Now in its third year this is becoming a popular fixture in the Autumn social calendar for both British resident Scandinavians and their fans.
We really went to town with decorating our stand, using Chinese lanterns, delphiniums and agonitum, clematis and lots and lots of ivy. This year’s best sellers were our hanging decorations made from silver birch bark and our lamp shades made from hydrangea petals. We also created a much bigger display of our Christmas cards which in turn stimulated a lot of sales and wholesale orders.
On day two of the show we were invited on stage to do a demonstration of our floristry skills. It was hosted by Antiques Road Show expert Lars Tharp, who was very interested in the artistic process and the skills one requires to become a professional Florist. Pasi and Brigitte our leading Florists created a masterpiece of design and floral excellence using three long silver birch branches as a base. Each branch had been specifically connected together to create display pockets to accommodate a series of white and purple flower stems, e.g. avalanche roses, snowberries, agonitum and clematis. The finished result was an original forest themed table decoration that would make a stunning centre piece for a wedding party or some other celebratory event.
Many thanks to Yan Skates and Niklaus for their friendship and their willingness to share the demonstration stage with us. Further thanks to our two students , Natalie and Jean for helping us set up, you were very professional and slick. We couldn’t have done it without your help.
Finally, a big thanks to the other Scandi designers whom we chatted to over the weekend, i.e. Akta, tailor made furniture designers, www.akta.uk.com ; Roots Living, www.rootsliving.co.uk ; Hus and Hem, www.husandhem.co.uk ; and finally our charming neighbours from Camali Design, who wowed us with their jewellery sourced from the shores of Cornwall, www.camalidesign.com We really hope to keep in touch with you all regarding future business and promotional exchanges.