28.2.12

Shop life

Flowers, found objects, The Hound demonstrating his sad face, and then laughing manically because i fell for it, and an obligatory new hairdo blogger shot. Slowly coming out from behind the camera.

The hair is back to lioness mode today, lunch yesterday was just fabulous.

The postcard is from a customer, all the way from Australia, where they are on holiday. Penguins. So touched.

It reiterates what i keep saying about floristry being about so much more than the flowers, in a small way you become a part of people's lives, and them part of mine. Then later this morning a customer of mine with Alzheimer's called 3 times to order flowers for his late wife.

I don't know whose heart is breaking more, mine or his, but it definitely isn't a good day to be wearing beaucoup de kohl.

17 comments:

Skin and Blister said...

Oh, that poor man. Absolutely heartbreaking.

Skin and Blister said...

on a lighter note. You are absolutely beautiful.

Jen said...

Pretty hair, pretty you. You really are an English rose. Love the penguins and all your pictures as always. I am going to pan a trip to England to visit your shop and as many English flowers shops as I can! Your story of the man who calls is sad but also sort of wonderful in a way, because what is on his fragile mind? Flowers for his wife, and you. He must be a special person.

cara said...

oh. I may sob now.

Also, pretty lady. x

Urbanstems said...

It is hard to get to grips with that disease. Heartbreaking. You are as pretty as a picture - you are only a baby!! Sinead

found and sewn said...

Oh, that is sad....
Love your new hair do x

Primchick said...

light & shade of life eh...

Becca said...

The idea that you never stop loving someone, even though everything else is a little muddled...isn't that what we all hope for. It's made me a little teary for a Tuesday.

I hope you sent a hello sailor.

Valley Flower Company said...

lady, you are a beaut!

Anonymous said...

such a sad thing that puts life's normal madness into perspective

Anonymous said...

But on a happier note, how stunning are you!!

I was told today by a female friend that in line with the traditions of 29th February that if a lady asks a man to marry her and he turns her down,then the man has to buy her 12 pairs of gloves to hide her shame at not wearing an engagement ring.
She said " I am asking and you are saying no, and i would like them in leather in various shades of blue,black and brown and of course matching handbags.................

flwrjane said...

Do you mind if I poach this photo and use it for my own?

Oh so pretty....

We have a similar situation with a customer.

It's takes the B. out of a girl and opens up your heart,no?

xo Jane

Miss Pickering said...

It is so very sad, the third time he called, i pretended to take his order, as this seemed to make him happy. I don't know if that is the right thing to do?

Also thank you for the comments re the photo. Obvs it is flatteringly well lit and out of focus. sometimes people tell me i look 50, other times 12. I am in between.

Becca said...

I think you look lovely. And the story is just the sweetest. You absolutely did the right thing. xo
(The other Becca)

SvenskaBlomsterbloggar said...

Oh so sad. But so touching that he orded flowers to his wife. If it made him happy and relievde, of course it was the right thing to do. // Emelie

cara said...

I think you did the right thing. It breaks my heart to hear people arguing with someone with Alzheimers, trying to make them understand. What's the point? Where's the harm in pretending if pretending causes everyone less pain? I'm all for pretending.

Jessica :: Delicatessen said...

How sad! I think you did the right thing. I would like to think that it gave him some joy.