the one about the shoeless cobbler

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People always ask me if my home is filled with fresh flowers. At the risk of killing all the romance, I must confess that most of the time, it isn’t. Besides a few hearty houseplants (that we rarely remember to water, bless ’em) there is little to no evidence of floristry around our home.

It’s not because I don’t love flowers; there’s nothing better to brighten your space and lift your spirits than fresh blooms. It’s just that if I’m doing my job well, all my flower buckets are empty by the end of the work week.

Last Friday afternoon, I stashed a few white hydrangea in a dark corner of the cooler for myself. I brought them home with some overblown roses, and made a simple arrangement for the dining room table in a big jar with greenery I cut from our yard.

That little centerpiece made me so happy all weekend!

I need to bring work home more often.

Keira Lennox

I'm a small town girl from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

19 thoughts on “the one about the shoeless cobbler

  1. There’s also nothing like walking home w pretty flowers tucked into your bag (like in your photo) on a nice day (although not so cute a week later when you have to throw out the smelly flower water and dead flowers bc you’ve been so busy )

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  2. This is such a true saying!! I’ve never hemmed a single pair of my own pants and I sew for a living… it’s a little outrageous at times but you’re right that “if you’re doing your job well” you are sold out and I have no time to sew!

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  3. I love flowers and would love to keep them in my house consistently. However i have terrible allergies!. Do you have any recommendations for flowers that don’t really have a strong smell or something that will not make my allergies flare up( besides medication of course!).
    Thank you!
    -Kierra
    http://aprettythought.org/

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  4. Yes! I’ve just recently started to get flowers for my room, they make me SO happy (sad as that may, ironically, be) I love getting floral wafts if i’m relaxing in bed and waking up to them and ahh I’m a convert. and i love flowers! woo!

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