November 21st, 2014 by Estelle Mays
We applaud Random Acts of Flowers!
Random Acts of Flowers recycles and re-purposes flowers by engaging dedicated volunteer teams to deliver beautiful bouquets and moments of kindness to individuals in healthcare facilities across the country.
With branches in Knoxville and Greenville, TN; Pinellas Co, FL; Chicago, IL; Silicon Valley, CA; and in development for Salt Lake City, UT and Cincinnati, OH.
As a recycling “green” nonprofit organization, Random Acts of Flowers is committed to nourishing the health of the environment, individuals, and the community.
November 20th, 2014 by Estelle Mays
November 18th, 2014 by Joy Sui
After a wonderful time at the Green Festival in SF this past weekend, we discovered a plethora of dynamic startups focused on a greener and brighter future. One of our favorites was Salvador’s Garden, an upcylced home goods line founded by artist John Waguespack.
One of the most interesting things about Salvador’s Garden is that their fabric is made of 100% recycled post-consumer plastic bottles, which also wears 7 times longer than traditional cotton material. When our BBrooks associate first examined the fabrics, she couldn’t believe that it was recycled from plastic bottles as they were so soft and impossible to distinguish from traditional cotton fabrics.
Waguespack was inspired by the works of Salvador Dali, a surrealist painter. Salvador’s Garden is a derivate of Waguespack’s original painting, My Salvador, as the garden, flowers, and animals were all transformations from the original portrait. These bold and intricate graphics were minimal in their approach, drawing the viewers in seeing the complexity of the design, and best described as “the perfect marriage of fantasy and simplicity”.
Salvador’s Garden was recently successfully funded on Kickstarter and you can visit their new winter collection here: http://salvadorsgarden.com/
November 14th, 2014 by Estelle Mays
Our 20-inch fresh, traditional handmade wreath is the season’s perfect gift.
As the wreath ages, enjoy the natural color changes of the magnolia leaves.
~To ensure delivery by Christmas ~ Order by December 12th ~
November 12th, 2014 by Estelle Mays
BBrooks Fine Flowers member Bedford Village Florist, NY shines with this beautiful centerpiece of amaranthus, roses, orchids, celosia and pomegranates.
November 10th, 2014 by Joy Sui
First proclaimed as Armistice Day by President Woodrow Wilson, November 11, 1919 at 11AM signified the end of World War I and was established as a holiday to honor the veterans that fought valiantly. By 1954, President Eisenhower changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans day to honor and encompass all those who served in the armed forces. The celebration day of Veterans Day has been changed historically, but it is now observed on Nov. 11 regardless of the day of the week it falls.
For European countries, it is recognized as Remembrance Day or Poppy Day; countries such as France and Belgium hold their day of remembrance on the 11th of November while others like the United Kingdom celebrate it on the Sunday closest to the date.
Poppies have since held a special place in Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day as the war poem, “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae reference the red poppies that grew over the graves of fallen soldiers as the poppy was one of the only plants to grow on the barren battlefields. Small artificial poppies are often worn on clothing for a weeks prior to Nov. 11 and poppy wreaths are often laid at war memorials. Today, the American Legion Auxiliary distributes crepe-paper poppies in donations around Veteran’s Day.
November 7th, 2014 by Estelle Mays
Featured Now on our Gift Items page!
Three hand-crafted Holiday Wreaths
available for special order.
November 4th, 2014 by Estelle Mays
BBrooks Fine Flowers member Corona Del Mar Florist, CA, shines with this artful design of Dahlias, Bittersweet, Birch and moss.
October 30th, 2014 by Estelle Mays
Yes!! We are a SF-based company! Yes!! We are SF Giants fans!
Yes!! They did it AGAIN!!!!
The odds were against them… worst stats of any other team entering the play-off season… key veteran players out with injuries…. inexperienced rookie players in their first world series…. It was going to take a few miracles…
Last night’s game had fans on edge throughout the night, but many were a lot more confident going into the fifth inning. Madison Bumgarner came back on just two days rest after Sunday’s 117 pitch complete game shutout. The 25-year-old relieved Jeremy Affedlt and got the final 15 outs throwing another 68 pitches.
“I’m amazed at what these guys did and the fact we won three times in five years, it’s not that easy, but, when you have a group of warriors like we have, they continue to just amaze you,” said Giants manager Bruce Bochy.
Bochy is now the 10th manager to win three World Series titles.
October 22nd, 2014 by Estelle Mays
Aubergine Calla Lilies, feathers and fiddleheads
with a jeweled wrap.
As seen at offbeatbride.com.