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Bloom into spring with fresh flowers and Pittsburgh-made floral accessories

click to enlarge Bloom into spring with fresh flowers and Pittsburgh-made floral accessories
CP Photo: Kaycee Orwig
Erin Phillips and Abi Webb, owners of Root Seller Pgh
Spring is officially here, and what better way to celebrate than to bring fresh flowers and locally made floral accessories into your everyday life. Whether you enjoy strolling through Pittsburgh parks to see what’s been planted or visiting Phipps Conservatory to look at the seasonal blooms they have on display, this list is sure to bring some of that joy into your day to day.

Fresh Flowers

Sol Patch Garden
Get a weekly or biweekly fresh flower CSA for pickup at three different locations: Allentown (Black Forge Coffee), Polish Hill, or Garfield (Workshop PGH). Sol Patch is also often available at the Bloomfield Saturday Market. $300 weekly, $160 biweekly

Cutting Root Farm & Apothecary
949 Mercer Road, Butler.
Grab a beautiful dahlia bouquet or a seasonal bouquet for $10-12, or sign up for their dried herb CSA. Cutting Root also offers teas and has a sizable collection of tinctures that can be used to alleviate cramps or suppress a cough.

Root Seller Pgh
Root Seller is a fresh flower pop-up that makes stunning bouquets available for purchase at local cafes and venues. Follow them on Instagram to see where they will be next.

4121 Main
4121 Main St., Bloomfield.
This shop wears many hats, and their unique floral arrangements are available to purchase for personal use and bigger events. The shop also doubles as a place to get coffee, so you can grab a latte along with your bouquet.

Floral candles and perfumes

Pgh Candle
Buy the Wildflowers of Pennsylvania candle and make your home smell like the woods of the commonwealth. PGH Candle also has a Better than a Bouquet candle with notes of rose, sandalwood, and sage.

Borealis Candle
Get the Lavender and Sage candle — the scents complement each other well in this floral, earthy blend hand-poured in Pittsburgh.

North Ave Candles
Try the Lavender and Lilac and the Pomegranate and Red Tulips candles. Inspired by The Color Purple and The Handmaid’s Tale respectively, these candles will bring light and warmth to any room.

click to enlarge Bloom into spring with fresh flowers and Pittsburgh-made floral accessories
Photo: Cara Rufenacht Creative
Earthenware Tumbler/Vase by Jenna Vanden Brink Ceramics

Floral Art

Sabine Aston / Artisan Flora Décor
Sabine Aston of Artisan Flora Décor uses dried flowers and transforms them into art that makes you feel connected to the earth. Each piece is handmade by her and displays the flowers in a flattering arrangement. Even with dried flowers, colors pop off the white or black background.

Jenna Vanden Brink Ceramics
Grab one of the porcelain skinny platters in either fern or floral to add a touch of color and spring to your kitchen. Jenna Vanden Brink Ceramics carries earthenware with floral patterns and flower jewelry like dainty, white flower studs.

Coated in resin, Birdistry16’s trinket trays or small statues of a woman’s body are the perfect addition to your home office desk or any surface that needs a little character. Birdistry also does custom orders so you can have a hand in making your own work of art.

Floral jewelry

Diane Wilson makes a host of different jewelry pieces, but her calla lily earrings are a standout. Made from porcelain, these earrings shine but aren’t too heavy on the ears.

Songbird Artistry
Grab a pair of Songbird Artistry’s delicate dried flower earrings to add a little flair to your outfits. This shop also features a beautiful dried flower necklace pendant.

Floral Paper Goods

Nota Bene Fine Paper Boutique
The next time you go to write a note or a letter, think about adding Nota Bene’s beautiful hydrangea notepads to your collection.

Scribe Fine Papers
Scribe offers a wide variety of paper and prints from various retailers, with a collection of vibrant floral prints.

click to enlarge Bloom into spring with fresh flowers and Pittsburgh-made floral accessories
CP Photo: Kaycee Orwig
Flowers from Root Seller Pgh

Floral Body Care

837 North
837 North sells candles, but their perfumes also come in great floral scents. Try Lily + Black Currant, Oakmoss + Lavender, or Jasmine + Bamboo Grass.

Una Biologicals
Una Biologicals has a ton of beauty and wellness products that will make your body feel cared for. Try their Lemongrass Lavender Intensive Therapy Hand Cream, The Morning Sun soap, or the Ramblin’ Rose soap.

Hip Modern Soap
This local favorite makes unique soaps, body butters, and scrubs, but their soaps come in the most extensive varieties. Try the new Violet Lime bar for a light floral scent. The shop also has a NSFW section if you want something more risque.

Pip and Lola’s
This quirky shop carries body care products that often come in matching sets. For Spring, try their Lady Macbeth Black Orchid soap, which pairs with the Lady Macbeth lotion.

Lovett Sundries
Lovett’s is a retailer that carries things like soaps, body butters, and salt or sugar scrubs. You can buy a large Lavender, Lemongrass, or Evergreen hand and body cream for just $16.