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

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!

flowers for one of my favorite Mill Valley clients!


eschevaria succulents, cactus and tillandsia


 party flowers in progress at my studio


my Prius holds an entire party of flowers!


floral diptych


bedside fragrance


smoketree and jasmine


lavender and peonies




floral still life


permanent installation: manzanita, fantail curly willow and moss sphere


birch and pussy willow sculptural design

*these beautiful photos were taken by my Maria Jose Spoerer, one of my talented floral design students

Backyard Bouquets















Ever since I started Bloomingayles, I have always been asked by fellow flower lovers, “how did you learn to arrange flowers?” and “how do you come up with your ideas?.

I love learning, teaching & creating in various medias, but I am particularly drawn to flowers & plants. I have taken art classes since I was a little girl.  I was born in Brooklyn and grew up going to the Botanic Gardens in Prospect Park, the zoo at Central Park, the mountains & lakes in upstate New York, and the beach at Cape May Point, New Jersey.  I am inspired by nature, the sky, clouds, the sea, art, fashion, poetry, people, emotions, animals… inspiration is truly limitless.

Imagination & dreams.

When I am arranging flowers, I feel as though I am painting a picture with the flowers, in place of a brush or pen. I have been teaching “pop-up” floral design workshops in different venues and my most recent was “Backyard Bouquets” in my own garden in Mill Valley. I am currently planning the schedule for classes this Autumn.

Please e-mail me at [email protected] if you would like to be added to my class list for future workshop dates. Here are a few photos taken by Kathleen Harrison of the “Backyard Bouquets” workshop & there are more posted on Bloomingayles facebook.