A Living Wreath for Valentines-
I am not in the habit of buying myself a Valentines's present but when I spotted Rose & Rhubarb were running a luxury online workshop this February to make a living heart shaped wreath, I immediately bought myself a ticket.
I love making wreaths for our cottage door but this is the first time I've ever made a Valentine's wreath and it was so much harder than I imagined. My Christmas wreaths tend to get a bit wild and bonkers which is easy to maintain on a circle but when you have a delicate heart shape to maintain it is super difficult. I found myself getting stage fright unable to place the first lot of flowers on because I was so scared of getting it wrong.
The package from Rose & Rhubarb was beautiful in itself - beautifully presented with a lovely twine heart as the base, and the most exquisite choice of blooms to use, including spray roses and my absolute favourites pepper berries. And it was a blissful two hours on a Friday evening just focusing on flowers and colours and being creative. I absolutely loved it and felt exhausted afterwards in a really good way. Not only does the wreath look lovely but it smells divine and we've had so many compliments on it. BUT the thing I love best is that as a living wreath I am now going to bring it in and let it dry out naturally and I should be able to keep it forever - isn't that lovely?!