I finally made it out the the downtown flower markets this weekend and I'll be back. I got a little carried away and got a few too many flowers, but they were all beautiful and I managed to place them amongst six vases. I was really only going for filling my nice large vase, maybe a second vase...but certainly not six. It's amazing how many flowers make it out here from all around the world and how LA supplies those flowers to most of the western U.S.
I saw a "no photography" sign (cringe) in one of the markets, so I saved the camera for after we left.
It was as much fun picking out the flowers as it was to arrange them.
I ended up with blue hydrangeas, white spider mums, pink and white calla lilies, Casablanca lilies (still just buds), snapdragons, white roses, a single red rose (with faded sides, it was really neat looking), and some green leafy bits for decoration.
The rest of the white roses ended up in a square vase.
There's that red rose.
Here are all the vases lined up, which have now scattered around the house. The Casablanca lilies are on the left (and a few in the big vase in the middle) but haven't opened up yet.
And here they are opened (my favorites!).