Thursday, March 6, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
what ~ beautiful jewel toned anemones.
where ~ at the sf flower mart.
when ~ this morning!
why ~ because i was digging those colors - i took them all and plan to use them in an upcoming post...stay tuned!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
one of the simplest ways to display flowers is by plopping a few blooms in a selection of vessels that are grouped together. most of the work happens up front, in finding a group of vessels that will look good together.
for this display i used a selection of white vases from west elm and ikea. but there are lots of options for this type of display, and, as always on f + l, i encourage you to put your own spin on things. vintage or recycled glass bottles would look great used in this way - you can find nice ones on places like etsy or luna bazaar). but, really, the possibilities are endless. the only suggestion that i would make is to find vases/vessels with small openings so that you only have to use 1 - 3 blooms in each. this is mostly to keep it simple and quick, but i also think that it's a lovely way to spotlight the individual flowers. the other thing to possibly think about is sticking with either similar color vases or flowers so that things don't get too busy - i chose vases in all white tones but used flowers in red and yellow shades. other than that, have at it.
here's what i did:
i found these bee-you-tee-full flaming parrot tulips and they inspired the red and yellow color scheme.
i thought that the yellow daylilies and red hypericum berries complimented the pretty tulips nicely.
this type of display would be lovely on a dresser or entryway table (as in the first picture, at the top of the page) or on a dining table (below).
having a collection of vases like these at the ready is a pretty, quick and SIMPLE way to display your blooms.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
what ~ bouquet of hot pink gerbera daisies and white hydrangea, with a few greens sprinkled in. i arranged this bouquet for the table at a dinner party in honor of a good friend's birthday.
where ~ on the dresser in my bedroom, waiting to be transported.
when ~ last saturday.
why ~ because the happy gerberas and the fluffy hydrangea remind me of my dear friend's contagious smile and enduring spirit.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
what ~ pink wax flower.
where ~ on our table, at lunch with my husband at coco 500.
when ~ last friday - valentine's day!
why ~ because they added an extra bit of cheeriness to an already lovely day with my valentine :-)
Saturday, February 15, 2014
we finally got some much needed rain recently, which will hopefully make some sort of dent in the drought situation. it really poured for a few days and it was such a lovely respite from the weeks of dry weather. it looks like it wants to rain again today but it's not in the forecast, so i think that it's just one of those gray kind of days...where you just feel like lazing around the house...which pretty much describes what i've been up to.
a few links...
~ i'm a big fan of the gorgeous taylor tomasi hill's personal style and now she's starting a floral design company. if her outfit styling skills are any indication, i'm expecting beautifully styled arrangements (she has a few glimpses on instagram).
~ so, since it seems like it's going to be one of those stay-in kind of weekends, perhaps i'll spend some time going through new york time's T magazine (the spring women's fashion issue).
~ OR, maybe i could watch the stevie nick's documentary, in your dreams, that's recently out on dvd. i find stevie totally fascinating.
~ and speaking of things that i want to see, i CANNOT wait for the new wes anderson film the grand budapest hotel to come out! his movies are always such a colorful and stylish visual feast.
wishing you a happy (lazy) saturday.
(photo by chiara baldassarri on flickr)