A jolly good time at Jolie Rose

I love teaching workshops at Jolie Rose in Faversham.  The owner, Sally Lambert is so welcoming.  She appears out of her tiny kitchen to greet each of my guests with a cup of tea served in vintage china and leaves a plate of delicious biscuits on the table for us to delve into.  By day Sally’s shop is home to vintage treasures, with a homespun style and by night it feels very special to be allowed to roam in private.

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The evening started with a goodie bag packed with golden ranunculus, soft pink tulips and fragrant eucalyptus, with knobbly twigs for contrast.

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And it finished with a design that matched the personality of my guests.

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I always advise that it’s best to have a towel and bucket in the car for safe transportation home. Even with this precaution there were a few casualties.  Despite this, I had some lovely feedback from Susan who said “thank you for such a lovely evening of flower arranging.  I did enjoy watching your demonstrations and then trying out my own creations.”

Another of my ladies said “I enjoyed the evening, thank you.  The time went very quickly; it was a pleasant low key learning curve. My display is still looking lovely and I also made up a vase with the spare flowers I took home.”

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Perhaps you’d like to join me next time?

Sally also runs her own handicraft workshops.  To find out more track her down on Twitter @JolieRoseShop.  She’s also host to pop up workshops by Claudia Kerr.  You can find Claudia on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/claudiakerrdesigns?fref=ts

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