraldesign #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram #philadelphiadesigner #peony #lisianthus #mint #scabiosa #fuji #roses (at IOBette Salt Mines)

The twin dogs enjoying my lap and the great outdoors. #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram #philadelphia #philadelphiadesigner #instaflowers #milkglass #sweetpotatovine #coleus  #carnations #scabiosa #roses

The twin dogs enjoying my lap and the great outdoors. #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram #philadelphia #philadelphiadesigner #instaflowers #milkglass #sweetpotatovine #coleus #carnations #scabiosa #roses

Manic Monday!

Manic Monday!

Selfie Saturday with a hat of course. #selfie #hat #val #summer #philadelphia

Selfie Saturday with a hat of course. #selfie #hat #val #summer #philadelphia

And action…..
#flowers #floraldesign #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram #instaflowers #philadelphiadesigner #gardenroses #peony #grapewood #wedding #weddingflowers

And action…..
#flowers #floraldesign #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram #instaflowers #philadelphiadesigner #gardenroses #peony #grapewood #wedding #weddingflowers

The perfect gentleman’s boutonnière. #snowflakesprayrose #rosemary #ladiesmantle #floraldesign #boutonnières #weddingflowers #instaflowers #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram #iobette  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

The perfect gentleman’s boutonnière. #snowflakesprayrose #rosemary #ladiesmantle #floraldesign #boutonnières #weddingflowers #instaflowers #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram #iobette (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Yes those white lacey little gems are stock. #floraldesign #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #instaflowers #flowersofintagram #philadelphiadesigner #stock #peachrose #coleus #iobette #doviurn #baptistia  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Yes those white lacey little gems are stock. #floraldesign #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #instaflowers #flowersofintagram #philadelphiadesigner #stock #peachrose #coleus #iobette #doviurn #baptistia (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Dahlias & Baptistia are like Peas & Carrots they are perfect together. #flowers #floraldesign #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #philadelphiadesigner #instaflowers #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Dahlias & Baptistia are like Peas & Carrots they are perfect together. #flowers #floraldesign #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #philadelphiadesigner #instaflowers #flowerstodiefor #flowersofintagram (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Red clover perfumed #floraldesign #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #wildflowers #redclover #foraged (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Red clover perfumed #floraldesign #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #wildflowers #redclover #foraged (at IOBette Salt Mines)