A Wreath of Roses

For the last year I've been imagining and wanting a floral hair wreath, one with an abundance of femininity, evoking of prairies and dry rolling hills. Fortunately, I arrived at a reason to have one made - Jenny's baby shower! The baby shower, in honor of Jenny and baby Rose, was an intimate brunch in Fort Greene, at Maison May Dekalb, a beautiful garden level restaurant with a local and sustainably harvested menu. It's a beautiful venue for a group event and the new coffee shop, Maison May Vanderbilt, around the corner, is a welcomed compliment to the established neighborhood restaurant. 

A couple days before the shower I dropped into Stem, a favorite local flower shop owned and run by Delgis, a kind and talented Brooklyn neighbor. We discussed the seasonal flower options and she took it from there. She met me at the shop on their day off, a half hour before the baby shower. I watched over her shoulder as Delgis finished weaving in the last few trigs of rosemary. It was more beautiful than I had anticipated and perfectly suited for a mamma and her beautiful Rose.

Thank you Delgis. Stem is one of my favorite neighborhood shops to drop into. Sometimes I walk in just to feel lifted by all of the colors and variations. My boys like to choose single stems to place in the bud vases in their room. When you walk through Fort Greene, Brooklyn, Stem is at the heart.

The hair wreath was thoughtfully designed and crafted by Delgis, neighborhood mother and Stem flower shop owner. We discussed flower options, colors, and general appearance and Delgis took it from there.

The hair wreath was thoughtfully designed and crafted by Delgis, neighborhood mother and Stem flower shop owner. We discussed flower options, colors, and general appearance and Delgis took it from there.

The flowers chosen will dry nicely and decorate baby Rose's nursery. 

The flowers chosen will dry nicely and decorate baby Rose's nursery. 

Beautiful Mamma, 35 weeks pregnant. She is now home with her health new born baby and beautiful four year old.

Beautiful Mamma, 35 weeks pregnant. She is now home with her health new born baby and beautiful four year old.

I really really would love one, although I'm not sure, it might bring out the princess, folk singer, flower child, greek goddess, super feminine side of me... I think I'm ready for it. 

Jenny looks wonderful. For this occasion the wreath was perfect, pregnancy is an ideal time to celebrate the power of our femininity.

What do you think? Have you made something for a friend recently? I'd love to hear about it!

Stem: (718) 722-4767; 112 S. Oxford Street (btwn Lafayette Ave & Fulton Street), Brooklyn, NY, 11217
Maison May Dekalb: (718)789-2778;  246 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205