Wonderland offers design courses to let you touch nature


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla .– “I’m starting with this antique hydrangea, which has this multitone of purples and blues and a bit of green,” says Cassie Osterloth, owner of Loft of floral art and gifts in wonderland as she stands in the store’s cold room where she also teaches floral design.

She has some very nice tools to work with, like burgundy peonies.

“They’re out of Chile right now,” Osterloth says.

Osterloth mixes and matches what’s in the house to show us his art.

“What I love most – plus it’s just beautiful and it makes me happy to be surrounded by beautiful things all the time – it’s always different,” Osterloth says. Like every day, like what I’m going to do is going to be different. ”

Osterloth offers monthly design courses to customers.

“It gives them the opportunity in a kind of safe space with a little bit of guidance to do something creative that they might not be doing on their own,” she explains.

Osterloth’s secure space – his shop – is currently a reflection of the joy of the holidays and the result of three days of working with his small family team.

Osterloth says it’s the wonder of nature that thrills her – and what she conveys.

“The flowers are beautiful and they use a new one every month,” she says of her students. “And I think that’s what keeps them coming back.”

Wonderland Floral Art and Gift Loft also offers take-out floral kits for design students to join virtually.


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