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Last Minute Mother’s Day Centerpiece

I made this quickly for I. to take to dinner with his mother and brothers so she could have a special centerpiece. 

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White hydrangea, lilac, tulips, camelia leaves

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It’s Raining in Rockridge

I responded to the day by going out and relieving Bloomies of some of their merchandise, lest it get damaged in the rain.  

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Nothing like big bright yellow peonies (and a fun mini pineapple) to lift the rain cloud from over your head!

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Things that Soothe: Apartment Therapy (I know)

Honestly, I’ve never really gotten into Apartment Therapy.  Like many sites that I want to LOVE, it’s just a little too Real Simple-y for me sometimes.  But I decided to check out the SF site today and it’s soothing the hell out of me.  Especially these posts:

  • Urban Indigo-a seriously soothing Oakland boutique in the Grand Lake neighborhood
  • Black Flowers-who doesn’t love them?  Apparently “gotard”
  • Garden Inspired Interiors-not great examples all of them, but that lead image is enough to make it one of my faves:

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Here is an arrangement featuring my favorite “black” flower: chocolate cosmos (and two of my other favorite flowers muscari and hellebore).

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Discovered at Southern Accents, arrangement by Greg Campbell of Memphis

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