Mother's Day Window Dressing at Flower Design, March 2009
My parents have always had flower shops, my memories of Mother's Day are filled with the fragrance of spring flowers, bright vivid colours, very very busy florist shops, my Mum's main shop in Rochdale is the one we used to live above, I can still remember the massive excitement of having a snake like queue of customers right the way around the shop, all patiently waiting with arms full of personally selected blooms, I can still see how fast the florists could arrange them, wrap and take the money (there was no slow credit card processing then).
I wish with all my heart it was still like that, but it isn't and florists are being replaced by impersonal internet sites and supermarkets.
We are very very lucky here on the Fylde our community is seriously commited to saving independent artisans like our selves, if I do get some sleep this week I'll be dreaming of queues of customers outside Flower Design all being thoroughly entertained by the fabulous spectacle of fresh flowers and spring plants.
The side window is awash with the amazing artistry from our local budding flower designers from all of the local schools, selecting the winner will be sooooooooooooo difficult!