Prepare yourselves for an overload of beauty in the form of floral crowns.
Floral crowns and halos have been on my mind a lot lately, just waiting for some free time and a trip to the craft store for them to physically be on my head, too. I think they’re timeless beauties that look stellar on brides, for weddings with a nature-theme or even an elegant Greek theme (see photo #7 below).
Photo by Serena Olivieri
Visit El jardín del Ángel
- Calle de las Huertas 2
I discovered this wonderful flower shop right in the center of Madrid, Spain: El jardín del ángel, meaning, The Angel’s Garden. I actually knew this place existed, I’ve always wanted to enter and take a look, but I didn’t — ’til today!
I was amazed by its atmosphere: imagine a little green house with a small garden outside, surrounded by taller buildings in the center of bustling touristic Madrid. Plants everywhere, wooden furniture, some vintage chairs … even the air was cooler than outside. A beautiful place to stop and relax a bit.
The history of this place is also very interesting. According to the website, right beneath this greenhouse there was a cemetery for at least 300 years. It was closed around 1889 and the cemetery was moved, then the near San Sebastian church decided to rent it to the Martín family, which opend a flower shop that passed through generation for over 100 years!
I hope you enjoy these pictures and the flavour that comes from them!
Isn’t morning dew such a beautiful sight? It feels fresh and innocent. Dew has the same quality as a new field of snow — untouched. I work on a later-than-norm schedule so I rarely see dew. When I do, I am reminded how quiet and still it is in the morning. The air has the feeling of potential, as if the world could be entirely good for a short time.
Dew drops are generally less than 1mm in diameter. Want to know more about dew points and dew drops? Read here.
Photo by Danica Donnelly
I recently happened upon a fun project entitled Skirt Flowers by talented and creative photographer Danica Donnelly, who “can’t live without nature, music that has soul, and people who are genuine.”
The idea for Skirt Flowers was hatched early (4am!) one day and Danica couldn’t fall back to sleep. “On a blizzardy day … [Danica and her friends] trounced around [her] house with flowers as skirts and pretended it was spring.”
I love how the photos actually look dream-like, like we’re peering into one of Danica’s dreams.
Check out Danica’s portfolio for further photographic inspiration.
Have you introduced felt in your home? If you haven’t yet or if you’re on the fence about it, here’s a handful of ideas to help steer you in the heartfelt direction about it.