Decorating for the Holidays
Here we are in mid December – are you ready for the Holidays? Whether you are completely organized or still working on getting Thanksgiving décor out the door, On December 15th, you can pick up some quick ideas for creating a fresh look for the holidays in your home or to share with friends or family.
Speaker: Eva Monroe
Most of the audience is familiar with fellow SF Garden Club member, Eva Monroe and the fun she has with flowers and gardens. For those who are meeting her for the first time – a little background is in order. Born and raised in Watsonville, California, her mom was her first floral inspiration. Plants and flowers grew in profusion around the homestead and were ready material for her mother’s Altar Society bouquets for the weekly services at the local Catholic Churches, civic and social gatherings and of course, the family home. Observation and hands on work with other floral trained designers were the only
lessons Eva needed to hone the gifts already planted in her mind by her mother’s example. College at the University of San Francisco and marriage for close to 50 years now to her college sweetheart has firmly converted a country girl into a bonafide City lover. Living a full life in San Francisco, Eva is involved in many civic and nonprofit organizations, including the SF Botanical Garden, The SF Conservatory of Flowers, The SF Fine Arts Auxiliary and Bouquets to Art and the SF Fine Arts Museums Floral Committee. Each of these organizations has enriched her love of creating beauty with flowers for any occasion. Over the years she has worked with local and nationally known floral designers with Bouquets to Art, plant and garden curators at our local botanical gardens, and the creative band of merry floral designers she has worked with at the de Young and the Legion for over 25 years. Eva’s love of color, texture, form, art and composition, plus the joy of sharing creatively brings her here today. Realizing that Covid has restricted our access to our local florists, the Flower Market and places like Costco, Trader Joes and other large shopping venues, we will look at how we can safely source floral material and stretch our imaginations to create a uniquely warm holiday setting at home, with limited resources. Enjoy the beauty of working with green and floral design at any time of the year, but especially now.