Monday, 19 December 2011

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas...

College has finished for christmas now but during my last week I got to do two new christmas designs which I loved! First of all, I made this christmas wreath - it was made using moss & wire & then a selection of blue spruce, cuppressus, & berried ivy (which I love!) & then decorated with my red, brown & chocolate themed accessories.

We also made this winter bridesmaid pommander in festive reds & greens using asparagus, hypericum berries, froggy chrysanthemums & maroon spray roses.

Finally, here are some beautiful roses I bought. I love the vintage browny pinkiness of them & thought they went well with our chintzy table cloth!

Have a lovely & very merry christmas everyone! xxx

Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Flower Station...

This week I did a work placement at the Flower Station - a lovely Florist full of beautiful flowers just inside Chelmsford train station. The shop has quite a contemporary feel to it & their signature style includes lots of big blooms - lilies, roses, amarylis, sunflowers & gerbera.

I got the opportunity to make lots of hand tied arrangements which was great experience for me! Here are a couple I put together - this one consisted of a rose, gerberas, tulips, wax flower, flox & salal.

This one contained gerberas, spray roses, lilies, giant chrysanthemum heads, 1 rose & salal.

Look at these chillis which are used in arrangements - I love the quirkiness of them!

I also got to make some christmas wreaths which was really fun - I love the dried chillis & apple slices.

All in all, a great week! x

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Alice in wonderland!

Last week I went to a wholesalers & fell a little bit in love with these lovely stripey spray roses! I think they look as if someone has splashed bits of paint on them - just like the ones which are painted red in Alice in Wonderland! They are called 'Flash Dance' & are definitely going to go down as one of my favourites!

Little Alice in Wonderland sketches I made.

My little cat Nellie was fairly impressed with the roses too!

I also bought a bunch of this lovely red Ilex - very festive!