Urban Poppy: in the garden

Is Spring on its Way? February 28 2015, 0 Comments

The groundhog did not lie this year and although we haven't seen much snow in Savannah, we've had our fair share of dreary, wet, cold + dark days. It made me happy to put little pots of sunshine outside of the shop in the form of daffodils. Their happy faces defy the steely sky. 

But this native New Yorker still is a wimp and catalogs with sunny blue skies and waving palm trees showcasing summer bikinis and warm sand seem far, far away. 

So, we're bringing spring inside with beautiful big ficus trees and the ever hip fiddle leaf fig. The succulents and terrarium plants are keeping cozy inside and we're building out our den (so to speak) with some fun, fresh and beautiful new products. When the sun finally does come out, you'll want to stop by the shop and "get your spring on". (photo courtesy of http://bloesem.blogs.com)

Christmas Cookies December 15 2014, 0 Comments

Nonnie's southern sugar molasses cookies... step away from the Christmas cookie tin!! ... sigh.. it never fails, I bake, and I eat more than I give away. My mother had the same problem. She confessed to baking batches of these as a teenager and hiding them under her bed away from her sister. 
Both my mother and her's before me, would mail batches of these "crack-cookies" perfectly round, in recycled Pringles cans to our college dorms. Oh, how we wanted to be generous with our new found freshman friends! But the chewy, melt in your mouth sugar and spice were not parted with that easily.
And yes, I have just returned from a Christmas party where several sweet older southern gentlemen friends of mine lingered around the tin, eating one after another, reminiscing how it tasted just like home. And I was happy and I resisted snagging the tin and bringing it greedily back with me. Besides, I still have over a dozen sitting snugly on my stove.. make that less that eleven. 

Getting Excited For Fall October 24 2014, 0 Comments


So here in Savannah it finally feels like fall. Chilly nights and nippy toes and noses and animals curling in a bit tighter with us on the bed; yup, it's officially autumn.

It's rare we do not have a wedding on Saturday and I've been itching to work on our website and play with tremendous flowers, weeds, dried branches off the railroad track and any other odd organic piece I might forage. (I am certain I am part squirrel).

Stay tuned and have a gander at what's new for the fall. We're "cooking up a storm" in our flower kitchen and can't wait for you to see what we're up to. Time for my cozy bed.. I'm the last one up. Good night!

A Sunday Morning September 14 2014, 0 Comments

I had to check the clock first as soon as I typed the title to see if it was indeed still morning. It is.. for another thirty minutes. Russ just went to return his way-too big Tonka toy of a truck that was a loaner since his is in the shop, but man, it could haul three weddings worth of rentals I'm pretty certain.

Thinking about this odd-in-between weather here in Savannah where Summer and Fall are arm wrestling and neither one seems to have the upper hand.

We're ready for a mountain trip, crisp apples and funky colored gourds and crunchy leaves.. We need a little trip.

The photo above was from an autumnal, colorful photoshoot we did with Mackensey Alexander and Ivory + Beau last year.. It captures the mood I'm in this cloudy, restful Sunday.

Summer Friday Happy Hours: 4pm-6pm July 23 2014, 0 Comments

At last.... July 23 2014, 0 Comments

Although we still have a lot of work to do, we're thrilled to finally have our online shop be live! We've been busy in the shop too with a wonderful, full spring wedding season making way for new products and flora to our botanical boutique's growing collection. 

If you're in Savannah, we'd love for you to come by and say hello and "adopt" an airplant or succulent, or two. Our workshops are soon to be announced and we think you'll love them :) 

How Exciting! December 06 2013, 0 Comments

We are so thrilled to introduce Urban Poppy, the store!
These past four years have been quite an adventure in the world of weddings. We find that the demand for excellent design lasts in weddings and beyond. With our backgrounds in interior design, graphic design and fibers, our love and passion for all things beautiful + living, a botanical boutique proved to be the perfect next step.
If you're in Savannah, please stop by and say hello. Otherwise, it is our hope that you'll get to see a little into our world through browsing and shopping our online store and following our little journal.