Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fresh Picked From The Garden

My favorite pastime is picking cool botanicals and blossoms from my garden and arranging them in a natural styled design that woks well with the container. This floral arrangement is created with everything from my garden, my neighbor's, and a friend's beloved garden. This design features Bradford pear clippings, crabapple branches, angel wing begonia, hydrangea, and jasmine vine.

















Friday, June 14, 2013

Sprawling Vines of Summertime

From the moment I stepped into the flower market I knew those gorgeous lush hot pink peonies were mine. They were my inspiration instantly. They reminded me of Lana del Rey and her love for wearing couture floral headpieces and being surrounded by enormous amounts of blossoms in the photo shoots she does. These designs define summertime; their bold colors, the drunken blackberry accents, aromatic mint leaves, wild honeysuckle vine sprawling across the table, and of course the vintage mismatched floral patterned dishes and flatware. 



"Summertime Sadness"

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That, baby, you're the best

I got my red dress on tonight
Dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight
Done my hair up real big beauty queen style
High heels off, I'm feeling alive

Oh, my God, I feel it in the air
Telephone wires above are sizzling like a snare
Honey, I'm on fire, I feel it everywhere
Nothing scares me anymore

(1, 2, 3, 4)

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That, baby, you're the best

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
Oh, oh, oh

I'm feelin' electric tonight
Cruising down the coast goin' 'bout 99
Got my bad baby by my heavenly side
I know if I go, I'll die happy tonight

Oh, my God, I feel it in the air
Telephone wires above are sizzling like a snare
Honey, I'm on fire, I feel it everywhere
Nothing scares me anymore

(1, 2, 3, 4)

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That, baby, you're the best

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
Oh, oh, oh

I think I'll miss you forever
Like the stars miss the sun in the morning sky
Later's better than never
Even if you're gone I'm gonna drive (drive, drive)

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
Oh, oh, oh

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That, baby, you're the best

I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
S-s-summertime, summertime sadness
Got that summertime, summertime sadness
-Lana del Rey