There is just no place quite like downtown Savannah, GA… the old historic homes with secret gardens in hidden courtyards, the inviting squares full of children playing and students creating, and Forsyth Park, in all its splendor. I (Ashley) had just returned from a wonderfully inspirational trip to Savannah when the lovely Ana of Grown Up Shoes was coming to work with me, and I drew all my inspiration from my recent travels to create something special for her.

Walking into Austin Flower Company, I was greeted by gorgeous tulip magnolia branches and just knew it was a purple kind of day. Deep red ranunculus (and you know how I feel about ranunculus), purple lilac, parrot tulips and camellia filled my arms and put a twinkle in my eye, and I rushed home to fill one of my favorite containers: a black glass urn from the 1934 World’s Fair, found at the Austin Antique Mall. With such stunning blooms, it was easy to make an arrangement that might actually be found in the parlor of one of those beautiful old Savannah homes in the 1930’s. Follow the jump for a few more images of the final product, and I’d love to know… what city inspires you?

*photos by She-n-He Photography

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    Marie R. Kosalko | March 30, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Love those gorgeous magnolias and ‘velvet’ ranunculus …. nice way to start my Friday morning . . thanks for the inspiration!!!

    • ash | March 30, 2012 at 8:43 am

      Marie-So glad you are inspired!

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    Kimberly | March 30, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Stunning!! I really want to make a trip to Savannah in the near future. Any tips or recommendations?

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    Michelle Torres | March 30, 2012 at 7:42 am

    I LOVE Savannah GA, I am so lucky to have two sister’s who live there…. I look foward to loading up my daughter’s and heading their during the summer!!!!!! Such a Beautiful place I agree!

    • ash | March 30, 2012 at 8:45 am

      Michelle-Lucky you! Savannah is such a great mother-daughter spot. I was happy to have spend the first few years of my daughter’s life there-she LOVES Savannah!

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    Claire Z. | March 30, 2012 at 8:57 am

    LOVE this bouquet! Your story of inspiration makes me want to start planning my trip to Savannah soon. Thanks, Ash!

    • ash | March 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm

      You MUST go. You would be so super inspired.

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    katherine sandoz | March 30, 2012 at 9:26 am

    gorgeous flowers. gorgeous arrangement. gorgeous photography!

    wish I could transport them here this instant!

    • ash | March 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you dear friend. Wish I could hand deliver them to you in Vernonburg.

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    Kristi Wright | March 30, 2012 at 10:45 am

    These are so beautiful! I love the color combination!!

    • ash | March 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks Kristi!

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    Ashley @ Any Lovely Thing | March 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Wow, Ashley. These colors are stunning! That urn is such a cool find and looks perfect with your noiresque (completely made up that word) arrangement 😉


    • ash | March 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      Thanks Ashley!

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    Kelly | March 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Perfect flowers as usual ash!

    • ash | March 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      thanks kelly!!!

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