Meet Penny

I am very inspired by colour and texture in the world around me. Given free reign, these are the elements of design that I am always drawn to first. This is probably due to spending over 12 years as a Wedding Florist, where whites and pastels dominated. Now having our own retail store, it’s a treat to be able to have free reign and choose materials that I love. In recent years, I have been greatly drawn to native and dried botanical ingredients due to the textural impact they add to any arrangement.

Ten things about me:

  • Originally trained to be a Visual Arts Teacher
  • Bravest act was heading to the UK for a working holiday alone with no plan
  • Studied Floristry in both London and Sydney
  • Owned a home-based wedding flower business for eight years
  • Taught recreation classes for a leading Sydney Floristry school
  • Have two wonderful teenage children who challenge me daily
  • Been vegetarian for almost thirty years
  • Recently tried to learn ceramics and mastered the imperfect wabi sabi approach
  • Massive fan of musical theatre
  • Dreams of retiring to a cottage in the Blue Mountains
Bridal Wedding Floral Arrangement from Posy & Twine Florist Telopea NSW
Lush and colourful fresh flower bouquet in a green vase from Posy & Twin Florist in Telopea, NSW

Meet Katherine

I am mostly drawn to big, bold, decadent and dramatic when it comes to floral design. My love for excessive texture probably stems from my other great passion of History. In particular, 16th century historical costume where contrasting fabrics, embroidery and opulent trimming were a must. Excess is always a good idea – I feel the same way about wine and chocolate too!

Ten things about me:

  • Gained an Arts degree, majoring in Archaeology and Paleoanthropology
  • Fell in love with period costume design and completed and Honours in Theatre
  • Loves animals and once worked as a dog groomer
  • Travelled to many amazing places including Egypt, Greece and Italy and Ireland
  • My husband proposed to me whilst standing next to The Mona Lisa at The Lourve
  • Have two beautiful boys who bring me so much happiness
  • Owned a flower preservation business for four years
  • Sold my business and bought a home in Dundas, just down the road from Telopea
  • Started work in retail floristry and then moved in to wedding floristry and event set up
  • Dreams of walking the coasts of England one day