laurie cinotto

From the “True Colors” section of Seattle Met Bride & Groom’s summer/fall 2010 issue.

Way back in something like spring of 2010, I asked Laurie Cinotto of La La Laurie, one of our favorite local crafters and paper flower makers, to best mother nature with a paper floral piece for the True Colors feature in our summer/fall 2010 issue.

Cinotto obliged, of course, and put together a bouquet of crepe paper, silk, and linen flowers in our white-on-white-on-white color palette. We loved having it on the page (shown here).

Flash forward to now: Cinotto’s SMBG-commissioned floral design is for sale at BHLDN.

The Tacoma-based crafter tells us (and her blog readers) that a buyer saw it—in our pages or on her website? we’re not sure—and requested a sample. Once the Anthropologie folks had the bouquet in their hands, they placed an order (for boutonnieres too) and put it in their winter collection.

Congrats, Laurie. We love a local success story.