Raven of Brooklyn, NY submitted an idea using the political elephant and donkey. The sketch is in the works, but I loved the idea of a fighting ring with the animals! We may through in a flag too;)
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You know that nearly everything I do is somehow related back to food. When it comes to design, especially floral design, it can all be tied together. When we slice stems, cutting them just so, break apart hydrangeas, dunk them; these are all sensory experiences just like cooking.
I met Vegan Chef extraordinaire Leslie Durso through our mutual friend, the very talented photographer Laura Grier, and got circled back with her recently.
Her team sent me these images of the edible arrangements she makes from fresh farmer's market produce. Of course I had to show this off!
Leslie Durso started with bundles of inspiration from the local Farmer's Market. She used fresh lettuces, kale, chamomile, lavender, sage, lemon verbena, basil, mint, bay leaves, peaches, rosemary, fennel, and parsley. I love this look so much! And it is indeed very eco:) Thanks for sharing!
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I asked Darlynn why she chose to use these crafty fake flowers for her wedding, and everything that went into it, so lets find out what she had to say! Definitely check out her blog The Little Blog Dress while you're at it. And her ring on there- to die for! I'm not materialistic (except when I am;) While I do think this is an alternative for the nontraditional bride, I think these are great for any kind of celebration. I was surprised at how much I liked the ceremony pew "flowers"!
Per Darlynn: "Flowers make me sneeze and I didn't want to be miserable all day! Plus, I can buy 1000 coffee filters for $5.98 and thought that was really a good way to save money. :)"
"I actually looked at felt flowers but saw the idea of the coffee filter flowers, experimented by spray painting them (don't let ANYONE talk you into using food coloring, ha ha) and just loved them. I made about 100 of them put them in thrift store vases that we painted
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You already know my love affair between fashion, art, music, and flowers. It just makes sense. I was so impressed by these really great flowers done by the eat/drink/garden goddess herself, Ms. Valerie Rice. Not to mention, I've never seen a sexier apron than the one she's created. I didn't even know that aprons could be sexy-- but turns out that they can be! Who knew?!
When I first started Flour LA, I used to always give friends flowers for their birthday. But then pleasure became work, work became less than pleasurable, and I started to bring booze instead of blooms. But lucky for Val's friends, they still get these amazing arrangements!
Valerie created this Pucci-inspired arrangement for her friend who loves Pucci. I love replicated patterns in florals, and Pucci definitely has a signature look that makes it easy to follow.
Above: Pucci inspired flowers, featuring ranunculus, sweet peas (my all-time fav flower), fringe parrot tulips, and crespedia (billy balls). The colors work well, and the white really creates such a fresh look. Orange, yellow, and pink always look good together too.
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A great party favor! And easy too. Be sure to check out both ideas.
Cheers to a GREAT, AMAZING, WONDERFUL year ahead!!! :) Click here for this DIY