Friday, 30 January 2009

Valentines Window

In light of the fact that it is February the 1st in a couple of days, we thought it might be a good idea to get our first Valentines window in.

So here it is, just a "subtle" reminder to let all you guys out there know.  It will soon be that time of year again. So if your Married, Single, Divorced, Besotted, In Love, In Lust or just Hen Pecked, get your finger out and send her or him (we are very forward thinking) a gorgeous valentines bouquet.  

Just in case your already worrying about the cost, remember this... It's not often, that so little will do so much, for your love life !!!  Don't forget Guys its on the 14th February this year ..and every year. 

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Accidental Photo Art !

I accidentally managed to take these "arty" shots with my camera a Canon G9. 
 It was not through any great skill or camera trickery,

I simply had a coughing and sneezing fit whilst taking them. 
Unfortunately my Man Flu has not yet subsided , despite consuming  most of the Boots- cold & flu medicine's counter. I think, reluctantly I will have to  have another "Hot Toddy".... or perhaps two !!!

Monday, 26 January 2009

A few bits and bobs

This morning I had a moment to myself, I was sorting through a few old roses that we had left in a vase in the corner of the cool room  and decided to bunch a selection together with a few other bits and bobs, for a vase at home.
The result looked really nice, see for yourselves. 
Later we had a shopping appointment with Mrs W ( our head of all things financial) we where shopping for a present for my lovely niece 
Mrs "W" has a black belt in shopping and any shopping excursion is treated like a military exercise. After several hours at the shops and a nice working lunch at Cafe Rouge we had successfully completed our mission. Fear not shopping fans, we did leave a couple of items on the shelves for other shoppers. 

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Spring Posy

A sample spring posy for a wedding in 2010, , whith amongst other things  white Hyacinth's white Trachelium, yellow Ranunculus purple anemones and a little yellow floribunda rose called "Sun City".

Tied simply with Raffia for a simple and natural look

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Bring on the Brandy

Yes, I think I have finally been struck down by Man Flu, and judging by my cough, I fear that I may also have a collapsed lung. (Any get well gifts will be graciously accepted) So it is with a steady hand and all the strength I can muster that I am sipping a medicinal Brandy. Shockingly, I have been told by some of our female members of staff, that man flu is nothing more than a light cold and will pass very quickly !!   

Fortunately I was the recipient of  a "Man Flu" survival kit for christmas. Unfortunately I tried ringing the enclosed bell for assistance for over an hour, but to no avail. I suspect the bell may have been sabotaged !!!!!

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Spring Flowers

Spring is a wonderful time for fresh flowers, and it dosen't have to be daffodils and Tulips.

Gorgeous Ranunculas in bright yellow, pink and orange, they look stunning,  just placed on their own in a glass vase. 

Crisp white Lilac, yes it is available in lilac but it's pictured here in white


Veronica, in white, pink or lilac.
There are lots of different choices, that can help make the perfect treat for yourself of a gift for someone else.

However we would suggest if you would like some gorgeous spring flowers of your own, drop a big hint, show them this blog, send them a picture, .... and if all that fails, then use any means at your disposal to get what you want !!

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Gorgeous Grand Prix Roses

For those modern guys who like to  book early
We thought we would give you a sneak peak of a couple of our valentines products, 

Grand Prix roses feature in this LSA glass vase, with Eucalyptus, Palm leaves and Pussy Willow 

Grand Prix roses, nestled close together, 
with Aspidistra leaves and steele grass, 
with a couple of diamonds to boot, 
What more could a girl want. ?

Friday, 16 January 2009

Going Green - Seeing Red !

I was disappointed to  learn that the good old tungsten light bulb is going to fall foul of yet another European directive, leaving only the new space age energy saving thingamajigs. 
In an attempt to do our bit for the environment I fitted one of these gizmo's to the light fitting on our stairs at home. I was quite pleased with myself. I would be saving a fortune, and according to the label, it would last me well into 2020 !! .   I switched it on with eager anticipation. After about 10 minuets there was a faint gloom bathing the stairs and landing. After what seemed like an hour there was enough light to see the bottom of the stairs, although it was like looking into an abyss.  I thought for one moment that I was on the set of a Victorian costume drama, but NO, this was meant to be progress !

I quickly realised that If I needed the loo in the middle of the night I would have to switch the light on a good 20 minuets before I had to dash, otherwise I would probably go head long down the stairs. In addition if I wanted something from upstairs in the evening I had better take a torch, by the time the light came on I would have been up and back down again. 

Then there is the cost to the NHS, people in dimly lit rooms stumbling over all manner of hidden objects, Then weeks in traction and not able to see to read the magazine that someone kindly brought you. !!!

I am sure that in the long run we will burn far more electricity and loose great swathes of rain forest because you will need four of these things on continuously to do the job of one good old tungsten bulb. Is this really progress ? 

Apologies for my rant, normal flowery blogs will resume from tomorrow !!!

A Hint of Spring

We decided to hold off with our Valentines window for another week. Instead we thought we would try and brighten our corner of Orrell  so we popped in a few bright spring colours.

Our Valentines window will be in soon and we will have a sneak peak at some of our valentine designs on our blog next week. I know, this will be more eagerly anticipated than the Oscars, but you will just have to be patient. 

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Winter Blues !

If your tired if tramping round the sales, if you've still got your cold, or even worse "Man Flu" or if your just sick of this winter weather 

Why not treat yourself to some of mother natures finest work, 
We have beautiful fresh flowers, in all kinds of colours, shapes and sizes, that will brighten the darkest winter day. 
We will even do what mother nature can't and arrange them in a vase for you !
That just leaves you to get the medicinal Brandy, put your feet up and enjoy !!

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy 2009

Yes, 2009 barged in just after midnight, apparently a second late, still better late than never.
 So we can say "goodbye" to 2008 and "bring it on" to 2009. Incidentally, if your able to focus on this text, congratulations your hangover has almost gone, if not may I suggest lying down in a dark room for a bit longer !!

Happy New Year to friends, family, customers and anyone else we know.