What an amazing day it was yesterday! Thank you so much for all your lovely comments. I’m really very thrilled that you love my new logo, branding and website!
So, what have I in store for you today? Well, I’ve been keeping these photos back as I really wanted to save them for a special occasion…my first flowery blog post on the newly relaunched Flowerona. I took them when I went to a Festive Open House held by florist Mary Jane Vaughan, back in October.
I’ve known Mary Jane for some time now, but I’d never visited her studio in South West London. And I was really looking forward to seeing her floral designs for Christmas 2014. And oh my…they were absolutely stunning! As you walked in, there was a ‘White Christmas’ themed room featuring hanging amaryllis and white twigs in tall silver vases.
Taking centre stage was a beautiful candelabra on a mirror base with vases of white nerines, dendrobium orchids and hydrangeas.
There were also gorgeous amaryllis in stone troughs, accompanied by sparkly reindeers!
A winter woodland scene had been created in another room with dendrobium orchid laden trees, heather, pine cones and little lanterns.
Hanging from the ceiling was this amazing creation with white nerines, anemones and tulips in tubes suspended from birch twigs.
Echoing this design on the table beneath were vases featuring the same flowers.
As a complete contrast was this wonderful use of red ilex…a lampshade adorned in berries with a matching table arrangement with floating candles.
In a further room, Mary Jane had created a ‘Traditional Christmas’. A long table with two tall vases brimming full of berries were complemented by mounds of clementines and apples, oranges studded with cloves, bowls of red roses, rosemary trees, bundles of cinnamon and balls of star anise. The scent was amazing!
Thank you so much to Mary Jane for inviting me to the event! It was lovely to catch up with her and her team and have the opportunity to make a table arrangement, whilst enjoying delicious food by the wonderful Maddie Hatton. I hope reading today’s blog post has provided you with lots of inspiration of how to decorate your home over the festive period!
(Images : Rona Wheeldon / Flowerona)