This was a first for me - I entered a floral design contest held by Mayesh - my main wholesale flower provider. It's a little intimidating - designing for other florists - but also really neat to see how everyone takes the same box of flowers and does something very different with them! This year's theme was 'everyday' floral design, so I wanted to use a container from around my house. I grabbed the purple footed glass candy dish (from ikea) right off my dining table and - voila! It was neat to use different materials than I usually choose - I really liked how the antique hydrangeas and the kale created a nice casual spin on the compote-style dish. As I write this, you can view the winners from each Mayesh region and vote on the national winner here.