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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Absolutely Amazing Floral Designs

Oh my goodness Glitterinas,
do I have a treat for you!

I was lucky enough to be invited to go to a 
floral design program at 
Southern Floral Company
in Austin.

Walking into Southern Floral you are 
greeted with vignettes like this....



The presenter we were looking 
forward to seeing was 
Els Teunissen.
She has worked all over the world 
for 40 years as a cherished 
floral designer.

Els has designed for parties, receptions,
corporate functions and even 
grand occasions for the 
Queen and King of Holland!

Before Els was known all over the 
floral world, she was a 
foreign exchange student from Holland.

Her first trip to the United States 
took her to Thrall, Texas to the home 
of Shirley and Jack Winterrowd,
my husband's home!

My husband, Papaw Jack and I all 
trekked to Southern Floral 
last weekend to watch this remarkably 
gifted lady create beautiful floral designs.

Here is the woman of the hour with 
Sweet Husband and Papaw Jack!


I think Els must have gone through the line 
more than once when the Lord was 
passing out talent!

This lady is amazingly creative 
and funny 
and knowledgeable
and personable
and warm
all rolled into one 
fabulous person!

You can see that Sweet Husband and Papaw are 
holding books......well, Els wrote a book, too!


Such loveliness.....



Let's get to the flowers.....

oh, Glitterinas, 
prepare yourselves for some
majorly gorgeous 
floral designs!




Yes, these are all real!

The afternoon was one beautiful arrangement 
after another.....


Els shared some of her memories of Texas as 
she designed.

She remembers asking if Texas really had snakes.

Shirley told her absolutely yes, and showed Els 
a little wooden box with rattlesnake rattles in it!

Eeeeek!

Els just kept creating and entertaining us
 for hours....

.....each time I looked over at Papaw he had a 
smile on his face.

Shirley has gone to Heaven with her memories 
of Els, but Papaw has his own of a 
hard-working young lady who 
spent a couple of months in Texas 
and then went on to become a 
global traveller.

Here are some more drool worthy 
floral designs.....



Look at this container.....


.....lovely!



This piece was about six feet long!
It was so striking!


This pink arrangement was crazy gorgeous!
I seriously considered snatching it and running for the 
door.....but I didn't think my chances of a clean get away
were very good!



At the very end of her presentation, Els
made a bouquet of tulips and presented them to 
Papaw!

It was a very touching moment with applause
and a couple of tears!

What stunning colors!



Papaw was sweet enough to share this 
lovely bouquet with me....



.....he has a mischievous cat who I think 
he was a bit concerned about.

These tulips remind me of the lovely and talented 
lady I was lucky enough to meet.

Els, here's to 40 more years of 
gorgeous and remarkable floral design!
You have some devoted fans here in Texas!





Until next time, Glitterinas,
Tammy























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