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.
You are my sunshine my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray. #centerpiece #flowers #yellow #philadelphiadesigner #floraldesign  #flowersofinstagram # (at IOBette Salt Mines)

You are my sunshine my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray. #centerpiece #flowers #yellow #philadelphiadesigner #floraldesign #flowersofinstagram # (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Sweet Sixteen design in the making #centerpiece #glitter #ranunculus #roses #cilantro #pinkfloyd #freespirit #philadelphiadesigner #florals #flowerporn #flowersofinstagram  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Sweet Sixteen design in the making #centerpiece #glitter #ranunculus #roses #cilantro #pinkfloyd #freespirit #philadelphiadesigner #florals #flowerporn #flowersofinstagram (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Leaps and bounds #floraldesign #florals #flower #roses #centerpiece #philadelphiadesigner #rosevine

Leaps and bounds #floraldesign #florals #flower #roses #centerpiece #philadelphiadesigner #rosevine

Always the ham! #basenji #mick #love #pet #instadog #flower #floraldesign #philadelphiadesigner #anemone #roses #winter #sopretty #africandog #centerpiece

Always the ham! #basenji #mick #love #pet #instadog #flower #floraldesign #philadelphiadesigner #anemone #roses #winter #sopretty #africandog #centerpiece

The sassy flower may get all the attention but the supporting actors are the stars. #philadelphiadesigner #centerpiece #floral #flower #florals #flowers #flowerporn #flowermagic #floraldesign #flowerstagram #floweroftheday #floweroftheday #flowersofinstagram #dianthus #roses #sprayroses #hypericumberry sweetpeas #hydrangea  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

The sassy flower may get all the attention but the supporting actors are the stars. #philadelphiadesigner #centerpiece #floral #flower #florals #flowers #flowerporn #flowermagic #floraldesign #flowerstagram #floweroftheday #floweroftheday #flowersofinstagram #dianthus #roses #sprayroses #hypericumberry sweetpeas #hydrangea (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Glittered up candles for a sweet 16 party in a couple of weeks. They will certainly add sparkle to the centerpieces. #floral #flower #florals #candles #sweet16 #philadelphiadesigner #pretty #glitter #sparkle #gold #event #centerpiece  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Glittered up candles for a sweet 16 party in a couple of weeks. They will certainly add sparkle to the centerpieces. #floral #flower #florals #candles #sweet16 #philadelphiadesigner #pretty #glitter #sparkle #gold #event #centerpiece (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Pretty venue #Trust Pretty Tables #floraldesign #wedding #centerpiece #fuelhouse #philadelphia #roses #beautiful

Pretty venue #Trust Pretty Tables #floraldesign #wedding #centerpiece #fuelhouse #philadelphia #roses #beautiful

Giving thanks for these spectacular botanicals I have to work with. @cutflowerexchange #floraldesign #flowers #autumn #centerpiece #persimmons #pomegranates #privetberry #amaryllis #ranunculus #echeveria    (at Cut Flower Exchange of Pa, LLC)

Giving thanks for these spectacular botanicals I have to work with. @cutflowerexchange #floraldesign #flowers #autumn #centerpiece #persimmons #pomegranates #privetberry #amaryllis #ranunculus #echeveria (at Cut Flower Exchange of Pa, LLC)

Wood cones make the simplest and easiest centerpiece. Each cone is unique in size and shape. They are the epitome of autumn. 

Styled & photographed by Val McNichols, IOBette
Romantic Wedding floralsShades of pink, blush, white roses are featured in this design. Designed and Photographed by Valerie McNichols, IOBette  

Romantic Wedding florals

Shades of pink, blush, white roses are featured in this design. 
Designed and Photographed by Valerie McNichols, IOBette  
Organic centerpiece with fresh ripe apples, snow on the mountain, Stella pods, hydrangea and cymbidium orchids wrapped in local moss
Designed and Photographed by Valerie McNichols, IOBette

Organic centerpiece with fresh ripe apples, snow on the mountain, Stella pods, hydrangea and cymbidium orchids wrapped in local moss
Designed and Photographed by Valerie McNichols, IOBette

Birdbath Centerpiece 
Designed and photographed by Valerie McNichols for Nancy Saam Designs

Birdbath Centerpiece
Designed and photographed by Valerie McNichols for Nancy Saam Designs

White Wedding
Candelabra centerpiece with a lush bouquet in all white blossoms featuring gardenias on the napkins
#IOBette

Miniature Forest
Wintery white polar bear sits in a bed of fluffy spruce atop a darling glass cupcake stand . 
#IOBette

Miniature Forest
Wintery white polar bear sits in a bed of fluffy spruce atop a darling glass cupcake stand .
#IOBette