Win a $250 Flowers Gift Voucher

Unleash your inner florist for a chance to win a $250 flowers gift voucher to purchase and/or deliver flowers anywhere in the Sydney metro.

Simply style your own bud vase with flowers and take a pic. Then either upload via the competition link below or follow us on Instagram and upload using the hashtag #innerfloristcomp

The picture with the most amount of votes will win!

For further details on how to enter and vote go to http://bit.ly/innerflorist. Entries close 8th January 2015!

TIPS ON STYLING BUD VASES

A bud vase you say? What is a bud vase exactly? A bud vase has a small, narrow opening to fit one to three single flowers or foliage stems (or a miniature posy). The opening is usually no more than 5cm wide, thus restricting the amount of flower stems that will fit, and also enabling the single stem to be well supported.

Win a $250 flowers gift voucher just for putting a flower stem in a vase you say?

Yep, that’s correct. It may sound like a no-brainer, but the beauty of a bud vase and the thought that goes into styling it for a photo does take skill. Take a look at the work of Japanese Ikebana master Toshiro Kawase and you will see what we mean.

Toshiro Kawase Ikebana
Perfection in a single stem and a bud vase by Toshiro Kawase

The Vase is as Important as the Flowers

Get creative with your bud vase. Scout op shops and garage sales or rummage through nanna’s kitchen cupboard. Use this as the basis of your design, then select your flower stem and/or foliage from there.

Getting the Photo Just Right

You may have a lovely bud vase arrangement but your picture lets you down. Instagram offers lots of lighting/colour effects but you still need to get the background and composition just right. Take a look at these examples below – whether you opt for a plain background or a scene set up with ‘props’ to create an overall look is up to you!

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So unleash your inner florist and get arranging and instagram-ing folks! Happy creating.

From the Flowers for Everyone Team

#innerfloristcomp

http://bit.ly/innerflorist 

*Remember – the prize is valid for flowers purchased and/or delivered in the Sydney metro only and to be redeemed within 12 months. Entries and voting end 8th January. Winner announced on Facebook and Instagram on 9th January.

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It’s All About Fresh Wreaths This Xmas

Fresh wreaths for Xmas are so hot right now. Whether they are for hanging on the door or decorating the table for Christmas lunch, fresh wreaths are it.

Our fabulous evergreen Xmas wreath has been selling like hotcakes this year and there is still time to order one for yourself or as a gift. And if you rent, it can always be propped on a mantlepiece or hall table instead of on the front door too!

Adorned with a stylish ribbon, this lovely lady is only $75 plus $11.95 delivery in the Sydney metro. Click here to order now for delivery right up until Xmas Eve!

Evergreen wreath

And for the table? The ‘Bing Crosby’ Xmas wreath is the perfect centrepiece for Christmas entertaining. Ideal for people who are hard to buy for, or again, simply for yourself! Order this classic white and silver fresh wreath for Xmas now for only $129 plus $11.95 delivery in the Sydney metro. It would look exquisite with a white linen tablecloth and vintage silverware for a sophisticated Xmas theme don’t you think?

Xmas wreath

We even have a version including a glass hurricane candle holder and fragrant Ecoya soy wax candle. Order with glass candle holder for $155 plus delivery, or $199 with the candle as well. What a gorgeous gift idea for Xmas!

Xmas Wreath Centrepiece

There is still time to place your order for fresh wreaths this Christmas. And if you would like something customised, just give us a call on 1800 66 66 46 and we’d be more than happy to assist!

Merry Christmas everyone!

From the Flowers for Everyone Team

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Win Xmas Flower Centrepiece

Enter today’s Instagram photo competition for a chance to win a $155 Xmas flower centrepiece delivered in the Sydney metro by Xmas Eve!

HOW TO ENTER

Simply click on this Instagram pic link. Like the pic. Then follow our Instagram page. Done.

Instagram competition for Xmas

Entries close at 5pm today (Friday 18th December)! Winner of our beautiful Xmas flower centrepiece will be drawn and announced on Instagram and Facebook after 5pm. Remember, winners are grinners!

Xmas Gifts for Men

Xmas gifts for men. Never easy at the best of times. And there is a lot of the ‘same same’ out there when it comes to gift ideas for male clients or staff members in particular. Okay sure, you can always buy a bottle of nice wine. But it is not all that original. And the average Xmas gift basket is usually filled with cheap booze and imported ‘mini’ packets and jars of sweet and savoury gourmet products you’ve never heard of, just to make them appear like they are packed with lots of goodies.

When designing our range of Xmas hampers and gifts this year, we made a point of taking into consideration what men might appreciate receiving. We’ve also placed quality over quantity, ensuring our products are of an excellent standard and reputation. Take a look at some of our suggestions below for Xmas gifts for men. Hopefully we have come up with an easy solution for you!

WILD CHRISTMAS COWBOY

Only $99.00

Wild-Brumby wild-bromeliad

This Xmas gift idea is one of our favourites. Bromeliad plants are not only naturally festive with their vibrant, Christmas-ey colours, but they are perfect for the average male’s taste. Not too fussy and certainly not feminine. And they are super easy to take care of too! Delivered in a stylish ceramic pot, the bromeliad plant will add colour to the home, apartment or office. Plus going along for the ride is a bottle of Wild Brumby Gluhwein. An aromatic, locally distilled drop with an undertone of European spices and pink lady apples (traditionally served warm). The labeling is a bit cheeky and fun, and no doubt be a hit when pulled out at a Xmas do.

ORCHID AND BUTTERSCOTCH SCHNAPPS

Only $94.50

butterscotch schnapps Orchid-and-schnapps

A classic white orchid is a gift that is appreciated by both men and women alike. Because let’s face it, a lot of wives and girlfriends get to enjoy Xmas hampers as much as the male recipient does! And the quirky Xmas twist? A bottle of Wild Brumby butterscotch schnapps to tickle the taste buds. Distilled locally in Jindabyne, this delicious tipple has all the makings of one fine Christmas party.

ABSOLUT XMAS

Only $134.00

Xmas hamper

With bold, modern packaging and colours in red, black and white, this smart looking hamper for Christmas is filled with top quality treats to enjoy over the holidays: Absolut Raspberry vodka, a selection of premium chocolates made in the Yarra Valley and Margaret River, and specialty blend coffee by boutique Victorian roaster, Moto Bean.

A VERY BAILEYS XMAS

Only $145.00

A Very Baileys Xmas Hamnper

Have yourselves a very Baileys Xmas with this gift hamper featuring a bottle of Irish Creme Baileys and sweet gourmet treats including a tin of gingerbread made from all natural ingredients in the Blue Mountains, Christmas pudding, chocolate & hazelnut biscotti, and a selection of the most delicious chocolate made in the Yarra Valley by Kennedy and Wilson.

THREE WISE MEN

Only $137.00

Xmas gifts for men

Packed with all the goodies to celebrate Christmas, including traditional pud and a gingerbread man, a bottle of Australian wine and top quality locally made chocolates. Add a box of chocolate espresso shortbread to enjoy with a premium blend coffee made by boutique Victorian coffee roaster Moto Bean, and you have one mighty fine Xmas hamper. Oh and how about that smart looking orchid plant in a ceramic pot to add a little festive flair to the home or apartment? Love!

You can order these fab Xmas gifts for men via our online shop or by calling the team on 1800 66 66 46. Delivery is right up until Xmas Eve throughout the Sydney metro (flat delivery fee is $11.95).

Merry Christmas folks!

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