Let’s take a look back at 2023, it’s been a massive year for The Parsons Wreath Co with lots of exciting new challenges.
Sandringham in Bloom.
New for 2023 HRH King Charles, launched Sandringham in Bloom. A nine day event that saw the house and gardens host a variety of floral installations. With tours, music and a gin bar on the lawn, a few select companies were invited to hold stalls in the grounds. This was our first ever craft market and what a grand way to begin. The weather was glorious and we met lots of lovely customers.
We also had the privilege of decorating the iconic gates to St Mary’s Magdalene Church at Sandringham. Such a huge honour and we hope everyone who visited during the event enjoyed seeing the canopy enveloped in dried flowers.
Workshops At Congham Hall Hotel
It’s no secret we adore Congham Hall and stay/eat there regularly. The house is a beautiful Georgian building with extensive grounds and the spa is just amazing. Peaceful and relaxed, it’s the ideal setting for a dried flower workshop. The workshop begins in the private dining room for a couple of hours crafting with dried flowers. Then we move into the library for the most delicious afternoon tea.
Last year we hosted 4 workshops and we have our first three planned for 2024-
9th February Heart Wreath Workshop
16th March Wild Flower Box Workshop
12th April Spring Wreath Workshop.
Kings Lynn Minister
While at Sandringham in Bloom we met Kelly and her lovely daughter Holly. Kelly is the administrator for the Kings Lynn Minister. If you haven’t seen inside the Minister, it’s the most beautiful church. And a wonderful setting for a autumn wreath workshop. Obviously there was cake and chatting while we created our gorgeous wreaths, hopefully we’ll be back this year for another workshop.
We didn’t need to think twice when Emma Lee (editor) invited us to feature in the December issue of Norfolk Magazine. Although we were nervous, the article was so well written it captured us and our ethos perfectly. The thrill of opening the magazine to see our wreath on the front cover was so exciting and a real ‘pinch me’ moment.
Christmas Wreath Workshop at Happy Valley.
Christmas is always a busy time of year, wreath kits to send out and a few winter wedding to fit in before we break for New Year. But this year we wanted to get everyone together for a festive wreath workshop. We found the perfect venue at Happy Valley, the log burner roaring away and festive cocktails to get us in the mood for Christmas crafting. The morning few by, many mince pies were eaten (a fair few by us!) and everyone left with something handmade to adorn their door for the festive season.