There’s just something about baskets—getting them, delivering them to someone else, designing flowers inside of them, as we here at Ah Sam Florist do. They tap into a long tradition of carrying food or supplies, of bearing precious items, and they remind us that at one point, basket-making was the work of skilled artisans. These humble containers are emblematic of Easter, and they also symbolize comfort and plenty. To us, filling them with flowers is a natural fit.
One of our best examples of the flowers-in-a-basket ouvre is Spring in Bloom, which is spilling over with roses, hydrangea, larkspur and other flowers that seem gathered from the garden. We’ve left this a little free form to give that just-picked sense, and we’ve tried to find the brightest, most Easter-inspired hues.
Our basket is just as wild and rustic, a gorgeous contrast to the delicacy and elegance of the blooms. And we haven’t forgotten the green either. With a piece like this, it’s possible to express all of the freshness and vitality of spring. A flower basket more than holds its own against a traditional Easter basket brimming with chocolate bunnies and Peeps. Deliver or bring the two together to your Sunday dinner this year to the delight of everyone there.