Afterthought

Sometimes the things that are left- things that are often viewed as an afterthought- will surprise you with how lovely they prove themselves to be. At the end of an incredibly lovely (and challenging) double wedding weekend, the last thing I wanted to do when I got home was look at flowers. Then I had a flower blackout (I just get so overwhelmed with all of the beauty- I just kind of glaze over) and this guy was the result. The only goal was to not let these stems die in a bucket in my dark, unswept office. Turns out, these were anything but an afterthought.

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Photos: Nikki Santerre Photography Flowers: Amanda Burnette

October's Seasonal Bouquet

In my last post, I talked about a project that's been on my mind for the better part of a year. I want to use seasonal ingredients to create something floral, inspired by the current season and time of year. I want to do this once a month, and I want to share it with you. I want to use flowers and techniques that are new to me, creating something unique, fresh, and a little bit different. My sweet, talented friend Nikki Santerre captured October's bouquet for me on film. Nikki's film work somehow seems to highlight the best parts of the things I make. The draping olive branches, the wild stems- I feel all of those things stirring within me.

The fall leaves, the juicy red garden roses, they all felt very appropriate to share on Thanksgiving week. Happy Thanksgiving, friends. I hope the coming days are spent with family and friends, feasting and making merry.

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