brunia and wood flower in birch container | dried artichoke blossoms aka cardoons | birch and pussywilow
PLANTS, CONTAINERS AND RELATED HOME AND GARDEN ACCESSORIES AND A CUSTOM, INSPIRING FLORAL DESIGN STUDIO
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
Hope to see you soon!!
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.
eschevaria succulents, cactus and tillandsia
party flowers in progress at my studio
my Prius holds an entire party of flowers!
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
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.