Saturday, February 26, 2011

hot damn

not only are these poppies and ranunculus g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s, they're local too, grown at a lovely farm with a big blue barn a short drive from austin.

de m'amour soiz sure

victory on v-day:

12 hours straight of non-stop deliveries

a massive and beautiful mess of flowers on the tables, on the floor, in my car

last-minute orders i somehow managed to get out the door at 10 pm (and had to photograph with my phone)

all ending in a lovely steak & potato dinner at lauren's, getting introduced to albert lee and head, hands, and feet, which is why i'm now obsessed with this song:

Monday, February 21, 2011

lauren fleishman

nyc-based photographer lauren fleishman's work is beautiful, but i've particularly fallen for her project, love ever after, featuring couples that have been married for at least 50 years.

(click to enlarge each image and read accompanying stories)
hands down, the best part about valentine's day was getting to partake in some very poignant moments between people who truly exist for each other.

i really loved my job that day.

(via Cup of Jo)

Monday, February 14, 2011

for the lovebirds...

a peek at some of the early valentines that went out this week... v-day was amazing--thanks for the love, y'all.

more recap to come soon, for now i am enjoying my one day off this week!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

some hotties

more pics of the dried bouquets and hair accessories at spartan

better late than never

definitely not too late to order valentine's delivery from loretta.

we're still:

a. offering custom bouquets/arrangements with delivery on v-day in austin, starting at $50. shoot me an email at to set one up.

b. selling some stellar bouquets and hair accessories made of dried flowers at spartan this weekend (bouquets: $45, hair combs: $35). lovely valentines that will never fade away.

c. selling $15 branches of quince in the etsy shop, which includes a cheeky love note and delivery in the austin area on v-day.

Friday, February 11, 2011

valentine's offerings: cheap & easy on etsy

remember my ode to quince? well now you can send a *lovely* branch of quince to your valentine in austin on v-day, accompanied by a lovely handmade note that includes one of the three sayings, above. all for the very affordable price of FIFTEEN big ones.

just visit loretta's etsy shop and enter the delivery address as the shipping address when you're checking out.

and stay tuned for our other valentine's day offerings!

Monday, February 7, 2011

desperate times, desperate measures

COUNTING DOWN the days until Loretta's first valentine's day...

here's what we've got planned:

  • an etsy shop debut with single stems and a cheeky note for sale, including delivery in the austin area on the big day.
  • dried arrangements in-store at spartan, for a gift that won't fade
  • beautiful custom bouquets and arrangements for the truly lucky valentines in town

(unfortunately, i lost the damn camera cord, so you'll have to wait to see the utterly charming amaryllis that has been popping up in my arrangements lately.

until then, look at these gorgeous amaryllis arrangements by my idol, sarah rhyanen at saipua)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011