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Fritillaria is a delicate flower that comes in various shapes and colors (how pretty is this spotted purple and white variety above?), and is perfect for a spring wedding.

Fritillaria can be used in a variety of ways from simple centerpieces to elegant one-bloom bouquets like this:

Order some of spring’s most delicate flower right here! Happy arranging!

Persimmons are a beautiful deep orange fruit that is perfect for a simple Thanksgiving centerpiece. Here our persimmons branches are mixed with orange ranunculus, dusty miller, orange dahlias, and bittersweet to make the simple centerpiece.

Use a low shallow bowl, pile persimmons and tuck in dusty miller for a very quick version of this look.

Photos: Nancy Neil via SB Chic

Florabundance is featured in the new print magazine Flutter in a stunning farm to table feature that features an easy to recreate harvest centerpiece with wheat, millet, scabiosa, and astrantia all from Florabundance.

To recreate the look, use pillar candles and loose weave ribbon (these are from Michaels). Use some simple thread and wind it around the loose weave ribbon and tie it around the candle to attach the ribbon pillar candle. Then simply clip and tuck in product into the loose weave ribbon. And there’s a simple and easy DIY centerpiece perfect for a fall dinner or Thanksgiving. See the full feature here.

Photos: Cover: Michael Costa // 3 middle images Nancy Neil // DIY photo Kelly Oshiro 

Hellebore is a beautiful and delicate winter flower. Its comes in this speckle-y purple white color, white mixed with green, light pink and dark purple. When you’re arranging with Hellebore here are some helpful tips:

1. Bring a pot of water to boil

2. Once at a boil, let the water cool

3. Cut your hellebore stems to your desired length and then dip the tips of the stems in hot water.

4. Place your hellebore in vase and enjoy. The hot water helps the blooms to last longer.

Use it in a mixed arrangement or just on its own in a simple glass vase (this one is from Jamali Gardens).

Photos: Nancy Neil 

Today we’re featuring a great DIY by Santa Barbara Chic. To recreate this simple fall wedding arbor you will need:


– 3 bunches of orange dahlias

– 2 bunches of red dahlias

– 1 bunch of black dahlias

– 1 bunch of black cosmos

– 1 bunch of black scabiosa

– 3 bunches of maple leaf

– 3 bunches of bittersweet

– 2 bunches of orange berries

– 2 bunch of striped red/yellow tulips


-Floral shears or pruner (especially for branches)

-Green floral wire

-Caged floral foam, large

To make the arrangement, started by wiring maple branches to the trellis to create a nice base shape. Then, using floral wire, attach your caged floral foam. Begin by layering in bittersweet and orange berry branches. Placed your 3 types of dahlias, poppies, tulips, and then place your smaller flowers, the scabiosa and cosmo, into the floral foam. And there is your classic fall wedding arbor!

Photos: Nancy Neil Concept: Kelly Oshiro of SB Chic Wholesale Flowers: Florabundance

Kelly Oshiro of Santa Barbara Chic is hosting an intimate flower workshop this coming Saturday, Nov 2nd hosted by Flutter Magazine.  Come enjoy the best seasonal flowers, food, and design.


When: Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Where: 110 West Mission Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Cost: $250


– 3 hours of guided instruction
– All the tools (apron, sheers, vases, etc…) that you get to keep!
– A gorgeous array of fall flowers to play with and take home!
– Lunch prepared by Le Petit Chef
– Seasonal refreshments + libations
– Gorgeous photos of your final arrangements by Joel Serrato
– Lots more goodies + surprises!

Limited to 10 students. Purchase tickets HERE.

I’m excited to share my love of flowers, teach some design principles, and help you get inspired for the upcoming holiday season, see you there!

Photo: Anna Costa

Florabundance blooms were featuring in a spring entertaining story in the latest Santa Barbara Magazine! Check out the story online here. And to see more of this table, check out the feature on Style Me Pretty Living, right here.

Photographer: Nancy Neil

Flowers: Kelly Oshiro

Food: Ayda Robana

I love the verstaile and pretty clematis flower. Clematis is flower vine, and is avaliable from February through fall and comes in a plethora of colors from soft white, yellow, to light and dark pink, to lavender and deep purple, bright red and dark burgundy.

It also comes in stripped varieties like this dark and light pink flower above.

How pretty is clematis when its used in a floral head dress?

Dark pink and light clematis paired with mint makes a simple (and fragant) garden bouquet perfect for a spring or summer wedding.

Moody burgundy clematis works great when its paired with geranium, blue muscari, and soft purple hellebore.

Call us today to learn about all the colors we offer and how we can ship flowers direct to your doorstep!

Photos 1-5: Nancy Neil Photography Photos: 6 & 7: Beaux Arts Photographie

Wholesale flowers: Florabundance

Floral Arrangements & Post by Kelly Oshiro of SB Chic

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