Tuesday, November 25, 2014

simple floral arrangements for Thanksgiving

 

A few weeks ago I made it over to the SF Flower Mart for the first time ever. It was pretty amazing- the plethora of color, versions upon versions of flowers, and the fact that it was almost entirely cleared out for the day sans a few people made it all the more special to really soak in. With a mere $20 in my pocket (I can go a little crazy with the flowers so I put myself on a budget) I told myself I was looking for Thanksgiving inspired florals, I wanted a bit of orange in the mix, a green rustic filler, and it all needed to be $20 or under. The beauties above are what I found- fragrant eucalyptus, vividly dyed sunflowers, and dusty blue hydrangeas. 



With these three bunches I created four bouquets to place around the house- the two larger ones for the centerpieces of the table, and the smaller ones for the entryway and the serving table to spread the decor evenly. I knew I wanted to keep the height on the floral arrangements so I made sure to not cut too much off from the bottom. I placed the eucalyptus in first, then the sunflowers, and then the hydrangeas. I think the mix of the colors make for the perfect festive floral arrangement for this time of year- it's not too peppy, yet understated enough to make an impact but not distract from the food. 

If you ever get a chance to check out the SF Flower Mart you should, the ambience, the visuals and the experience alone are worth it. Oh, and always negotiate if you bring cash! If I didn't I don't think my florals would have come out under $20. 


Photography by Carlina Harris

8 comments:

  1. let's go, let's go! were you able to just walk in and go at any time? aka open to the public?

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    1. Yes, girl it's open to the public! The hours are tricky (M-F 10-1pm) but if you get an off day we should totes go!

      x carlina

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  2. I love the hydrangeas and the eucalyptus. Great for any time of the year. Where exactly is this located? I love the fact that you got these for under $20, I go crazy with flowers and spend over my budget most of the time.

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    1. Hi Susy! This is located near the design district, a bit of the outskirts for SF but still comes highly recommended.

      x carlina

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  3. You have a natural style flare with clothes, flowers, everything you touch! You need your own magazine girl.

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    1. Tuna, my darling! This comment made my week. I just may start my own mag. ;)

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  4. I love the SF Flower Mart - that's where I got all the flowers for our wedding! :) Beautiful hydrangeas- those are my favorite! xoxo, BA

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    1. Yes, girl, yes! I may be scouting florals for my nuptials there too! ;)

      x carlina

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