23.7.09

I would like something modern and contemporary.

It is not often people say this, but when they do panic sets in. What does this mean? I have dark visions of parallel arrangements of liatris, bended steel grass and anthuriums. All very well if you like that sort of thing, but I do not, and nor do I have those types of flowers or the posy pad of oasis needed to do it in. (is that what you do it in? let's not forget I have no qualifications in floristry)
Then it starts.....the self doubt, perhaps we should be doing this sort of thing? Should we appeal to a broader market, not everybody likes old marmalade jars filled with flowers and herbs do they? Should we have paid more attention to the nice relay man that called in this morning? Is it bad that I have no idea what a massing Xanth is, and have never made a letter or a gates of heaven or an empty chair?
Then I (artfully) tie together 10 stems of that mottled hydrangea, wrap it in grey tissue paper and tie a big bow on it, the customer is bowled over and the self doubt passes.....until the next time.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everything you do bowls me over.

Miss Pickering said...

Gosh, thank you.

Although a gentleman (with an overactive imagination) has just pointed out that it might have been meant in an "every breath you take" kind of way. In which case....
yikes

Mother Hen said...

No self doubt required, I think the slightly cookie approach is most endearing and always looks absolutely divine......and no, I am not biased dear readers.......I have never been accused of viewing my offspring through rose coloured lunettes

SoozNooz said...

Self doubt - yes I hear you. I think of myself some days as the little engine that could.
A life unfolds this year it sometimes feels as though i am pretending.
I love your way and keep doing the inspiring things you do!
x

mandiplummer said...

No self doubt needed - afterall you are THE one and only MISS PICKERING.

PS I'm not biased either x

h for hellebores said...

I spent most of yesterday afternoon ribboning letter tributes and staring at a huge bucket of massing xanths. I'd take the mottled hydrangeas any day.

JW Blooms said...

I am a relatively new florist, growing my own flowers, all very cottagey. The bride this morning didn't like her bouquet - not formal enough or "in a holder". Was feeling like giving up, but this post has really helped. Thanks!