TSFA MAKES ANNOUNCEMENT

TSFA RECENTLY ANNOUNCED

THAT YOU MAY NOW REGISTER FOR THE 2018 FLOWER FORUM ONLINE AT WWW.TNTSFA.COM.  IN ADDITION, YOU MAY ALSO JOIN OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP AS WELL.  SIMPLY CLICK ON THE MEMBERSHIP LINK.  THERE IS AN EARLY BIRD SPECIAL FOR THE 2018 FLOWER FORUM.  BUE SURE AND CHECK IT OUT.

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Tennessee Florist completes Floriology Certification

Catherine Miserak of Rebel Hill Florist in Nashville recently traveled to Florida to complete the Floriology Certification and Completion course.  Cat was the winner of the Owen Shackleford Grant and the Charles Owen Grant.  These opportunities are presented each year by TSFA and CTPFA.  Just another great reason to join your local assocations.  Congrats Cat!

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CTPFA 2018 Designer of the year, Charles Owen Receipient and more

CTPFA held is annual meeting Sunday June 17, 2018.  During the annual meeting 2018 Board Members were inducted and the 2018 Designer of the year competition was held.  Cat Miserak, from Rebel Hill Florist took home the trophy for CTPFA Designer of the year.  Donny Johnson, also from Rebel Hill Florist was named first runner up. During the night Brenda Blackburn received the Charles Owen grant.  Brenda was the first to win the award when it began 38 years ago.  CTPFA also awarded Lois Knox with the Monica Joy Bramblett Distinguished Service Award for her hard work and dedication to the floral industry.

ETPFA 2018 Designer of the Year Competition names winner

ETPFA recently held their 2018 Designer of the year competition at Flowers Direct. Rhoda from Flowers Direct was more than gracious to donate gorgeous flowers, supplies and even donated proceeds from the floral auction to ETPFA.  Todd Rogozinski from Petree's Flowers in Knoxville was named the ETPFA 2018 Designer of the year.  MacKenzie Collins placed 3rd, and Jolie Reinmann and Michael Hall tied for second.  2017's Designer of the Year, Connie Isbell from Floral Gallery in Cleveland, TN. provided a great design show.  Congrats to everyone who made this years event a huge success.

TSFA IS LOOKING FOR CREATIVE FLORISTS' FOR INTERPRETIVE DESIGN

The Iris Cup competition is a great opportunity for florists' to showcase their creative design skills.  Each year Judy Lea chooses a unique piece of art for the Tom Lea Memorial Irist Cup Competition.  This art stands as the inspiration for this competition.  Florists' are asked to design an interpretive floral design. This is always a challenging, fun, and growing experience.  Here is the art work for the 2018 Flower Forum in August.  Start planning now and let's create a stunning display of artistic floral designs.  Entry forms are available 3/31/2018 on the TSFA website.

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FLOWERS DIRECT DESIGN SHOW A BIG HIT!

Flowers Direct hosted a floral design show at Flowers Direct in Knoxville, TN.  LoAnn Burke showcased many great designs featuring a wedding and bridal theme.

FEATURED DESIGNER COMING TO TSFA FLORAL FORUM IN AUGUST

NEVER TOUCH ANYTHING WITH HALF OF YOUR HEART

WHEN PASSION & CAREER COME TOGETHER | With a passion for flowers, a sense of exploration and an eye for beauty, Donald has been in floral design for over 20 years, and is now the Creative Director of West Van Florist in Vancouver, Canada, as well as the Education Specialist at Floriology Institute of Jacksonville, Florida.  DO WHAT YOU LOVE | Deeply influenced by the eastern and western cultures, Donald has his unique approach to floral designs and aesthetics, which has caught a lot of attentions from the industry and media.  Throughout all these years, Donald has featured in all sorts of floral shows and in many internationally renowned magazines.

Make plans to join the annual TSFA Floral Forum August 17-19, 2018 to experience this dynamic designer.

CTPFA presents check to Nashville Cares

CTPFA raised money for Nashville Cares during TSFA's annual convention from the silent auction.  We are happy they were able to present Nashville Cares with a check for the amount of $3842.14.

We are so thankful for everyone who supported this great organization and purchased items during the 2017 TSFA convention.

TSFA attends national FFA competition

TSFA President Brenda Blackburn along with TSFA board members Donny Johnson and Anita Ausenbaugh attended the national FFA conference and competition.  The three mentored high school students competing in floral design.  There were several thousand students at the event.  They were warmly received and worked several long days instructing and evaluating student designs.

NAFA Meets

The National Alliance of Floral Associations met in October to hold their annual conference.  2017 TSFA's Designer of the Year Daron Frazier competed and respresented our state and TSFA.  We are happy to announce that Daron finished as second runner up.  TSFA's president, Brenda Blackburn also attended learning many new floral trends and policies as well.

Recognition!

TSFA, CTPFA, TSU, and the students who participated in State FFA AG Floristry Competition owe a debt of gratitude to Frank Allen and team at Metro Floral Wholesale for the generous Flower Contribution to this program.

In appreciation we would also like to acknowledge Jill Shrum for her continuing effort to bridge students to the industry.

Thanks also to TSFA President Anita Ausenbaugh, CTPFA President Michael Steakley, and CTPFA Vice President Wesley Fox AIFD,TCF,- for Judging, as well as Assisting in this endeavor.

We Salute Frank Allen

As a United States Veteran, America could not ask for better. Thanks for always, In all ways,remembering the brave who laid down their lives, so we may live FREE...

Thanks for remembering with FREEdom Roses to our VETERANS!