Friday, 30 September 2011

Friday Flowers

Actually to be precise they are Monday Flowers, let me explain......This Monday I had the most fabulous day out at a florist in Hungerford, Martin & the Magpie where I attended a Dutch Still Life workshop.
The workshop was given by Martin, a Dutchman whose passion is flowers, and started with a talk on the history, meaning and significance of the Dutch Still Life painting....fascinating stuff. Then Martin demonstrated his take on the traditional still life, but with a modern twist.
Then it was my turn, what a joy! Completely out of my comfort zone, but with Martin's gentle guidance and encouragement, I don't think I made too bad a job of it!

I certainly enjoyed doing it, so lovely to have such a vast variety of flowers and foliage to play with.
A scrumptious lunch was provided by Kay aka Ma Magpie, who is one of those all round truly creative people, florist, artist, gardener, vintage treasure seeker, and she writes a really lovely blog. Is this the right path?

Emma joined us for lunch, she is Martin's wife, Kay's daughter and is also known as Vintage Magpie, it turns out that she has a shop on Etsy Vintage Magpie selling the most wonderful bridal bouquets made from vintage finds, beads, fabric and personal items from the bride.......gorgeous!

So really I felt so at home I didn't want to leave!
They have several other courses this year, just can't make up my mind which one to do. Perhaps if you are in the south east of England you'll join me for a great day out....See you there?
In the meantime have a wonderful week end


Kay said...

Hi Georgie...thank you for that wonderful write up!!! we are so glad you enjoyed the day..the flowers look fab-u-lous in your home and what great photos..hope to see you again soon..xx

Caitlin said...

In lieu of going to the Metropolitan Museum
to look at the Dutch Masters, I can just click
on Friday Flowers.

They're beautiful, Georgie. Truly.

marianne.cook1 said...

Wonderful autumn colours! I love the little purple/mauve accents. Now how about doing it in miniature...