flowers for homes

May 22, 2011

let spring in!!

Filed under: flowers, homes, spring flowers — Tags: , , , , , — magdalenasflowers @ 8:46 am

dutch green hyrdrangea on a bathroom mantle

imported hydrangea is $$$ and worth it……. it lasts so much longer and also drys beautifully……..

curly willow sprouting young leaves

curly willow on the other hand is not expensive and a favorite stand-by for antique urns.

you can leave the branches in water for weeks and they’ll do their thing…… sprouting fresh leaves and little roots, so they can be planted as well.

look how the fresh greens bring in the outdoors!!!!!

pictures taken by carl john sandgren for magdalenasflowers.com at the lovely home of gela nash taylor

Advertisements

February 21, 2011

THE CHARM OF RED

Filed under: accents, flowers, homes, valentine's flowers — Tags: , , , , — magdalenasflowers @ 11:37 pm

this post by coco+kelly appeared a while back……. wanted to share it anyway, cause it showcases the charm of red as an accent color so well.

and because those roses were arranged by magdalena’s flowers for pamela skaist levy’s atelier, a place where fashion magic happens…..

it can be quite challenging to wear a red dress or to hang out in a room with red wallpaper…….

red as an accent color is pretty perfect on the other hand…… think red lips or red nail polish on a woman dressed in black, browns, or an amazing green or turquoise…… this is the effect of red flowers on a room…….

i personally love to have red roses or red carnations for table decorations and parties.


so feminine, so strong, so look at me, i’m here to celebrate.

October 15, 2010

no money, no problem

Filed under: accents, flowers, homes — Tags: , , , , — magdalenasflowers @ 10:23 am

what do you mean “no money, no problem”???????


you have at least one pretty vase, pitcher, cup or drinking glass, no?

sometimes “vases” from the kitchen make amazing vessels to present greens or flowers!!!!!!!!!!


and then take a little stroll through your yard, neighborhood or park…… i’m sure you can find some leaves, branches or a couple of blooms….. and voilà, you have a little floral accent in your house which will brighten your and everybody else’s spirit……



October 14, 2010

accents around the house to cheer you up

Filed under: accents, flowers, homes, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — magdalenasflowers @ 6:42 pm

on a moody day it’s good to have little accents around the house to cheer you up……
when i left the gym (!!) this morning i saw these hibiscus blooms (this is california!) smiling at me, and couldn’t resist to take one home with me……

this is a yellow “filled” hibiscus……. they only last for a couple of days…… what a show though…….


the skirt of the little ballet dancer goes perfectly with the puffy skirt of the hibiscus, no??

April 26, 2010

LILAC is in the air

it is in FULL BLOOM and really GOOD QUALITY right now……

don’t miss out on this FRAGRANT shrub, in bloom only ONCE A YEAR……  

in WHITE and various shades of PURPLE  and LILAC (hence the name of the color!!) and perfect for MOTHER’S DAY

LILAC reminds people of their CHILDHOOD GARDENS on the EAST COAST, of EUROPE and SPRING ……

it also reminds me of IMPRESSIONISTIC STILL LIFES….. like this one, lilac in a glass by edouard manet….

so bring LILAC home…….. or let me bring it home for you…….



 

April 22, 2010

arranging CHEAP FLOWERS

Filed under: flowers, homes — Tags: , — magdalenasflowers @ 7:20 pm

the other day i had some “left overs” ……. left overs of CHEAP FLOWERS that is…… you might also call them FILLER FLOWERS……
POOR THINGS……. FLOWERS WITH A BAD REPUTATION……
what does luxurious magdalena’s flowers have to do with cheap flowers you might ask……
cheap flowers can be quite CHARMING……. in fact i have made it my mission to bring some of those cheap flowers back, arrange them quite differently and bring them into my own home and those of my esteemed clients…….
the trick is to bunch them very GENEROUSLY…….. like a lot, come on, they are cheap, no need to be stingy…..
the real CHARM OF CHEAP FLOWERS will only be revealed, if they are bunched generously, like 2 to 5 bunches of them……..

look how SWEET they can look, like picked from a WILD FIELD OF FLOWERS…….

DON’T BE SHY……..

April 2, 2010

groom your lilies people!!!!

Filed under: flower care, flowers, homes — Tags: — magdalenasflowers @ 1:03 pm

so you know how i recommended having easter lilies in your home for easter……. cause they’re so fragrant, elegant and seasonal……

and they will last you a good week……… if they are of good quality and WELL TAKEN CARE OF!!!!!

which means, please snip off all the spent blooms once they get wrinkly and fade …….. you don’t want  have those faded ones ruin the show of the blooms which are in their prime and those buds still about to perform …… 

also, there will be some dropping of the dusty pollen which looks like orange or brown powder  and can stain your table cloth or clothes and the bloom itself…….

so gently pull off the pollen with your hands, when the bloom first opens up, before the pollen even matures …… that way you won’t have to worry about any staining…… 

and last not least, please refill the water at least once during that week of continuous performance of your lilies…….. they will drink more than you think and if you don’t refill the water the vase might tip over from the weight of the newly developing blooms……

you can enjoy these true show girl flower performers for a good week, you have to TAKE CARE OF THE GIRLS though……..

March 30, 2010

it doesn’t matter if you celebrate PASSOVER, EASTER or BUDDHA’S BIRTHDAY

just make sure you have some spring flowers in the house!!!!!!!!!!

like fragrant narcissus……

or the very seasonal easter lilies…… so elegant…….. my mother had a “waterfall” of them for her bridal bouquet…….

March 12, 2010

jasmine in the house

Filed under: flowers, flowers for spiritual places, homes — Tags: , , — magdalenasflowers @ 9:10 am

blooming jasmine is in the air again……. it is that time of the year…… here in Los Angeles we do have the good fortune for a couple of weeks each spring to be blessed with it’s generous and sensual fragrance perfuming the air……. you cannot avoid it…… just take a few steps out of your house, and your nose will pick up it’s fragrance pretty soon…….

most of the year an unassuming, modest vine that won’t catch your eye…… and then all of a sudden, there it is…….. a generous waterfall of tiny pink buds and white blossoms and feathery leaves………

now, it is so worth it to take that fragrance into your home…….. you won’t need much……. just break a couple of those clusters of blooms off the vine, re-cut the tiny stems again once you’re home and put them in a bud vase filled with water to place by your house altar, into a guest room to make someone feel welcome or into a powder room……

it’s just a small accent, yet it makes a huge impact on your senses…….. believe me…… and it’s only around once a year…….

February 22, 2010

dita von teese and my flowers

Filed under: dita von teese, flowers, orchids, valentine's flowers — Tags: , , — magdalenasflowers @ 4:35 pm

here she is, with one of her signature costumes ……. where she combines silk flowers and on point ballet dancing……. the grace, the femininity, the show……and here are my valentine’s flower showgirls (inspired by dita), that some men with good taste ordered for their ladies…….. 

Older Posts »

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.