We’re all in need of beauty now more than ever. I am always surprised how much taking the time to add something simple and beautiful to my life can lift my mood. Whether it’s tossing some fresh flowers on to a meal, working on a sewing project, or composing a bouquet of flowers for a gift. Enjoy these ideas to add a bit of beauty to your Spring 2017!
Today we are celebrating the first day of spring by sharing how to make a spring floral centerpiece! It’s easy to make a centerpiece using seasonal flowers to decorate a table for a special event or wedding. The biggest tip is to make the centerpiece low so that people can see each other. Using a shallow vase is the easiest way to do this, but you’ll need a few expert tips for working with a shallow vase. Jennifer, expert cottage gardener and floral designer from Fir and Flora, invites us into her darling cottage today to share a few tricks and the recipe for a classic spring centerpiece! Click through for the full details and the full flower recipe.
For the coffee shop addict, Lisbon cafe spaces offer an acute cultural experience as well as an abundance of visual eye candy, interior design inspiration, and of course delicious treats and coffee. Lisbon cafes fall into three categories for me: new wave, modern Portuguese, and traditional pastelarias. Today, I want to share a few of my favorite modern Portuguese spaces. These spaces blend the traditional pasteleria elements like marble, dark wood, and ornate woodwork, juxtaposed with modern elements and unexpected details. To me, these spaces offer the best of old and new aspects of Portuguese design. After all, there’s something so exciting about blending tradition and history with a bit of innovation. If you are looking for the full experience of good food and good design, in a quiet spot, don’t miss these charming spaces when you visit Lisbon. But for now, I’ll share a visual tour and perhaps you’ll find some ideas for your own space.
Happy Valentine’s Day! I thoroughly enjoyed this article from NPR about today’s holiday. Brilliant thoughts are included for everyone. I always remember how encouraging it was filling out the Valentine’s Day cards at the flower shop. It was such a great reminder of how much love is floating around this world! Here are some posts that might be helpful for you today:
All About Love
A Last-Minute Valentine
How to Buy Valentine’s Day Flowers
How to Make Your Fresh Flowers Last
How to Bring Wilted Flowers Back to Life
A Fragrant Valentine’s Day Bouquet Recipe
Winter Flower Ideas
Have a beautiful day!
If you know someone who has always loved flowers and has an interest in learning the basics or more about floristry, consider gifting our online flower arranging class. We have both a 101 course and a Weddings course. Read more about the classes and background here. We’d love to have you in the course!