flowers claire marie

People in SF do weird things in our garages.  My neighbor has a garage full of weights and uses it as a gym.  Another sweet man down the street uses it as his artist studio.  They both leave the garage doors open, and you can see what they're up to.

This photo above really made me smile, as you can imagine.  I was on a walk in Inner Richmond in a residential area, and stumbled upon this wonderous sight.  A garage door open, I hear some French music, then I see the ladies at work with peonies.  Such a beautiful moment!  

The florist is Flowers Claire Marie.  I have not worked with them, but their website is gorgeous.  Some photos below of their work.  Thankful for this special memory which I took as a sign that I am exactly where I'm supposed to be in life right now.

marsala flowers

The marsala postings this week were inspired by my friend's upcoming wedding.  We had discussed color schemes that would fit in with her venue.....and I had initially suggested soft neutrals.  She surprised me when she asked how would marsala look thrown into the mix.  She had a beautiful vision, and she was right!  Adding marsala really brings out a richness....and looks beautiful for fall.  

As you can tell from the photos below, marsala looks lovely mixed with greens, wood, and a soft blush color.

What do you think of marsala added into your flowers for fall?

Photo credits starting from top left:
Chair: Photography: Photo by Sara & Rocky, Blog: Mod Wedding
Dahlia bouquet: Photography: With Love & Embers, Blog: Ruffled Blog, Florist: Little Big Farm
Anemone bouquet: Photography: Alyssia B Photography & Brooke Bakken Photography, Blog: 100 Layer Cake , Florist: Flowers by Adrien.
Berry colored bouquet: Photography: Katrina Louise, Blog: 100 Layer Cake, Florist: Barrels & Branches Nursery, Florist: Fox Floral Design Studio
Sign: Photography: Jillian Bowes, Design: Kenley Event Design, Blog: 100 Layer Cake , Florist: Damsel Floral Co.
Fig table: Photography: Onelove Photography, Blog: Style Me Pretty
Flowers with greens: Photography: Ty French Photography, Blog: Wedding Chicks, Florist: Soiree Design & Events.
Cake: Varese Wedding.  Blog: Get Married in Italy.







flowers for a guy

How do you buy flowers for a guy?  I was headed to a guy friend's house for brunch.  Usually I bring flowers...but was a little stumped.  I had never bought flowers for a guy before!  I talked with my friends at the Bud Stop and requested greens & not girly.  Here is what we came up with.  It looked great on the table during brunch!.

Suggestion: bring a vase!  I got lucky this time around.....but most guys probably won't have vases.