Thursday, 29 January 2015

Flowers


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 CentreMarch, PE15 8TX.
01354655082 


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?




26 comments:

  1. We have a poppy too and can not wait for the weather to get better to put it out. Plus we are coming in to spring and spring flowers are my favorite

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    1. I'd love to put mine outside but I'd be petrified about it getting broken. I have seen some display cases which I may invest in at a later date.

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  2. Argh, how amazing! Do you have a close-up shot of it? I'd love to see!

    Sara | This Girl Loves

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    1. I shall get a picture posted up. I must admit I only had a quick look myself as was so worried it would get broken.

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  3. We went to see the poppies and they were an amazing sight. A great way to get the message through to the children of just how big a scale war is!

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  4. What an amazin memento!! I'm not a massive fan of flowers - I don't actually have anywhere to put them in our house!

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  5. Oh I love the touch of the little bee on your aunt's flowers!

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  6. I think your poppy is stunning. I wish I'd been able to visit the whole display too.

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  7. Flowers are a great mood lifter and yes i can remember lots of great occasions from when i was given flowers.
    Your Aunt makes an amazing display!

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  8. You're very lucky to have one of the poppies - they really are beautiful. For us, we have a tradition of planting bulbs together every autumn, then watching them appear in the spring.

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  9. I love flowers especially roses. The best is when I get sent a bouquet by my children on my birthday.

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    1. Awww! You have some lovely children then that do that for you on your birthday. Very special.

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  10. I am so jealous of your poppy. We never got one. I always have fresh flowers in the house and I'm loving all the Spring flowers available at the moment

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  11. So beautiful! That red bouquet is amazing!

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  12. These arrangements are spectacular. I too love flowers.

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  13. I really love poppies. That idea of sticking on little wooden insects, I think I'm going to have to do it next time I have flowers.

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  14. What lovely and amazing flower arrangements.Your aunt is very talented.

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  15. These are utterly amazing I love flowers

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    1. Next meet up, I'll be the one with a bunch of flowers for you! x

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  16. Oh I'm so jealous, i so wanted a poppy but they had ran out when i tried to order one. We did go and see them though and they were wonderful. That posy looks exactly like the one my sister in law had at her wedding. Like the bee x

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  17. That' bouquet I stunning, love the rich red colour. And the poppy is so beautifully presented - def a new heirloom there!

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  18. I love that bouquet with the jewels in the roses - my bouquet had that but the roses were white and I had purple Calla Lillies too

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  19. I love flowers but I tend to opt for plants if needed. Flowers should be admired in their natural environment, not a vase at home.

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    1. Oh yes plants are equally lovely. I quite like being able to bring some of the 'outside' in though particularly in the winter months.

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  20. The little bee is super cute! I love the rose bouquet too, beautiful x

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