Shot through the heart

Fleur Valentine

We've ordered some of our favorites for Valentine's Day!  Red roses of course, but also peonies, anemones, ranunculus, tulips, blossoming branches, garden roses, gloriosas and so many more.  Don't forget, we deliver!  Call in your order early to make sure it's one of the first to be sent out on Thursday!  You can always stop in the shop and pick out your blooms, or just call and have us design something ready for pick up!

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And.., we'll also be at Gaslight Coffee Roasters 7am-noon with pre-made bouquets, both hand tied and in mason jar vases!  Happy Valentine's Day!

Fleur Gaslight flier

Thanks Re:find Joy for the fliers, Jaclyn Simpson & Simply Jessie for the photos!!

A Valentine's Day Post (Part 2)

Leanne & Gordon just can't be any cuter!!

Styling this shoot was so fun because it was kept so simple.  We just wanted L & G  to glow, which clearly they did!  Add a plateful of *delicious* sweets, adorable cross stitch from our dear friend Alexia, and a taxidermy deer head, well.., nothing says Valentine's Day like that!

The flowers in those adorable vintage milk glass vases include anemones, ranunculus, peonies, garden roses and miniature artichokes.

These two cannot stop smiling!

~~~Alexia's cross stitch are just so dear!!!  We have a few available at Fleur, and she will customize them as well.  I gave Davey a trio for Christmas and they actually brought tears to his eyes!!  Which, of course, caused me to well up.

You can see even more photos on Elizabeth Anne Designs, one of my most favorite wedding blogs!!

All of these photos were taking my husband & wife team, Eric & Jessie from Simply Jessie .  I can't rave about this duo enough.  Aside from being incredibly talented photographers they are truly wonderful people and I feel beyond fortunate to call them my friends.  I love our time spent together sipping coffee or beer, planning new projects and texting cats photos back and forth.

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I first fell in love with their images when I saw this amazing Secret Wedding shoot.  It felt so personal and so full of warmth.  Their photos really draw out physical emotion from me (I can't help it, I am such a romantic!).  We've worked together on some great projects such as Susan & Robert's engagement shoot and have some really fantastic things planned for the future.  Thank you, Eric & Jessie for being so much fun to work with and such wonderful friends!!!

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Valentine's Day is under a week away.  We're going to have a lot of beautiful blooms around.

I hope you're staying warm today!!

For Your Inner Romantic (A Valentine Post Part 1)

Last week I was so fortunate to work with Simply Jessie on our Valentine shoot.  It was an engagement session with good friends, Leanne & Gordon (I'll have photos of them tomorrow).  I created a little sweetheart table filled with a trio of floral arrangements, hot chocolate, delicious goodies from Cafe Selmarie and the most adorable cross stitches from Ruggles Stitch.  Complete with lace trimmings and a box full of love letters, this is one of my favorites.  Incredibly easy to create something similar in your own home, it's a delightful surprise for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day.

Enjoy this Valentine inspiration, and tomorrow you'll learn more about Jessie & see how cute Leanne & Gordon are (complete with taxidermy!?).

xoxoxox

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Pretty things & shop local!

We have some pretty things.

Little terrariums and lovely succulents.

Handmade stockings

Hanging feather ornaments

and adorable, handmade cross stitches.  Plus lots of other goodies.  Like our vintage wine decanter with boat etchings, or Linnea's Lights candles.

Shopping local is really, really important & we appreciate.  I love this organization, Local First, dedicated to just that.

Almost all of my gifts this year are handmade or purchased in an independently owned business.  It's tricky to sometimes find the right gift, but feels just so satistfying afterwards.

Hope your holiday shopping has been as stress free as possible!

xo