Category Flowers

There may be a reason you haven’t seen pumpkins used as vases before

Cute and whimsical for a seasonal arrangement? Yes. Good at being a vase? I’ll let you be the judge: After only five days I discovered that the pumpkin had melted into a mushy, moldy, leaking mess. I salvaged what I could….

Birthday flowers

Leave it to Justin to take inspiration from my blog for a perfect birthday arrangement: yellow and floral and bugs! Well, maybe no bugs (that I’ve found yet anyway…).

Seattle! 

Last week in Madrid and Munich, next week in Seattle. I flew out on Saturday to have a weekend without work.  Justin met me at the airport with a bunch of lilies.  Then we got some tacos to stave off jet lag for a few more hours.  And then went to his house where my […]

Speaking of floral . . . Columbia Road Flower Market!

Streets full of all the cut flowers and potted plants your heart could desire.  Where has this been all my life and why don’t I have more vases? My flat now has traces of all the stalls I stopped at. Well, not all the stalls–just the ones I got to before my cash ran out and […]

Priorities 

When you’ve just moved in and don’t have dishes, bed linens or toilet paper, the first thing to get is a jar of lilies and a mobile.

Gardens in Madrid!

It’s 100 degrees, sunny, and dry as a bone here — this, my friends, is what summer feels like and I love love it so much! I just couldn’t spend the day indoors, do I went in search of Madrid’s gardens. I’ve already posted about the lovely formal gardens I found while running through the […]

PDX with Justin & Eve

September’s here!  And with it the lull of summer “vacation” has ended:  Everyone’s intensity-level at work is ramping up, and I’ve got every weekend booked with plans from here to Christmas.  Well, maybe not Christmas (yet) — but I will be traveling every weekend in September, and at least one or two in October. The […]