Thursday, 31 May 2012

Thursday Flowers

Hello my lovely friends

Welcome to Thursday Flowers !

For my new friends who don't know, I began studying floristry earlier this year. Each Thursday I share with you my arrangement from this week.

Each week our teachers pre order and choose all of the flowers that we will work with. We very much work with seasonal flowers that are affordable for all who attend the class.
Later in the year we will be fortunate enough to be able to choose our own flowers but for now we use what is required to assist in our learning. 
I am very much a cottage flower girl. I  adore peonies (they are my favourite) hydrangea, roses, violets, stocks,  and anything pretty and fragrant.

I look forward to the day when I can choose my own blooms so I can create what my heart desires.

This week we worked with some native Australian flowers and also some lovely Proteas from South Africa.
I have to be honest, I can appreciate the beauty in these flowers but it wouldn't be what I would go in to a store  and buy.
I have placed this arrangement in my hallway under my white chandelier wall sconce and it looks very pretty in the light.

I am learning to appreciate flowers of all kinds.

              pink bloom above left - Protea                                          Red bloom avove right -                                                                                                              Leucadendron   
                     above left - Kangaroo Paw                                                   above right - Dryandra

Kangaroo Paw (bottom left) is a pretty native Australian flower
(below)  Geralton Wax. It is one of our native Australian flowers that I really like. It is a really pretty flower

Floristry is a beautiful form of art. It allows creativity, expression and complete enjoyment.
It is by no means easy, it is back breaking at times and not as easy as it looks. One thing is for certain though, each time I leave the classroom I have a smile on my face and I find myself looking forward to the next class.
I am exactly where I need to be.
I am happy !
It is amazing to do something that you love.
It's not a job, it is a joy.

Follow your heart and you will find great love and fulfilment.
See you all tomorrow



  1. I AM AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZED!!!!!!!! oh my dear friend this is your God Given TALENT!!!!! you are just glowing!!!!! such beauty! I am stunned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i thank you for sharing -- this is just what I needed this morning -- just what I needed!!!!! (hugs)

    1. Taking a bow.......thankyou ! and to think it all began with a challenge x

  2. Melanie,

    WOW, how neat! That arrangement is so exotic! I have never seen any of those flowers, and they are so unique!

    What a neat thing to be learning.

    And that pic of you is so pretty.

  3. WOW! That bouquet is gorgeous! I love that pink flower and it coned layers. What's the name of it & does it bloom? Great arrangement!

    1. Hi Sonya, I have labelled some of the flowers for you. It is called a Protea. It is actually a native of South Africa but all of the other flowers are native Australian.
      The flower as you see it is in full bloom, they begin with tighter buds but then the centre opens to reveal it's centre. Take a look on google where you will see lots of great pics)
      Thankyou for your lovely comment x

  4. Hello beautiful Melanie! You look gorgeous my friend and so radiant! I can see you love your flower arranging. I am so happy for you! I, too, am a cottage flower girl! The native Australian flowers are really stunning and you did a beautiful job arranging them. Thank you for sharing the names of the flowers. I look forward to seeing what you do when you can chose your own flowers! I love the same ones you do! :) I am so glad you are enjoying your classes and leave with a smile on your face and are happy! That is wonderful sweetie! Thank you for your beautiful and encouraging words! Have a lovely rest of the week! Love, Paula xo