What is a monthly Local Flower Design Subscription?
It is like having your very own private flower workshop every month!
We provide the recipe and the ingredients…you put it all together and create something special.
The subscription includes an introductory gathering and demonstration at Lily of the Alley for the first pick-up on May 23rd from 5-7pm. Jill (Studio Choo East) and Anna (Little State Flower Company) will tell you all about the farm, their flower history and experience, and demonstrate some basic design skills to get you going. Participants will receive their Starter Kit along with their first collection of fresh flowers and accompanying design worksheets. The same beautiful ceramic pitcher will be used to create each following month’s arrangement.
Starter Kit Includes:
- Signed copy of The Flower Recipe Book (written by Jill Rizzo and Alethea Harampolis of Studio Choo)
- Harmonie Milk Pitcher Vase from Beehive Handmade(RI-based design studio)
- Stainless steel flower frog/Kenzan with adhesive
- Roll of white floral tape
After the first pick-up, participants will receive a monthly email on the date below with step-by-step instructions and images (in the same easy to follow format as The Flower Recipe Book). It will include a list of the ingredients and why they were selected, care instructions, longevity tips, and basic color theory. Ideas for incorporating additional materials that are common in our local landscape will also be included when relevant!
Participants will then pick-up their monthly wrapped bouquet of flowers and follow the emailed instructions to create the new design. Pick-up will be at Farmaesthetics (144 Bellevue Ave. Newport, RI) or the Lily of the Alley studio located directly behind it (6 Deblois St. Newport, RI) between 11am and 7pm on the dates listed below.
- May 23 (Introductory Gathering and Demonstration 5 – 7 pm)
- June 27
- July 25
- August 22
- September 26
- October 24
The entire subscription payment is due at the time of purchase and cannot be separated by month. The subscription payment is non-refundable. If you cannot make it to one of the pick-up dates please notify us and arrange for a friend to pick-up for you.
IF THIS IS A GIFT FOR A LOVED ONE OR A FRIEND, PLEASE BE SURE TO WRITE THEIR NAME, MAILING ADDRESS AND EMAIL IN THE NOTES SECTION UPON CHECKOUT.
Participants are encouraged to photograph their work every month and share it on social media with the tag #mylittlestateflowers in order to further engage in the local floral-design community.
*Design depicted is an example of the size of the arrangement you will be creating each month but NOT an example of what you will be getting for materials…that will vary every month based on seasonal availability.