Awhile back I emailed Laurie of Fleurie Flowers , Reedley, California to ask if she’d like to join me for a lecture at Ron Morgan’s Antique Store, LOOT , in Oakland, California. What started out as one lecture soon evolved into a two day flower excursion in the Bay Area which we dubbed “The Excellent Flower Adventures of Alicia and Laurie”. We thought of all the places we’d like to visit and wrote them down, knowing we’d never make it to all of them, but prepared to hit as many as possible.
Ron Morgan Design in Oakland, California! Visiting Ron’s store called LOOT and attending his lecture on floral design is what started our whole Excellent Flower Adventures trip in the Bay Area. When I was in the Emergency Room all night I just kept thinking – I cannot miss his lecture! (flower addict and proud of it). Laurie and I really did rally and got a second wind of energy to make it to his lecture on time
Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle is such a fun place to visit, I haven’t been in years and it was fun to go back. On this visit the stalls were filled with flowers, it was just dreamy! So many tulips and daffodils on display! Here are the flowers I purchased at Pike Place Market: The bouquet I designed with the flowers I purchased (with Pieris Japonica from the garden): While we were in downtown Seattle I thought to visit Fiori Flower Shop .