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Flower Arranging with The Southern Table

Friday, March 7, 2014

Yesterday morning, Kylie Swanson, a friend from Making Things Happen, got in touch with me. She couldn't make it to a floral design class last minute and wanted to know if I was interested in her tickets. At first I was like "well what would be my reason to do that?" I'm not going to be a professional florist. This isn't a preexisting hobby.... But then I was like, NO! This would be SO fun, and I would learn a little bit of something new that I really would love to know about!

So I called my mother in law and we headed to Dallas. The class we took was through Fullosophie and was taught by Maxine from The Southern Table.


Upon seeing the door, I was smitten. Literally so stinking excited. The class was held at Maxine's beautiful home. I loved that part. Of course now I'm like I want to have a class at my houseeeeee....

We enjoyed some yummy tapas and made some new friends. Then we had a short lesson about building an arrangement grid and composition and how to cut the flowers to keep them fresh. As a beginner, I feel like I truly learned so much. I feel so much more equipped to make beautiful arrangements in my home now!


We then broke off to work on our own arrangements! At first I felt like my arrangement wasn't working at all but it slowly came together as I kept building parts.


Towards the end I was stuck and got some help!


My biggest take away from this class was a ton of encouragement. Am I going to be a swanky florist? No. But that isn't even a desire of mine... I guess I had fallen into a trap of believing that I needed to only try things that I would be good or "the best at"... aka no things. I remember when I wrote my 101 in 1001 list... I wanted to put learning calligraphy on there so badly but was so afraid to, thinking it was impossible. All creative skills are different, but what I was reminded of last night was that I love being creative period. It doesn't matter if its arranging vignettes in my home or making blog posts (things I feel more comfortable with) or trying something new. This sounds crazy but my whole outlook on creativity in my life was refreshed and encouraged. I feel like I can take on the world.


I'm obsessed with my arrangement. Please never die, little friend!


Have you ever taken a class like this, or tried something new and different? If not, YOU SHOULD!!

Happy Friday, Y'all!!

14 comments:

  1. Oh wow! This looks like so much fun! You're arrangement is beautiful. It's crazy how little things can change our outlook so much. I've been wanting to try dance classes or cake decorating classes. But a calligraphy class sounds like so much fun as well!

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  2. I would LOVE to be a pro at floral arrangements! It is such a random skill that I have always wanted to have. So jealous you got to take a class!

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  3. Love your arrangements my dear! I love flowers and having them fresh in our home makes my day so much brighter!

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  4. Wow, that looks so fun!
    How awesome to get to be a part of something really unexpected and to really enjoy it!
    Your arrangement is adorably- and I hope it lasts forever! :)

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  5. What a fun class! The arrangement is beautiful! Have a great weekend!!

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  6. I love your perspective on that. Right now, I'm job hunting but seriously feeling like I ned to pick up a few hobbies in the meantime… maybe flower arranging? Yours was impressive for a beginner!

    Lauren @ How Beautiful Are The Feet

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  7. That sounds like such a fun class! I completely hear you on learning new things. There are so many things I think, "Nope, couldn't do that," but would truly love to try. Proud of you for going for it!

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  8. I loved this post. And your arrangement turned out so beautiful, V.

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award... :)
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  9. I loved this post. And your arrangement turned out so beautiful, V.

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award... :)
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  10. That sounds like an exciting class. Your arrangement looked beautiful! I just came across your blog. I am having so much fun exploring. I love your home! My husband and I are signing on our first home next month. I am so excited. Your posts were just the encouragement I needed to focus on decorating.:)

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