Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Practice makes perfect.



Practice makes perfect. It's true of everything in life, including flowers.
For as long as I've been "playing" with flowers, I had yet to make a flower crown. Like a legit flower crown, so I decided it was time I step up my game.


Now, I have yet to perfect the art of making one, but I made one. It's much more tedious than I imagined, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!


Thankfully, I sort of know my way around a camera, I love to style and my cousin is gorgeous and knows how to do some serious makeup, so there you have it- an entire team made up of two people.


Although it rained most of the day, it stayed dry for us THE entire time we were out shooting. Such a blessing! 
Now, let me show you what I got to capture...


I mean. #hearteyes


She looked like a fairy.


There were a million more captures, but I'll spare you, cause you might be seeing lots more of this beauty. Except for this one, cause those candid giggles are the best. 


 My favorite part about finishing something I've worked on isn't just the finished product, but seeing it captured in pictures. It brings the piece to life. All those frustrating moments all of a sudden worth it. 

I've got other fun things up my sleeve in the next month and I'm so excited that I can share them with you, in detail, right here. 

Be sure to check back every once in a while. 

Happy Spring, friends!!!



XO, 
Vera









Monday, March 6, 2017

Punch of pink.



The days here in Oregon have been gray and rainy and I really needed something happy, so I made a trip to the wholesaler and picked up some pretty flowers to arrange. It's not very often that I buy flowers just for fun, so this was a treat.


The Camelias are finally starting to bloom, so I was able to forage some to use in here. I love that they're one of the first Spring flower to bloom after winter, because they're so bright and happy, when it's mostly still cloudy and gray, til about June.


 The recipe for this beautiful arrangement is:
Camelias, stock, anemones, spray roses and pierus Japonica.


I used no greenery whatsoever and I don't think it really needed any. The big, lush leaves from the Camelia did a beautiful job of naturally adding the greenery.
But even though the Camelia is absolutely stunning, those Anemone's are stealing the show, with their dark centers. I've only purchased them one other time and they never opened, so I have't purchased any since, until now and now they are full blown open and I can't stop admiring them!!!


 The arrangement is now sitting in my living room and it makes me so happy every time I walk by it. 


 Okay, promise this is the last close up. But man, just look at it!!! #hearteyes


If this doesn't make you happy, I don't know what does! 

I know some could care less about fresh flowers, but they are such a spirit lifter for me and a great way to add something live to your home, to make it feel inviting and cozy.

I hope you enjoyed drooling over these as much as I did. I'll be sharing more arrangements and all things flowers as soon as I can. I'm anxiously awaiting for my flower garden to wake up from winter hibernation so I can start using them in bouquets.

I hope you enjoy your week, friends!!!


xo, 
Vera