Unique Vessels: French Onion Soup Bowl

It has been a little while since I've done a Unique Vessels post. The other day as I made french onion soup for dinner and took out my special bowls, I decided that they would be pretty with flowers in them! So, I made a little centerpiece with what I had in my garden. And so was born yet another post! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Flowers: rosemary, kale, orchid, pepper, hellebore, euphorbia, garlic flower. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Begin with the rosemary. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the ornamental peppers. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Now add the garlic flowers in a bunch. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the hellebore. These beautiful flowers blooming in my garden in the middle of winter are really a gift! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the kale right where there is an empty space. Kale is a great replacement for a rose as a focal point! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the euphorbia and orchid - and voilà, you have a lovely garden arrangement! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood Soup bowls available at Sur la table

California Spring in December

The other day when I was at Bi-Rite Market I found this lovely selection of local farm flowers that all reminded me of spring. From the paperwhite narcissus to the scabiosa, rose, garlic flowers, and poppies, this arrangement really belongs to spring. But, since they were available, I saw nothing holding me back from using them all in one lovely arrangement. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Flowers: narcissus, scabiosa, poppy, ranunculus, garden rose, garlic flower, kumquat Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Begin with the kumquat. Just grab a bunch, trim, and place in a bunch on one side of the vase. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Follow the same concept with the narcissus - they are so pretty in a bunch. Add the to the opposite side of the vase. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Place the garden roses and one ranunculus in between the narcissus and kumquats. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add the taller bunch of the garlic flowers to the side of the arrangement - these are so pretty in a bunch as well. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Begin dispersing the scabiosa throughout the vase in a haphazard way - their beauty lies in their tall and skinny stems being displayed and their flowers sitting freely within the vase. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Add some additional taller ranunculus as well as another smaller and shorter bunch of the garlic flowers to the arrangement. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Finally, add the poppies. Their beauty in an arrangement is much like that of the scabies - they are beautiful when looking a bit haphazard. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood