Weekly Inspiration: Mother's Day Recap

Happy Wednesday! It's been a while since I have done a midweek post! On Wednesdays, I have decided to share some pictures of the work I have done over the previous weekend, or just a simple snap from something cool for a weekly dose of inspiration. Today I am sharing a recap of my Mother's Day weekend. I had a a very busy weekend. In addition to some of the custom arrangements I made for a number of moms, I had a pop up shop at Craftsman and Wolves in San Francisco. It was a bit of work, but also a lot of fun.

This is one of the custom arrangements I made with plum branch, garden rose, tulip, ranunculus, poppy, cilantro blossom, vibernum, orchid, and kumquat. It was not only a hit with the receiver, but my Instagram community LOVED it too! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Sample arrangements I made for our Mother's Day pop up shop. We had two arrangements for sale, one in a bucket, and one in a beaker. The beakers were definitely a hit (and my favorite too)!

Flowers: peony, poppy, rose, geranium, plum, fuchsia, tulip, ranunculus Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Some photos of the loose flowers in buckets. They were beautiful just as they were! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

I mean, look at these parrot tulips!! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

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

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

And, last but not least, the arrangement I made for my own mom. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N.R. Underwood

Milk Glass

I have to say, I have a thing for milk glass vases. A couple of weeks ago when we were taking the long way home from visiting the in-laws, we stopped in Cambria and hit a couple of antique shops. It is such a cute little town with really great antique shops. So, I bought these vases, and yesterday I decided to do an arrangement in one. I combined what I had left from a couple of earlier photo shoots with flowers from my garden and put together this garden-style arrangement.

The tree peony is in full bloom, and boy does it look amazing!

Flowers: foxglove, peony, plum, tulip, ranunculus Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

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To me, this is a great example of how you don't need many flowers at all to create a beautiful setting. Simple, yet beautiful. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and photography by Kiana Underwood

Unique Vessels: Floral Chest Extravaganza

Filling a chest of drawers (aka dresser) with flowers is a fun and eclectic way to create a real statement piece. For this project, you can use any dresser - it doesn't have to be old or unused, as no damage will come to it. I chose a white one, as I really wanted the bright colors to pop. This would be great for a party, and I could imagine several of these at an eclectic event. It would also make an amazing surprise for a close friend or relative (so long as you are willing to sneak in and hijack one of their dressers). It may seem like a lot of flowers, but the total cost was around $40. It is also a relatively quick project, taking only 15-20 minutes (once my husband and I hauled the dresser upstairs). Give it a try!

Flowers: dahlia, zinnia, lisianthus, snapdragon, plum, garden annuals

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I really love the color of this dahlia, and think they are gorgeous as they are opening Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

I added these colorful knobs - much better than the plain white ones Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

A three-drawer chest works best for this, and any vases you desire for the surface Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

The bottom two rows are oh-so-simple - just keep the flowers in their pots/containers. You can put down a shallow tray, or make one with aluminum foil if you are worried about moisture leakage Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

For the top row, shallow rectangular vases can be used. The top drawer is only opened about 2 inches - just enough for the dahlias to stick out Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

So bright, and so much fun! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood