Summer School: Portland!

June 20th, 2011

Hi lovlies and happy Monday! I had the pleasure of attending Summer School in Portland this weekend where I took a flower arranging class from Chelsea of {Frolic}. This was my first ever floral class and I was excited to learn how she creates her relaxed fresh flower arrangements.

I can assure you that making something look so simple and effortless is really quite the oposite. I picked up some great tips and basics for floral arranging but I no doubt need more practice. Above are some pics of the event and my final bouquet. I can’t wait to experiment and develop some skills and hopefully share as I go.

Chelsea was sweet as always and I got to see other friends as well as meet new ones. I even shared a table with Lillian of Unstitched, Grace of Design*Sponge and Katy from Katy Elliot. Such a talented and fun group and a great way to spend the weekend!

15 Responses to “Summer School: Portland!”

  1. Kathi Says:

    your boquet is lovely! what a wonderful class that must have been, I would love to do that

  2. Christina Says:

    so pretty!

  3. sherri lynn Says:

    Your bouquet looks great! I would love to take a flower arrangement class. I definitely don’t have a natural eye for it!

  4. Color Collective Says:

    ooh your pictures turned out so great! what a lovely day!

  5. amber heagerty Says:

    Beautiful! Happy for you but a little jealous too! 8)

  6. Sarah @ Says:

    Wow, what a fun class! And with such talented people. I would almost feel like I’m meeting rock stars if I sat with all those lovely talented ladies you mentioned (I love all their blogs) I’m a little jealous 😉

    – Sarah

  7. brianne @ the ravenna girls Says:

    Ooh, I am super jealous. Seeing all you ladies blog about that weekend makes me hope to goodness they do it again next year!

  8. katy elliott Says:

    Beautiful photos! So nice meeting you!

  9. Kelly J. R. Says:

    Now THAT looks like it was a fun class! Your bouquet turned out great.

  10. Lillian (Unstitched.) Says:

    Kathleen, it was SO good to see you and chat! 🙂 So much fun learning flower arrangements together – I hope to see you again soon!! 🙂 xo.

  11. PaigeCakeDesign Says:

    Wow, that sounds like so much fun. How great to take a weekend class like this, and to hang out with such lovely ladies :).

  12. Style, She Wrote Says:

    Your pictures are amazing! Love these light bright environments. xo style, she wrote

  13. Connie @ Daydream In Color Says:

    Aww I wish I knew you were over there! I was taking the photography class in the same room. I would’ve loved to meet you! Your pictures are lovely!

  14. Ridgely's Radar Says:

    I am sure it is a lot harder than it looks. I am the worst flower arranger and would love the time to take summer school! You must have passed with flying colors – your arrangement is beautiful!

  15. Mary Frances Says:

    So glad to have found your site. Beautiful flower arrangement. Would love to know the name of the rose in the arrangement.