It's a beautiful snowy day today which makes it the perfect time to talk about flowers! This weekend my mom and I met up for a day of flower hunting. As you know, my mom is a MFA flower associate- so she knows a thing or two about flowers. She can create the most beautiful arrangements and has a real knack for knowing what will look great together.
I had been wanting to visit The Boston Flower Exchange, a resource my mom frequently visits, for a while but never had the chance. The BFE has recently been sold and is going to be moving locations, so I wanted to check it out before it leaves it's current home.
We walked through rows upon rows of flowers, greenery, and succulents, taking our pick from the litter. They also have sections full of vases and other staging materials that are quite nice. It was so much fun to finally check it out and I made off with a few bundles of seriously gorgeous ranunculus.
While the Boston Flower exchange is to the trade only, right across the street you can find Marc Hall Design (which is open to the public). Marc Hall used to be the Creative Director of special events for Winston Flowers, and now owns his own floral design company. His boutique in the South End is simply stunning. The space was completely gutted when he found it and he transformed it into an oasis of design and style. The original hardwood floors are what really got me.
Though he specializes in floral design, the space is loaded with furniture and home accessories. If you're ever in the neighborhood, it's a really fun place to check out.
I loved the outdoor furniture collection he had (the below couch and pair of chairs further down). I wish I had asked the name of it because it was really cool and rustic...anyone know who it is?
I'm really into petrified wood these days and this side table is beautiful...
Check out this antique green pottery collection- especially that sunflower vase.