I do love orchids! I almost always have a plant in my home and you may remember my post almost a year ago about how to style a grocery store orchid plant and make it look like it came from a flower shop. You may also remember my paper orchid post where I used a… Read more.
When I owned my flower shop, many years ago, I would find myself cringing when my wholesalers would triple the price of roses for Valentine’s day. Thank you to Whole Foods for not playing this game. They are offering 20 lush free-trade roses for only $20. Wow! I picked out this package of peachy bliss… Read more.
This week I replaced my worn door mat with this fun DIY stenciled monogram centered inside of a silhouette of deer antlers. This seems perfect for my Pacific Northwest home as the days become wet and windy. I picked up the 24 x 35 inch natural fiber coir mat at Ikea and after searching for a… Read more.
This last weekend I volunteered to make three flower arrangements for my nieces graduation reception. I knew that I would want to recycle some of the gorgeous paper gardenias and the mix of plum, raspberry and mauve mums that I have saved from a guest post to coordinate with her plum graduation outfit. I gathered… Read more.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. Along with enjoying a yummy homemade brunch by my daughter, I had a very busy weekend working on home projects. One of the projects was to paint my terracotta pots with chalkboard paint for my herbs. You all know I am a big fan of the… Read more.
Last night I attend a flower design class and book signing offered by West Elm here is Portland. The Flower Recipe Book written by the magically creative owners of San Francisco’s Studio Choo, is a must buy for all of you DIY crafty people. This book is exactly what is says. . . a recipe… Read more.
I grew up in family of six crafters, makers, artists and growers. My parents always kept a large lush garden including fruit trees and berry bushes. I can still see my mom in the kitchen in the hot late-summer afternoons. The stove’s heat would be making the kitchen almost unbearable as she canned tomatoes and… Read more.
One of my favorite spring visual treats is seeing the trees pop into bloom. Outside of my living room window is a tree full of pink flowers and next door another dressed in white. Wanting to bring some of that visual joy into my new home I decided to make these tissue flower blooms and… Read more.
There is nothing better than the company of an old friend, and this week I am blessed. My dear friend Dasha and her beau are visiting from San Francisco so I am delighted that I get the opportunity to share the quirky and culinary delights of Portland. I met Dasha many years ago when she… Read more.
Yesterday, I was having brunch with a friend as we were bouncing around thoughts of what creative ideas to share here on my new blog. She tossed me the idea of inspiring people to personalize and enliven their work spaces, especially for those who work in corporate jobs spending 8 plus hours in a bland… Read more.