Monthly Archives: January 2013

Color Inspiration: Black & White

Hearing a lot about black & white these days…

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image via Just Bloomed 

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images above via Modern Day Floral and Karyn May Photography

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image via Avant Garden 

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image via Bella Flora 

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image via Planet Flowers

384442_301876543182906_266614400_n  ladybird poppy floral design

image via Ladybird Poppy Floral Design 

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image via Stoneblossom

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image via Lush Couture Floral

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image via Valley Flower Company 

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image via Celadon and Celery and Angelica Criscuolo Photography 

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image via Petals, Ink and Elissa R Photography

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image via Flora Fetish and Anthology Photography

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image via La Petite Fleur 

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image via Fairy Nuff Flowers 

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image via Paisley Petals and Ben & Molly Photography 

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image via Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design 

Happy Thursday!


Botanical Brouhaha Expert Discussion Panel: Session 16

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The Question:

“I am struggling to find nice footed vases [urns/compotes]… and I see those all over the blogs of my American fellows. Are there any good wholesalers in the US that you would recommend (and ideally would ship overseas…)? (from a designer in France)


The Answers:

Jamali Garden is not wholesale to the trade, but their prices are decent, and they have a huge selection of vases that I love. I also like Campo De’ Fiori and Homart (not sure if they ship overseas). With both of these you have to set up a wholesale account. Some of my favorite vessels are soup bowls, gravy boats, or pitchers purchased from different stores.  Don’t forget to think of the things that are not obvious vases!”

-Sarah Winward (Honey of a Thousand Flowers)

                Note: Homart has international shipping under the following conditions:

International customers are responsible for entry into destination country, including freight
forwarding arrangements, customs clearance and all associated broker charges, import duties,customs fees, tariffs and taxes.  Shipping and other fees for orders denied by customs or
refused by customer will not be refunded.


“I would recommend you check out C Best, located in the New Convent Garden Market, London. Another good idea is to visit interior design fairs in Frankfurt, Paris, and Holland. There you can find some very good wholesalers and some very nice stuff. I think it might be cheaper than to ship it from overseas.”

-Emelie Ekborg (Svenska Blomsterbloggar)


Some of my favorites from C. Best:

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And some flowers to go in them…

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image via Rosegolden Flowers and Mandy Busby Photography


image via Amy Merrick 

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image via Modern Bouquet

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image via Fleurs de France 

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image via Botanique and Eliza Truitt Photography


You might also want to check out Two’s Company. See their tradeshow schedule for Great Britain here. A favorite from Two’s Company…

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And from a sister company of Two’s Company called Tozai Home, love this one

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Thank you, Sarah and Emelie, for your advice on finding a supplier of footed vases and urns. Does anyone else have a source for these footed vases, compotes and urns? I agree with Sarah and Emelie…most of my interesting urns and compotes were found at estate sales, flea markets and stores such as Tuesday Morning or TJ Maxx.

Have an amazing Wednesday!


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image via Flower Lantern and Orange Girl Photographs

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image via Imbue Weddings

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image via Verbena Floral Design

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image via April Flowers and True Bliss Photography

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image via Oh, How Charming Event Production and Aaron Delesie Photography

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image via Chenin Boutwell Photography

Vintage Dallas Engagement Session

image via Thomas Ross Photography

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image via Form + Function

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image via Clayton Austin Photography

and 156198_10150974978313413_486462437_n la petite fleur mn

image via La Petite Fleur 

and IMG_8121 jay archer floral design

image via Jay Archer Floral Design

and hd3 my scandanavian home

image via My Scandinavian Home

and broadaxebarnwedding taylor lord photo and love this day events

image via Love This Day Events and Taylor Lord Photography

and 283583_10150308017768524_4356098_n panacea flowers

image via Panacea Flowers

and 296769_10150337225016570_105262566_n three sisters

image via Three Sisters 

and 562063_319915101417641_878647533_n and hacman floral

image via Hacman Floral and Sara Matasaru Photography

Happy Tuesday!


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image via My French Country Home 

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image via Wild Acre 

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image via Flowerwild 

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images above via Clare Day Flowers

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images above via The Blue Carrot

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image via Honey of a Thousand Flowers and Green Apple Photography

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image via Passionflower

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image via Miss Pickering 

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image via Honey of a Thousand Flowers

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image via Ruby Bloom Fancy Flowers 

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image via The Cutting Garden 

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image via L’Oasis Floral Design

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image via The Fisherman’s Cottage


image via Amy Merrick 

If you are a grower and you will be growing/selling cosmos this season…and want to spread the word to potential buyers, please leave a comment and let us know your location. I would love to start making connections between growers and designers.

Happy Monday!