A Magnolia May
Vintage Magnolia's May this year looks like:
Remembering a great introductory centerpiece-making class for students at the local alternative high school through a collaboration with the Vail Valley Foundation's GirlPowHER initiative.
Honoring our community's mothers and mother-figures with the creation of many colorful and lovely and out-of-the-box floral designs.
Making beautiful felt anemonies and blooms with our friend and local artist Sam, who shares her creative talents with Vail Valley through her business Small & Mighty and her outreach with Shaw Cancer Center.
Annual spring cleaning in our shop and in our homes, as we sort out the excess we've collected throughout the winter and prepare, mentally and physically, for the shift in pace from to wedding season.
Snow. Lots of it. A-Basin and Breckenridge ski areas have extended their seasons, and we're unsure about when to plant our gardens. The rivers will (fingers crossed) be at healthier levels than last year, and the valley is greening out beneath the white. The aspens just started unfurling this week, and it looks like green lace.
Proms are finishing up at our local high schools. This year, the trends seemed to be lots of red dresses, which we often paired with white floral corsages and ribbon accents. We had a few more "wild" designs; some with succulents and more natural styles, and enjoyed the excitement from the prom-goers at pick-up.
We're all finding ways to gear up for wedding season. We've been traveling a bit, getting our vehicles in shipshape order for summer, planning our gardens around the design table, going through our closets and pulling out our shorts and skirts and dresses and capris.
These bath products. Love them. Love them. Love them. They prep our skin for summertime, softening and refreshing the winter-worn layers and leaving us lush and ready.