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I really love spring flowers that have bright, open multicolor blooms.  That’s part of the reason that I’m so into ranunculus, but there are some other choices that I think fit the bill.  Anemone is one of them.   I love the bright colors and the cheeriness that these flowers provide. 

The purples and pinks are something you can’t really get with other flowers, like ranunculus or poppies.  They’d be really nice for a modern dinner party or in a bridal bouquet.

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I love the look of all of the flowers grouped together, but this mixed batch from Saipua always makes my day.

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I’ve been really into grays and yellows lately, and it seems that other people are too!  There’s all sorts of amazing stuff out there in this lovely color combination.  I like it because it’s spring-like, but a nice alternative to grass greens and easter pastels.  It reminds me of a stormcloud after it rains and then sunshine that’s sure to follow soon after.

I’ve been coveting this letterpress desk set from Elum.  It’s got such a wonderful variety of card sizes and shapes, with gorgeous envelopes to match.  You can find it here, along with some other magnificent items.

This is a beautiful little DIY wedding project from the ladies over at Style Me Pretty.  I think that you could use this idea and modify it for a number of occassions, but I love the pattern on the cardstock as well as the styling itself.  You can get more complete instructions here.

I found this lovely color board over at flickr.  What a great summary of all of the styles that I’ve been digging combined with such a fresh color combo!  See it larger here.

I love these simple and modern monogramed card sets from Perideau Designs.  They come in a variety of colors, as well as some other really interesting designs in the shop.

Love a good architectural photo.  Something about how the dark gray of the clouds is so nicely juxtaposed with the brightness of the building.  See more wonderful photos here.

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I know that it’s still in the cold clutches of winter for a lot of you out there, and I don’t mean to rub it in, but it’s been in the high 80’s here all week.  My poor cold-climate conditioned body has no idea what to do!  However, it does mean that flowers bloom early

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here and it’s time for me to start thinking about flowers.  Well, not really, because I don’t have a garden, but a girl can dream, right?

My gardens usually consist of some pots outside on the patio, and the other day I stopped by the nursery to see what I could find that would do well in a container.  I found a see of ranunculus!  They are one of my favorite flowers, and I had no idea that they would be so easy to find.  I bought one plant as a test, and it has shot up 10 buds in the last week!  Which is amazing.

Please excuse the terrible picture, but this is a bouquet I made for a friend’s wedding last fall.  She had chosen white spider mums, orange tulips, yellow snapdragons, red-orange alstromeria and white roses for the rest of the bouquets and arrangements, but also picked a bunch of orange ranunculus for herself and the groom’s flowers.  They were a delight to work with, with their huge heads of petals and bright color (and they have a cool striped stem as well).  I can’t get over them – I’m going to go and buy a bunch more plants at the store today so I’ll have lovely cut flowers all year.

Here’s some pictures of ranunculus to get you inspired!

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If anyone happens to live in Brooklyn, I highly suggest visiting the incredibly talented Sarah at Saipua.  She always has tremendous, unusual and beautiful floral designs.  (that’s one of hers above)

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I’ve been really enjoying my new project.  I have tons of vintage trim that I keep collecting and that I can’t find a use for.  Same goes for vintage scarves.  And I really love these vintage slips that I was dyeing – they are great for lightweight wear in the spring and summer.  Plus, I figure, it’s spring!  And what a better way to beat the winter doldrums than to show a little leg and get happy with some color!

So I bring you….the flea market skirt!  Lots of fun layers, vintage lace and old hankies as pockets.  A little bit of flair here and there, and you’re the life of the party!  They’re all one of a kind, (though I love custom orders) and they will be available in my etsy shop here in the coming weeks!

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flea market slip

up close and personal

up close and personal

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Since it’s Valentines day, and I’m not too into the whole lovey-dovey pink and red hearts thing, I thought that I would share something else that I love.  And that is…terrariums!   I’m living out here in the desert and I can try to fill my house with succulents and other things that I can’t kill but part of me secretly yearns for moss and grass and a little relative humidity.  I was going to use terrariums for centerpieces at my wedding last year, however, I was quickly vetoed (though I still think it’s a good idea).  It hasn’t dampened my enthusiasm!

A variety of choices...

A variety of choices...

It’s amazing the different configurations and designs that you can come up with.  There are so many awesome jars and glass bottles out there, you could fill your house with tiny terrariums.

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I like the idea of displaying several of them in a grouping for maxiumum visual impact.

Esque Terrarium

Esque Terrarium

This one is super swank.  It’s made of recycled glass and created using wind energy.  How green!  Find it here at Velcocity.

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

This one may be one of my favorite compositions.  It’s literally oozing with moss!  Oh, how I have dreams about this…

If you’re super excited about making your own, you can find a great tutorial here at Domino.  Happy crafting!

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