About Me

My name is Debbie Agnew. Together with my husband Tom, we own and operate Bella at Home. We are located at 62 South Main Street in Waynesville Ohio. We offer rustic home decor and silk and dried floral arrangements and wreaths made from our own original designs. We hope you enjoy reading our blog. Here you will find stories and photos from when we first started this journey and as it continues. Thanks for allowing us to share with you.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas !

Bella Garden Florals is now over one year old and what a year it has been. When Tom and I decided to take this journey, we had no idea where it was going to lead us. In the beginning, Tom graciously turned over his garage. He built shelves and put in a heater and floral coolers and supplied me with everything I need to become a floral designer. We have had a wonderful year and we feel very blessed with the success of our new venture. This past year we have had the privilege of designing flowers for your special occasions. You have allowed us to be a part of the birth of new baby’s, we have had the pleasure of designing corsages and boutonnieres for your children’s school dances, and we have helped you decorate your homes with our silk and dried wreaths and arrangements. You have also included us in one of the most important days of your lives by allowing us to design the flowers for your weddings. Not a bad first year, we can’t wait to see what next year brings!

I would like to thank my husband Tom for always encouraging me and for sacrificing so much so that I can follow my hearts desire.

To dad...I hope I make you proud.

Bella Garden Florals would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and blessings for the New Year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The 12 Days of Christmas

I have been working on a special order for one of Tom's co-workers and what a sweetheart he is. He wanted to surprise his girlfriend with flowers every day for twelve days. The first day is one white rose for the "1st day of Christmas" followed by two white roses the second day for the "2nd day of Christmas"...you know how the song goes. As the days go by the white roses will fade out and will be replaced with red roses, greenery and baby's breath all the way up to one dozen red roses on the 12th day of Christmas. I attached to each rose what the meaning of the line in the song is for each day. What a wonderful idea he came up with and what a lucky girlfriend he has to have such a thoughtful guy. This is one reason why I love my job !!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Centerpieces

Our Christmas centerpieces. The hurricane lamp centerpiece was a special order made for our very good friends. The candle centerpiece was made from live fresh greens. Noble fir, incense cedar and eucalyptus were used in this design. The scent is amazing !

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Happenings !

We have so many new and exciting things happening at Bella Garden Florals.
Besides our blog, we now have a website, http://www.bellagardenflorals.com it is still under construction but we are off to a good start. Check back in a few weeks for the finished product. We also have a new facebook page, Bella Garden Florals and Gift Shop. Become a fan on our facebook page and stay up to date on all of our special offers. If you would like to stay informed on everything happening at Bella Garden Florals, become a follower of our blog.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Carroll High School's Homecoming

Today I delivered several corsages and boutonniere's to Carroll High School for their Homecoming Dance. My brother-in-law John Agnew is the cross country coach for Carroll so several members of his team order their corsages and boutonniere's from me. This is my second year of making the flowers for Carroll and I have to say that John has a great group of kids that he coaches. They are all so polite and friendly and I always enjoy getting to meet and talk with them. What is really awesome is that some of the kids are sons and daughters of my old class mates. Wow does that make me feel old !

Monday, October 19, 2009


I love Christmas...it is my favorite time of year !! Here is a sampling of some of our Christmas designs.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Casket Arrangement

A 1/2 couch casket spray serves as a memorial to your loved one.

Vase Arrangement

This arrangement was designed with 18 yellow roses. What a wonderful way to let someone know how special you think they are any day of the year.

Waynesville High School 2009 Homecoming Court Flowers

I designed the corsages and boutonnieres for Waynesville High School's homecoming court. And YEA we won!!! Way to go Spartans!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Corsages & Boutonnieres

Whether you are planning a wedding, celebrating a special occasion or spending the evening with a date or a group of friends at a school dance. Let Bella Garden Florals design for you the perfect corsage or boutonniere. We have a variety of flowers to choose from and unique embellishments such as pearls, gems and decorative wire. Call us to place your order.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wedding September 19, 2009

Kayla was a co-worker of Tom's. I met her in January 2009 and we began working on her wedding plan. Kayla's bouquet was hand tied with ivory satin ribbon, braided with gold ribbon and finished with a bow. Her flowers were lilies, roses and baby's breath.

Kayla wore a beautiful champagne wedding dress with gold trim. Kayla was great to work with. She was so easy to talk to and knew exactly what she was looking for.

The head table piece was made with lilies and roses. To enhance the color scheme, gold curly ting was added as an accent and rose petals were sprinkled on the table.

A lily was placed between the bride and groom glasses that sat on top of a round mirror. Each table had a centerpiece of one vase of varying heights that was placed on top of gold leather leaf. Each vase contained gold and white rock, a cymbidium orchid and a floating candle.

Memorial Angel

Perfect in a garden or as a memorial. Our Angel stands 16" tall and displays the verse "Memories are more than just a link to the past...Sometimes they're all we have that will last." She can hold either a fresh or silk flower.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fall Arrangements

Here is a sampling of some of the fall arrangements we design. I love fall with it's sunny days and refreshing brisk air !

Mixed Arrangement

A variety of flowers makes up this mixed arrangement. Roses, daisies, hydrangea and lilies to name a few.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wedding September 5, 2009

The photos for this post were taken by Jodee Ball of JP Ball Photography. Jodee is an exceptional photographer, very creative and a lot of fun to work with. I really appreciate her taking my photos and helping me with my advertising. Visit them at www.jpballphotography.com

I met this bride through my son Matthew. He went to get a haircut and while the stylist was cutting his hair, she began to tell him that her daughter was getting married. She jokingly asked him if he knew of any florists. He then proceeded to tell her "my mom is a florist" and then he gave her my name and number. When she called, we set up an appointment for a wedding consultation and after meeting with her and her daughter, we were able to come up with a wedding plan that the bride was happy with and one that fit into their budget. Of course Matthew wants a commission for finding the client :-)

The bride chose a hand tied bouquet with roses and freesia.

The brides maids carried hand tied bouquets with roses and gerber daisies.

For the toss bouquet, the bride wanted white and pink daisies.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Wedding August 29, 2009

Brittany chose a cascading bouquet with white and lilac roses.
Photo by JPBall Photography.

Brittany and Cory had a gorgeous day for their wedding ceremony. They are such a sweet couple and I truly enjoyed working with them.

Mixed Bouquet August 2009

This mixed bouquet was made with Roses, Solidago, Aster and Limonium.
Photo by JPBall Photography.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Wedding June 27, 2009

For Samantha's wedding, she chose a beautiful color combination of pink and peach. The bouquet was made with oriental lilies, roses and gerber daisies and was hand tied with a braid ribbon wrap. Her daughter Olivia is such a sweetheart !

Wedding June 27, 2009

Kristen chose a hand tied bouquet with pink roses and white daisies for her flowers. I love daisies, they are so cheerful and I think they make a beautiful combination with roses !

Wedding May 16, 2009

For her wedding flowers, Cathy chose roses, tulips and freesia. The bouquet was hand tied in ivory satin ribbon. This was a special wedding for me because Cathy was a classmate of mine in high school. We hadn't seen each other since graduation and then she married one of my nephews best friends. How cool is that !

Cathy and her son Tony.