Mayflowers Vintage Florist
Born 12/4/13 on a sunny Friday morning at 9am.
and I am the very proud Mummy !
Yes I have taken the giant step of starting a brand new business.
It is a leap into the unknown and an open invitation to create with my heart however I wish.
As a proud new parent of a business I expect sleepless nights (buying flowers at the markets when everybody is in bed sleeping) and one day opening a wonderful store.
For now I will begin my empire at home.
I will watch my skills develop and my confidence grow and then one day I will fly.
I kind of feel as though I am at the leaping off the top branch of a tree and not wanting to look down but I have to to be able to see how I will land safely.
It is a scary thought but I guess one that will test my own faith in myself.
One things for certain, I will have 3 special angels with me every step of the way.
The 'May' in Mayflowers represents my Grandmother and her sister who both shared May in their names.
It also represents my little baby angel Lily May.
I know that these precious girls will guide me safely on my new path and be smiling down on me from heaven.
I do wish that I could see my Grandmother's and Aunties faces right now. They started my love of flowers when I was about 5 years old. Each Sunday my Grandmother would visit her sister May. On leaving Aunty May would pick a big bunch of roses from her garden to send home to me.
I remember being so excited that somebody wanted to give me, a child, flowers. I truly felt so adored and I know indeed I was.
My Grandmother and my Aunty both lived into their 90's.
They looked a lot alike and both were beautiful souls who nurtured and loved their families.
Both of these women meant the world to me. I know that they are only a heartbeat away. I know that they will be so proud right now.
Isn't it funny how small events in a child's life, can turn into a passion many years down the track. That one small and sweet gesture of flowers has inspired me to make it a career.
For now, 'Mayflowers Vintage Florist' will work from home, but one day a little shopfront will appear somewhere just right and it will be a dream come true.
I have the whole place decorated from floor to ceiling in my head. The walls are painted, buckets of flowers are everywhere and I am standing behind the counter smiling.
If I close my eyes then I can almost smell the perfume in the air.
Can you see it too ?
So as I create my new range I will share.
Pictured below are my first designs.
Pretty cottage style blooms in vintage teacups.
A view from the top !
There is something very old fashioned and kitch about the humble Carnation. They are cheap and cheerful and have a delicious scent. These pale lemon blooms with pink tips remind me so much of my Grandmother so it was only right to create something pretty with them. Carnations have been out of vogue for some years now but I am making it my business to bring them back. In the perfect arrangement they look very vintage and smell soooo good !
SO that my friends, is the reason that I haven't been blogging as frequently as usual. I have been planning and organising and writing plans. I have sat and dreamt and I have achieved my ultimate plan of doing what I love and the rest will follow.
Bucket loads of money will never make me happy but I know that buckets full of flowers and the love of my family and friends will.
If we don't enjoy the ride then we definately will not enjoy the destination. My destination is happiness and I like to think that I will sprinkle a little of it on my path for other to follow behind me.
So as this little Phoenix rises from the ashes, she will not turn back around and look behind her. Instead she will focus on the here and now and enjoy her journey to 'Happyville' !
Wish me luck as I skip off into the sunset with my basket full of blooms ! ( visions of Dorothy in her ruby slippers skipping up the yellow brick road come to mind !)
Enjoy your weekends !