I live in my grandmother's old home. It was the first home she bought with her husband in 1950. She raised my mom in this home, and now my son lives in her old bedroom. Prior to living here, my husband and I lived in my grandmother's grandmother's old beach duplex, which was a little sand lot she originally bought for $10 in 1923. She only bought half the lot because that was what she could afford at the time, and she saved for several years before she could actually build on it.
I share this because I like the history of my walls that breathe into my creativity. They breathe life and inspire me through the energy they may still carry into the future.
My grandmother helped me pay for my first flower workshop years ago, and I think she would be so proud of her investment in me, knowing that not only do I run my little business out of her home, but I can welcome guests in and host flower workshops of my own in the living room she spend so many years entertaining as well.
This past fall I hosted my first workshop here, and I hope to offer more next year. Below, are a few shots taken by Sara Weir from set up and final results of attendees. Everyone's was so different, but I loved how they all turned out. And we dipped some taper candles in some natural beeswax from my hive to add to the table decor, and richness of color.
Vases + plates: Beanpole Pottery
Candlesticks: Notary Ceramics