Anxiously Creative

Where did the idea of Anxiously Creative come from?
I personally struggle with anxiety and noticed when I used my hands to dry flowers and create arrangements I felt a sense of relief. The ambition behind the shop is to emphasize the synergy between creating with your hands and the positive effect it has on mental health. AC features artists who have small businesses and use art as a form of anxious yet creative expression. Stop by the blog too for a honest read.

How do you choose the farms and brands you feature in your shop?
Featuring small farms & passionate artists located in the USA are at the top of my list. Each petal and product have a story, and my goal is to share them all with you. The companies you see are innovative, unique, and environmentally conscious. If you have any questions about where I source, please feel free to leave a note or email me!

Where are your dried florals from?
Those that I do not personally dry, I work with small farmers based mainly in the States. However a few variations are from Australia and Greece! ***Faaaaaaaaancy.

How long do dried flowers typically last?
The beauty of dried flowers is that they last for a long time. You can keep your goods for years if they are kept in a cool and dry climate. Sun exposure and humidity can alter their appearance with imperfections. Don't forget to shake them out and dust any large leafs every once in a while - the same you would do to a living plant!
I want to make my own arrangement, what should I buy?
The staples are Eucalyptus and Lavender, for example. They smell wonderful and take up space (which we like). Pampas Grass and Billy Balls are unique and add a nice pop of "Oooh this is fun" because they diversify any arrangement and are fun to have around. Lastly, everyone deserves to add a luxe petal or two so shop around for some unique staples such as a Blushing Brides or Protea. 
Where are your Vases from?
Anxiously Creative vases are hand picked individually and are from unique shops, markets, and vintage stores in Northern California. Our Porcelain and Wooden Vases are both from USA based artists. 
What is your exchange or return policy?
Anxiously Creative does not accept any returns or exchanges. If your product is altered or damaged, please email me so I can help get another shipped out to you asap. As a small business owner, I want you to be super happy with your goods!
Can I use the images on your website? 
Most of the images you see were taken by the talented Danielle Polini. They may not be used elsewhere or for personal use without my permission. Please email me at mareenaellen@gmail.com if you're interested in using an image! P.S. Don't forget to check out her site if you're looking for creative photography services.