Flower class that is, at The Little Flower School in Brooklyn run by Nicolette Owen and Sarah Ryhanen. Both ladies separately run their own floral design businesses, but they come together from time to time to teach a small group of ten people. Now, I could tell you what I learned, but then you wouldn’t take the class, and we want Nicolette and Sarah to be around for a LONG time because their work is breathtaking.
In the style of a Dutch still life, fruits, flowers, branches, grasses, and petals ready to drop, they are voluptuous and sultry in a come hither type of way. The combinations of material are what give their arrangements that natural, just gathered from the garden and the woods – kind of feeling.
After seeing some of Nicolette’s work in, Veranda magazine I decided to track her down to do the flowers for a gala I was co-chairing for the Bone Marrow Foundation last spring. Coincidentally, Kara Minogue, the Event Consultant hired to manage the event knew of Nicolette….synchronicity! It was a beautiful event with her touch.
Our class on Sunday was called THE BEST OF AUTUMN….and it was a perfect autumn day to boot. For more information on the school, See little-flower-school.blogspot.com.
In addition to experimenting and making an arrangement, I came away with two flowers that will get added to my household MUST HAVES…
Pieter B…a caramel colored rose that has a faded cast to the outer petals, and Putumayo Carnation, a delicious butter cream frosting color, eggnog, whipped butter color…Heaven!
As my new fabric collection for Fabricut has a carnation print in it, my discovery of this new pale variety was fortuitous.
The class was a great mix of New York women….magazine editors, fashion stylists, attorneys, real estate brokers, and an event planner.
Different professions, a common interest – flowers – a common goal –
To create beauty.
October 21, 2011