First off I walked into Whole Foods on Mother’s Day Eve and you know it’s one of the busiest days because ….
My first Mother’s Day back in the floral industry since 2012 and it was fabulous ! This was also my first NOT working for someone with a store front to get in walk in traffic. As I stated in my previous 2 blog posts, the company I work for just does sympathy arrangements and I LOVE IT !! I could not be happier right now – it feels like “home” and I go into work knowing I’m in my “happy place”. Making the transition back into the industry was fairly “easy” but as with anything theres always a challenge like learning the computer system, back to FTD orders, seeing Mercury Direct on the top of papers that come through the fax machine and learning how others confirm orders, along with other things that come with the job.
My brain bas been in over drive and creative wheels have been spinning. I found myself in a much needed break so Nick and I came to his mothers house to visit for Mother’s Day. I will also be booking my hotel room for the Annual Florida State Florist Association Convention.
I created this yummy hand wired bouquet of Peonies, Dendrobium Orchids, Lavender Tulips and Lily Grass.
The base was a wired crescent armature I made over a year ago and it’s been sitting in the bedroom ever since. This was the perfect time to create something incredible with it. I bounded the bouquet together with Bind It Tape then dressed it up covering my mechanics with Lavender Metallic Wire and Pink Beaded Wire from Oasis.
I hope all my flower friends had a successful Mother’s Day and those that are now wire-free that you’ve had a smooth transition and feel a sense of relief that you no longer have a “middle man” snowballing your business.