The women of Au Revoir Simone
Ruffled Patty in all her glory
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:
Here is an arrangement featuring my favorite “black” flower: chocolate cosmos (and two of my other favorite flowers muscari and hellebore).
Discovered at Southern Accents, arrangement by Greg Campbell of Memphis
Arrangement and photograph by Flower Wild
I like this arrangement for today because it is exudes deep spring, almost summer with its tulips and raspberries. The roses make it feminine but the other elements keep it from being cloying. It could greet guests on a commode in a small entry way and then moved to the table for lunch time on the patio since its height makes it appropriate as a centerpiece. Continue reading
It was this time last year that I began my career as a florist at Bloomies and discovered my intense obsession with flowers and floral design. It’s a sentimental time of year for that reason. Right now, Bloomies is pulling in fresh from market all my late-winter early-spring favorites: ranunculus(!), narcissus, stock, ornamental kale, hellebore, and the list goes on. It’s just heavenly over there. It’s a must visit–don’t forget to take something gorgeous and fragrant home!
Ah! The ranunculus alone!
Honestly, white ranunculus are the most beautiful, chic of blooms. Maybe I just think this because they go really well with my small craftsman home decorated in neutrals, but either way.
Here we have three different types of narcissus: the variety commonly known as paperwhites (far left), china narcissus, one of my FAVORITES due to the color and rose-like cluster of petals (center), and a scented mini-daffodil (upper right).
This is another of my absolute favorites, and I’ll take it in any color (and it comes in many). I love the delicate, clustered blossoms arranged vertically on the stem, and the soft, sweet scent. One of the best parts about these is that you can actually get them year-round and they are so inexpensive! Bloomies bases all their prices on the market, but these most often go for a dollar a stem. Gorgeous on their own or in an arrangement with other blooms.
Go forth! And get Bloomied!