has been working with floral arrangements and crafts for well
over three decades.
Most of these efforts started out as part-time positions and volunteer
work... as a result of her strong work ethic, initiative, dedication,
and abilities, her involvement always increased quickly in demand
and responsibility. As part of her career, she has worked with
professional flower shops, often as the lead designer.
two decades ago, an opportunity arose to set up a workshop in
her home, and along with her husband's help, ComplemenTerry
Designs began. The reaction was immediate... words such as
beautiful, detailed, and fabulous were often involved in the descriptions
of those presented with her work, along with surprise at the reasonable
work crosses into all areas of design. She's provided arrangements
for weddings... created table pieces for restaurants... decorated
for holidays... and assembled pieces for use in every room of
the home. In addition to floral work, her crafts have included
centerpieces, ornaments, swags, wreaths, and other items far too
numerous to mention... and she keeps Bob quite busy by requesting
sleds and plaques, and other bases for her to build upon.
those early days, Terry and Bob have brought ComplemenTerry
Designs to numerous events -- primarily in Rhode Island,
Connecticut and New York -- annually at some, repeatedly at many,
and at times by special invitation... and they continue to do
love of family and getting wrapped up in her work... literally
and figuratively... is symbolized by the ComplemenTerry Designs
logo. Created by her son, Jay, it originally found the sweet black
Lab, Lady, by her feet. Over the years, Travis and Molly have
been added to the family and have joined the portrait. (For those
wondering, Gus became the mascot of In My Backpack.)
addition to appearing in person at events, Terry is also available
by appointment and request, and often can be found designing and
creating special projects.
loves to get feedback about her work... questions, suggestions
and comments are all welcome... so feel free to send along an
e-mail if you're looking for an answer (or even if you just want
to say hello).
you for your time. Please stop by again!
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