It seems to be that time of year where blog posts are full of thankfulness. Well here is one more… Flowers bring me such joy, planning them, planting them, tending them, harvesting, ordering them and most of all sharing them with others. I feel so lucky to have a “job” that is involved in so many important parts of our lives, new babies, weddings, graduations, death, “just because I love you”… the list continues! Knowing that I was able to create something to brighten so many Thanksgiving tables is such a great feeling. Even though I love my flower filled life it can be a little stressful at times and I have been known to work a few too many hours in a week. This fall I attended a workshop in Oregon that was such a nice reminder to slow down and a great opportunity to make new flower friends. Here are a few photos from Foraged & Found in Sisters Oregon with Ponderosa & Thyme. Ponderosa & Thyme is offering a variety of workshops in 2016 and one, Alaska Wild will be on beautiful Prince of Whales Island in South East Alaska . One last note… Thank you Anne Blodgett of

Day 1 Shoot-17

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My lovely roommate from the workshop Sara
Reflecting & resting
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Beautiful Marlie with my foraged bridal bouquet
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Happy Foragers

Foraged and Found Ponderosa Workshop with Katie Davis of Ponderosa & Thyme
Photography: Anne Blodgett
Styling: Katie Stewart
Workshop Assistants: Lauren O’Driscoll
Maja Rohling
Randi Eshelman
Alla Pavlov
Sponsored by: The Bridal Theory
Silk and Willow
Gown: “Furiousa” by Elizabeth Dye
Model: Marlie York
Hair and Makeup:
Welcome Breakfast Venue: The Depot
Venue where we stayed: Five Pine Lodge
Aprons: Portland Apron Company
Tea: Metolius Tea

City of Love & Art

Paris on a grey day last December
One of many inspiring flower shops
My favorite ceiling
Foraged arrangement from the French country side
A small treasure in the Louvre


This Weekend I checked into a hot springs resort and unplugged for a couple days. No internet, no phone, no news, summed up as no outside world. One of the first emails I read when I reunited with my iPhone was about the attacks in Paris. It didn’t actually mention the attacks, but I could tell quickly something horrible had happened. The last four years I have spent time in France and Paris and it has a special place in my heart as it does for many people in the world. I think of it as a city of art, love, romance, and so many wonderful things. I will continue to think of it this way and I will continue to travel to France. It is difficult to read of the worlds pains right now and feel like there is not much I can do. For now I will stick to flowers as I think they are my way of bringing joy to others and myself.

A Bountiful Table Workshop Part Deux

Photo by Relic Photographic

We are excited to announce a second Bountiful Table Workshop – Part Deux! The first workshop sold out quickly so we will be hosting a second workshop on December 3rd from 6-8pm with a slight twist and fresh ideas. If you love to entertain, delight guests with unique and elegant decor and need some direction this holiday season, you’re in the right place. We are teaming up with Blomma Designs to create a fun and intimate setting where you can interactively learn easy ways to have the perfect soiree in your own home!  There are only eight spots so sign up early!

Styled Shoot at Eklutna Lake Sneak Peek

Thank you to Grace Adams Photography, Kristian Irey, MUA & Hair, Andrea Moss Hair Design, and Bateau Bridal Boutique for these beautiful photos! Looking forward to seeing more from the shoot. There is something so special about waiting on film photos to be developed.


Alpenglow now available for delivery in Anchorage or pick up in the shop. Something for the table or mantel as we settle into the shorter days and cozy nights.

Same day different light & California rose love

Loving the last of fall here in Sutton. Woke to a very cloudy morning and then by evening the day had transformed into glowing mountains. Fell in love with California grown roses this week!

Foraged and Found Workshop

Skull and Blooms


Bloomsbury Blooms Foraged Centerpiece


Over the shoulder blooms




Bloomsbury Blooms workshop blooms

A fantastic week in Oregon. Four days of solo vacation on Mt. Hood and Bend Oregon and then an inspiring workshop with a great group of women. Oregon’s high desert is one beautiful place. Thank you Ponderosa and Thyme for an amazing workshop!

Celebrating Autumn

Celebrating the change of seasons by heading to the Foraged & Found workshop in Sisters Oregon this week. Excited to enjoy beautiful Oregon and meet some awesome florists!

ACF Fall flowers