california sunshine.


sometimes, when you’re fresh outta flowers, you need to get creative. i see an empty vessel and i want to fill it with something pretty! and i always like having fresh flowers in the house — and i like going to the flower mart to get a week’s supply. they generally last a lot longer than a week when i buy them there, which is nice, too. but i didn’t get there this weekend so i found myself using fruit to brighten up my space. we did a little photo shoot here yesterday and had some of these kumquat branches left over, and i’d bought a few tangelos at the market, too so i created a little vignette at the window using what was on hand. i ended up quite liking the result — like a little slice of california sunshine right in my own home. easy for you to do too — no matter what state you live in!




12 Responses to “california sunshine.”
  1. Jackie says:

    The color of these is gorgeous! I love getting random branch cuttings from the yard to decorate with, recently I used yellow forsythia and pussy willow with bright pink and red tulips.

  2. Sammy says:

    How adorable – such pretty colors, so unique and really brightens up your space!
    Unfortunately, we’re behind on spring here in Minnesota so my gardens are weeks/months away from blooming…

    Until then, I’ll just stare at your pretty arrangements!

  3. emily says:

    i needed these photos of that beautiful sunshine today! moved out of california last year, and i’m in a very rainy washington dc right now…so this was the perfect pick me up!

  4. Quinn Cooper says:

    Kumquat branches are such a great way to being color into your home. I feel like whenever I have them in the house it just feels more alive.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

  5. That’s lovely. I must be more creative about what I put in vases and vessels. I never have flowers in the house but I am sure I could try and come up with something a bit more creative – thanks :-)

  6. Jade Sheldon says:

    I love, love, love decorating with citrus…

  7. Marjory says:

    What a delicious burst of color and lushness! You could also rub their skin a little for a lovely scent. Love!!!!

  8. I love the idea of kumquats in a vase! There are tons of these in our neighborhood, and now I’m inspired to scavenge for some branches to put on my dining room table.

  9. Charlotte says:

    I love the colours in this! If only I lived somewhere more sunny with fresh fruit!

  10. Ingrid says:

    Lovely shot. Once read an interview with a famous production designer- he said that one of his tricks to bring a room to life was a bowl of oranges in the room…

  11. stephanie says:

    Where can I get kumquat branches?

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