Here you can see wisps of asparagus leaves and kale trailing from a simple bouquet of roses and gerbera that were left over from a past event.Here's a little arrangement I made for the front host table, some lovely maple leaves, local and organic scabiosa pods and organic scabiosa flowers and local crespedia. I love their shapes. In Green and Health, G&G
Last Saturday we had a great Airplant sale! So many folks came out to buy airplants, make airplant terrariums and branch designs and chat it up with us at Gorgeous and Green. It was a fun time all around and I hope to offer more opportunities to get the community creating! Many people brought their own glass jars and containers to make airplant homes. What a great way to give new life to old things:
And of course some of the best creative expertise came from the young people who participated:
Thanks to all that came, and don't hesitate to get on our email list if you want to hear more about our quarterly events. In Green and Fun, G&G
Gorgeous and Green does the weekly arrangements for the restaurant Paisan, in Berkeley. We usually do just a few pieces, they have a small space and just a few touches of color brighten it up. These were created by my assistant Ryan.
some small arrangements for a few tables
Last week at Revival I used a lot of green for the arrangements. I love all the different textures and strange looking living things that show up in these arrangements.
Hi all I frequently update on our lovely floral designs, but I tend to leave out so much of what is actually beautiful and lovely for sale in the Gorgeous and Green boutique. If you've been to the boutique, you probably know about all the lovely tillandsia we have and the great cards all printed on recycled paper, but there's always new items and small changes, almost on a weekly! We always have locally hand-blown tillandsia terrariums or what I like to call air-iums, (since they float in the air and hold airplants). The local glass blower and I like to work on new shapes that will work for the plants and add a new element of design. I recently started offering a few flat glass terrariums for the airplants to live in, one of which you can see here:
These flat terrariums allow it to rest right up against the wall, so you can hang it from a nail or hook in the wall. I have a new collection of locally made pottery designs from the artist Anna Vaughn, who's eye for color, texture and ornate designs go well with the delicate but very earthy style of the shop. Her art pots continuously sell very well in the boutique, so get them while you can! They take her a lot of time to create!
I also recently started carrying lovely, vintage and sustainably made jewelry from local artist Jessica Fein. Her beautiful and sometimes big rings and earrings make quite a statement, and also great gifts. The pieces I hand select for the boutique are from her vintage collection, so they are often in short supply. Here's a pic of some of the rings we have nestled in an old silverware box I repurposed:
In Green and Health, G&G
This arrangement features the spindly branches and fuchsia lepto with thimble berry and orange juice roses from a local grower in Petaluma. I love the vase because of it's shape and character. It's a wide v shaped vintage vase with touches of gold. It's probably from the 40's although has a hint of 20's charm.
Here's the hot pink lepto with the big branches. It's hard to tell but this thing was probably 7 feet tall with those branches. The lepto itself was 5 feet tall. It was a local bush, probably getting out of hand before it was trimmed down. The pictures don't do these arrangements justice, because you lose the dimensionality of it. Those branches are kind of creeping and winding around the branches.
In local Green and Health,