Crowns and Halos

Photo via The Lane

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).

floral crowns

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

El jardín del Ángel

Photo by Serena Olivieri

Visit El jardín del Ángel

  • Calle de las Huertas 2
    28012 Madrid
    Spain
  • Website

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!

The Angel's Garden in Madrid, Spain / photos by Serena Olivieri

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 Angel's Garden in Madrid, Spain / photos by Serena Olivieri

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!

The Angel's Garden in Madrid, Spain / photos by Serena Olivieri

I hope you enjoy these pictures and the flavour that comes from them!

About Serena Olivieri

Serena came back to Spain after a year travelling around Asia full of ideas and colours. She studied art history in Italy and worked around Spain for several exhibitions and museums, but after that trip she wanted to start making something! So she did. She's always illustrated and painted: her mother is an artisan in Italy. She would say she found her way of producing prototypes for further series of paper products by following the handmade trial and error way. To learn more about Serena, visit her website.

In a Word: Dew

Taste buds by Kristie McClenny

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 roundup by Katie Wade

Dew drops are generally less than 1mm in diameter. Want to know more about dew points and dew drops? Read here.

About Katie Wade

Katie is the creative spirit behind Lemon Jitters, a blog dedicated to all things crafty. Her interests are ever-changing and currently include: an obsession with kitschy kitchen timers, digital design, eating lots of chocolate and paper crafting.

Skirt Flowers

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.

skirt flowers by Danica Donnelly

Check out Danica’s portfolio for further photographic inspiration.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Felted Decor

Pea ornaments by Fairyfolk

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.felt decor

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.