270 Walsh Avenue

New Windsor, NY 12553

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Good Old Days Florist

Floral Design Classes

Hands on flower arranging class

Floral Design & Decor School

Offering Workshops-Private Classes-In Store Events

flower arranging classes

This is a  wonderful opportunity to look inside the world of floral design, to share my knowledge, and to learn some of my signature designs.   Flower arranging is an experience like no other that I am passionate to share, and feel everyone should immerse themselves in now and again.   It is one of the gentler arts that has been handed down for decades and was deemed a “proud and proper accomplishment.” 🙂

     Whether you are an avid gardener or flower enthusiast  interested in creating bouquets for yourself, for an event, a Bride, or maybe toying with a career as a future professional;  floral design classes will open the door and start you with a  foundation of both the creative & technical side of floral artistry…and the fun.  From my Native spiral bouquets and the ‘effortless’ Wildflower vase, to a traditional English garden centerpiece;  or one my unique creations in the workshops-you will go away enriched and no longer intimidated about “what do to with a bouquet of flowers”.

The workshops are for all levels-especially the beginner .  If you have a group-you can reserve up to 5 for a reserved day including Saturday and Sunday classes. We work with all sort of uncommon and  unique flowers-ferns-herbs-moss-twigs, all local/US grown-it’s what I promote. 🙂

  The garden flowers, wildflowers, and herbs are abundant in the New England season-with the West coast lovelys coming on in the Fall & Winter.  Each season brings a multitude of varieties to use in the interesting designs you have become accustomed to seeing from my shop.  The teaching blends the must-have, technical  training of proper mechanics with a vintage slant on nature, and a lot of whimsy.    Classes are as instructional as they are encouraging of free thinking; inspiring  your style.

All floral design classes & workshops are held at the store in the design room, and include all supplies (except your tools-see  Particulars below)  and inspiring music.  These classes are all hands on and you will finish and take home your beauty at the end each class.  For large, group classes at your site just call me to work out the details

See you in class!

Lynn :))

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Are you signed up yet? Look at these bouquets from our first class! I am so proud of them

Private Year Round Classes

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Below are the private classes offered year round where you are side by side with me in the backroom.  Other projects may be added per your request for sure.  🙂

Native Spiral (Hand tied) Bouquet

The spiral technique done completely in your hand creates a 3 dimensional effect by placing 1 item over another while turning.  This is the traditional design of European cut flower bouquets and wedding bouquets.  Once you learn-you will never be the same!

handtied bouquet class

Wildflower Vase Arrangement

Vase arranging seems to cause everyone the most frustration.   This technique is the key by using the proper balance, order of placement, and simple mechanics.  You will be proud of your creations from this day forward!

Vase arrangement class

 English Garden Centerpiece

Creating a balanced centerpiece with an ‘unarranged look” has a few a tricks in an equation I have taught for years.  One that can be used in any container in any season and…the technique can also be used for any medium including dried and permanent  flowers.

english garden centerpiece

 Multi Person Workshops

These classes are held bi-monthly or quarterly depending on Holidays. Click the blue links below for the latest schedule and to reserve your space.  I only take 5 per night!

2024 Spring Classes

   Reserve your space here 

All workshops start at 5:30 pm.   Any questions just stop in, call, or email!

Like a workshop for a corporate or party event at your site?  I can do that.

845-562-2820             Lynn@GoodOldDaysFlorist.com


To meet the overwhelming popularity of my floral design workshops, I will in the future be supplementing  my in-store classes with the newest online format of video workshops.  These will be super as they will be available at your time convenience, and in a multitude of categories from Williamsburg wreaths to hand tied bouquets; with all materials needed packed for pickup or delivered to you direct.  This new format will simulate working side by side with me as the in-store workshops, making for an in depth instruction; a one on one learning experience guaranteeing your results for sure and…available to anyone in the world!

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See you in class!

Lynn :))

Hmmm…..I would like to make something


Spring Wreath Bar open April 13-June 1 2024

Who doesn’t love wreaths, and would love to make one but finding all the pretty’s deflates the aspiration. Welcoming spring by creating a charming spring wreath yourself makes it even more special.

Everything you need to make the wreath design shown. From wire & ribbon-to pussy willows & moss-to flowers & nests…and of course birds. Add as little or as much as you like. Also available to go and bespoke, boxed kits for gifts and out of towners. Go ahead-you can do it. Choose your wreath, select your ingredients, go home and have fun!

OPEN DAILY TUE-FRI 10-5 SAT TO 3  For creating!

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