Tyler did an amazing thing for my birthday/Christmas. He got me a floral arranging class and it was so darn cool! I've been chatting away about this for weeks. I kind of knew I had planted the seed of "what I want for my birthday", but as always, he went above and beyond. I got to go to the lovely Hanaya Floral Design in Huron Village, Cambridge. It was amazing right from the start walking into her sleek efficient white (all white in a floral studio?!) shop. Myself and two lady friends were the only people in the class and had all of Hanaya's attention. It was wonderful, starting with the tea.
|I'm a good foam cutter. |
It's actually called the "oasis" (it's like Zipper,
that's the name of the company, and it stuck to the object as well).
I arrived and saw this beautiful arrangement waiting for me. I thought, oh crap, i have to replicate this! I thought I'd be better suited for a water color class at this point. Turns out, these are all the lovely flowers Hanaya had hand selected for me to use in my own arrangement based on a brief conversation we had had before the class. Each of us students had our on beautiful selection based on our personal tastes in flora. So nice!
The beginning structure that I built my arrangement upon and around. Grassy sturdy flexible pieces that I chose to weave together instead of tie. I tried to use a little ingenuity instead of wire throughout.
|My amazing arrangement! I'm so lovin' it, folks. I would make it again and again and again. I loved the process and the final product so much!|
I wanted to take the rest of Hanaya's studio home with me. I did pay some dough to take a huge branch of french pussy willows home with me. You should have seen me walking to the car... thanks for not seeing me, actually.
I had to ask Hanaya if she went to flower markets that no-one else did. I've never seen anything like what she has in her studio.
Thank you, my darling Love. This was amazing. So totally amazing.