Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sorry for the delay in posting these pics. It is school holidays right now and madness round these parts. Well actually these kids have been pretty amazing considering the weather and lack of planned activities by Mum and Dad.

Our monthly lucky Dip Craft evening was this last Thursday. We made Butterfly tealight lanterns from old jars and sheet music. The results speak for themselves. We had lots of ooohs and ahs and some made more than one. Thanks to all who came. Its was a blast and i always meeting newbies and seeing all you returning peeps. xx

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

This last weekend I celebrated my 37th birthday. What a lovely evening it was. With it being winter here in the southern hemisphere my friends and I were seeing less and less of each other due to the cold so decided to have a good ol fashioned Pot Luck. Boy oh boy was it a great idea! For one it was an affordable way to host lots of people. Also, I hadn't realised it but all my friends are exceptional cooks!

On the table we had...

Bay, Butter and Lemon Roast chooks Ala Me & the kids :)

Salad Stuart xox

French Beef & red wine casserole from Josepha & Family (OMG to die for)

Ricotta & Spinach Stuffed Pasta shells from Fiona (lovely)

Kidney bean walnut cake (sounds odd but tastes like pure heaven) from Tomoko and Arron of Pranah cafe fame

Smoked bacon wrapped meatloaf from Paula (I think i had two pieces yum)

Organic choc loaf with cream & a Rosemary crisp bread both from Katie

Choc chip cookies from Sarah and Zef,

French baguette with aged Stilton from Max and Kate.

Guacamole and tapas from Sarah H.

& Lemon Zest birthday cake from Annie

I highly recommend getting friends around for your next celebration and sampling every ones best. It makes for good community and memories.

Thank you to all my friends and family who made me feel so loved. I am truly the luckiest woman on the planet.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Arrangement of the month! Hope you are enjoying the cold snap if you are on this side of the globe. Today's arrangement was inspired by my frustration with knitting but LOVE of flowers. So enjoy! and keep warm. x

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Check out these cute and simple hand tied bouquets From 100 Layer Cake. Colourful and fun and certainly not the norm. You can see more on their site how to accomplish this look. While I am a florist, I have never turned away the opportunity to share with "brides to be" how to achieve a DIY Chic look. And your trusted florist is who you will need to order in the right flowers for your DIY job. So if you'd like to give it a go, pop in sometime and have a chat. Also keep an eye out for our Floral LUCKY DIP classes starting soon @ Juniper :)

Friday, July 08, 2011

If you have an upcoming event did you know you can order our famous $5 posies in bulk with as little as 24 hour notice? Yep. So now putting on that dinner party or event can be stress less and inexpensive too! leaving more for wine budget ;)

What you'll need to provide us with is

1 colour scheme
2 time for pick up
3 over the phone payment

that's it.
Call 04 389 4058

*remember 24 hour notice is needed for this service.

Saying Goodbye.

Saying goodbye is never easy. That is an understatement when talking about the death of a loved one or a friend. This is always a hard difficult subject to touch on but I feel some good can come from discussing these things before we are faced with them. Like birth, death is a part of life that I have had to help customers deal with over the years. Being a florist has with it some really delicate responsibilities that I take very seriously. My job consists of guiding my customer through the selection of flowers that best convey the sentiment but also the relationship with the person being given them. Some people know exactly what they want to give and say. It is in that case that I simply carry out the request exactly as they planned. But there are some who need a bit of guidance as to what to send and say. I am very happy to recommend appropriate sentiments and arrangements if it can help. So when you are faced in your life with having to say goodbye, make sure you are in a welcome comfortable environment. Make sure your florist isn't pressuring you to spend more than you can afford and or making you feel silly for asking for advice on how to word a message. It is your right as a customer to demand the very best service. My customers are a guest in my establishment and i celebrate their achievements and i sincerely grieve with them in their loss. Who ever you choose to help you through that time, when it comes please make sure you feel comfortable and welcome.

Our Winter scarves Sale was so popular we are extending it till MONDAY. But after that it all over. Don't miss out. I have hand picked all these scarves from our importers very best collections so come in and have a play. My Favorite is the crushed linen. Love it in the duck egg blue.