25 June 2015

Floral Media - The Flower Appreciation Society Workshop and Book


The Flower Appreciation Society


'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.


The Flower Appreciation Society

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.


The Flower Appreciation Society

The Flower Appreciation Society

The Flower Appreciation Society

I had already bought a copy of their lovely and fun book and they happily posed and signed it for me.

The Flower Appreciation Society

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.

The Flower Appreciation Society

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.  

The Flower Appreciation Society


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 ~

Ingrid


[Styling (image 1,7 and 8) and Photography © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer]

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3 comments:

Betty said...

This is lovely, my favourite kind of bouquet, British, informal and not too structured. Looks like you had a lovely day, will check out the book at my library.

Janneke said...

A delightful bouquet, just my style of flowerarranging.

Frances said...

Ingrid, it must have been fun to be in the midst of lots of folks who share your love of flowers and your talents at bringing out their best. The British flower bouquet has found a perfect home in the vintage cut glass vase. It's grand that you have your grandmother's vases. xo