Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Flowers, flowers, and more flowers. . . . .

Hey everyone!

I have to say that working in the floral department of a grocery store, makes one very happy, once Valentine's Day is over. We had an unbelievable day, selling more this year than the last two and also beating the sales from 2005, which was the last time Valentine's Day fell on a Monday! Makes all the hard work worth it! I had lots of fun too, talking to all the men, helping them pick the perfect bouquet or roses. I love hearing who they're buying for, what their wives, moms, daughters or girlfriends like, their plans for the evening, etc... So many of them have been shopping there for as long as I've been working there, which makes it even more fun!

I promised I'd share some photos of the department, so let's get started. I don't want to make the post too long, so I'll just show you the pics with very little said.






Love these simple clay pots with the added sparkly hearts and flowers!




Lots of Tulips, Hyacinth, bulb gardens and mini rose plants.




This is an extra rack of bouquets that I use during a busy holiday.




Inside my cooler. This is the floor where I can usually walk to get to the racks up above.




Here are the racks, filled to the brim!




Star Gazer and Asiatic Lilies.




Lots and lots of gorgeous Tulips!




This is a fun arrangement. The purse is all pink and holds a beautiful mix. See my favorite flower in there? Love Peonies!




I thought these were so cute! A mix of pink and white daisies, all glittered up!




These are Calla Lilies in a 4-inch pot. . .they flew out the door! It's just such an elegant flower.



Here is a close-up. . .




. . .and in white






This is a Freesia. It's one of my favorite flowers. We can only get it into the store a few times a year. It is so beautiful! Have you ever smelled this flower? All I can say is, "Heavenly!"




Another Fressia in white. . .so pretty. They also come in yellow, pink and purple but the orange has the best smell!




Cute little guy, don't ya think?



Thanks for taking the time to look through all these photos! Hope you enjoyed them!

I'm off to work to fill my empty shelves and displays with new product coming in today. Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday! :)

26 comments:

Virginia L. said...

What a GORGEOUS post! Love it when you share photos from the flower shop!! I also love Peony and that purse holder is gorgeous. I would have bought THAT! TFS, Barb! xoxo

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Oh my... Barb, these flowers are so gorgeous! I love that freesia flower pic. So pretty. How neat to be surrounded by all those beauties.

Dotty Jo said...

It's like celebrating Valentine's day all over again! Thanks for sharing hun, Jo x

Lynn said...

Beautiful...you have a ton of inspiration there for your cards! I am sure you hear wonderful stories...both sad and inspiring. I'll never forget the first time I went to buy flowers for my dad's grave. I bought 6 roses and the woman at the counter asked why I was buying them. I shared with her why and she said, "Here..you take two dozen. He deserves a big bunch." I appreciated her so much.

susanne said...

I loved this post Barb! Loved all of the pictures! After viewing each photo I said 'those are the ones I love' then ended up lovin' them all! But yes Freesia have the most wonderful fragrance! Thanks sothese lovely photos!

Caryl W said...

thanks for sharing....love all the flowers...so beautiful.

joy said...

What fun it must be to work amongst all those beauties! Freesia - divine fragrance! Thanks for posting these gorgeous pictures, Barb!

Sue McRae said...

Gorgeous flowers Barb! What a happy and colourful place to go to work!

Michelle said...

Wow! You weren't kidding, Barb! You have alot of flowers to show us!! They are all so beautiful, I can almost smell how fragrant they are!!! Can't wait to see them in my yard!

Elizabeth Allan said...

How wonderful to be surrounded by such beauty. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures. So lovely to see during the winter.

Lin said...

Beautiful pictures, Barb! Peonies in February! Sure did brighten my day - thanks!

Kelly Booth said...

What a fun place to work Barb....Loved seeing all the pretty flowers!! Hugs....

Simone said...

Oh wow all those flowers are gorgeous! Love the tulips! Thanks for sharing Barb :)

Robin K. said...

Thanks for sharing all this beauty Barb! Sure brightened up my day :)

Nancy said...

It's no wonder you make such gorgeous flower themed cards....what lovely inspiration you have all around you! Thanks for the stroll through your lovely flower-filled world, I thoroughly enjoyed it!
bless you sweet friend~

Kathy (krolski) said...

Gorgeous pics Barb! Thanks for sharing! Love seeing all these flowers....reminds me that spring is on the way....I hope! heeehee... :)

Brenda said...

OMG! These are such beautiful photos of all the flowers! I wish I could tolerate being near flowers, it's such a pity, but I wouldn't survive, my nose would totally rebel!

AnitaRex said...

Yes I bet working in a flower shop on Valentine's Day has got to be the busiest day of the year! :> Love all the photos! Glad you made it through!

Cathy Fong said...

loving the flowers!! we dont have so much selection in indonesia.. and i dont think i would get any from my bf. since most of the guy i date (in the past or now) not romantic guy .. hehe
thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures

please drop by my blog for a sweet award for u, barb ^^

hugs
cathy

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous flowers! Love the pictures. I can almost smell the beautiful flowers! Thank you for sharing.

alexandra s.m. said...

so happy you shared these beautiful photos!
Thank you Barb <3

ivy said...

what a busy day it must have been for you!!

Clare said...

Wowza, these are all so gorgeous! Looks like you had a busy but fun day!! :)

Heather Maria said...

Loved seeing all the photos from the store, Barb! Must be great to be surrounded by these gorgeous flowers and the smell must be wonderful!

Tiffany said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful floral photos Barb! LOVE the Calla Lily's! They were my wedding flowers, so pretty!

Joy said...

Thanks for sharing all these photos Barb, you must have been so busy and they all look gorgeous!