'Not Your Average Florists' Anna Day and Ellie Jauncey are the team behind The Flower Appreciation Society and they have also just published their first book - The Flower Appreciation Society: An A to Z of All Things Floral.
Last Saturday I had the great pleasure of meeting the two lovely ladies, Anna and Ellie, and take part in their British Bouquet Making workshop at the GROW London contemporary garden fair on Hampstead Heath in London.
While they were checking their social media I took a few pictures of the fabulous British grown flowers they had brought in - all placed in oversized recycled pickling jars.
Every jar of flowers were a little bit different - an array of colourful British summer flowers with a few herbs mixed in.
We were shown how to make a hand-tied bouquet - the kind you hold in one hand while adding the flowers with the other and the stems form a spiral. Looks easy but takes a little bit of practice to master - so every opportunity to try it is a step in the right direction.
We all left happily carrying an oversized and wild looking flower bouquet full of seasonal colour.
Here is the final result - my bouquet at home - in a vase.
Anna and Ellie feature cut glass vases in their book and feeling inspired I went to dig out a few that I inherited from my grandmother.
So here we are at the end of a great day - a perfect combination of beautiful summer flowers in a vintage cut glass vase.
Enjoy your flower arranging!
Have a Great Floral Day!
I will see you later in the week with more Do-It-Yourself flowers from 'Of Spring and Summer'.
~ xoxo ~
[Styling (image 1,7 and 8) and Photography © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer]
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