Shane Connolly

I loved getting to see Shane Connolly work his magic with flowers at the Antique & Garden Show in Nashville last weekend…

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 If you think you don’t know who I am talking about hold on for just a second.

look familiar?…

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yes, that’s him, favorite florist of the royals

the one who transformed Westminster Abbey…

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For his lecture at the show he had visited several booths and borrowed a plethora of diverse containers to fill with flowers and foliage.

There was a bit of everything from  simply filling pretty apothecary bottles with white flowers…

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to this over the top arrangement in a gondola…

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I loved what he did with this antique basin…

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he even left the daffodils tied in their bunches before placing them among the pussy willow…

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he packed the two hours full of fun as well as flowers…

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I thought this was a great container and it was a reproduction that you would not be afraid of filling with water…

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but of course the antique blue and white pieces  were stunning…

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I particularly liked this one…

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he made arranging in this enormous urn look effortless…

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Connolly makes it clear that he thinks seasonally and sustainably.  He is about the business of educating both florists and clients to do the same.

He is the author of several books and I’m looking forward to receiving his latest, A Year In Flowers, later this week.

Next up, we’ll visit the “antique fair”!

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images of the royal wedding from florist review.com

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Comments

  1. Gorgeous…the arrangments make spring seem a lot closer. Thanks for sharing.