Our poppy from the Tower of London installation arrived this week after ordering it months ago. It's fantastic and will now be passed through the generations hopefully.I would have loved to have gone and seen it myself but unfortunately I never got there. I feel very honoured to have been able to buy one of the 888,246 poppies.
Flowers have played a huge part in my life through the years as they have been present at some very happy times.
My aunt is utterly amazing when it comes to flowers. I completely admire her talent in creating something so spectacular. I remember requesting some button holes once for a wedding that I was going to and jokingly said "I'll have a sunflower please".She appeared carrying the most beautiful rose button holes and then displayed the miniature sunflower "joke" button hole. It was stunning. Absolutely gorgeous. I wore it all afternoon and into the evening and the amount of compliments that were received over just that one flower was incredible.
Some more friends got married a few years ago now so I put in my request again for buttonholes. They were amazing and I still remember Alyssa twirling around and being gobsmacked that the flowers stayed on her coat. She kept trying to smell them. (Harvey was too little to really be bothered with his buttonhole and to be honest, I was just glad he didn't think it was something edible.)
These buttonholes also feature on one of my favourite photographs of the three of us.
I know that a lot of people look at flowers and think that'll they will only die, what a waste of money. I used to be the same! Anything to save money.
But, I expect you can remember all the times that someone has bought you a bunch of flowers or what type or flowers you had at your wedding or events that you have attended? Those flowers made a difference to your mood and made that day even more special. I call that money well spent.
Just look at the flowers that my cousin at her wedding obviously created by my aunt.
Her bouquet was simply stunning. I even had a chance of holding it and wow, I'll never forget the weight of it.
Aren't flowers just wonderful?
Valentine's day is possibly the next big day where flowers will be getting sent to loved ones so what a great post to highlight Bizzee-Bee Flowers, a new florist business (where my very talented aunt can be found perfecting her arrangements) at 1 The Wheel Centre, March, PE15 8TX.
A little wooden bee goes out with their orders which is a fantastic touch. I like that smaller florists really care about the customer and have great enthusiasm when it comes to delighting them.
When did flowers play a part in your life?