Sunday, 1 December 2013

Christmas flowers: bouquets and workshops

As December begins everyone is gearing up for Christmas, including me. I`ve decided to use this blog to tell you about my Christmas flower offers. I have just bought some lovely Heron Cross jugs with festive designs on them and I spent this morning designing and making different bouquets to place in them. Earlier in the week I had a delivery of flowers and foliage from Cornwall – the type of thing I expect to be available for Christmas – fragrant narcissi (white and yellow), white and red alstroemeria, anemones, pittosporum and two sorts of eucalyptus. I added white and red roses and hypericum berries from Sheffield flower market to the mix. The first arrangement was made for a red and white jug decorated with poinsettias and white hellebores (the one pictured above). What could be more Christmassy!
These close up pictures show the beauty of the flowers:

Then I made a bouquet with a warmer feel to it (bringing in the yellow narcissi) for a jug pattern based on autumnal fruits.
Here is the vibrant detail:

For a striking contrast I made a cool bouquet using only white and green which looked very elegant in this jug with an ivy pattern on it.

What lovely white flowers:

If you would like to order your Christmas flowers from me, the special Christmas prices are as follows:

Bouquet in a jug (including the price of the jug which retails at £20): £40
Bouquet wrapped in cellophane with water and packed in a Meadowsweet box: £30

I have a limited number of each of the three jug designs and will sell them on a first come, first served basis. I have to get my order in to Cornwall as soon as possible (there will be a huge demand for fresh flowers in the run up to Christmas) and the deadline for ordering flowers from me is Tuesday 10 December (so please hurry).

My Christmas flower workshop on Monday 23 December is all full up, but I do have places available for the workshop on Saturday 21 December. This workshop will be to make a hand-tied bouquet (rather like the ones above) and present it in one of the festive Heron Cross jugs. You will also get to make a small posy (to practice hand-tying) in a Christmassy jam jar. The cost of this is reduced to £40 and is really good value as you have a great experience, learn a new skill and take two lovely arrangements away. Please get in touch as soon as possible to book a place (phone 0114 2363634, mobile 07717 757565, email

I am now introducing Christmas gift vouchers for Meadowsweet flower workshops in 2014. You can buy a voucher for £45 and the person receiving it will be able to attend any of my 2014 workshops next year (subject to availability of course). What a great (and unusual) Christmas present for someone who loves flowers. Please contact me for more details.