July 29, 2011

Still Here . . .

For now, just wild plums from Rockville, roses from Petaluma, Catatante orchids from Menlo Park, and abelia and begonia from Napa.


July 15, 2011

Sunflower Overload?

Impossible. For months those strangely un-dead foreign and forced sunflowers have mocked me from the aisles of the flower market and Trader Joe's. Now that the local ones are here, glorious in their freshness and cheerful gaze, I'm going all out. These arrangements feature sunflowers from Sebastopol and Napa, as well as 'Yellow Babe' spray roses from Petaluma and California wild grape, sharon fern, privet buds, and Scotch broom from Napa.

July 14, 2011

Catch 22

 Alas, when it's busy and many fun things are in the works, I don't have much time to take and post pictures! Here are some from the first of many exciting events this month- happy, summery arrangements of sunflowers and cosmos from Sebastopol, and perennial sweet peas, artichokes, and pennyroyal from Napa.

July 8, 2011

Magical Mystery Tour

 I'm lucky to live near this magical place, the storing grounds of John's Hauling, which I frequent as often as I can in my quest for old vases and containers. The inventory is constantly changing according to what John and family are hauling, so you never know what you are going to find, other than an astoundingly diverse mix of junk and treasure (my favorite). This week was especially awesome. Anyone looking for a intricately carved wooden horse? Or an old black ceramic toilet? John's is where it's at.

July 4, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

These gorgeous berries posed for a photo a couple weeks ago at the Farm Stand at Oakville Grocery. That fine establishment is not open today (good thing, else Ben may not have been able to celebrate with us!), but I highly recommend checking it out any other weekend! It's a great place to grab local and organic fruits, vegetables, and fresh made (unbelievably delicious and refreshing) lemonade.

In the meantime, enjoy a fun and safe Fourth of July!!!

July 3, 2011

Passenger Seat Still Lifes

 Alas, another Saturday Napa Farmer's Market come and gone without prior notice here on the blog, and without nearly as dramatic an excuse as last week! But I'll take this opportunity to say I'll be there again next Saturday. See, I'm just really early with my announcements.

Before leaving home yesterday morning, I snapped these photos of my passenger seat, which looked surprisingly pretty piled with supplies for the day: hermie, coffee, breakfast of leftover Acme bread (more visible with the Thermos moved aside, below), purse, scarf, hat, mug, and water bottle. 
At the market I took a couple more of my hat - accented with a wide silk ribbon embellished with oak, lavender, oregano, and rosemary- but none of my table, flowers to wear, note cards, or hand dyed silk ribbon samples. Oops.  They were there, too, I promise.

Later in the (still early) morning, my neighbors at Big Ranch Farms received a supplemental delivery of their gorgeous sunflowers. I'd like a yard of them, please. Needless to say, they sold like hotcakes.
Upon leaving the market, my passenger seat was not so piled- just my hat, some leftover lavender bundles (to be dried and incorporated into sachets), and more bread, this time from Model Bakery.
Hope to see you at the market next week!