|The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood|
I had a "Ya Ya" moment on Sunday and I needed to share. I am spending the summer exploring workshop ideas for Tahilla Gatherings, my business idea that continues to evolve. My hope is to use Tahilla Farm as a venue for women to come together to discuss topics of mutual interest..ie books, art, health, cuisine, nature and the like. I am currently exploring ways in which I can achieve those goals.
On Sunday I signed up for a flower arranging class with the talented Mary Potter O'Neill of Billies and Tillies when in fact, before I left the house, I noticed that it was a workshop to learn how to make flower crown's. I instantly thought of our dear blogging friend Elizabeth of The Vintage Contessa and thought...well, why not? I am not a flower crown kind of gal...but maybe I could be. Elizabeth looks fabulous in them...I will give it a try!
And off I went...with a few other twenty somethings and me, the sixty something. Which reminded me of the scene above, in reverse. I haven't seen The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood in many years...but I can tell you, I will be watching it tonight! In fact, I may even read the book again. Seems to me it would be a fun one for a Tahilla Book Club Gathering...with a flower crown workshop. ;) OH...the fun we could have!
I am getting ahead of myself...
back to Mary and her very easy instructions.
|Weaving flowers along the crown base...|
Mary explained to us how to make the base of the crown
with a few strands of wire and florist tape. Easy.
|Sprigs of Queen Ann Lace and Peony|
She then showed us how to make a series
of small flower bouquets
which we would ultimately tape together onto our crown.
Easy. Sort of.
|White, cream, blue, burgundy, green...|
There was a lot of chatter
and Oohs and Ahhs...and voila...we all had
very distinctive and very different flower crowns.
|Succulents and grasses..with Lily of the Valley|
If ever there was a case of weaving a personality
into a crown, this was it. I was channelling the color scheme
in our garden HERE. All the while thinking of flower fairies
in the children's books by Cicely Mary Barker.
|The Stitchwort Fairy|
Cicely Mary Barker
OK, DON'T LAUGH
I ran off to a corner of the room to take a selfie
for my daughters...trying to keep a straight face.
It didn't work.
|What 6oish looks like. ;)|
And no where close to the gorgeous Elizabeth,
but I tried!
When class ended, I felt a spring in my step
as I placed my flower crown
gently on my summer hat and traveled home,
I showed it off to Mr. H and my son Connor.
I think they were jealous.
I rested my crown for the day,
thinking of the next one.
I have a lot of ideas,
Mary does too!
|Resting my crown for the day|
How about you?
Are you a flower crown kind of gal?
If presented with a flower workshop,
what would you like to create
or learn how to do?
I am taking notes for Tahilla Gatherings...
please feel free to write to me
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more Ya Ya moments
Last but not least...
for your viewing pleasure...
Thank you for reading along
and Happy Creating
with whatever stirs your soul!