Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I Work Among the Flowers!

Hi everyone!

I have a special treat for you today. I know many of you love flowers, so I thought this would be a fun post. For those of you who don't know, I work in a small floral department that is located inside a grocery store. I thought since it is so full of the wonderful colors of Autumn, you might want to have a look.


This first photo shows you what the department looks like as you walk towards it. We put up the cute lattice, leaves and pots of Fall flowers, up over the bouquet case, and as the seasons change, that area is switched out to coincide with the time of year. It's always a fun thing to do!





This is where I place most of the 6-inch plants. Love all the different colored mums!





This is a smaller shelving unit where I place some of my 4-inch plants with an extra shelf to decorate with cute, painted pumpkins and Autumn coffee mugs. We had fun placing the sparkly spiders here and there! (Click on the picture to see them better.) One is crawling out of a mug and another has his head inside, drinking from a mug! :)





I just had to take a close-up shot of this mum. Love the two-toned color!





And this is outside the front of the store. We have an old vintage wagon that is used to display the large outdoor, patio pot mums, along with perennials, kale and asters. We are getting to the point of selling everything and will soon be putting the potted spruce tips here for the upcoming Christmas season.



I'm not looking forward to being out here, watering the spruce tips. Unfortunately, we have to keep them watered until the dirt freezes. It can get pretty darn cold doing this, but it's all part of the job that I love!

Thanks for joining me on this little tour of where I work. Hope you enjoyed it! Have a beautiful day! :)

21 comments:

Joy said...

I love where you work, I am so jealous, so gorgeous, thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for sharing these photos, Barbara! I often wonder what people do in flower shop....NOT! I sure love to see the gorgeous display and the lady behind this :) You must show us again when it's Christmas time!! Awesome post!

Sue McRae said...

What a happy place to work! Thanks for sharing some pics with us Barb!

CinnamonSally said...

Thanks for showing us your work place Barb, great photos of the beautiful displays!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Love seeing your work area Barb! Your display is so pretty! Love all the flowers.

Heather Maria said...

Loved seeing where you work, Barb! Wonderful colours and I love the displays! I spotted some of the price tags - great value too! Thanks for sharing!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, thank you so much for sharing your pictures of where you work. All the plants and displays are gorgeous. Thanks for the sweet comments on my cards--appreciate you. Take care and God bless.

lynda said...

Wow, Barb...what an awesome job. Love your displays. Must be a great place to work! Thanks for sharing.

Simone said...

Wow Barb you have an awesome job! Thanks for sharing the photos! Your workplace looks so beautiful and fun! :)

Suzanne C said...

wonderful pictures! So glad you shared your work area. What wonderful flowers. Love that part of my grocery store as it always smells so good especially in the middle of winter where there is not flowers or plants growing outside.

alexandra s.m. said...

Thanks for sharing Barb! I've enjoyed the pictures and the post!

Dawn said...

what a wonderful place to work... even if it means going out to water the spruces in the cold. Thanks for sharing

donna mikasa said...

Thanks for sharing such gorgeous pics! Love seeing where you work! The flowers are thriving because of your love and care...

Dwita said...

Barb, they are so lovely arranged in the perfect place. I do love flowers, too. When I went abroad, I bought packs of flower seed, though I knew it might not be able to grow in my country.
The flowers in your place are so gorgeous.
(..I have ever planted bluebonnet..from the seed.. It grew once and that's all.. lol..)

Agata said...

So cool to see your place of work! It's beautiful! Thanks for showing us around! :)

Deirdre said...

Barb, magnificent displays - thanks for showing us around and sharing your wonderful work environment with us.

Nancy said...

I'm so happy you took us on this little tour of your flower department....I can see your creative touch in the displays! It looks like a happy place to work. Make sure to update us when you switch it out for winter, I'd love to see what you do then!
blessings to you, Barb!

Nat said...

wow, so beautiful, great Fall feel. Looks like such a fun place to work, wish I was there :)

Tiffany said...

I always love visiting the floral dept. and checking out all the beautiful colors and the fresh smell of newly stocked ones too! Love that little cluster of pumpkins decorated! I'm so happy you love what you do - your co-workers must adore you!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Oh wow Barb, love your workplace! And what a cute idea making a spider peek out of a mug and another drink out of one! Hee hee! It's great to be creative at work. :)

ivy said...

like all the cards you make, your floral department displays are beautiful too! TFS!