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November 2014 Newsletter

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November - the silly season starts early!

It's all about fun and functions at Jamison Flowers this month.  Weddings, parties, in fact anything with champagne!

We can't believe it's November already!  Santa will be here before we know it and we'll be farewelling another year!  October disappeared in a whirl of excitement for all of us at Jamison Flowers.  We finished the month at the Gala dinner for the Telstra Business Women of the Year Awards.  I was so honoured to be a finalist this year and it was great to be able to share the night with my family and staff.  I met lots of amazing Canberra women and made lots of great contacts.  My award, signed by the guest of honour Lane Beachley (thanks Nan!), is proudly displayed in the shop!  Thank you to everyone who called, texted and emailed their congratulations, the support was so wonderful.  It truly was a fantastic and amazing experience!

November started with a huge party to celebrate staff member Kirsten's 40th birthday!  When a florist has a party, you can be certain there'll be lots of flowers, and we didn't disappoint!  Elegant long, low table arrangements full of Sahara roses, hydrangeas, peonies and spray roses dressed the tables, along with tall vases of twisted willow and vine.  Kirsten and her friends emptied Canberra's op shops of lace doilies which were hung from the sticks and used to covered vases which glowed with candle light.  Two huge tubs of flowers greeted the guests who were suitably impressed with all our hard work!  It's always fun to decorate a party, but it's even better when you get to go to it as well!  We also created centrepieces for a 100th birthday on the same weekend, we love a good celebration!

Wedding season is continuing and keeping us very busy.  The hot weather is proving to be a big challenge and proves how important it is to treat wedding flowers with the utmost care to ensure they're looking their absolute best for the big day.  We always pack our wedding bouquets in a special wedding box, and while it makes them look spectacular, the reason we do it is to ensure they're kept in water until the bridal party is ready to leave for the ceremony.  The box holds containers of water which the bouquets sit in until the last possible moment.

Now I don't want to make you panic, but Christmas isn't that far away, and that means Christmas wreaths!  We will be making wreaths for sale in December but we'll also be holding a very special class to teach a lucky few how to make their own!  After our fantastically successful flower school this year, we thought we'd give it one last go for 2014.  We'll only be holding one class where you'll learn how to make a Christmas wreath and a Christmas table arrangement.  Keep an eye out for all the details on our Jamison Flowers Facebook page.

Off to buy the shop Christmas tree......!  Until next month.

Love Rosie