Jam jars, mason jars, milk bottles, and vintage teacups are jostling for position on our shelves. Buckets filled with roses, Sweet Avalanche, Love Lace and Memory Lane line up next to Sarah Bernhardt and Duchess de Nemours peonies. The scent of the Lily of the Valleys delicate little tepals fill our senses as the posys for the pew ends wait patiently to be ribboned. Alexa is playing J.J. Cale and Charlotte has brewed the Earl Grey – we are all good here and on schedule for our gorgeous Bride …..
March 8th 2014 is International Womens Day!
While it might not have the recognition of Mothers Day or Valentines Day, it is still no less important. Since 1911 this day has served as a way to honour and celebrate the achievements of women whether it be in politics, economy or the arts. In some countries it is a National Holiday, to recognise the social and political struggles that women have faced for centuries. The sending of flowers and gifts to an important woman in your life shows you respect her contribution to the world. The custom of giving the Mimosa flower can be traced to Italy around 1946.
The Mimosa Flower
This bushy shrub grows in Mediterranean climates and in tropical regions such as Australia.. It will flower in England around April/May – weather dependent!! The ideal soil is neutral to acid. It is available as a cut flower ands its blooms are also harvested for honey and perfume. Take a trip to the premium cosmetic store L’Occitane en Provence and you will recognise this wonderful blossom.
The yellow is said to symbolise the warmth and brightness of the sun and to represent the nurturing qualities that so many women display. So whether we choose to send flowers or gifts to the women who mean so much to us this International Women’s Day, let us use this day to become aware of how far we have come as women and to celebrate what we have accomplished!
Well, the weather has certainly encouraged the boys to get their toys out..1974 MG GTS in a beautiful blue that epitomises summer and a Morgan with a 2 Litre engine..Anyone up for Gumball next year? The shop is filled with the scent of English grown stocks and sweet peas and the Summer Country handtieds are just bursting with Sarah Bernhardt peonies and Ivanhoe roses…
I am very pleased to let you know that we have been invited to showcase our wedding work at The Greyhound Country Inn Wedding Fair. Creative juices are flowing and we are are already starting on our designs for 2013, beautiful Buttonholes and Corsages, stunning Table Arrangements and of course Bridal and Bridesmaids Bouquets to wow you with. Ive got a little cymbididum orchid and rose bouquet design in my head and Charlotte is being very European with bear grass and hydrangeas!! So, do come along to The Greyhound 11.00am til 4.00pm, 6th April, see their fabuous marquee, enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles and make the most of all the wedding services that will be on offer to make sure your wedding is everything you dream of. Looking forward to meeting you there.
For all details of this event Elaine on 01730 814425
The Greyhound Country Inn, Midhurst, GU29 9HQ
All of us here at The Blacksmiths Daughter are loking forward to 2013, but I would like to take a moment to say a big Thank You to you for your support, loyalty and continued custom. Last year was a very sucessful one and this would not have been possible with out you choosing us as your florist.
We have an exciting year ahead of us, and are looking forward to bringing you all the gorgeous seasonal bouquets, working on your weddings and making your parties and events truly memorable.
With all our Best Wishes and wishing you a Happy Happy New Year.