I had no idea how serious the Brits are about Mother's Day - given that my mom is still in Africa and our Mother's Day there falls on a different day to the British one it hasn't been a big deal in our lives for the last fifteen years or so. I feel bad about that now and have resolved to make more of an effort - it was really sweet to see how our customers were determined to do their best by their mums.(yup, that is indeed a carnation - but such a pretty one in the most intense magenta that it is forgiven for being a carnation and is just incredible instead!) Those little heart tins are meant to be candle holders - but they make the sweetest little vases for bouquets - we couldn't keep up!
Our wholesalers are just lovely - these bunches of mixed pink tulips didn't need anything else doing to them - we just wrapped in brown paper and added some raffia:
This was probably my favourite bouquet, presented in a zinc pail - ranunculus, alliums, candy prince tulips, brunia, viburnum, freesia and memory lane roses (shoo!):
Our flower wholesalers kept telling us we would need more flowers even though we had made two big trips that week, spending over £700 on flowers! And sure enough, I finished up here at 21h30 on the Saturday and was at the flower wholesaler Sunday morning at stupid o'clock.
That's 6.30 AM - did you even know that there were two 6.30's in a day?
I did not.
Ignorance was bliss.
But if you have to get up at stupid o'clock, flowers make it worth it!
Have happy weekends y'all