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Layered Vintage is in Aus!

Isn't it always the best day when you get to meet your Insta friends in real life!?

I first met Jill from Layered Vintage when I featured one of her images as our Jumbled Insta Find. She messaged me to thank me and we hit it off instantly, so you could imagine my excitement when Jill announced she would be flying out from the US to run a two-day workshop in the Gold Coast hinterland in July!

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Wedding Trends

A trend we have seen floating around the wedding blogs lately is photographing the bottom half of people in the wedding party. This may sound unusual however, photographer Julia Archibald has absolutely nailed it! This photo of mix and match bridesmaid dresses and flowers is one of the most beautiful wedding photos we've ever seen. We also love the casual snap of the gents legs. Find all the wedding photos from this stunning wedding on Julia's website here.

Next trend is to create a jaw dropping back drop to use for photos. We have been seeing images with paper pom poms, amazing floral installations and a combo of flowers and an abstract canvas like the photo above. Find some more ideas on the Green Wedding Shoes blog here.

Also trending (much to our joy) is COLOUR! And lots of it! One of our favourite photographers Lara Hotz, photographed this stunning wedding for Hello May magazine and it is full of happiness and colour. 

Another awesome trend is dessert tables! One of of favourite wedding blogs Simply Peachy has a whole pin board dedicated to them on pinterest, check it out here. I think any guest would be super happy to be greeted with a table full of sweet treats!

We love floral head pieces and they are such a great alternative to veils, if veils just aren't your thing. Another favourite wedding blog of ours is Nouba and they recently did a great piece on make up artist Erin Maie Latkovik (find it here). The makeup is stunning, however we couldn't help but fall in love with the above headpiece! Check out Nouba's pinboard on headpieces for more inspiration here.

Don't forget we have a great Wedding Registry service here at Jumbled. You can find some more info here or email shop@jumbledonline.com to start a coversation.

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Christmas in July

 

Its that time of the year... 6 months till CHRISTMAS! Isn't that just totally insane? We can think of no better way to distract ourselves from the fact that the year is flying by, than by having a little Christmas in July dinner party! Because lets face it, who doesn't love Christmas 'Norther Hemisphere style' - in winter?!

Here are some great inspirational pics we have found. If you manage to get your creative hat on and put together something amazing, send us a pic or tag us on Instagram (@jumbledonline)!

 

Every now and then you get a break in the weather and it means you can have a cosy, rugged up lunch outside. We are loving these outdoor settings and think a Christmas in July lunch outside with warm blankets to wrap up in would be brilliant!

 

Tassles and Garlands dress up any party! We love the paper snowflakes for a wintery theme and the bunting and layered table cloths make for a colourful affair!

 

Lighting is so important especially in winter. Candles in jars mixed in with blooms create a lovely sensual glow of colour. And how cool is this outdoor chandelier - fairly lights strung up in a tree tied to an old metal rim. Love it. 

 

Table settings are always a gorgeous special touch. We love the gold pinecones and the mix of antlers and greenery.

 

Photos from - aphrochic, Style Me Pretty, Destination I Do, Art and Chic, Mokkasin, 100 Layer Cake, Bohemian Sense, At Home, The Frosted Petticoat.

 

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Workshop: Mikarla Bauer

One word to describe the two floral workshops hosted by Mikarla Bauer is AMAZING! What an inspiring, fun, totally cool and charismatic lady. Everyone was completley blown away by her natural manner, knowledge and ability to convey her floral techniques to us (non-floral) people.

Check out the photo wrap below and to sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest information on upcoming workshops, click here.

 

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Interview - Mikarla Bauer

We are extremely honoured and excited to have Mikarla Bauer conduct two separate workshops for Jumbled on February 22nd and 23rd. There is loads of information about the workshops so go on and click here to read more.

Mikarla has spent the last 10 years as a floral designer working for boutique florists in Sydney and Berlin. She is regarded as one of Sydney’s most exciting florists blending her own unique style and vision into each installation.

Mikarla strengths lay in clashing colour combinations, contrasting textures and the compulsive desire to search the markets, farms and the roadside for that special bloom her clients are lusting for. 

How did you get into Floristry
I always wanted to be a florist, my grandmother Bobby was a florist. I helped her out in my school holidays as a kid. I studied interior design first not really knowing that I could have a career as a florist. Siting at a computer and looking at wallpaper swatches was not my idea of a rewarding job, so I approached a lovely flowers shop in Paddington and started an apprenticeship while studying floristry. Best move ever! I love my job.

Where do you find inspiration
I find inspiration in fashion, art, the countryside and my amazingly nutty friends and family. My girlfriends are a power house of creativity- architects, painters, photographers and artists . Laura Jones's bold floral paintings and Adriana Pickers delicate botanical ink drawings are really inspiring me at the moment. I'm also obsessed with Marimekko fabric and green italian glass. If I'm lacking inspiration I like to take a bush walk and peruse blogs like Saipua, Henry Hudson and the Design Sponge.


