sleepy blooms

I’m feeling romantic today.  It’s the weather, it’s thoughts of our trip we’re planning to Paris next year, it’s the little love notes I’ve been finding that Davey hid throughout the apartment for valentine’s day, it’s the excitement from our friends and our clients.

I’ve been reading blogs about moving to Paris.  I’ve wanted to move there forever.  Although now is not the time for me, I’ve also once again realized that I can do anything I want to if I plan for it.  That kind of stuff makes me excited. I like what I do.

These are some of our valentine's day deliveries.  Our staff is incredible and worked really hard this year.

To all of you who came in last minute surprised we were out of flowers, I scold you.  You were not alone, however now you know that for next year you must pre order the flowers.

There is so much more to write, to share with you, but I'm exhausted.  Good night. xo

mimosa dreaming

Even though it's been so terribly cold outside, we still have some spring in the shop.

Caleb used my two very favorite flowers in this.  Mimosa & peonies.

I want to sit in a forest of mimosa trees.  Bring a little picnic with brie and honey sandwiches, sip on champagne, nap with a pillow of yellow blooms. Maybe I'll actually go to France for their mimosa fest next February.  I'm about due for a trip to Europe...

And when I'm in Paris I will dine on cupcakes frosted to resemble these Juliet garden roses.

Garden roses so amazing, they make me blush.  I couldn't help myself, I brought home a few stems this evening, alongside orange ranunculus.  Plunked into one of my favorite milk glass vases.

It's seven degrees right now, but feels like negative four.  It's been one of those days where I just can't shake the chill.  I'm planning on using the night to sew a couple of draft dodgers (something I should have made months ago), maybe begin a letter to Claire.  Letter writing is so relaxing and therapeutic.  Such a shame it's a fading art.  Handwriting, tangible thoughts, balancing and weighing.  Nights like this are good for that.