Visiting Japan

Have you ever traveled to a place that made you feel like you’ve been given a new set of eyes ?, Or which proved that sometimes things can actually be as beautiful as you thought they would be ? That’s how I felt when my husband and I spent two weeks in Japan this past ...

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Rome’s Giardino delle Rose

Sep 28, 2014 | Flowers, Italy

I took this photo in a place I’ve been wanting to visit for a long time. It’s the Roseto di Roma or  Rome’s Giardino delle Rose. It’s a garden here in Rome that is home to 1,100 varieties of roses. It’s only open in the Spring and it’s always best to double check opening hours and ...

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A Month of Flowers, Part 4

Jul 17, 2014 | Flowers

A Month of Flowers, Part 4, includes one design that is composed entirely of dead flowers. I’ve always had a fascination with dried flowers and find them to be really beautiful in their own right.  The idea of experimenting with dried flowers has interested me for some time now and I’d like to continue to ...

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A Month of Flowers, Part 3

Jul 16, 2014 | Flowers

Here we are at part 3 of my month of flowers. I’ve continued with the themes I mentioned in previous posts, such as combining wild flowers with cultivated ones, but I’ve also been really attracted to combining different textures and playing with how to tie them together with the rest of the elements in an ...

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A Month of Flowers, Part 2

Jul 15, 2014 | Flowers

Here is the second group of floral arrangements I wanted to share from my month of flowers. I’ve been playing around with the ways in which different flowers compliment each other and the relationship between flowers and their container. For example, it’s made me revisit what the visual impact of a transparent vase is in ...

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A Month of Flowers, Part 1

Jul 14, 2014 | Flowers

A change of scenery often inspires us to explore new ways of seeing things. In my case, moving to Rome has made me more eager to explore different ways of combining and arranging different floral elements I so challenged myself to a month of flowers: creating a new arrangement every day for thirty days. Some ...

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A Foraged Flower Arrangement

Jun 28, 2014 | Flowers, Italy, Nature

  I visited one of my favorite foraging spots in Rome today. I discovered it through a friend who generously shared her foraging knowledge with me. She did so when I told her how much I love flowers and that I was trying to gravitate towards using more seasonal, local varieties in my arrangements.* When ...

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Pinks and Greens

Jun 6, 2014 | Flowers, Inspiration, Italy

I made this arrangement with the season very much in mind. It felt like a good day to celebrate the palette we see during the shift from Spring to Summer. It’s early June which means that all of the green we see emerge from the ground in the month or two prior, suddenly comes even ...

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A Break from Winter with a Summertime Palette

Feb 12, 2014 | Flowers, Nature, Palette

As much as I enjoy the change of seasons, sometimes I wouldn’t mind if Winter were a little shorter. That’s why I decided to go through some old photos and take a break from the Winter with this summertime palette. I gathered these flowers this past Summer while back in the U.S. visiting my father. ...

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Flowering on Block Island

Nov 5, 2013 | Flowers, Nature

Block Island is a small island about thirteen miles off the coast of Rhode Island. It’s covered in wildflowers and plants that festoon the island with a variety of colors as the seasons change. Summer begins with bushes of wild pink roses and ends with the dark jewel tones of blackberries. Then a golden, glowing ...

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