Florist-to-the-hipsters Kathleen Hyppolite of Kat Flower displays her gorgeous arrangements at the Brooklyn Flea, a flea market in Brooklyn, NY. In our slideshow, she shares some great tips about how to condition flowers before arranging and how to load your containers with textures and pops of color.
At the Kat Flower stand at the Brooklyn Flea, Hyppolite always displays an arrangement with flowers from the week's offerings to entice people to come to her stall and to advertise for her custom arrangements. This week's arrangement, which would be perfect for a holiday table, includes beautiful flowers in a loose organic arch that is set off by the bright blue of the vase. Reminiscent of a Dutch still life painting, the lush bouquet drew admiring comments from passersby all day long. In the arrangement, Hyppolite includes scented geranium leaves, ranunculus, peonies, carnations, stock, eucalyptus, yarrow, oregano, astilbe, veronica, kumquat, pittosporum, and pieris.