As we all spend more time at home this season the Talking Tables team have been creating some bright autumn-themed tables, to inspire you to bring together your closest friends or family (depending on where you are with all the varying rules we are experiencing!) and make the most of this time together. We are always on the look-out for inspirational brands and businesses who inspire us and have seen many taking on the bright autumn aesthetic.
As you know, here at Talking Tables we love how bringing nature inside can transform a table or space from something everyday and simple, to a welcoming, beautiful setting. When we came across The Flower Fairies’ beautiful feed on Instagram we were immediately drawn to their eye catching autumn wreaths, impressively handmade using natural autumn foliage and florals.
Based in Oxfordshire ‘The Flower Fairies’ specialise in wedding flowers, and also offer workshops and insights so you can learn how to create your own floral displays, bouquets and wreaths for your own homes or as gifts. Charlie from the business made an interesting point about the creative process, that really resonated with us and our own brand;
‘So often we fixate on the end product of our creativity but actually it’s the doing and what that does to our souls that can make a difference. Getting lost in the process and being creative is what lifts me and makes me a better person to be around.’
We couldn’t agree more and have always said how the process of creating a space or a table to enjoy with family or friends, for a celebration or just a simple lunch can be a truly grounding and therapeutic experience, with the additional result of bringing joy to those around us. Now more than ever as we are spending more time at home we find that making these creative efforts with a few products or flowers can bring warmth and unique moments to what can understandably feel like an ongoing cycle of mundane ‘everydayness.’
We spoke to Charlie to gain some more insight into their bright and beautiful autumn wreaths:
Have you seen a trend of autumn wreaths becoming more popular?
Yes wreaths in general are becoming more popular and there is a greater desire to dress our doors and create a beautiful welcome to people’s homes. Autumn lends itself so well as there are so many beautiful materials available that dry really well and give a display that last a lot longer than if you were to use fresh flowers.
What florals and foliage do you use for the autumn wreaths?
I tend to use foliage’s and berries and seed heads that will all dry retaining their colour as much as possible, I love to use ferns and bracken for this reason.
What are your thoughts on using wreaths to decorate tables? At Talking Tables we love to bring people together over beautiful tables!
Absolutely - wreaths can definitely go on tables and look gorgeous with a selection of candles and mini pumpkins in the centre.
Do you offer any virtual or in-person workshops for us to learn more?
All my autumn workshops are finished now but Christmas ones will be starting at the end of November!
Check out The Flower Fairies website here: