In Atlanta, flowering quince is currently available at Whole Foods on West Paces Ferry Road. Bunches of three branches cost $12.99.
Pink-and-green hydrangea can be seen in abundance too.
Anyone thinking about tackling the marbled binder project this weekend might want to head over to Binders Art Supplies, located just a few streets over from the grocery store. Recycled kraft paper binders and portfolios are still on the shelves.
The pink marbled Thai paper may be sold out by now, but I wanted to post this juxtaposition, below.
Earlier in the week, Megan commented that the large-scale marbled paper I've been focused on resembles those earthy agate slice necklaces. Loved the comparison. (Shown above is a detail of the Stephen Dweck necklace at Bergdorf's but you've probably seen many variations out there.)
The grain of wood comes to mind also. (Shown above, Anthropologie's Simplicity Lamp. Pale, unfinished grains and "pickled" woods are back in full force.)
[Photo of Vanessa De Vargas courtesy Lonny issue two.]
And, as everybody most likely knows, Monday, January 18, the MLK, Jr. holiday, is intended to be a day of service. In keeping with that spirit, I'm sharing two quick links: click here to read about Vanessa De Vargas' involvement with Upward Bound House, and, if you live in Atlanta, please visit CHRIS Kids to learn about ongoing volunteer opportunities.
[Branches really starting to bloom at Providence.]