Thanksgiving is just a week away and we know some of you have already planned your table settings down to the flowers… Well, not us! You would think that with the kind of business we’re in, that we’d be color coordinating our china to our centerpieces but we’re more concerned with the menu right now than we are with the decorations. That’s why we’ll most likely order our flowers from a local boutique and not try to do the arrangements ourselves. Then again, we can just borrow one of our faux designs from the studio and call it a day!
Thistle and Berries
Dahlias and Roses
Truth be told, we love fresh flowers on our dining room table and our local Trader Joe’s does a decent job with their seasonal mixes. But, if we lived in Manhattan, we’d be shopping at Petal Design Studio in the heart of the flower market. Corrente’s combinations of blooms are so refreshing and her use of unexpected textures such as thistles and berries make these bouquets the perfect addition to a Thanksgiving table. Even her color palettes are unusual yet pretty. It’s only too bad they won’t last through Christmas…
Hellebore and Roses
Aubergine and Green
Green and White
Are you in full Thanksgiving mode yet?
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Bare Bones Boo-quet
On this eve of Halloween, we think it’s a treat to pair some dark and moody blooms with the words of Edgar Allan Poe… “O craving heart, for the lost flowers and sunshine of my summer hours!
The undying voice of that dead time,
With its interminable chime,
Still Life “Boo”quet
Rings in the spirit of a spell,
Upon thy emptiness – a knell. I have not always been as now.”
What will you be on the morrow? Happy Halloween!
skull / pumpkin / blooms / still life / bride / beauty
Style Me Mossy
If you’re looking to add a pop of green to a tablescape or centerpiece, may we suggest mixing in some moss? With over 12,000 species to choose from, floral designers are using these flowerless plants in centerpieces and terrariums, to line vases and to tie orchid stems to branches and stakes. We’ve even seen moss used down the center of a table paired with elegant blooms at a country wedding – rustic but still very chic.
One of the most inventive ways designers are using moss is in vertical gardens or on a wall as graffiti. It’s actually not hard to grow moss and Terrain makes it even easier with their moss milkshake. Just add water, spread the mix on almost anything and keep moist… In a couple of weeks, you’ll have your very own moss garden.
Moss Art We Heart
And for those of you who with black thumbs craving the fresh scent of a forest after the rain, there always a candle. We might just go that route!
Who knows, you might be seeing more moss in one of our collections one day…
Photos: tablescape, bouquet, terrarium, art, milkshake and candle
Carolyne Roehm’s Green Goddess
Labor Day, for most, is the unofficial end of summer… which means it’s time to party and say farewell in style! There’s a wistful feeling in the air – did we do everything we could to capture the effervescence of a bright, sunny day? Did we swim enough, read enough, lounge around enough, spend enough time with our family? Summer is a time to let go, be real,
drink a lot, enjoy the fruits of nature and the warmth of the rays. And sadly, the weeks fly by, unlike the gray months of winter which seem to just drag on and on…
Country Green and White
Backyard barbecues and beach picnics are being planned so we thought we’d share some of our favorite end of summer table settings. We’re inspired by the rainbow hued zinnias and dahlias that abound at our local farmer’s market so you know those will take center stage on our weekend table.
Breezy Blue and White
While we’re saying goodbye to summer, we’re also saying hello to fall and we love this Dr. Seuss quote which pretty much sums up how we feel to perfection: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Pastels on the Beach
Wishing you all a fun and festive weekend. Let us know what you’re up to!
Photo: green table, green and white table, rustic romantic table, blue and white table, pink table, and pastel table