I'm headed to New York for the gift show on Thursday. Looking forward to meeting up with some other shop owners and seeing clever and tempting new goods for the shop. Any fabulous new places, shops, restaurants I should see?
Amy of Goosey Press is happy to announce a great opportunity to raise money for the Haiti relief fund! Now through the end of January she will donate 75% of online Goosey Press sales! Go to Goosey Press and shop 'til you drop! (And, please disregard the credit card warning - just keep going through the check out!) If you would like to pay through PayPal - please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org! Shipping fees will not be included in the donation. She hopes this small gesture will bring in big dollars for the relief fund!
I first saw the glassybaby studio 2 years ago when we visited the Madrona neighborhood of Seattle for our anniversary. The shop was closed but I remember pressing my face to the glass like a kid to see what was going on. The shop was tidy and sparse, but lined with these precious orbs of color - small chunky glass votives. And there were people working at a kiln. I could only imagine the depth of the colors as these would glow while lit. It was one of those situations where even if the store had been open, I wouldn't have wanted just one. I would have wanted them all. Like that feeling you get when you receive your first box of 64 color crayons as a kid. Sheer delight. In addition to the Seattle store, they have also opened outside Portland, and in Manhattan. And they even rent out these lovely vessels for weddings. well I guess if I HAD to pick a favorite today it would be " Keith"....what's yours?
Catching up on showing you last year still! Here is a lovely wedding we did last September with all shades of green and white. The bride wanted something clean and modern but not stark. She wanted a bit of romance too. It all came off without a hitch and was beautiful! In the bridal bouquet we went with white and a bit of blush with chartreuse accents. There are Vendella and Avalanche roses, freesia, lisianthus, and cymbidium orchids. We did the bridesmaids bouquets in all green with cymbids, kermit poms, sage, trichillium, Supergreen roses, and green bud hydrangea. The bottom arrangements were for the altar at The Old Laurelhurst Chirch. We used dendrobium orchids, kale, cymbids, Vendella and Supergreen roses, white dahlias, white snapdragons, crocosmia pods, kermit poms, berzellia, willow whips, monstera leaves, and hanging amaranthus for some drama.
I really liked this article on 1st Dibs about antiques dealer Ruth Gay of Chateau Domingue. I like her fearlessness as shop owner when dealing with those enormous pieces! It is wonderful to see some of this architectural salvage being put to good use and adding so much to a modern space.
Love these new whimsical prints by I'm Smitten. The fox print has been made into a wallpaper. Also if you go the her website, the little octopus and buy are animated - so darling - I wonder what they are singing?
Would love to cozy up this weekend with my woobie blanket (that's what we call the thick fuzzy polar fleece one that is not so stylish but we have bonded with it anyway) and this bundle of Nancy Drew's from Little Byrd Vintage and a hot cocoa. Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Happy New Year everyone! So glad to be back and start off a whole fresh new year! Dragging the dried evergreen swags to the mulch this morning at the shop, I was longing for beautiful spring flowers for sure. Spring will come soon, I know. In the meantime I wanted to catch you up in the next few weeks on some of the flowers and events we did last year. This is a fabulous wedding we did last August. It was at the Conservatory at Garden Vineyards. The bride was as sweet as pie and such a pleasure to work with. I think we had the same vision of the floral design being loose and fresh and light. The photographer Emily G did an amazing job capturing he day - read more about it on her blog . The bouquets and table arrangements consisted of peachy dahlias, Karamel Antik garden roses, Metallina and Alexandra roses, green cockscomb, sedum, red clover, rattle grass, feverfew (which looks almost like chamomile), geranium leaves, and unripe blackberries. The setting was stunning...a tiny garden stone courtyard for the ceremony that opened up into an enournmous rolling green lawn surrounded by tall trees and overlooking the vntage green conservatory - so lovely.