Saturday, September 15, 2012

Flowers for the Table

I have been dwelling on this post for the entire summer. Initially, I wanted to gather a collection of my favorite florists, but I think what I really want to tell you about is the very lovely and talented Sarah Ryhanen

Sarah combines even the most unlikely plant materials (like tomatoes!) with gorgeous blooms into the most glorious, moody arrangements. In Sarah's blog, Saipua, she specifically speaks to my New York nostalgia, but also, to my simultaneous longing to live a simple rustic life. She is both city and country, and her arrangements magically reflect that.

Flowers have a place with food and entertaining. They make everything feel a little more special, they slow down our pace, invite us to linger over dessert. Maybe Sarah's artistry will inspire you to create something lovely for your own dinner table using plants from your own yard, ones that you had never thought of using before.
All these gorgeous photos were taken by Sarah Ryhanen! She's an amazing photographer, as well!