succulent dinosaurs!

dino collagedinosaurs at bloomingayles

more long lasting arrangements!

Permanent arrangements -

brunia and wood flower in birch container | dried artichoke blossoms aka cardoons | birch and pussywilow

Long lasting arrangements from Bloomingayles


Permanent arrangementsbrunia, okra and wood flowers in vintage french vase | cardoons on mantle | blue eryngium and brunia


Spring flowers at Bloomingayles ~ inspired botanicals

FlowerSchool New York, class with Christian Tortu

Recently, I had the good fortune of attending a floral design class at the FlowerSchool New York, with  Parisian floral designer, Christian Tortu.  For years, I have been influenced by his natural floral aesthetic and philosophy.

The class was, “Creating an Atmosphere: Design Floral Aesthetics with Christian Tortu”.


Bloomingayles – Kinfolk Style



inspired botanicals

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Bloomingayles-inspired botanicals at Mill Valley Lumber Yard

Bloomingayles opened in November 2013 at the Mill Valley Lumber Yard, along with Guideboat Co. and Ambatalia. Artist studios, other retail shops and cafe, coming soon!

Bloomingayles-inspired botanicals


Bloomingayles’ founder, owner and Mill Valley resident, Gayle Nicoletti, describes her non-traditional style of creating natural arrangements as European with a West Coast twist. Bloomingayles celebrates the entire life of the flower, from seedling to the last petal falling to the tabletop. Bloomingayles evokes your senses with our signature creations and curated collection of nature inspired hostess gifts, vintage and modern objects for the home and fresh and permanent seasonal arrangements.   Bloomingayles serves many blooming needs; whether it be simply one bouquet for a gift or your own home, an intimate dinner party, family events, weddings or parties, Bloomingayles customizes something special for any occasion. Additionally, Bloomingayles stocks nature inspired permanent installations and plants for residences and businesses as well as vessels and vases for all your arrangement needs.

located in the Train Car

Monday – Friday  11-6,  Saturday 11-5,  Closed Sunday
Orders may be placed for pick-up & delivery
[email protected]

Hope to see you soon!!

Bloomingayles-inspired botanicals

Bloomingayles at Mill Valley Lumber Company is Open!

Bloomingayles – inspired botanicals

We love our new space at Mill Valley Lumber Company!  We have seasonal wreaths, permanent arrangements, floral bouquets, succulents and ‘blessings’ – something for everyone!  Pre-order flowers for dinner parties and gifts.  415-298-4047.

Please stop by.  We are open daily Monday – Saturday, 11 – 6.

Bloomingayles at Mill Valley Lumber Co.- opening soon!

Schedule of Summer Floral Workshops ~ Bloomingayles

Still Life Arrangements

Saturday, July 13th

  11am – 2pm

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Participants will receive hands on instruction to design and create floral and fruit compositions taking inspiration from still life paintings –
modern & classic.

This is a hands on class.  Container, flowers & fruit are included in the class fee. $250

Backyard Bouquets

Saturday, July 20th

  11am – 2pm

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Learn to create arrangements with flowers grown in

your garden or gathered at market……

How to design bouquets with what you have grown specifically for cutting in your garden & suggestions of flowers & herbs that are fragrant & long lasting combinations ~


Simple, chic & modern ideas for assembling stunning bouquets & tablescapes for entertaining & everyday pleasure.


I will be demonstrating techniques, discussing sourcing and design inspirations.  $65


Saturday, July 27th

  11am – 2pm

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Learn how to source, create and design sculptural planters and modern exotic terrariums, with succulents, tillandsias, moss, lichen, driftwood and other natural elements.


This is a hands on workshop. Container, plants and natural materials are included in the class fee. $250

Workshop Information:

Class will be held in Bloomingayles
Garden & Studio

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18 Janes Street, Mill Valley


Credit cards accepted.

Questions: call 415-298-4047

or email

Bloomingayles will customize your private class or floral design workshops for parties and events.