Farmer’s Market Find: Spicy!

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Rain, rain, rain- all weekend gloomy and dark. Well, not so gloomy- the SF Giants are going to the playoffs and I finally got a chance to have brunch at Mission Beach Cafe (which I highly recommend). I did go to the Ferry Plaza’s Thursday farmers market to pick up a few staples: red potatoes, sweet tomatoes, bell peppers, and cheese.

In the place of the Farmer’s Market find,  our returning guest blogger- Phantom Floranista will show us how to keep our ambiance warm with $20.  Phantom Floranista is a florist and urban landscaper on a passionate floral mission. Each week, she  proves that for $20 or less you can create beautiful bouquets that will be the talk of your next dinner party and gifts her arrangements to  unsuspecting neighbors. Find out more about  Phantom Floranista and her mission here and read about her latest creation below. You can also join her on Facebook.

Spicy!

Fall is truly here. Crisp weather, wind, rain, boots, jackets, scarves, and the turning of colors! Just the right atmosphere for a cup of tea, a blanket, and a lovely flower arrangement on your coffee table to help you day dream about far away places while it’s gloomy outside…

This weekend I took my soon-to-be-married Cousin to the Flower Mart. We bundled up, got in her comfy car, turned up the seat warmers, and with lovely warm bottoms made our way down 6th Street. The Flower Mart had picked up the Autumnal vibe, and everywhere we looked we saw pumpkins, corn husks, hay bales, and wheat stalks.

After much ooh-ing and ah-ing over pretty flowers we picked up a bunch of Milkweed (possibly one of the coolest looking plants out there), 2 bunches of Orange and Yellow Chili Peppers, and 2 bunches of a tall yellow grass that I don’t know the name of. (Any horticulturists out there that can help me out?)

I’d saved a few large jars that I wrapped up in some gold wrapping paper, and adorned with ribbon and twine to make my vases. Jars can prove to be better vases sometimes as they are not as malleable as plastic tubs, and don’t need reinforcement (rocks) in their base to weigh them down.

Once the vases were ready, it was time to spice them up!


Tip of the day: After touching Chili Peppers make sure you don’t touch your eyes. Been there, done that. Not fun!

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