While you were sleeping my kitchen looked like this:
I am not growing a magnolia tree–but I could with these giant gorgeous branches.
I am shooting a client’s home tomorrow with my photographer and I, of course need some flowers, right? Enter the theory…”I’d rather have too many flowers than not enough.” And really, shouldn’t we all live by that rule and not just for photo shoots. It only took one time when I didn’t have the proper flowers–and now I am always a little over prepared.
Anywho. My car looked somewhat like this:
Here are some of the lovelies:
White cherry blossom branches!
Anenomes- I adore their charcoal centers. Great contrast flowers.
I like to use big paint buckets (Lowe’s-cheap) for transporting them from the flower market. They are great for keeping flowers that need a day or two to open- like lilies.
The plants below are: Green-Dianthus. I couldn’t believe it either…actually a carnation relative and the stems look very carnation like. The orangey ones are pin cushion protea!
Purple hydrangea, paper whites and sweet peas (one of my all time favorites!)
I love these roses..they are kind of antiqued with a brush of coral on the outer petals.
Hydrangea and peachy colored stock. I had not seen that color stock–it reminded me of old fashioned hollyhocks.
Oh the fringey tulips are divine! I have no plans for them but they are making the trip all the same. I find that most of the time I surprise myself with what I end up using. There may be some corner that needs a pop–maybe even a single bloom in a small container.
The piles of stems are building up. My poor kitchen counter looks like a dirty florist. I usually peel off the wraps and use those under my piles. Then it’s an easy clean up–the stems get folded up in the plastic.
Another trick I find useful is to have a central garbage can or box (lined with a plastic bag since the stems are wet) so I can scoop up floral debris and dump in quickly.
This guy is in process. Dahlias make me smile…and I like to add some green with interest…these are a form of billy balls–just smaller. They come in a beautiful greyed blue too.
I also use a lot of greenery. I take my containers to Campbell’s Greenhouse here in Charlotte. They do beautiful orchids for me and have a gorgeous selection. Below are: Maidenhead Fern, succulents and an ivy.
This one is almost finished…white hydrangea, pink hyacinth, white ranunculus and fern ball things that I can’t remember the name of.
This is a bad picture but it shows an easy way to transport plants that might fall over in the car. Cut an “x” in a box (shallow is better) and push down the flaps. Then insert your plants. It works like magic to keep your plants from toppling over in the car.
Some of my photo styling goodies waiting to be loaded. If I weren’t an interior designer, I would love to style photo shoots! It’s a lot of fun but really hard work. I often joke that it’s easier for me to design a house or a jet than pick flowers and accessories for a shoot. So I guess that means I’m in the right business.
While you are getting up and perhaps having a leisurely cup of coffee (doesn’t that sound nice), I will be off to a very early shoot. It will be a long day- as they always are and I will love every minute of it!
How about this for surreal? This is one of our last shoots–I am snapping my photog whilst he is shooting my client’s chair. Weird.
Alright let’s get down to it. When I was shopping for accessories today I saw this beautiful candle by Nest–one of my favorite scent makers. I thought, “Hey, I have never done a giveaway and my readers deserve a thank you!”
So I picked up this sweet candle–very Springy I thought. It smells divine! The scent is White Narcisse. And the porcelain container could be used for a little vase or a darling pencil/make up brushes cup when the candle has burned through.
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