The rain held off; the drawing room with its intricate plastered and moulded ceiling, carvings, and wonderful views from the second floor, was filled to bursting with an eclectic mix of exhibitors.
|Rosalie on her stand.|
|Welcome and Introduction in the Carved Parlour|
In the centre we had a flower arranging demonstration. Chrisoula had Jacqui make individual buttonholes for us all from yellow roses - my favourite colour.
Talks and workshops were held in three different rooms on the first floor.
To round off the day we had a sneak-peek at the fantastic and elaborate table settings and flower arrangements for the wedding reception in the Long Gallery. The bride was, as always, beautiful and guests were treated to a display of Irish Dancing in the Hall of Pillars on the ground floor. (We saw that as we left.) We met some wonderful people and made new friends and connections.
They say that a picture speaks a thousand words so I will let them do just that!
Photos courtesy ofChrisoula Sirigou - ExploramaEU
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