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.
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)

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

This ones a real charmer…. #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #flowerstodiefor #instaflowers #flowersofintagram #philadelphiadesigner #accentdecor #peony #blush #jasminevine #summertime  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

This ones a real charmer…. #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #flowerstodiefor #instaflowers #flowersofintagram #philadelphiadesigner #accentdecor #peony #blush #jasminevine #summertime (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Summer bouquet featuring wild bergamot, red clover, succulent leaves, peonies, blueberries, and mint. Featured on the blog! #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #flowerstodiefor #instaflowers #flowersofintagram #philadelphiadesigner #peony #mint #redclover #foraging #wildbergamot #milkglass #iobette  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Summer bouquet featuring wild bergamot, red clover, succulent leaves, peonies, blueberries, and mint. Featured on the blog! #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #flowerstodiefor #instaflowers #flowersofintagram #philadelphiadesigner #peony #mint #redclover #foraging #wildbergamot #milkglass #iobette (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Peonies good enough to eat on this hot hot summer day in Philly. #peony #icecream #wafflecone #floraldesign #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #instaflowers #flowersofintagram #summer #iobette #philadelphiadesigner  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Peonies good enough to eat on this hot hot summer day in Philly. #peony #icecream #wafflecone #floraldesign #flowers #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #instaflowers #flowersofintagram #summer #iobette #philadelphiadesigner (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Thunderstorm designing is always the most therapeutical. #flowers #floraldesign #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #instaflowers #flowersofintagram #philadelphiadesigner #peony #hydrangea #vendela #blueberrybrqnches #doviurn  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Thunderstorm designing is always the most therapeutical. #flowers #floraldesign #flowerporn #flowerstodiefor #instaflowers #flowersofintagram #philadelphiadesigner #peony #hydrangea #vendela #blueberrybrqnches #doviurn (at IOBette Salt Mines)

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see whether they want to or not. -Georgia I’Keeffe                             #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #flowerstodiefor #philadelphiadesigner #peony #mapleseeds #scabiosa #vendela (at IOBette Salt Mines)

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see whether they want to or not. -Georgia I’Keeffe #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #flowerstodiefor #philadelphiadesigner #peony #mapleseeds #scabiosa #vendela (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Floating peony petals and mulberry branches #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #instaflowers #flowersofintagram #peony #mulberrybranches #philadelphiadesigner  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Floating peony petals and mulberry branches #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #instaflowers #flowersofintagram #peony #mulberrybranches #philadelphiadesigner (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Flowers as fragrant as perfume. #design #davidaustin #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #pink #paris #peony #perfume #chanel #coleus #chanelcoco #chocolatemint #cocochanel #flowersofinstagram  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Flowers as fragrant as perfume. #design #davidaustin #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #pink #paris #peony #perfume #chanel #coleus #chanelcoco #chocolatemint #cocochanel #flowersofinstagram (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Always wanted to make a Chanel bottle vase and add flowers. Cross it off my bucket list! #perfume #Chanel #No5 #Paris #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #peony #roses #philadelphiadesigner #instaflowers #ChanelCoco  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Always wanted to make a Chanel bottle vase and add flowers. Cross it off my bucket list! #perfume #Chanel #No5 #Paris #flowers #flowerporn #floraldesign #peony #roses #philadelphiadesigner #instaflowers #ChanelCoco (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Salmon peonies all day! #flowerporn #flowers #floraldesign #peony #salmon #flowersofinstagram  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Salmon peonies all day! #flowerporn #flowers #floraldesign #peony #salmon #flowersofinstagram (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Full frontal! #instaflowers #flowers #floraldesign #peony #philadelphiadesigner #white #apricot #ranunculus #mockorange  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Full frontal! #instaflowers #flowers #floraldesign #peony #philadelphiadesigner #white #apricot #ranunculus #mockorange (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Get it Ms Peony! #floraldesign #flowers #philadelphiadesigner #iobette #peony #ranunculus #mockorange #white  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

Get it Ms Peony! #floraldesign #flowers #philadelphiadesigner #iobette #peony #ranunculus #mockorange #white (at IOBette Salt Mines)

And the apricot and Peony were happy #floraldesign #philadelphiadesigner #iobette #flowers #peony #apricot #mockorange #ranunculus  (at IOBette Salt Mines)

And the apricot and Peony were happy #floraldesign #philadelphiadesigner #iobette #flowers #peony #apricot #mockorange #ranunculus (at IOBette Salt Mines)

girl with a short skirt and a lonnnnng…. lonnng jacket. Nah nah nah na na nah 🎶 #peony #pink #greendress #flowers #hunterboots (at Cut Flower Exchange of PA, LLC)

girl with a short skirt and a lonnnnng…. lonnng jacket. Nah nah nah na na nah 🎶 #peony #pink #greendress #flowers #hunterboots (at Cut Flower Exchange of PA, LLC)