Archive for June, 2011

Give the girl a camera

Monday, June 20th, 2011

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Who knew I blinked for such a long time whilst talking? I don’t think this was helped by a huge video camera 12″ away from me. The whole experience was rather daunting.

We have purchased our own little video camera, is there anything you would like to see?

I think tours of the shop and DIY follow at home inspiration are imminent.

 

 

 

Summer flower school

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Learn professional flower arranging in our summer 2011 flower schools.

We have finally announced our new season of flower schools, we are running a selection of day courses, evening courses and half day courses, designed to teach you how to arrange in the gorgeous Green Parlour style. Anyone can take part, budding amateur to professional florist wanting some fresh inspiration.

Flowers and home-made cakes are provided in abundance, as well as some gorgeous containers and all the know-how you need.

Our flower school is run from our flower shop in Pangbourne, Reading in small informal groups.

 

Its going to be a giggle.

Full Day course £200.00

Wednesday 14th September 2011
9.30am until 3.30pm

This one day course gives you an insight into how to arrange the flowers we love. Suitable for all abilities, this course will teach you how to make one of our signature hand-tied bouquets, a beautiful vase display and learn how to use small vases. The price includes all flowers and containers, refreshments and cake, lunch with a glass of sparkling wine. You also receive a discount card valid for 6 months on all flower purchases and a pair of professional floristry scissors. Please book in advance as places are limited.

Half day course £80.00

Wednesday 20th July 2011 and Friday 30th September 2011
9.30am until 12.30pm

This half day course gives you all the knowledge to produce one of our signature hand-tied bouquets within a beautiful glass vase. We will give advice on how to combine flowers and colours to create the perfect floral arrangement. Price includes all flowers and containers, a pair of professional floristry scissors, refreshments and cake. Please book in advance as places are limited.

Evening course £80.00

Thursday 18th August 2011 and Friday 7th October 2011
6.30pm until 9.30pm

This evening course teaches you how to make a table centre for the home using a selection of glass vases and containers. We will give advice on how to combine flowers and colours to create the perfect floral arrangement. Price includes all flowers and containers, a pair of professional floristry scissors, a glass of sparkling wine and cake. Please book in advance as places are limited.


Hello, I am a fern addict

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Hello my name is Emma and I’m addicted to ferns.

Is there a proper word for this? There are proper words for other types of addictions. Mine is equally unhealthy, I have over indulged.

Maidenhair, Boston you name it we have it.

They are starting to gather names, like Miranda, Fenella and Percy.

I have taken to wearing ferns in my hair, a sort of homage to Julius Caesar with a few delphinium flowers for a more feminine touch. I think this should be part of my regular wardrobe, sort of a Green Parlour uniform.

 

Today we have mainly been thinking about cakes, lots and lots of cakes. I have vowed to whip out my whisk and produce something spectacular. Marzipan carrots are sounding like a suitable decoration to a three tiered carrot cake. Over the top doesn’t even cover it.

 

Recipe suggestions are welcome.

 

Note to self: must buy more hessian.

Pretty things … Lustre photo frames

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

We’ve been busy filling our flower shop in Pangbourne, Reading, Berkshire with some gorgeous new home ware, hand chosen by us for its nostalgic yet practical twist. Our new range of Beautiful Finds can be found in our online store with inspiration from all over the globe designed to fill your home with quirky unusual beautiful products.

 

These to-die-for Lustre photo frames have stolen our hearts. Beautifully designed, these silver lustre finish will steal the show on any sideboard, add our Sophia candlesticks or Antique silver tea light holders for extra sparkle! Our Lustre photo frames are available to purchase in 2 shapes:

square measuring 16cm by 16cm (this will hold a picture measuring 9cm by 9cm) and portrait measuring 20cm by 16cm (this will hold a picture measuring 14cm by 9cm).

Click the link to see the whole Beautiful Finds range and buy the Lustre photo frames HERE

Pretty things … Sophia mercury glass candlesticks

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

We’ve been busy filling our flower shop in Pangbourne, Reading with some gorgeous new home ware, hand chosen by us for its nostalgic yet practical twist. Our new range of Beautiful Finds can be found in our online store with inspiration from all over the globe designed to fill your home with quirky unusual beautiful products.

Transform your dinner party table with our Sophia mercury glass candleholders! These antique feel holders will add an elegant antique sparkle to home, perfect grouped together, or scattered along your mantle piece. Decorated with a gorgeous barley twist design these mercury glass candlesticks will hold a standard sized column candle and are available in two sizes, small measuring 20cm in height and the large measuring 28cm in height. Take a look at our Beautiful Finds range and purchase these beautiful Sophia candlesticks HERE