10/15/12

My First Post At Elizabeth Street


Last Friday, I spent an hour hanging out with the director and floral instructor from FlowerSchool New York for my first post at Elizabeth Street. I wanted expert advice for arranging flowers, particularly the ones from grocery stores pictured here. I love their ideas of selecting the best roses, buying the proper tools, a simple trick to knowing how high to make your arrangements and other great tidbits of info I'll never forget. I'm planning on silently judging my friends if I see them breaking the any of the rules. ha


PS I'm dying to take one of FlowerSchool New York's classes in January/February. I hear that's when they get all their spring flowers. Wouldn't that be the best way to cure the winter blues? I hope I can feature them again! Enjoy the outtakes! Oh, and thanks for all the help with the pumpkins last Friday! I've selected a few that I will feature this Thursday on Elizabeth Street. I'll link to you if I selected your idea :)

15 comments:

  1. There's a lot of things I didn't know - and I am always bringing home grocery store flowers - I feel like I make them last a pretty long time but this may make them even better! I would love to take a floral design class, this inspired me to look but no luck finding one around St. Louis!

    Mary from Light Sleeper, Heavy Dreamer

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  2. I tried to read your article, but the link was not working...maybe too many people trying to read it? :)

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    1. haha my only hope is that i crash the site from traffic!

      i hope i fixed the link. does it work now?

      thanks for the tip :)

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  3. Brava Sharon!! I am so happy that you have found your dream job. Keep posting - I love to see how you, Rob, and your three hoodlums are doing. Thanks for giving me a taste of NYC, even when I'm far away.

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  4. That sounds like so much fun! Whenever we get flowers at the house my mom always has me put them in a vase - she says I have a "gift". I am going to check out FlowerSchool! Congrats on your first post! Heres to many more.

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  5. Great article, Sharon! I'll have to review it before I hit the farmer's market next weekend. Congrats!

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  6. I worked at the North Carolina Museum of Art, where they have monthly flower-arranging courses. It was incredible just to go learn and hear the opinions of the florists. good stuff!

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  7. Wonderful article -- I learned alot. Can't wait to get some flowers today to arrange!

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  8. I will be bookmarking this article! I did not know about FlowerSchool and I think you are absolutely right about taking a class during the winter. What a perfect way to lift ones spirits and bring beauty into our homes. Hope to see you there.

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  9. WOW!So beautiful flowers!Love the sweet article!

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  10. I just thought you should know that in your description on slide 8, under step 3, it reads, "He repeat[sic] the process until he used all the flowers." Sorry. I can't help myself. I was a proofreader and every little detail stands out to me now.

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  11. I loved this post so much, I buy bodega flowers all the time and want to do "more" with them! Shared it with my readers here: http://seektobemerry.blogspot.com/2012/10/hump-day-distractions_24.html

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