Forbidden Fruit. Harvest brings a whole cornucopia of delights, and it’s just such a spread that got Persephone, Queen of the underworld, into trouble. Six months of darkness while she lives in the underworld for eating six pomegranate seeds at Hades’ table. Her mother Demeter, the Goddess of Spring, is so heartbroken that Spring only comes again when Persephone comes home. I was Persephone in a play when I was 12 and I loved this myth! It seems like it gets repeated in many different stories, and many realities, even to this day. 🍎#flowercrownfolk
Today is the last day to register for tomorrow’s flower crown workshop from 3-5pm @thebarkeater Inn, in Keene, NY! The weather looks cold- so why not come and warm up with us in this beautiful cozy inn? I’ll teach you my flower crown and floral pet collar techniques with everlasting dried flowers, seed pods, and other goodies that I’ve been collecting this season for our class. Enjoy some taste treats and making time with new friends. $42 covers food, drink, lesson, and materials. We have a great group so far and there a few spots left, but don’t wait longer!! :) Link in profile to register. Photo by @kleighophotos Hair by @katherineelizabethsalon #adirondacks#floraldesign#flowerfarm#flowerfarmer#flowercrown#flowercrownfolk#flowerstagram
When it comes to making flower crowns- the tiny details are the most important to me- a hint of a ruffled dusty miller leaf, some tiny andromeda bells, the daintiest spray of miniature orchids, the texture and colour variations in little snapdragon faces ♥️ Layers, textures, details 🌸👑 #emsflowercrowns#flowercrownfolk
My sweetest flower muse ✨ This is my daughter, Astrid Rose. Don’t let this photo fool you, she won’t wear flower crowns or hats for much longer than 30 seconds. Life of a toddler 🤷🏼♀️
Munchkin alert! This flower girl rocked the aisle with her custom floral crown @whitefaceclubresort . Sweet as sweet can be. Scroll for a video close up of the crown in my studio. Want to learn how to make these beautiful crowns? Or perhaps a holiday floral collar for your pet? Join me November 11th at the beautiful @thebarkeater Inn in Keene, NY for a workshop. $42 covers food, drink, lesson, and materials. I’ll bring all sorts of sweet everlasting treasures from our gardens, and we’ll cozy up by the fire and do some making together. I can’t wait ☺️ Register at the link in my profile. Space is limited. Photo by @duewestphotos #flowercrownfolk#flowercrown#adirondacks#floraldesign#flowerfarmer#weddingflowers#adirondacks
Workshop!! Learn how to make beautiful floral crowns and pet collars with seasonal dried flowers and foraged goodies from our farm. I can’t wait for this program! Join me on Sunday, November 11, from 3-5pm at the beautiful Bark Eater Inn in Keene, NY. Enjoy innkeeper Meghan’s tasty foodie goodies and some lighthearted cheer by the fire while I share one of my favorite design techniques. Space is limited. $42 per participant covers food, drink, lesson, and materials. Sign up at the link in my profile. Hope you can make it! ☺️ Photos of Mia and blue crown by @kleighophotos . Hair and makeup by @katherineelizabethsalon . #floralworkshop#floraldesign#adirondacks#flowerfarmer#grownnotflown#flowercrown#flowercrownfolk#flowercrownworkshop
“Welcome to Scorpio season... a reminder that the process of metamorphosis is not for the faint of heart...” (@chaninicholas ) 🍁 here’s to the intensity that comes with interrupting awful cycles and using the power of our voices to swing shit over. #pleasevote 🍁#flowercrownfolk
Locally grown orchids and rosehips, and all the other bits and peices from the garden. I threw a picnic rug on the lawn, and went for a wander barefoot with my snips. Husband sprawled on the picnic rug while I created. Chatting in the last of the summer sun. Flowers and birdsong. These are the moments I live for. .
Lá onde moro a primavera não é tão marcada por tantas flores... Coisa boa chegar no sul e me deparar com um jardim tão florido!
E claro que lembrei da @flora.forager e não resisti 🌸😉🌸
As florzinhas são Lantana camara 💐
Letting my Cort know she’s still special to me by giving her a Marigold flower crown. Very soon I’ll have a 2nd acoustic and it’s important she knows she’s still my baby. 🍃 [Marigolds were found growing wild on an abandoned plot near where one of my guitar students lives]
I grew 6 different varieties of dahlia this year and they were late going in the ground and then struggled through an extraordinarily wet summer. It has been a long wait, but September finally brought their bloom! #flowercrownfolk
Meet Wendy! She was a lovely pumpkin we created for @autismandtheartsinitiative raffle last night At @peltzerwinery With
@prettypaintsparty & she was a hit! 🌸
Keep an eye out as we maybe offering a Pumpkin & Petals Workshop soon!
🍂 I love to think of autumn as a lady with long & auburn hair. A flower crown sits upon her brow, deep colored flowers, leaves, & berries entwined around. Her robes are thick & lustrous & a crisp autumnal breeze escapes from beneath her hem with every step. It whistles through the trees & rushes across the fields, bringing the leaves of oak & ash with it to bedeck the land. ⠀
She gently presses her fair hands to the trunks of each tree, compelling them to give up their leaves in one last glorious display. Her basket is filled with the finest herbs, nuts, & fruits for her feast & the woodland creatures follow after her as her skirts sweep across the forest floor, her felt-clad feet crunching upon the leaves. ⠀
She whispers a lullaby to the creatures that will sleep & tucks them in their wintry beds of moss & forest heather. She shoos the geese & cuckoos to the south & strokes the soft fur of every deer as she passes. ⠀
Before she enters her bower to steaming kettles & bubbling broths, she sets aside her basket, a foraged forest harvest, & with a deep breath, blows a rolling fog into the woods that unfurls across the glen. A welcoming misty blanket from the chill to come. ⠀
Her amber eyes glow with warmth & excitement. The world has awakened to a new season rich with gratitude & appreciation for each fleeting, glorious moment. 🍂⠀
My love for this season started when I was very young,
when my new school shoes were still untarnished
when my new composition notebooks still were stark without creases
the smell of the air
the need to wear a jacket while waiting for the school bus
that chapter in the Ramona Quimby book when she
tried her darndest to collect all the fallen leaves for her
This season was the harvest season
when we had a week-long holiday in celebration of Sukkot
We would eat outside in the hut that was built on the porch
Chicken soup, songs, finding stars between the schach
my grandma counting, out-loud, the layers of clothing she wore
it was humorous every. single. time.
and those tissues she kept in her sleeves have found their
way to mine
Octoberfest in the park- one of the few times in my childhood
that we got to do things that weren't blatantly "Jewish"
soaking and curling grapevines to form wreaths
I knew it was magic
playing hopscotch with kids who didn't look like us
there was even a hayride... // thank you @indigo_gardens_pdx for these fountains of amarAnth and torches of Celosia! // #rootsandflowercrowns#flowercrownfolk
“I met a lady in the meads, Full beautiful—a faery’s child,
Her hair was long, her foot was light, And her eyes were wild.
I made a garland for her head, And bracelets too, and fragrant zone;
She looked at me as she did love, And made sweet moan
I set her on my pacing steed, And nothing else saw all day long,
For sidelong would she bend, and sing A faery’s song.
She found me roots of relish sweet, And honey wild, and manna-dew,
And sure in language strange she said— ‘I love thee true’. She took me to her Elfin grot, And there she wept and sighed full sore,
And there I shut her wild wild eyes With kisses four.” John Keats, from La Belle Dame sans Mercy #flowercrownfolk