Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A gift for gifting
- 25 December 2013
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Christmas Flower Trends 2013: It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year… A Contemporary floral art Christmas inspired by the lyrics (with more than a little creative license, of course) by the Christmas song
There'll be leaves for snipping
Brussel sprouts for primping
And twigs with dew drop beading glistening like snow
There'll be pretty floral stories
And tales of the design glories of
Christmases long, long ago
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" was written in 1963 by Edward Pola and George Wyle
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