Easter and spring puts me in mind of crowns, and a floral wreath is favorite accessory of my daughter and a sweet party treat, even for older guests.
Thinking of the many plant crowns in this season—including Botticelli's "Primavera"—I wanted to make crowns for my Easter dinner. I made two crowns, one with deicate lily-of-the-valley and the other with white lilies as a nod to Easter. And you could make these wreaths for any special occasion—for a bride or flower girls to wear at a wedding or for any party that might be charmed by the addition of a floral headdress.
I wanted these crowns (which could just as easily be used as wreaths on a front door, or set on a table with candles or some other Easter display within them) to capture the sweet pleasures of spring and renewal. Lily-of-the-valley are tiny and delicate like a new baby’s fingers, and while I am not using the trumpet shaped Easter lily, using white lilies at all nonetheless puts one in mind of all that it symbolizes: pure new life.
Marigold and Mint is an organic farm, a retail shop, and a studio. The farm is situated along the Snoqualmie River, about 30 miles east of Seattle and the shop is located in the Melrose Market on Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 2008 by owner Katherine Anderson, Marigold and Mint reflects her lifetime love of flowers and landscapes. Trained as a landscape architect, she brings her affection for both clean and clear design and intricate patterns to Marigold and Mint.