I was determined to make the Summer Solstice memorable this year and so I was very excited when I heard that The Cosy Shed were planning a Vintage Tea Party and Wreath Making Workshop on Midsummer’s Evening.
The event was held in Hayman Lodge set in the beautiful Catton Park in Norwich. The 70 acre park was the first paid commission of the Suffolk born landscape gardener, Humphry Repton. As a Bedfordshire girl I was interested to hear this as he also designed Woburn Abbey Gardens which I regularly visit.
Surrounded by fields of wild flowers Hayman Lodge couldn’t have been a more perfect setting for the occasion.
Inside the Lodge a long table was beautifully styled with dried flowers, eucalyptus and vintage crockery.
Little posies tied with naturally dyed ribbons served as place settings.
A side table was laden with a vintage style feast punctuated with sweet floral displays. Everything looked so cute and tasted delicious. Tea was poured from an array of vintage tea pots throughout the evening.
After a feast of sandwiches, crisps and cakes it was time for the wreath making to start.
We each had one mini wreath already made up for us as well as the chance to make our own.
I attached the posy to the wreath that had been pre-made by the experts. It’s now prettying up my dressing table at home.
To the wreath I created I added flowers from the abundance of dried roses, dried peonies, baby’s breath and greenery on the table. To finish I chose from one of the beautifully hand made ribbons.
I was so happy with my two wreaths.
When at a floral workshop one has to wear floral footwear 🙂
At the end of the evening the sun made a blazing appearance. The perfect end to a perfect day.
Happy Summer Days!
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