florals 01 // spring blooms

Monday, March 4, 2013



 I am just thrilled to be introducing the first regular guest contributors to A Daily Something, Lauren and Rachel from Sweet Root Village (that's right, the same geniuses behind the florals in my pregnancy announcement). Each month, we'll be teaming up to make all things floral more accessible to you. I wanted to learn more about colors, making my own arrangements, seasonal flowers, where to find the best blooms, and simply gain more experience, and then share this all with you. This is where these ladies graciously agreed to help out. From simple how-tos, to trips to the local farmer's market, Lauren and Rachel will be teaching us floral beauty and knowledge, and then we'll help you bring it all together and style florals in your home.

Today's how-to is a perfect pick-you-up, whether you want to add a springtime arrangement to your kitchen table during morning tea time, or for your guests to feel cheerful as they walk through your doors and see bright florals on the entryway table.







To achieve this look, Lauren and Rachel offer these simple steps:

1 //  Collect materials: flowers from local farmer's market or farms, grocers, or even your backyard. Floral frog, vase or container, and a non-serrated knife. We used an assortment of spring blooms: ranunculus, cherry blossom, jasmine vine, clematis, and helleborus.
2 // Set up vase or container with floral frog and fill with room temperature water.
3 // Using the knife, carefully cut the stems of flowers at an angle to desired length and place into floral frog. Consider the height and width you are hoping to achieve.
4 // Gradually build your arrangement to desired look and feel, adding stems on alternating sides and filling in greens between flowers. Turn and examine your work as you go.
5 // When you have achieved desired size, place in your home. Water daily.

Floral Design // Sweet Root Village for A Daily Something
Photography // Sweet Root Village for A Daily Something
Creative Direction and Styling // Rebecca Gallop

14 comment(s) - I love hearing from you!:

  1. pretty pretty flower arrangement! Beautiful styling.

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  2. craving spring over here! the flowers are lovely.

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  3. Oh, how lovely! Spring is one of my favorite seasons, so full of color ;)

    ~ Noelani

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  4. Ranunculus add just the perfect touch! So gorgeous!

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  5. Flowers on the table just make me feel like it's spring already - great new column! :)

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    1. Thanks!!! I cannot wait to show everyone what we're working on for the rest of the year :)

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  6. i'm so excited for this! it's already looking so fantastic. one day i wanna see these blooms in the flesh! they're gorgeous.

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    1. Megan! You should come with us when we go to the farmer's market!! :)

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  7. Wow so beautiful! Love it so much. Wi

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  8. This arrangement is gorgeous. So excited about this collaboration. Looking forward to seeing more of Lauren and Rachel around here.

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    1. Thanks, Brittni. We're excited too! Glad you want to see more of R+L! :)

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  9. Awesome new column, Rebecca. The flowers AND the photos are stunning...
    Ronnie xo

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  10. Lovely arrangement and pics. I can see those working beautifully at a wedding reception rustic style :)

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing my book in your photo - this is wonderful and a really great surprise!!!

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