flowers for homes

June 22, 2011

“color blind” by adam silverman and heath ceramics

Filed under: homes, vases and tableware — Tags: , , , — magdalenasflowers @ 1:34 pm

if you are in LOS ANGELES check out the HEATH CERAMICS store on beverly blvd. if you haven’t done so already.

“handcrafting tile and tableware since 1948” in sausalito and los angeles.

i  adore their VASES, their ORGANIC SHAPES and their GLAZE, so SENSUOUS and SOFT to the TOUCH.

several of their pale blue vases are at my home and apparently their tableware is indestructible in restaurants like CHEZ PANISSE.

this week, thursday 6/23/2011 ADAM SILVERMAN is presenting his new collection called COLOR BLIND  at the LA STORE.

his work is known for it’s “moonscape” glaze …… gorgeous pieces of pottery art.

for more info see


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 at the lovely home of gela nash taylor

February 21, 2011


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.

December 13, 2010


Filed under: holidays, homes — Tags: , , — magdalenasflowers @ 10:43 pm

in my opinion there is no celebration without CHAMPAGNE, FLOWERS and FOOD……..


and here  are some examples of FESTIVE HOLIDAY TABLE DECORATIONS…….

this is how GLAMOROUS and MODERN CHINA MUMS can look……

here at the home of PAMELA SKAIST LEVY, co-founder of JUICY COUTURE, and one of my favorite clients.

CHINA MUMS are one of her favorite flowers….. and they look so GLAMOROUS at her house, accented with WHITE PUMPKINS for THANKSGIVING.

red “freedom” roses, ready for thanksgiving

antique damask linens, red “freedom roses” and eclectic china are ready to celebrate thanksgiving.

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??

September 28, 2010

wallpapers and magdalena’s flowers

Filed under: homes, Uncategorized — Tags: , — magdalenasflowers @ 9:16 pm

look at these charming wallpaper suggestions from apartment therapy.

my favorites are the ones from trove which are more playful and the chinoiserie and textile papers from fromental which will certainly give a rich look……

both will be perfect to go with magdalena’s flowers……..

April 27, 2010

PINK TULIPS on a moody day in LOS ANGELES

Filed under: homes, spring flowers — Tags: , , , , — magdalenasflowers @ 2:40 pm

on a moody day like this, only sweet and playful flowers can cheer me up…….


in seasons past, i did not care for tulips all that much……. the imported dutch tulips tend to be weak, sometimes moldy…….
these local beauties though are STRONG and PLAYFUL at the same time……. perfect to play with the other PRETTY THINGS on my mantle……

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


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……
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…….


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