Happy New Year, everyone!
I’m not even joking, it’s this cold in the shop today. You know how we have to keep the door wide open, to tempt more customers in and keep the flowers fresh? Well, this also results in us risking our good health and reputation in the realms of style and sanity.
I just tried to answer the phone and could barely locate my ears under all this wool…
I may need to re-wrap my cocoon.
Stay warm x
Had a bit of an accident today. A glass vase snapped in my hand as I lifted it up on to a shelf. It wasn’t pretty but it happened so fast it didn’t hurt too much. I can assure you we do have a first aid kit under the counter but I invented this ‘hair bobble and cosmetic pad’ combo, which allowed me to continue working, albeit one handed.
My wounds are healing nicely now, Aloe Vera to the rescue!
Something we try to avoid here at Flowers on the Corner is gilding the Lily. However, occasionally we do allow some sprayed items through the door, although it’s extremely rare.
This is a some splattered eucalyptus. I’m not usually a fan of anything natural being made to look unnatural but this really wowed me. I may even give it a go myself.
About this time of year, I have to don my full Flowers on the Corner regalia as a matter of necessity. We’re only a small shop with no room for a fancy refrigerator to store the flowers in. Instead we just keep the door wide open all year round, come rain or shine. In Winter it gets freezing cold, my hands get so numb I can hardly even tie a knot.
This is a representation of what I have to wear to keep warm, survival is key.
NB I don’t actually own any of these clothes.