amy merrick’s fairy tale flowers…
Posted in artists, creative ventures, nature, stylists December 9th, 2011 by pia

all images featured in this post are courtesy of Amy Merrick.

I wanted to write this post in time for Thanksgiving since that is when I first met sweet Amy last year. Shall we pretend I did  actually manage to write this in time for the occasion? okay yes, well then this is what I wanted to say:

“This time last year, I received an email from Brooklyn-dweller Amy Merrick, informing me of her upcoming trip to Amsterdam and how she’d like to meet up if I had the time. I’d admired Amy’s work, blog, and ‘living in’ posts (where she puts together a collection of homewares and furniture inspired by the sets of favourite movies) on design*sponge for some time, and was rapt to know that I’d have the opportunity to meet her in person. Amy was traveling with her dear sister Micha and they happened to be in Amsterdam on Thanksgiving day. So I decided to surprise them and book a table at the only place in the city that serves a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner – lovefood. Perhaps it was going to be more of a treat for French Boy and I as the last time I’d had a real Thanksgiving meal was 15 years prior when I lived in Pennsylvania, while French Boy had never had a Thanksgiving feast. French Boy, my dear friend Heidi and myself rode our bikes to the restaurant on the prinsengracht to meet the girls. It was a gorgeous, crisp Amsterdam evening, and we rode side by side, chatting and catching up on the week’s happenings.

In we all went, took our seats, and didn’t stop chatting for the whole evening, dining on turkey, homemade cranberry sauce and all the Thanksgiving trimmings that could fit on the table. It was such a memorable evening, I was captivated by Amy’s stories of recent travels and life in New York, and hearing about Micha and Amy’s childhood memories and ambitions. I’m so thankful for that evening, it meant a lot to me to enjoy that special meal with such beautiful people.

In the conversation, Amy mentioned her transition into a solo career in floral design.  She had ideas to start a website and work from her Brooklyn apartment. In August of this year, I was delighted to find out she’d done just that, and has created such a delightful online showcase of her work as a prop stylist and floral designer, take a look at some of her work in the following images…

Stunning, non?  Take a moment to read her post on how it all came about, and how she was inspired by her visit to Amsterdam. And while you’re visiting her blog, an apple a day, take a moment to read her most recent post about her visit to Florida with Micha, which tells of how their parents met (it’s the ultimate “Most Romantic Meeting Story of All Time”)…

Amy is not only a beautiful genuine soul, but incredibly talented as you can see. I’m excited to continue to follow her journey to see what she creates in the years to come, and how her creations will evolve over time.

“Happy Thanksgiving mes amis.”

So that is my very belated thanksgiving post featuring dear Amy. I figure, better to give thanks late than never, right?



+All images courtesy of Amy Merrick.
+To peruse Amy’s new website, click here.
+To read her blog “An Apple a Day”, click here.
+And to view her awesome ‘living in’ posts on design*sponge, click here.

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  1. sheila says

    What a lovely story to share, i’m such a big fan of her work and, i think as far as inspiration goes, that lady is just the bee’s knees. Her flora is the flora of old and beautiful paintings made real. Lovely to read about your charming evening!

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  2. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! says

    Totally stunning! And a great story too. Such gorgeous images!

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  3. says

    Wonderful arrangements, so beautiful, flowers alway stir the soul. Glad you have a lovely thanksgiving.

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  4. alicia says

    I love her blog 🙂

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  5. Maia says

    So beautiful! They have the quality of oil paintings.

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  6. nadia says

    she is the place i escape too, like yours she has the ability to create something or show you something that makes you travel into a place of romantic nostalgia or want. such lovely tribute to friendship.

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  7. islandsweet says

    hello pia. i received my copy of “my heart wanders” in the mail today – from australia to newfoundland, canada (can we be any further apart!). it’s my christmas gift from my partner and i won’t open it until christmas morning. but what a lovely christmas morning it will be. happy holidays and take care.

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  8. amy m says

    So so wonderful to read this, Pia! I just think the world of you and your work.

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  9. Becka says

    wow, Amy’s flower creations are just beautiful.

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  10. Sunday Brunch | says

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  11. Rohan says

    Amy is one of my favorite gals! She’s such a beautiful talent and not one bit full of herself. Just sweet! I can’t wait to meet her next year! Well hopefully!

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  12. Rachel Ann says

    These are gorgeous. They look like still lifes from old world paintings.

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  13. busma says

    I love the flowers!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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