Mother’s Day Weekend

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We will be closed Friday for a special event. If you are in need of some beautiful blooms I would recommend picking up some Alaska grown tulips from Alaska Stems at New Sagaya City Market or stopping into Rose Hip Nail Salon for Simple Petal’s pop up shop on Saturday. If you placed a Mother’s Day order with us for pick up on Sunday we will be open 10-1. Happy Mother’s Day! Wishing everyone a beautiful weekend.

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A Visit From Relic Photographic

A few months back when it was below zero and Spring was light years away Relic Photographic came over for the day to play with flowers, take photos and talk weddings. Here is a peak into my world through the lenses of Relic.

Relic photo shoot

 

Forcing Spring and Savoring Winter

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The words are not coming out in very eloquent sentences, but I felt the need to share these photos…

#1 A woman full of such sparkle who I had the pleasure of meeting in Saturday’s workshop.

#2 Foraged florals washed out with sunshine. Sunshine that felt oh so good.

# 3 A photo texted to me from a friend visiting the Met in New York.

# 4 Celebrating life…too many of these flowers this week, makes my heart heavy.

# 5 Creating new options for Valentine’s orders. May you all order early.

# 6 New workshop schedule to come out soon…There will be a workshop all about color and not just in floral design, in the home, and fashion too.

The last two photos…

My grandmother an immigrant to this country  and the words of Anne Frank.

 

 

 

 

 

No Crying Tonight

Turned off the depressing news not long after turning it on and replaced it with Van Morrison and danced around the house putting flowers together this morning. Packed up the flowers with hot water bottles safely in totes. Discovered a low tire, solved with the magical air compressor. Went to the friendliest post office in America was told by the post woman I am funny and always make her laugh. Drove an hour in a beautiful beast of a truck. Pulled over half a dozen times to let those in a hurry pass. Turned down Glacier Park Road. Curve after curve I wondered what I would find at the end. A family of buildings most still in progress, Alaska style. She opened the gate and said two more miles to the building he will meet you there with the snow machine. Flashback to when life had me on a snow-machine daily parts of the year. I noticed how warm the sun felt waiting. Hopped in the sled with two strangers and off we went. Photographer had a beaming smile to warm your soul and her husband looked familiar. Played our game with such foreign items in this beautiful place. The guide complimented the spruce in the bridal bouquet. Model started to freeze time to pack up. Some of these strangers no longer feeling like strangers. Made it home just before dark. Filled the wood box made a fire and a drink. Van Morrison the Healing Game is permeating the house again. Back at the dining room table finishing wedding bids. “Sometimes we cry” he sings. No crying tonight.

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Fireside Morning

Woke a little after six with that sort of guilt that I should put new life into the fire that went out during the night. The sort of guilt that all wood stove owners know. With the sound of the furnace kicking on repeatedly downstairs I knew the temp had dropped. My phone screen informs me it will be below zero all of today and dropping to -22 tomorrow. The other side of my brain is thinking tropical palm fronds, ranunculus, anthurium,  and summer elopement picnics. Photos of the wood stove don’t seem to do this nice morning scene of mine much justice so here are some summer elopement photos to warm your heart. Thanks to the talented Joel Allegretto for capturing love and the beautiful light of Alaska with his camera and thank you to Erin of Alaska Destination Weddings for pulling off what I would say are pretty much fairy tale elopements.

More on the palm fronds later.

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