Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
A Very Merry Dried Orange and these from My Greenhouse to yours Trendy Christmas Cheer
This Christmas the main aesthetic for 2023 is best described as… visiting Grandpa’s cabin in the woods. The entire look is under-stated but oh so nostalgic. Each week I will show you my take on the trends continuing with:
The days after Christmas are still about making memories.
It’s all about invoking the feelings of nostalgia, it’s vintage, simplicity, cozy layers…
and bringing the outdoors in.
Dehydrated fruit and spices add fragrance and feature in festive displays and garlands to bring back some old world magic and making it feel cozy even now, the week after Christmas Day.
And maybe you want to take my design and add another cozy layer in addition to foraged greenery, dried fruit and spices?
Add bits of your own proudly grown nature, of course! Oh yes… potted plants are dressed up this Christmas season and proudly out on display this year.
Hmmm… How about a plant share or exchange instead of a cookie exchange for an after Christmas event? Guests share cuttings from their favourite plants. It’s a green homegrown gift exchange that costs nothing but means everything. With none of the waste.
Hope you had the coziest Christmas, flower buddies. However many layers make up your Christmas cozy.
Take the whole waste free design concept a whole lot further by displaying all your Christmas simmer pot ingredients... ready to be harvested as needed.
A fun way to make a winter design glow.
A fragrant way to add an uplifting dried detail to your winter design.
I wanted my Zipper to be "edgy" rather than "peaceful", so using bamboo or reeds or willow would not be appropriate.
For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling...
An impossibly delicate wreath shape that will last... and last... all Festive Season long.
Up-cycle a pot scrubber to get a huge roll of very pretty copper wire
A quick solution for a minimal horizontal autumn display -on top of bud vases.
Advanced level Workshop: For my Easter Parade Demonstration I made 6 hand-tied designs within armatures. The concept was to pick up the design while demonstrating and to literally...
An almost Christmas... Christmas wreath featured in the winter edition of Flora Magazine.
A tumbling fall leaf design making use of the autumn leaves that are already falling to the ground.
oh yes, a light an airy design showing off those very first autumn leaves.
A Floral Art Demonstration by Floral Trends Design Group with music, narration and pictorial presentation.
A closer look at my design at the 20th anniversary of Canada Blooms and The Toronto Flower Show