Fun, friendship and flowers

Archive 2017

Emerald Anniversary Dinner

Perth Flower Club Emerald  Anniversary Dinner was enjoyed by the membership and their friends. The toast to the club was given by Irene Young, the newly elected SAFAS chairman and the reply was given by Janice Sloan.  Margo Kettles, club chairman, along with Lorne Heriot - Maitland our club President, cut the cake.  

The demonstrator was Audrey Buchan who treated the company to some lovely arrangements.  Her theme was "Ring out the old, ring in the new" which fitted in well with the celebrations and the last meeting of the year. A memorable night was had by all.

Below are the Committee (sorry it's a little blurry).

November meeting

Derek Morgan was the demonstrator for our November meeting, he shared some good tips that even the more experienced of our members hadn’t heard of, there was also the new variety of rose lily we hadn’t seen before. Derek was in his usual good form and kept us well entertained with his stories and stunning arrangements. Derek seen here with his fun arrangement in a bucket.

October meeting

Perth Flower Club held a very successful member's night where members joined in a hands on exercise where the committee demonstrated how to do a button hole, napkin folding, and table arrangements.  Here we have Margo Kettles with her pedestal.

Here is Rena Harrington with her welcome flowers:

And Ross Classe demonstrating how to make a button hole:

Dundee Food and Flower Festival Show

Some pictures from the S.A.F.A.S entry into the Dundee Food and Flower Show, which won Gold and the George Gibson Rose Bowl.  The winning arrangement was done by Margo Kettles, Myra Brien and Sheila Nairn from the Perth Flower Club.  Well done ladies!

Perth Festival of the Arts

Some of the ladies who helped to decorate the Concert Hall and St John’s Kirk for the Festival of the Arts fortnight. Standing from the left, Jean Taylor, Moira Kitching, Mary Ritchie, Myra Brien, Margo Kettles. kneeling Ross Claase, Mary Morrison.

March Meeting

Mrs Margaret Campbell from Doune was our demonstrator for the second meeting of the year.  Margaret treated us to some beautiful and exotic flowers.  Thanks for a lovely evening Margaret.

AGM and 1st meeting of 2017

Perth Flower Club opened their new season with their AGM followed by an excellent demonstration from Hetty Redwood.  Hetty’s title was “Wonder of Flowers” with the story of Constance Frys life and her love of roses. Hetty was in her usual sparkling form in spite of having a heavy cold, and she soon had the company in stitches, her flowers mainly roses were beautiful. Always good value for money and always welcome at Perth Flower Club.

Christmas Workshop

Perth Flower Club held an open Christmas workshop.  Margo Kettles and Mary Ritchie were the demonstrators.

December Meeting

Our last demonstrator for the year was Mrs Moira Trumbull.  All who know Moira will know how much fun she is.  She had us in stitches all evening with her tips on Christmas - my favourite one was to wrap up a battery in some pretty paper with a note saying "Present not Included".  Moira’s title for the demonstration was “Twas the Night before Christmas”.  Moira with one of her arrangements below.

November Meeting - It's a Cracker!

Here we have Jillian Garrow with her modest little Christmas cracker, one of her arrangements from her title "Festive Flair".  Jill kept us entertained with her exploits of falling off a ladder, breaking her ankle and toes -  happily now fully recovered.  It's not easy being a flower arranger.  As always Jill's flowers and foliage were beautiful.   Haste ye back Jill!

October Meeting

The demonstrator for the October meeting was Rosalind Stewart from Troon.  Rosalind took us on a Journey Through Flowers of all the places that held a special meaning to her, from the country she was born in to the place where her husband proposed, all accompanied by a poem and lots of funny stories.  

Flower Festival with Dunbarney and Forgandenny Church

Perth Flower Club ladies have been very busy with the recent Flower Festival held in conjunction with the Dunbarney and Forgandenny Church.  However, as I'm sure you'll agree from the pictures below, it was well worth all the hard work.  Beautiful flowers and a tremendous fund raising effort too.  Well done ladies!

Sue King ...

Myra Brian

Sheila Nairn

Mary Richie

Moira Kitching

Maggie Corke

Janice Sloan

Mary Morrison

Margaret Folan

Margo Kettles

Helen Jackson

Perth Festival of the Arts

Perth Flower Club ladies arranging the flowers for the Festival of the Arts in St Johns Kirk.  Perth Flower Club have been arranging the flowers for  the entire 45 years the Festival of the Arts has been running!

From left Moira Kitching, Myra Brien, Rena Harrington,Mary Morrison, Margo Kettles,Mary Ritchie, seated Jean Taylor.

Flower arrangers decorating the Concert Hall for the Festival of the Arts.  From Left Helen Jackson, Maggie Corke, Janice Sloan kneeling.

May Meeting

Mrs Pamela Greenhill from Tyne & Wear was our last demonstrator before the summer break. The title of Pamela's demonstration was “Down from the Attic” and she kept her audience well entertaining with her stories of all the things in her attic and from the garage and under the bed, which flower arranging ladies are all familiar with as they to have things in the attic and under the bed also. Pamela also brought along her husband who did all the unloading and loading so thank you Alan from the ladies of Perth Flower Club. A good night was had by all.   

Annual Show

Annual show winners were presented with their trophies by past Chairman Mrs Vera Taylor.  
Pictured from left to right: Mrs Margo Kettles (Club Chairman), Mrs Sheila Nairn, Mrs Vera Taylor, Mrs Margaret Folan, Mrs Janice Sloan.  Mrs Myra Brien not in picture.

Mrs Janice Sloan was the winner in the open class and was awarded "Best in Show" with her arrangement "Simple Red" pictured below.  Congratulations Janice!

April Meeting

Alyson Christie was the demonstrator for our April meeting.  Alyson is an old friend of Perth Flower Club, and as always she didn't disappoint.  The title of her demonstration was "Inspirations".  She had music to accompany each arrangement and had the audience singing along to the catchy tunes.  Alyson is seen below with her interpretation of a Hot Tango.  Come back soon Alyson.

March Meeting

John McDonald was the demonstrator for the March meeting.  John is head florist at Gleneagles Hotel.  His work is much admired by many in the area, and Perth Flower Club benefitted with a good many visitors on the evening. John kept his audience entertained with anecdotes of his work at Gleneagles Hotel.  He is currently studying for his demonstrators certificate and Perth Flower Club wish him well. 

John pictured with one of his creations.