Business, General Floristry

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside - Bouquets and Blooms settle in to their new home

Well, I'm back from my 'stay-cation' and am relaxed and recharged after spending some much needed time with the family and a few fab day trips. One of the highlights of my holiday was a visit to the lovely Sara Willman of My Flower Patch to see her amazing cut flower garden in Wiltshire.  As well as a bucket to bring flowers home in, I also took my  camera, so watch out for a blog post about my day with Sara in the not too distant future. Anyway, I have a confession to make ... I have been meaning to write this blog post for about the last 8 weeks or so, yet despite my best efforts, life kept getting in the way!  But now I have found the time to put my fingers to the keyboard and bring you up to date.

So after several months of searching, I finally found a new home for Bouquets and Blooms and it's by the sea; me and my flowers have taken up residence in a quirky and bohemian shop aptly named SHOP, based in Castle Road, Southsea.

Selling an eclectic mix of handmade gifts and jewellery, vintage clothes and upcycled goods, SHOP is a great place to visit if you are looking for something that little bit different and the perfect setting for Bouquets and Blooms natural style.  Some of my fellow traders in SHOP include Hilffield Trading (the brilliant Clive is the brains behind the iconic Tricorn T Shirts), the lovely Chris from Chris Williams Bespoke Framer, and Monis-Londres vintage clothing specialist.

Castle Road is most definitely an area of Southsea that is enjoying a bit of a renaissance and loves its’ independent and artisan shops.  Home to the hugely popular (and spectacularly cool) Pie and Vinyl, SHOP and Bouquets and Blooms is just down the road, next to the lovely restaurant Truffles and opposite Artypotz.  At the end of the road we have 101 Reykjavik and Revive Interiors, then further along Brocante, Delaneys Cafe and Sandwich Bar and at the very end we have Tony Wood Hair located in the lovely Clocktower – which is also home to Love Southsea. There are of course other shops and offices but I don’t know them all …

Anyway, I would love it if you stopped by to say hello …

Bouquets and Blooms is on the right as you walk into the shop ... And I LOVE the up-cycled counter that I made out of old tea crates.

We aim to have a selection of British blooms and foliage whenever possible ...

And we are always on the lookout for unusual flowery goodies to stock ...

Love and blue skies

 

Louise x