Crowning Glory: Four Gorgeous Floral Crowns

From: Spring/Summer 2017 edition

1. City Girl (top left)

For a look that echoes the bright lights of the big city, Chas Thompson of Wildflower Portland created a crown that incorporates bold colors and textures out of hand-beaded jewels, celosia, begonia, grapevine tendrils and dried sweet peas. $25.

2. High Desert (top right)

Summer Robbins-Sutter of Summer Robbin’s Flowers foraged this crown from her farm in Bend. Fortunately just outside her studio is a wide range of rustic flowers, beautiful grasses, juniper, seedpods, dried yarrow, lavender, artemisia and sagebrush. Envisioning the head adornment as textural and lush, Summer finished the head wreath with a simple blue ribbon. $100.

3. Emerald Forest (bottom left)

“I was inspired by the lush and whimsical feeling the forest evokes including mossy woodland trees covered in ferns and lichen,” said Madison Hartley of Portland’s Hart Floral. Approaching every creation as a living garden, she designed a crown representing the woods of Oregon using ferns, vinca and porcelain vine along with the watercolor variations of astrantia and hellebore. Prices start at $35.

4. Coastal Creation (bottom right)

Located inside Rejuvenation Hardware in Southeast Portland, Fieldwork Flowers has Portland cred to spare, but that doesn’t mean the call of the ocean doesn’t inspire its designers. As big and wild as the Oregon Coast, this crown is woven with pampas grass, high peaks of blush lisianthus and wild roses, and tied together with an extra-long, white ribbon, perfect for blowing in the ocean breeze. Prices vary.