Sunday, April 25, 2010


Catch the dresses made out of flowers tonight at 6:30pm!
KRON channel 4 in the Bay Area

Meanwhile here are some pictures from photographer Drew Altizer.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Meet Del...

Ms. Grainer is modeling our Senicio String of Pearls choker and antique brooch along with our handmade cocktail hat with succulents, ti leaves, cymbidium, clematis
( funny story to be told at a later time), and the black/deep burgundy feathery thing that sounds like agonizing>>>something. I can't remember now. But this too, ties into the story of how I had a verbal malfunction at the Gala in front of a reporter who was interviewing us no less...virtual delphiniums to the person who can help me out!

What a nice surprise to find in the San Francisco Chronicle the following;

"Meanwhile, to Ruby Kade and Brenda Mira, City College students who, "inspired by the French impressionists," created Easton Grainer's dress out of 100,000 delphiniums (provided by Whole Foods, where Kade presides over the flowers on Fourth Street), bravo, and you'll catch up on your sleep later.

I am super juiced!

We are also going to be on TV on Sunday at 6:30PM on KRON on RED CARPET SF!

From the website:
Red Carpet Bay Area, a brand new magazine-style program highlighting the region’s unique culture, personality and style, airs bi-weekly on Sundays at 6:30 pm on KRON.

Check back to see how we turned turned 100, 000 of these into a full on couture gown.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bouquet to Arts Gala Night.

I am exhausted.
We glued 100,000 delphinium buds and flowers to the dress.
It was awesome.
OCD, but awesome.
I need to recuperate but I have a little something to share until I post all pics.

Thanks to Rubie~ my lovely partner
Debbie, Daniel, Stella~the rock steady crew who helped sort buds into sizes for us and in some cases glue; also to Gaby who came by to check it out but got put to work instead! Sorry bout that. : )
Durojaiye, my mom, and my aunt~who brought us food, coffee, 5 hour energy drinks, cheesecake sticks, clothing, and finally who took care of our babies while we worked for almost 48 hours straight.

Friday, April 16, 2010

The De Young

Round two!

This weekend is full on madness! We are making our floral couture gown this weekend and it will be an ambitious look we are after with our materials and accessories.

Check out last years Gala Night Bouquet to Arts kickoff at the DeYoung Museum.

Here's a link to more info about the week at the Museum, the demonstrations and lectures, and the floral exhibitors!

Bouquet to Arts 2010 San Francisco De Young Museum

We also have a wedding and a baptism that we are working this weekend and it will be intense but we would not have it any other way! :) Bring on the flowers I say!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Kumquats, red rununculas, golden poppies, AND daffodils?!?

Spring has indeed sprung!

kumquats right now. I
I could grow them in my backyard, but sadly, my thumb is black. : /

This is a mock up for an outdoor wedding taking place on someone's estate.
That's the second one I have this year and I am thrilled!
This is a wooden container with a plastic liner inside that I have been holding on to for a while now, just waiting for the perfect opportunity to be used.
What do you think of the blue and red runner?
I like it : ) Ikea~ $1 BABEEEE!

The kumquats are bananas. Yeah it doesn't make sense, but you get me right?

I used red rununculas, white daffodils, kumquats on the branch, and surprise surprise:
wild golden poppies.
The golden poppies won't last in the arrangement but they can stand in for now so that my couple can get an idea of what a bright orange flower would look like in there.

*sigh* I love looking at it in my kitchen...and believe me I NEVER bring flowers home.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

For Elizabeth....

who guilted, er, encouraged me to start posting again. : P

I have had the craziest 6 months and I am finally in the clear. WHEW!
I have no excuse not to go back to posting and taking pictures and visiting other blogs so here I am. Thank you Elizabeth for the reminder that someone reads my blog! and misses it ; )

This bouquet was a mock up for a bride who is kicking around the colors yellow, red and touches of white. I told her it would totally work, and to let me show her. I used yellow and red tulips, white and red tulips, red roses, jade roses, and yellow cymbidium orchids with red throats.

I 'm diggin it...I have another mock up I'm making tomorrow to show red, yellow with pops of orange....that should be interesting.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The beginning of my milk glass obsession

(This picture was found in google images, and I can't seem to source it sorry!)

These are some milk glass vases that I have been collecting for my sisters wedding later this year. I just love them and I can't *wait* to use them. SO much so that I am busting them out for the wedding shower in August ^.^

This last white vase I bought for my desk. It says
"We are not numbering, or counting, but ripening like a tree"

It resonated with me because I have been feeling guilty for not posting and working on my business as much as I like because my personal life took over for 6 months. But, I feel like I'm ready to go back so I feel like Im starting fresh...all over again...but fresh! :)