ISSUE 16  |  Oceania Outdoors

Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Picks from the Gardenista Market on May 9

April 24, 2015 1:30 PM

BY Gardenista Team

We’re holding our first Remodelista & Gardenista Market of the year on May 9–the day before Mother’s Day–at the Marin Country Mart in Larkspur, California, a 30-minute drive from San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge. (Or take the Golden Gate Ferry for a scenic trip past Alcatraz Island.)

More than 40 favorite local designers and creators will be there, and SF-based florist Baylor Chapman of Lila B. will demonstrate how to make living floral arrangements with succulents, moss, and flowering plants. Make your own Living Arrangement at a DIY Bar with supplies and tools or buy a take-home kit from Lila B. Sounds like a perfect Mother’s Day gift to us (and for us–note to children.)

See our Markets page for details, including a full list of vendors. Hope to see you there! 

Here are more Mother’s Day gift ideas from our designers and creators.

Above: LA-based Scout Regalia will bring a selection of unique garden and outdoor products, including raised garden kits and bird houses. Made of laser-cut birch plywood, a SR Birdhouse Kit comes with assembly instructions and a cord for hanging; $55.

Above: Berkeley-based boutique tea brewers Anna Morton and Emily Erb source herbs from local farms for their new Leaves and Flowers blends. They also source cultivated teas from organic tea farms in China, Japan and India. They’ll be bringing a selection of their blends, including (L) Rosella Mint (a blend of hibiscus, mint, and stevia leaf) and (R) Sweet Rush, an aromatic California blend of lemongrass, ginger, and rose. The teas are $16 for 2 ounces.

Above: Julie Elliott, the SF-based owner of cult parfumerie In Fiore is bringing a selection of her Parfum Solide perfumes packaged in beautiful metal compacts. Scents include Patchouli Royale (in which sandalwood and balsam create a woodsy base to balance the sweetness of antique patchouli leaves from France) and Rose Noir (in which a haunting base of oud and vetiver emerge against the sweetness of Saffron and Damascena rose); $75 apiece.

Above: Taking the French cooking concept of mis en place into the garden, a work Apron from Flint Outdoors has a pocket for all your favorite hand tools. Designer Matt Katsaros began sewing and making things in high school; he started by putting pockets on T-shirts and has never really stopped. In addition to the Apron ($95), he’ll be selling classic waxed canvas totes (with brass rivets) and rucksacks.


Above: Furniture designer Alice Tacheny’s Flax brass wall sculptures are ideal for air plant display. Tacheny offers a small, closed version for $60, and large, open pyramid, shown here, for $120. 

Above: Florist Baylor Chapman, author of The Plant Recipe Book, will bring signed copies to sell for $24.95 apiece.

Above: LA-based Tim Gledhill launched Huddleson, his line of contemporary table linens, in 2011 and will be selling a selection of his Italian linen tablecloths (round, oval, square, and rectangular), and napkins, runners, and placemats. A Lovebirds Rectangular Tablecloth is, depending on size, from $295 to $450. Linen Napkins (in colors including Slate Gray, Camel, White, and Natural), are $22 apiece.