A Very Vintage Christmas Flower Workshop at Wild Floral Academy

Wild Floral Academy
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‘A Very Vintage Christmas’ Flower Workshop
Sat December 8th 2012
A vintage themed flower workshop led by Flowersmith, Tutor & Demonstrator, Jill O Keeffe NDSF..A day of fun with flowers, where participants create their own wonderous Winter décor for around the home, all to a classically stylish theme.. We’ll have luscious flowers, fulsome foliages, birdcages, candles, crystals and pearls, velvet and lace, and all the scents and signs of a very cosy Christmas..
Share in Wild Floral Couture’s unique outlook on floral design, and go home with arms and hearts full of good cheer!
Date : Saturday Dec 8th 2012 time 11-5
Price;€150 deposit of €75 payable to confirm by Dec 3rd.
Itinerary:
10.30 arrive and have a warming cup of tea and coffee and get acquainted with your fellow florists…
11 am: Door Wreath: a frosty themed wreath of winter foliages with pearls, lace and a touch of crystal accented with the luxurious textures of satin or velvet….
Birdcage arrangement: cutesy arrangement for the hall or table centre. Birds included!
1pm Traditional afternoon tea style lunch, with warming pots of tea /coffee with and the necessary chatter round the table while we tuck into our sandwiches and mince pies!
1.45 Mantle decor: an opulent mantle garland with dried fruits, velvety ribbon, delectable décor.. and a touch of twinkle…
3.15 Table centre with candles: A Tiffanys inspired table décor; candles and crystal and a Lot of Style…
4.30 Learn tricks of the trade and tips for making your own decorations for the Christmas table and décor for the tree.. We’re all about the pearls and the lace, and the most beautiful of seasonal flowers, berries, and foliages, the gold and the silver and the most elegant of classic vintage style.
5pm- Leave the mess behind and take your goodies home with a smile…

What to bring:
Strong scissors suitable for cutting branches and flower stems: paper/ribbon scissors.:A warm jumper and thick socks as the workshop can be chilly.
Location: Wild Floral Academy: Unit O9, Marina Commercial Park,Centre Park rd, Cork City, in behind Pat McDonnell Paints, in the Old Ford Factory.
Please request booking form by telephoning jill on 0860667298 or by email wildworkshop@gmail.com

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