We recently did party flowers to celebrate the anniversary of a lovely couple in their family home in Walnut Creek. For those who live nearby, the whimsical brick architecture of the house may look familiar. We did big bouquets in beautiful polished antique copper containers that they provided and small cocktail table arrangements in tin cans that we resurfaced with copper sheeting. The red and copper were a match to be repeated!
front door entrance
view from the house
Some of the larger arrangements
and a few of the smaller bouquets
a guiding spirit observes from above a doorway
the pizza oven outsie -- another example of the amazing brick work
A couple of weeks ago, we gathered up boxes of citrus fruit, bunches of bay branches, and bucket of white flowers -- peonies, garden roses and sweet peas. We were even able to find some unexpected and late season philadelphus, which many mistook for citrus blossoms. All contained in silver vessels we placed these little jewels down three long tables at the Berkeley City Club, famous for its architect, Julia Morgan. Here are a few glimpses taken by Darwin...