This how-to guide first ran on our site in 2011, but is so great, we wanted to bring it to your attention again this year!
It’s so easy to be cynical about Valentine’s Day, but really, who doesn’t love a little love? As much as some of us may resent the pressure to deliver a gift on this particular mid-winter day, I prefer to see February 14th as a great excuse to do something lovely for the people I adore.
Maybe it’s because I have a 5-year-old daughter lost in a world of unicorns and pastels, or maybe it’s because I’m craving sweetness and light during a wet and gray Seattle winter: either way, this year my head is filled with visions of pink cotton candy clouds and lacy paper valentines. This year is also my first Valentine’s Day with a flower shop, which as you might imagine, is THE DAY for florists. Or at least we hope it will be.And while my shop, Marigold and Mint, will happily provide extravagant arrangements for those who want them, I am excited about translating my spun-sugar visions into flower gifts that are sensual, yet delicate and sweet.
Two easy ideas for Valentine's Day are a posy of flowers in a paper cone and mini-bouquets in vintage glassware. I've included all of the instructions on how-to DIY in this slide show.
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.