Friday, December 7, 2012

Deck the tables! from sated magazine

Over on the sated blog, there's a feature I shot with holiday table floral arrangements from the wonderful Christina of Farmgirl Flowers. Farmgirl Flowers is one of my favorite local SF businesses that I've discovered while working on sated: their mission to work with all locally-grown flowers and to create these wonderfully organic-looking, dense, and eclectic bouquets just resonates so well with the locavore movement currently in the food world. Click on over to the sated blog for tips from Christina for making these own bouquets at home!

Inspired by everything I learned while shooting this feature, I've been putting together some small arrangements of my own out of the local flowers I can find at the markets on weekends. I find that having flowers on the desk in my study/studio is so calming--it's useful to have something charming to look at off to the side of my computer screen to keep me going during the long hours of the sometimes-frustrating writing process! Here are a couple results of my recent floral experiments that I managed to remember to take photos of... lots of dahlias this time of year!

I hope everyone has been having a good first week of December! During a late night procrasti-baking session this week, I made meyer lemon and sage pound cake-lettes (with sage milk glaze and sliced almonds), but they all disappeared at the next morning's lab meeting before I could take any photos of them to share here! But, with meyer lemon season in full swing, I'll definitely be remaking them soon.

Happy Friday!


  1. OMG. I absolutely LOVE those arrangements on the blue fabric table. Heading on over to Sated now...

  2. Beautiful flower arrangements and photographs! I had dahlias as the main flower in my wedding bouquets and floral centerpieces earlier this year, and love the vintage, feminine feel they give off. Thanks for posting! XOXO

  3. The vibrancy of the last photo knocks me out!

  4. Oh! Completely inspired for my Christmas table now C:

  5. So beautiful! I love Dahlias. I'll have to let my sister know about that company, since she lives in the area! :)


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