"I love seeing an excited, happy customer who loves something I have created. It brings me happiness to see others love my work. It reaffirms for me that I have talent and I am putting it toward the joy of others."
- Emilia (Mila) Tulchinsky -
Hi! My name is Mila. I'm so glad you decided to visit All You Can Wreath ! Here's a little more about me and my passion for creating things.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
I have always been creative, but didn’t know how to put that to good use. I discovered I had talent for working with florals when my daughter was getting married. They wanted to money toward buying a house instead of spend them on florals. I volunteered to decorate their venue with silk florals, if they wouldn’t object. They agreed and I found that I really enjoyed working with that medium. It allowed me to be as creative as I wanted to be. During and after the wedding, I got many compliments, including from my son-in-law! From that point on I was creating and selling floral arrangements, which evolved into making wreaths. That is my happy place.
My father was a professional photographer and taught photography at University of Lviv in Ukraine. Later in his life in the United States, he discovered that he had a talent for painting and wood carving, creating beautiful, unique pieces of art.
My mother had a great eye for fashion, design and decorating. She had vision and taught me how to look at things not only as they are, but what they could become.
My parents and I came to the United States when I was seven years old and my brother was three. Although we didn’t have much of anything, we had each other, a lot of love and laughter.
My father was a fun loving person whose mission in life was making everyone happy. I inherited his love for laughter, art, music and trying to always enjoy life to the fullest.
I put all of these qualities into my creations.
My work is an extension of me. I love seeing an excited, happy someone who loves something I have created. It brings me happiness to see others love my work. It reaffirms for me that I have talent and I am putting it toward the joy of others.
My vivid imagination lets me think outside the box. I try to make something that is unusual and fun, and don’t follow typical ways of making wreaths or arrangements. The creations I make tell a story and have a character.
Anything that can be put on a wreath or an arrangement will find its way into my design. Nothing, almost literally, is off limits.
Customers’ connection to my work is very important to me. For example, a customer wanted to express their love for someone fallen in the line of duty. I created a unique wreath that was a personalized dedication. It meant so much to them and to me for being able to give them a small sense of joy and a reminder of their loved one.