Thursday, September 15, 2011

A special Spring table setting for an exciting new website - Inforum Group, Sydney, Created by two clever friends of mine, Jenny Garber and Fiona Coogan

About a month ago my beautiful friend Jenny Garber called me 
to tell me about an exciting new business, Inforum Group, she and Fiona Coogan (below)
where about to launch in Spring.  I have known both Jenny and Fiona for over
25 years, Jenny and I worked together at Vogue and Fiona and I have
interlinked with our careers over the years as well.
INFORUM group is a company providing a forum concept to educate, enlighten and expand the knowledge of women in the workplace with a range of captivating speakers who will inspire, entertain and fulfil many of the personal and professional areas of interest in women.

I was absolutely delighted when Jenny asked if I could
be a part of the launch of their new site with a special spring setting.

From Inforum........Best of the Best link....
Coty Farquhar is a Creative Director, Photographic Stylist and Author of the incredibly beautiful blog
We asked Coty for her inspiration for a Spring table setting and luckily this was just as the blossom trees were in full bloom near her home in the Southern Highlands. Coty says:
‘Flowers and table settings are my absolute passion and living in the Southern Highlands of NSW for the last twenty years I think I know just about every single flowering tree here.
It’s just like a wonderful fashion parade right now as Spring has arrived with all the grand ‘old’ ladies (trees) bursting with blooms. Our gardens, parks and countryside are blooming with the most wonderful colours and flowers after many months of rain. I can honestly say I love nearly every single flower there is and to work with them as a stylist is a blessing. Lucky are those that celebrate their birthdays at this time of the year as setting a table under or near a blossoming tree is amazing. Seize the moment, set the table and bring out all your lovely pieces, fill everything with cuttings of blossom, sprinkle the petals over the table, gather your loved ones and breathe in the sweet smelling perfumed air under an old blossom tree.
Bon appétit, Coty’

I styled this setting for Inforum, a relaxing table for two under this wonderful tree at my parents home in Moss Vale.   I'm photographing this afternoon in a wonderful old garden in Burradoo here in the Southern Highlands where the Crab apple trees are bursting.  
I wish that you where all with me on what is a fantastic warm Spring day.
The beautiful frosted glass above with the blossom was a gift from my 
amazingly talented friend Minna at Blomsterverkstad in Sweden.
Minna came to our home for lunch a couple of years ago when she was visiting Australia.

Welcome to everyone visiting from Table scape Thursday in the USA. and Pink Saturday with Beverly
I can't wait to see all your Autumn settings over there, 
Spring here, Autumn there - My two very favourite seasons.
Wishing everyone a wonderful day,   Namaste,  xx Coty

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