Thursday, March 5, 2009

Folding flowers

Mel and I spent last weekend coming up with a window display for the Antique Print Gallery's entry into the Ellerslie International Flower Show window display competition (part of the Festival of Flowers). It was a great opportunity to combine design skills with our crafty tendencies – inspired by a growing collection of antique print offcuts, it didn't take long for an idea to present itself, and the scraps were transformed into the origami flowers pictured below.

We're quite proud of our effort, having learnt origami especially. The Press is running a People's Choice competition for the best window – you can vote for ours by texting "PRINT" to 3444 (be quick, voting closes on Friday), and you go into the draw to win two tickets to the Premiere Garden Party at Ellerslie on Tuesday.

Special thanks to the lovely people at Acquisitions in Cashel Mall, who loaned us the gorgeous vase and supporting foliage which really made the display come to life.

The Antique Print Gallery (owned by my mum and dad) is also holding an exhibition of Sarah Featon's Flowers from 7th till 18th March, so if you're down New Regent Street way, stop by and check it out.

1 comment:


Just wanted to say these are sooo cool!