Today, I’d like to share with you some images of a beautiful arrangement made by the very talented florist, Nicole Liew. Nicole has a wonderful shop called The White Orchid in Weybridge, Surrey.
Back in 2005, I started as a Saturday girl in Nicole’s shop when she was based in Esher.
I learnt SO much from her, from spiralling my hand-tieds the opposite way to convention, to combining colours and textures, and recognising the benefit of having certain processes for tasks, which had to be repeated on a regular basis.
Oh, and most importantly, really making sure that I kept my fingers away from the sharp scissor blades when I was cutting stems…it didn’t take me too long to take on that piece of advice after a few painful mishaps!
I was always asking her the names of the flowers and it was at The White Orchid, that I discovered Viburnum opulus ‘Roseum’, also known as Guelder Rose or Snowball , (top right of the image below).
The colours in Nicole’s arrangement work so well together. And I love the vintage pink carnation!
I hope you enjoy the images and have a lovely Friday and restful weekend.
P.S. This was a very unexpected present from my husband who was away last week when it was our wedding anniversary. Receiving flowers as a complete surprise really made my day very special…it’s so easy to make us ladies happy, gentlemen! Hint, hint…
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)