Thursday, 7 June 2012

Thursday Flowers

Welcome to

This week at floristry class I was delighted to see so many gorgeous blooms that were chosen for us to work with.

Spray Carnations
foliage of our choice
(I chose Magnolia)
It was the first time that we had worked with Tulips.
I couldn't resist the snowy white blooms, they were so beautiful.
Although...........after snapping 3 of the heads off while trying to wire them, I am sure the Tulips would have sprouted legs and ran out of the door if they could have ! lol

I chose a raspberry and white colour theme. I had brought in Magnolia foliage to work with and the colours of the leaves were perfect friends for my blooms.

Raspberry Snapdragons and Spray Carnations were perfect for the country feel that I hoped to achieve in my arrangement and I was really happy with the result.

I love pinching the heads of Snapdragons. I love the silly little faces that appear when doing so.
It always reminds me of when I was a little girl and my Grandmother used to grow them in her garden. I would be so amazed when she showed this little trick to me.

Did you know that Tulips continue to grow after being picked ?
My Tulips have already grown a few centimetres since arranging them in yesterday's class.  This was such an interesting fact to learn.

               This is my beautiful arrangement.
                      Isn't she just gorgeous ?

This beautiful arrangement of flowers is dedicated to a far away friend who inspired me along to follow my dreams.
Thankyou dear Andrea
may these pretty flowers make you smile

See you all tomorrow for the last instalment of my 'Children's Special'

Vintage books will be the theme of the day.
Tune in if you loved Nancy Drew, Enid Blyton and other wonderful tales !



  1. OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODNESS!!!!!!! First of all the arrangement is MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just splendid in every single way POSSIBLE!!!!!! you have the love of flowers running through your veins 24/7!!!!! this is so so so your calling!!!!!! I could not be happier for you! I can't begin to imagine what incredible creations you will be coming up for the rest of your life ... it is amazing just to dream about them! Second of all -- i am crying (happy tears) i thank you so much for my dedication -- i mean how special is this! You made my day my friend! I thank you from the bottom of my heart! I hope some day more than 3/4's of the world are not between us and I can see your creations in "real" time -- that would be a dream come true!!! Sending you tons and tons and tons of hugs!!!!!! Love you!

    1. I am smiling in return. I wish for that too ! You never know, maybe one day I may be in your part of the world and I will bring you a fresh original bunch.
      Thankyou for being the one to kick start the whole process.
      Love you too xo

  2. Oh man, I love that! My husband used to do that all the time when we were dating. He'd pinch the snap dragons and make a 'roar' ... takes me back. thanks for that :)

  3. I din't know that about tulips..
    Your arrangement is so make any place happier....
    I am your newest follower from the hop..pls follow back if you can.
    good for you and good for Andrea!

  4. What a beautiful arrangement. I love your color selection. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo P.S. the new giveaway was posted today.

  5. There's nothing as gorgeous as a fresh flower arrangement!! Awesome job!! I love the raspberry color!! I also enjoy tea, cottage decorating, and gardening. I just started a new blog with the desire to share these things I love. Hop on over and check it out!

    Blessings! Ann