Images from: Laura Jones and Henry Hudson

Describe the tablescape that you would create for Jumbled's next birthday party
I like lots of clashing colour and texture for a crazy party vibe. I would start by running a few sets of the bamboo nets bowl tightly down the centre of the table. Working with the vibrant colours of the bowls I would mass them with dahlias, garden roses, gardenias and mint. Really fragrant and summery. I love using tiny potted cactus at place settings, warped in neon tule. I have a bit of an accidental Mexican vibe going on in my head so I'd top it of with garlands of cumquat, mint and hot red dahlias strung in festoon lighting over the table.


Images from: Martha Stewart and 100 Layer Cake

Favourite flower
I could never pick just one but my top ten are; passionfruit flower, dogwood, lilac, Lilly of the valley, fritillary, anemone, geranium, camellia, cherry blossom and really fragrant garden roses.


Images from Pinterest

Where would you hold your dream dinner party?
On the Greek island of Santorini. On a white washed terrace over looking the sea. Eating grilled fish and Saganaki cheese dripping with honey and oregano. I'd dress the table with a wrinkled white linen cloth and low gold bowls filled with pomegranates and red roses.


Images from: Guidora

 

Best tip you could give about working with flowers.
Be kind to the flower growers and treat them with respect. They are some on the most amazing and hard working people you will ever meet. Take care of your body and hands. It a very physical job. Buck trends and go for flowers you are drawn to.

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Workshop with Mikarla Bauer



Our next workshop is all organised and we are excited to announce that Mikarla Bauer is coming to Orange to hold two crazy amazing yet different classes on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd February.

SATURDAY 22ND FEBRUARY
3.30pm - 6.30pm

Celebration Tables with Mikarla Bauer

Come and learn how to create crazy beautiful table settings for a wedding, lunch or dinner party! 

100% Guaranteed to knock your guests socks off! 

Mikarla will show you how to create the perfect floral centerpieces, unique name settings and how to mix and match dinnerware and tablecloths.

She will also be bringing bucket loads of blooms from Flemington flower markets and beautiful herbs, grasses, branches and fresh roses from her own farm in the Southern Highlands

SUNDAY 23RD FEBRUARY
10am - 1pm

Bouquets & Posies with Mikarla Bauer

Come and learn how to do it like a pro! Put the perfect bouquet together no matter what the occasion is... wedding, your next dinner party, a special gift for a love one.... Well we have got you covered!  Mikarla will show you everything you need to know from colour and texture, floral blooms, seasonal variations to how to create crazy wrapping with neon tulle and hand painted paper. She will also be bringing bucket loads of blooms from Flemington flower markets and beautiful herbs, grasses, branches and fresh roses from her own farm in the Southern Highlands

Which class to attend is the question...  Celebration tables or Bouquets & Posies!?

Tickets are $140

Each class is 3 hours and includes fresh flowers that you will take home, food and drinks.

Mikarla has spent the last 10 years as a floral designer working for boutique florists in Sydney and Berlin. She is regarded as one of Sydney’s most exciting florists blending her own unique style and vision into each installation.

Currently dividing her time between Sydney and her property in the southern highlands, Mikarla incorporates her own farm grown produce into her work to provide clients with locally sourced arrangements that compliment the season.

Mikarla strengths lay in clashing colour combinations, contrasting textures and the compulsive desire to search the markets, farms and the roadside for that special bloom her clients are lusting for. 

“Floristry is in my blood. I love nothing more than twirling the perfect posy, getting up a cheery picker to hang floral chandelier or seeing a bride gush over her bouquet. I’m a more is more kind of girl”

You can buy tickets online here.

 

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The Perfect Guest Room

For those of you like us, who have regular family and friends visiting (or in my case babysitting) you will appreciate the need for a stylish, yet comfortable guest bedroom. The simplest things can make the biggest difference in a bedroom for example, a jar of gorgeous flowers next to the bed, some great design books to browse thorough in the early morning sun, or an antique map or original abstract to create a talking point.

Colourful bedding, a special cushion and some fun towels will complete your guest room and show your visitors you really appreciate their company!

If your visitors are the type who often arrive without much notice, have some quality faux flowers on standby to pop on the bedside table to add that extra special touch.

Images from mimi and me blog , apartment therapy, kip and co, 79ideasles ateliers, petit sweet, HGTVFancy design blog.

Shop online - jumbledonline.com

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Jumbled Workshop with Jane Lampe

We are super excited to tell you that we have arranged our second Jumbled Workshop before the first has even begun!

We have teamed up with the wonderful Florist, Jane Lampe from Floreat Floral Design to run a flower styling class. We will be running two classes. One on Saturday 21st September from 4pm - 6pm and Sunday 22nd September 10am - 12pm... Perfect timing for Spring and the beautiful blooms that will be in season!

Learn how to turn the fresh cheap bunch of blooms from your local markets into something amazing as if it's from your favourite florist. Styling flowers is truly an art and Jane is going to show us how it is done!

We will provide the flowers and vase, which you will be taking home to enjoy. Afternoon tea for Saturday and brunch for Sunday will be served with bubbles.

If you're not local, we suggest that you make a weekend of it and bring all your friends! Orange is home to some beautiful vineyards and restaurants. We can put together a list of suggestions for you.

Tickets are $150 which includes fresh flowers, a vase, food, drinks and a $50 gift voucher to be spent in store or online.

Buy your tickets online here. Make sure to select "free shipping" at the checkout!

Floral styling by Floreat Floral Design

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