Garden Valley Ranch in Petaluma, clematis vine from Napa, and freesia from Pescadero. Congratulations and welcome!
October 31, 2011
October 29, 2011
I made the lace accents from a stash of vintage trims I first acquired while going to school in Iowa, and had carried along with me to Boston, Vermont, and back to California, waiting for a worthy use. I'm glad I held out! The incredibly sweet E wanted to incorporate as many lace detail as possible throughout the celebration; I can't imagine a more perfect use for my long hoarded treasure!
Congratulations again, E&J! It was a joy and honor to be a part of your day.
October 25, 2011
October 21, 2011
October 20, 2011
Even as I revel in the last few weddings of the season, I'm getting super stoked for the wreaths to come! Here's one of the first- acorns from South Bay, rosemary and olive from Napa tied with real silk ribbon.
October 18, 2011
October 14, 2011
Some of you may remember this tricky vase I was struggling/experimenting with designing in a few months back. Well, there is a solution! Today I am happy and honored to be able to share that tip and a few others for making the most of your garden's flowers over on Belinda's wonderful blog, Wild Acre. Most of you are probably already familiar with Belinda (that veritable powerhouse of jewelry, garden, and floral design, not to mention perpectual source of warm maternal wisdom, keen perception, and sharp wit). But if not, you're in for a treat! Thank you, Belinda, for including me in your lovely forum!
October 13, 2011
These forget-me-nots remind me of Grandma (who grew up in Alaska), the painting reminds me of Granddad (who purchased it while in Japan during WWII), and the clock reminds me of them both (it was a wedding gift).
Thank you for always being there for me, Grandma and Granddad! I love you.
October 9, 2011
Trying to describe Tom and Lauren Scott of Tom Scott Vineyard makes me feel rather silly, because the adjectives that come to mind all seem contradictory: whimsical and practical, causal and elegant, fun-loving and driven. But it all rings true, especially when you observe that while Tom and Lauren are incredibly serious in their devotion to growing the highest quality fruit possible for their single vineyard field blend Cabernet Sauvignon, they still manage to maintain a refreshingly playful approach to life. I think that's something worth striving for! So when Lauren asked if I could design the flowers (colorful, casual, and elegant, in true Tom and Lauren style) for this year's party celebrating the release of their 2008 Barn Burner Cabernet, I was honored. Thank you for letting me be a part of your happy story!