A few days ago, I stopped by one of my favorite flower stalls in town, Hilary Horvath's little studio at Alder and Co. This charming mercantile stocks handmade goods from around the world from sources you don't see just everywhere. Hilary's flower stand at the entrance, is a highlight. Her style is playful, modern, and bespoke. Think: Paris meets Japan.
Looking as though they were just gathered from the garden, Hilary's arrangements feel effortless and casual. Containers are top priority, as she carefully selects handmade pottery and vintage vessels and then adds just the right combination of blossoms, textures, and greens. Many of the flowers are sourced from local gardens. In the high summer season, Hilary's friends stop by weekly with cuttings from their garden plots.
I always enjoy chatting with the sweet Hilary and the girls at Alder and Co. On this visit I learned Hilary and I share not only a love for flowers, and simple designs, we both share a background in Art History as well. After Hilary studied Art and French, she trained at various shops in Chicago and Portland. Though her arrangements look easy and effortless, her designs are always carefully thought out.
For Thanksgiving, Hilary is offering this sweet centerpiece of garden roses, dusty miller, berries, and ranunculus, in a handmade ceramic pot from Vermont. She can work with you to choose just the right colors and stems for your centerpiece. And, mention you saw her on Frolic! and receive 15% off your centerpiece!
Hope you enjoyed this little visit. Hilary's flower stall is one of my favorite stops when I need a pick-me-up on a rainy day or when I am out and about searching for props for photo shoots. Thank you, Hilary!
Hilary Horvath at Alder and Co.
616 SW 12th Ave
Photos by Chelsea Fuss for Frolic!
my two favorite flower girls know each other! how wonderful 🙂
What a charming place. I will have to check it out next time I am in Portland. Thanks for sharing!
Will have to check that out when I get back to the city, looks nice, and even nicer with 15% off 🙂