Tuesday 9 December 2008

Christmas with a 'twist'

It is the last day of the Christmas Term at the class I attend each week. As this is the last Christmas as our tutor is retiring at the end of the academic year, I wanted to make it a memorable one for her.

There are 15 of us in the class, and it is the norm to pay £1 or £1.50 towards a bunch of flowers, so I offered to make an arrangement instead as it will last longer.

I only joined the class a few weeks ago - but have really enjoyed it.

This arrangement is for a dining table centre piece. The foliage I have used is:
holly, ivy (wild and variegated), rosemary, conifer, myrtle, robinta and bottle brush. (I might have missed some out -basically its greenery from the garden and the wild ivy and conifer came from a alley way in the village.)

The flowers are orchids, and deep red spray carnations. I have to say it smells wonderful and Christmassey.

This arrangement is HUGE and covers my range cooker top. It just about fits into a 3ft wide box and it is 18inches deep.

Of course I have blown the budget with all those orchids - but hey - I think it was worth it. Do you?


Debbie said...

Oh my.... now THAT truly represents Christmas.... it is spectacular. If I ever get my dining room ready in time for next year you are hired to do the display. xx

Anonymous said...

its more than worth it...who wants a bunch of flowers when you can have this gorgeous creation!Im sure she'll more than love it Lottie...well,I know I would x

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful! x

Unknown said...

Thanks everyone - it was a wrench giving it away!

Shairon said...

Is there no end to your talents?! I love it!

sam21ski said...

WOW - well done Lottie, this is fabulous and I love those deep red colours xxxx

Anonymous said...

Oh Lottie, I bet she was amazed with it - so beautiful - I do admire your skill.