Chelsea Fuss authors the popular daily lifestyle blog, Frolic!, which was named as one of the top design blogs in the world by The London Times. She is a Portland-based floral designer and prop stylist who often teaches flower classes and hones her styling skills on photo shoots for product lines and books. Chelsea is also a regular contributor to Project Wedding, MyWedding.Com and Babble.
This series of products is inspired by my first love, the garden. It’s probably my favorite place to work and play. I only have a little plot now, but I practically grew up in a garden and I think there’s no better place to spend time. I chose these products for their clean lines and organic materials. In many cases, they are vintage or eco-friendly. A garden space is pretty on it’s own, so anything brought into it should let the plants do the talking.
Planting and Harvesting
[Clockwise from top left: Vintage seed starter kit from ethanollie; Handmade linen apron from small batch production; Vintage canvas sack from ethanollie; Mini lemon tree seeds from Seven Acre Woods; Vintage straw sun hat from ethanollie; Wooden garden markers from Andrew’s Reclaimed]
Here are a few basic tools to inspire planting and harvesting your garden. Any tool brought into the garden should be simple and serve to complement nature’s overwhelming beauty.
Eat + Play
[Clockwise from top left: Vintage enamel refrigerator drawers from JoieDeCleve; Vintage etched glass sailboat decanter from JoieDeCleve; Dyed tea towels from Elisabeth Bentz; Handmade coffee farm table from JosephSpinaleFurn; Vintage industrial mop bucketfrom ethanollie; Vintage celluloid knife set from ethanollie]
The most rewarding part of gardening is simply reveling in the payoff of all the hard work. There’s no better place than a garden to enjoy good food and good company. Here’s everything you need for a real garden party.
There’s no reason why you can’t get prettied up to enjoy an evening in your own garden. Here’s the perfect outfit for a midsummer night’s meal. Happy gardening!
Thanks to Chelsea for sharing her finds! Vist her at Frolic!