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Luxury Full Day Christmas Workshop

Sat 27th Nov 2021
10.30am to 4.30pm
€ 150

Our only Full Day Christmas Workshop promises to be a jammed packed day of inspiration. Once you arrive to Coolamber House you can immerse yourself in all things festive. This will be a day not only to inspire you but you will also learn many simple tips and tricks in tablescaping and mantlescaping that will help give you many ideas to recreate at home.

After a quick cup of tea/coffee on arrival Louise from Lakeview Flowers will demonstrate how to create both a Christmas Wreath and a Table Garland/centrepiece.

Everyone will then have the opportunity to decide which one they would like to make to take home. These beautiful pieces will all be made using Irish Grown seasonal Foliage and embellished with natural fruit berries, pine cones and dried seed head. The wreath will be created on a moss filled ring, We will not be using any floral foam or artificial elements.

This will be the most labour intensive part of your day but we will help by providing plenty of mulled wine on the wood burning stove (alcohol and non alcoholic versions) mince pies and plenty of brandy cream.

The hands on  foliage arrangement work will take place in the renovated stables of Coolamber House. 

At 1pm - 2pm you will be treated to a delicious festive dinner served in the dining room of Coolamber House. Whilst you enjoy a Kir Cocktail, glass of Prosecco with Homemade Coolamber Cassis, Stylist Extraordinaire and Founder of The Designed Table Tara O'Connor will meet everyone. Tara will have set up the dining room table and it will really create an amazing dining experience.


“I love this time of year,” says Tara O’Connor. “This season, for me, means time with family and
friends, sharing food and conversation. When designing this new collection, I wanted to bring
tradition back to the Christmas table. It’s a time to bring out the fine china or crystal and really celebrate.”

After dinner everyone will be brought on a short walk in the walled garden. At this time of year there is limited flowers but you are welcome to see the structure and the ongoing development work.

Formal and informal Tablescapes will be presented and discussed by Tara in the stables. This will help you decide on what decor best suits your home. No other time of year serves up so many
opportunities to celebrate with food, family and friends. The designed Table was  created to bring a sense of occasion back to everyday dining.

Finally to end the day you can sit back and relax while Louise will show you  how simple and cost effective it can be to dress your mantle piece using plenty of natural foliage and how to create that wow factor using what you have thats freely available. This will take place in Sitting Room of Coolamber House.

Booking is essential! Twelve is the max number of participants. 

We look forward to welcoming you!

Ann Marie Durkin x