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AUTUMN 17’

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Floral design @hattiemolloy_

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WELCOME WELCOME

Hello flower lovers - welcome to Autumn 17. So grateful for all the positive feedback to our Summer Issue – thank you. Like fashion, nature’s changing seasons bring exciting new colour palettes, styles, concepts and opportunities to enjoy and be inspired by. From art, to flower shops, to gatherings, the home, markets, gardens, fashion, styling, holidays, events, love, celebrations, commiserations and so many more aspects of our lives – flowers and nature appear – they bring life – colour – beauty and enjoyment in so

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many forms and situations.

Our collective Autumn contributors are all incredibly talented, living in Australia, sharing an intense respect and love of nature – it’s beauty - coupled with a passion for design, art, creativity and we thank them all for sharing their images, designs and words. We have also included a few pages this issue of floral gifting – floral themed gifts – perfect treats for oneself, a loved one or inspiration for Mother’s Day in May perhaps.

Enjoy + feel happy Sonya Gardiner

Sonya

Gardiner


MY LIFE IN FLOWERS

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MY LIFE IN FLOWERS

Rebecca Grace 1986 - Start my floral journey working for Perth Florist Angela Broad. I was also working in a fish shop, cafe & a French Restaurant while studying Politics/English at UWA 1989 -

Worked as a full time florist while

also getting a post grad in Photography at ECU. 1994 - Started doing my own freelance work as Natural Art Flowers, working from home & also started my masters in fine art which I’ve never completed 2002 - 2003 - Had two beautiful children while still climbing ladders, trees & living the floral life. 2009 - Too crazy at Home, opened our studio in Claremont, a big space which we immediately filled with all our crap. 2017 - OMG! still going strong working hard & juggling life & trying to create beauty.


AT HOME

Foraged flora + foliages Annabelle Hickson

Natural, organic, simplicity – these were

The biggest challenge of this installation

the key inspiration words to dress the

was getting enough cotton to make

woolshed of close friend Julie Harpham

an impact in the huge shed, and that

last Autumn for a special gathering, a

involved utes and tarps and serious

dailys workshop welcome dinner.

secateurs and sweat under that late

I loved creating this cotton cloud of

summer sun on the black soil plants.

beauty to dine under complete with a

We cut and stacked and cut and stacked

scattering of crunchy autumn leaves

and after what felt like hours we stood

under foot with friend and fellow stylist

back and looked at our efforts – we had

Caitlin Melling – I especially loved the

barely made a dent in the huge cotton

fact that my husband grew the cotton

field. But it seems to me anything really

– but let me tell you the picking of the

fabulous has a degree of difficulty,

cotton was not for the faint hearted.

and I am so glad we did it.

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AT HOME


AT HOME

Annabelle Hickson : Words and images |

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Location:Moorabinda


AT HOME

Keep up to date with Annabelle online @annabellehickson


FLORALS + ART

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FLORALS + ART

MORGAN ALLENDER : PAINTINGS FROM NATURE

Morgan Allender is a South Australian painter, designer and writer. Her hauntingly beautiful botanical works are inspired by an ongoing interest in the human connection with the natural world. For the last 5 years, Morgan has run floral design studio The Tenth Meadow. She has recently put the floral business aside to immerse herself in her paintings full-time. View Morgan’s paintings and available works at morganallender.com Follow Morgan’s painting studio and garden @tenthmeadow


AUTUMN VIBES

Jardine Hansen ardent lover of flora + nature @jardinebotanic

Words + Florals : Jardine Hansen Images : Luisa Brimble Location : Glenmore House /28


AUTUMN VIBES

TO THE SEA

I have always adored Autumn, even more so when we moved to the Blue Mountains and then to Tasmania where you really feel the change in season on the turning air. Days are so crisp and bright. Foliage gracefully colouring and later falls, to crunch under your boots. It feels like Autumn is the salubrious reward for making your way through the heat of summer and it forces you to take notice, it’s a glorious blaze of colour. The colour is actually caused by chlorophyll decreasing in the leaves, triggered by the shorter days and cooler nights. It all just happens around us, plants doing their thing. Try to make some time to inspect some leaves if you can, you won’t be disappointed. And eat an apple. Love

Jardine

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GROW

Florals : @trillefloral Images : @eloisejenkinsx

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Location : @wildaestheticflowers


GROW


back cover, courtney picture with protea with white backgrounf

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