Irene was brought up in Tarland and for her first arrangement she depicted her very early memories of the local village show where she was encouraged to enter a "jam jar of wild flowers". Her "jam jar" was now an elegant glass bowl, the bottom of which was filled with clear "water pearls" lit with tealights. The mechanics on top of the bowl were concealed by a ring of skimmia interspersed with gypsophila which gave it a lightness of appearance. In the centre of the ring tall bleached twigs were placed and these were then interspersed with white roses. The arrangement was completed with white lily buds at the base and the "jam jar of flowers" with a contemporary twist was a lovely start to the evening.