This post is coming a week late as I spent several days last week rescuing the blog. I know just enough about blogging and web design to be dangerous and that includes clicking on updates for things when I don’t really know that they are necessary. Is the update compatible with my plugins and my widgets?… Can you not see anything in your dashboard?… um, what? This is pretty much what I looked liked like last week…
One wrong click and the entire back end of my blog went BYE BYE! Talk about panic!!! Thankfully there are some great technical folks over at GoDaddy.com and they were able to restore it for me in record time. That’s the last time I click on anything!
On to flowers…..
I spent Easter weekend in my hometown of Roanoke, Virginia and I hosted a lovely afternoon with some friends and family showing them how to make a spring centerpiece for their holiday tables. We had beautiful spring flowers in shades of yellow, organge and peach and the weather was just perfect for the outdoor event. The clubhouse in my mom’s neighborhood has the perfect back deck for hosting an event like this. There was plenty of space for everyone to spread out and make a mess!
There were plenty of little goodies for everyone to snack on including my favorite “peek-a-boo” pound cake. This one had a multi-colored butterfly inside. We had cheese slaw, chocolate covered strawberries colored orange like carrots, homemade chicken salad and more.
The ladies are hard at work on their centerpieces.
My mom and sister-in-law were hard at work using some of the skills they learned at last year’s Pretty Pumpkin event in Maryland!
Kelly found some pretty white lilac to incorporate in her centerpiece. I think she was sad we weren’t make bows like we did at the Christmas Wreath event in Richmond!
Wanda was sporting her floral Toms shoes for the event. How fun are they? So appropriate for the workshop!!
Here is Wanda with her friend Anne. These ladies did a wonderful job with their centerpieces!
What party is complete without a little favor? Each attendee took home a little gift of some gardening gloves and a packet of zinnias. I hope they all find their way outside this spring to plant some flowers in their own yards!
What a beautiful group of ladies and centerpieces! Thank you all for joining me over the holiday weekend and I hope you and your families enjoyed the flowers. I love sharing my passion for flowers with other people. I hope to do another workshop in Roanoke again soon for those that couldn’t make it last weekend. A special thank you to my mom for helping me cook and prep everything for the event. Could not have done it without you!