Here are my creations from the Oakland flower market. I think they turned out well! Read how I got here
I had the most magical thing happen to me the other day. I was in Lafayette Park for a dear friends going away party. While walking down a path out of the park,
I used a small local Oakland flower shop to deliver flowers to a friend who had been in the hospital. I asked for something with an organic and bohemian feel as this was the style of my friend. Here's what she came up with.
One of my favorite parts of the weekend is working on fresh flowers in my home. I am lucky to have a yard with plants to work with. I usually either buy a few filler pieces at Trader Joe's or at the farmers market.
I noticed this flower while on a walk the other day. Does anyone know what it is called? So unique! So many different layers,
What do you think of these effortless cascading wedding flowers? Different from the typical traditional round bouquet. I love how it has a casual
How lovely are these blooms? What a perfect way to greet your wedding friends as they sign the guest book. I love the colors, texture
How much did you love your wedding flowers? How much time did you spend choosing them? How much did you love your wedding day? Are you preserving your wedding gown? What about your flowers?
Don't you love these flowers romantically draped over the stairs? If you have stairs at your wedding venue, this would be a look to emulate! I love how they feel loose & organic-not perfectly symmetrical.
New wedding trend alert: hanging floral arrangements. I first learned about these through my friend Valerie. How creative! A range of options to suit your style f
I offered to do the flowers for a dear friends 40th surprise birthday party. The party was to be held on a roof deck in San Francisco.
I used coral/watermelon colored poppies and peonies as the stars. I also incorporated some berries, wax flowers, and greenery.
Do you recognize this art? It is Piet Mondrian. Guess what it's made of though...tulips!
This 1.5 acre modern flower mosaic is part of the 2017 Tulip Route in the Netherlands and is best admired from above. Mondrian's work was chosen because the tulip fields are rectangles and his paintings are also obviously rectangles.
Happy First Day of Spring! How gorgeous is this spring bouquet? Thanks to my wedding florist, Aimee Lomeli, for sharing some of her beautiful work. Poppies, garden roses, & peonies,
Remember the post about kumquats in a bouquet? I just noticed one in the window on Union Street at the new restaurant, Contrada. The kumquats look really pretty with the white flowers and the seeded eucalyptus.
Another SF florist for you: Tulipina. Kiana Underwood owns this boutique floral design studio with her an organic garden style full of texture and color.
I gave these flowers to a sweet friend on her birthday. My first time using kumquats in a bouquet. I chose to pair them with pink ranunculus, and the lovely ladies at the Bud Stop added the succulent.
Terrariums seem trendy right now. What are they?
Terrariums are glass containers containing soil and plants. Some are sealed, some are open to the atmosphere.
I received the one above as a birthday gift from friends. Here is where you can buy the same one for yourself if you live in SF.
My friend's boyfriend graciously offered to cook a delicious brunch for a few of us on a Sunday morning. I offered to contribute some flowers. Truth be told, I had some leftover flower arrangements from a recent flower class. Instead of buying all new flowers, I used what I could salvage. I think it turned out well!
How to make your own?.......