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Artful Arrangements: Meet Jane Bailey, Red Lion Inn’s florist!
The Red Lion Inn’s ambiance, whether you are dining in our elegant Main Dining Room, resting in one of our plush guestrooms, or wandering our antique-filled halls, is immediately apparent. The floral arrangements spread throughout our inn, add a refined and subtle touch to that welcoming atmosphere.
Jane Bailey has been the resident florist for 20 years, creating beautiful pieces that blend seamlessly into the décor of the inn. The arrangements are made from flowers purchased from local vendors; handpicked greenery from the Berkshire wild, including Queen Ann’s lace or different grasses and pods; or unexpected accents from the kitchen, such as garlic scapes. Each arrangement is intended to enhance the atmosphere by matching burgundy flowers with the hues in our wallpaper and carpets, and soft yellows and whites to pair with our linens and lighting. Jane picks flowers that fit in with the historic, traditional New England presence of the inn so she tends to gravitate towards the flora that one would find in private gardens throughout the county.
The arrangement below was put together for a private meeting in the Treadway room. This arrangement includes spray roses, stock, gerbera daises, gooseneck, mini green hydrangea, hosta, and garlic scapes.
Every table in the Main Dining Room has this same selection of alstroemeria, mini carnations, pompoms, garlic scape, grass, craspedia, myrtle and pachysandra.
You can find this arrangement with alstroemeria, mini carnations, pompoms, and garlic scape at the front podium where you will be greeted before your meal.
Next time you see Jane arranging the flowers feel free to say, “hi” and ask her about the current selections!