Want vintage flowers at your table? We’ll let The Great British Florist take this one…
“Constance Spry was a British floral designer in the 1920s and she arguably did more to change florals that anyone since. She rejected the stiff, wired arrangements popular at the time in favour of loose, fluid arrangements in solid blocks of colour. She used materials that were usually discarded, like grasses and berries. She embraced vegetables in arrangements and preferred non-traditional containers.
“Here's what she said... ‘Do whatever you please, follow your own star; be original if you want to be and don’t if you don’t want to be. Just be natural and gay and light-hearted and pretty and simple and overflowing and general and baroque and bare and austere and stylised and wild and daring and conservative, and learn and learn and learn. Open your mind to every form of beauty’.”
Right on, Constance.
On May 13, GBF will host a vintage flower table centre workshop, with Spy in mind, at De Koffie Pot in Hereford.
Tickets, £45 (including all materials and flowers), via the link below.
- 13th May, 2017
- 10.30am to 12.30pm
- Ticket Price
- De Koffie Pot, Bridge Road, Hereford, Herefordshire Get Directions, by car, or by public transport