Simone LeBlanc's Foraged Toppers
Our friend and expert gift-giver, Simone LeBlanc, recently let us in on the inspiration behind her collection of Forest Floor gift toppers, designed just for terrain this season. While she was at it, she gave us a couple of botanically-inspired tips for taking your holiday gifting and entertaining to the next level.
"I love this concept of creating objects that capture fleeting moments and personal memories that inspire us throughout our lives. Inspired by the secret language of flowers, my latest Forest Floor Collection does just that - telling the story of a youth spent foraging in the Redwood Forest of Northern California, discovering hidden treasures along the way.
For centuries, flowers have sent messages when words couldn't, or something beyond mere words needed to be conveyed. Of course the fanciful language of flowers could only have an equally charming name, floriology.
In our modern lives, incorporating floriology into your home and entertaining is a simple way to add that considered detail. Top your place settings with poppy pods, which symbolize fantastic extravagance, at your next dinner party or bring your hostess a lush evergreen, for never-ceasing remembrance. These are the details I love to take your hosting and gifting up a notch."