Flora fantasy

November 23, 2010

Some girls dream of diamonds, others shoes. I dream of flowers.


"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck  ~Emma Goldman"  

Below are some of my favorite florists around the country.  Maybe something will inspire your Thanksgiving tableaux.

Rosenow Floral Design does fun things with color.   Sticking to one color is one trick to steal for yourself. Making single hued arrangements makes an instant statement and is way easier than a mixed bouquet.



Birch in San Francisco always has an idea to steal too.  How simple yet pretty are these placecards.  What a beautiful way to set the table for Thanksgiving.  And could be more cost effective than big boy arrangements in the center of the table.  This way you can see Aunt Milridge without leaning around hulking flowers.  Being a flower purist, I would use a big bloom (the size is key) that is in season now or in a autumn color palette.  It'll make the cheapest white plate (hello, CB2)  look pretty.


Heart be still.  Saipua, the "it' floral co in NYC has arrangements to die for.  Check'em out. 

This one mixes it up with branches and things that you might find in your backyard.  The colors speak of the season.  Can see a beautiful bowl of green market pears as the centerpiece while this stunner sits in the living room by drinks table or foyer to greet everyone. 



I do not know a woman on the planet who doesn't love peonies. And this mix works.  It makes the peony feel less precious and more woodsy with the berries and leaves.  I'd love to see this on the mantle or adorning the sideboard loaded down with desserts. 



A bit more regal, it's a nice proportion for the table and feels seasonal when paired with colored candles and seasonal fruits.   It makes the point that some arrangements don't warrant anything else on the table but this one works is enhanced by the tapers. 




From 100 Layer Cake, here's a simple idea that puts a smile on my face. 

A single beautiful leaf or perfect apple and done!






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3 comments:

Henley on the Horn said...

How gorgeous! I just love the ideas.

The Smiths in NYC said...

FB peonies are out, unfortunately they are 8 dollars a stem!!! bummer.

Mary Jane said...

I consider flowers my anti-depressant, they always make me smile :o)

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