Friday, December 5, 2008

the one i've been waiting for all year

I have a thing for under appreciated flowers. And foods actually for that matter. I fall happily into line in what Molly from Orangette calls the Parade of Underappreciated Vegetables each winter. Anything odd and bitter, uncommon and under loved is welcome in my kitchen anytime. The same goes for flowers and plants - especially the shaggy, spiny, not quite flowery Protea/Banksia family. Which is kind of like the kohlrabi of flowers, both being curious and semi-prehistoric looking.

Isn't it neat? It's kind of photogenic with all it's varied textures and colors.





Happy holiday season. I can't believe it's December.

8 comments:

Kate said...

That's a beautiful wreath. Did you make it? If so, you are a woman of many talents.

Melissa said...

This is such a pretty wreath!

cats said...

That looks like it came from Gilly Flowers in Silverlake!

Rachel said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Don't tell me you made this yourself!

Veiled Vows said...

I am kind of anti-wreath but you may have just convinced me otherwise!

lovelymorning said...

Oh wow, no. you guys put way too much faith in my craftiness. I DID NOT make this wreath.

I bought it at the Farmer's market of course!

If you're in LA, they are at the wednesday, saturday, and sunday Santa Monica markets through the holidays. There are so many other cool ones.

I wanted to buy 2, but my house is so small...

jora said...

I don't love wreaths, but that was is beautiful! I love proteas, by the way, and they last forever after you cut them!

An Atlanta Bride said...

Beautiful simplicity! :)