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Thanksgiving Recap

That long holiday was exactly what I needed. I organized closets, got my email whittled down to a manageable size, and got to eat lots of food. Our Thanksgiving was great. Liz made an amazing meal and had all sorts of activities lined up to entertain all the kids.

I was happy with how the flowers turned out. I picked up some oranges, berries, fall leaves, and dahlias on Wednesday morning at the flower market. It took about an hour to assemble three arrangements. The little marble envelopes filled with nuts doubled as place cards.

How was your Thanksgiving.

photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

Happy Thanksgiving

This year I am having Thanksgiving at my Brother and Sister-in-law’s house. They’ve divvied out the food assignments and Liz put me in charge of the table. So that means rounding up the table, chairs, table linens, china, silverware, and then doing the flowers. I am taking inspiration from this Ariella Chezar photo of bright pinks and oranges. (I love that book BTW if you are interested in flowers at all you should get it.)

I also write for Babble.com. Here are my posts this week.

Perfect gift for a friend who is having their second (or more) child.
Have you seen the kid clothes at Forever 21? SO CUTE!
I wonder if it is bad manners to unbutton your pants mid meal to make room for more?

Children’s Flower Birthday Party

I love this birthday party from photographer Natalie Norton (whose blog has had a lovely makeover). When I stop for a second and realize people live in Hawaii it makes me stop and wonder why all of us live anywhere else. All the styling and decor from the Etsy shop Pretty Swell.

A Succulent Bouquet

I love the trend of using succulents in your bouquet and from what I’ve seen no one is doing it better than Flora Grubb Gardens. I love how they mix in unexpected flowers like orchids or sweet peas. It is so different but it totally works and the end result is genius.

All photos from Flora Grubb.

The Green Vase

Have you seen Livia Cetti‘s paper flowers? She sells them on her website The Green Vase. They are incredible! This fall I am doing an internship with a local paper artist. I can’t wait to get good at making paper flowers!