Saturday, March 30, 2013

Flowers and Bunnies and Springtime, Oh, My!

Hi everyone and Happy Easter!

I've put together a post filled with photos from my workplace again. I hope you're not tired of seeing them. I wasn't going to do it this spring but some of you requested that I do, so here we go! 

This is my ABSOLUTE favorite time of year in the floral department! It is filled to the rim with lovely, spring fragrances and colors! The Hyacinth gives off the most beautiful, soft fragrance! I can't tell you how many customers walk by to grab a shopping cart and say, "Oooo, what smells so good?!" I tell them it's the hyacinth and they immediately put one of them in their cart! It's a fun way to sell a product, don't ya think?

Okay, here are the photos - enjoy!!

These whimsical bunnies greet the customers as they come in the door near the flower dept. Don't ya just love their giant ears?! They make me smile! :)



These two are displayed near the front desk/service counter - I adore her adorable dress and sweater!



A close-up of the antique cart - in between the bunnies - filled with pretty spring blooms and vines - LOVE!




 We also have bunnies in baskets. . . . .

 


. . . .and bunnies in rockers!


 And then there's the flowers. . . . .
From Tulips to. . .



 . . . .Hyacinth. Amazing blue, huh?




Another one in a gorgeous pink - YUM-MEEE!



The Campanula is always a favorite of my customers.



This is an African Violet - one of the prettiest I've seen - love the variegated blooms!



Can you believe this is a Cyclamen?! It's called the Vintage Cyclamen and it is fabulous!



 Always love the elegance of the Calla Lily!



We even received some Gardenias this season - yay!



Can ya guess what this one is? It's called, Shooting Star Hydrangea - isn't it awesome?! We only get it in twice a year. Take a look at the close-up. . . 



You can see just a hint of bluish-purple in the center of each bloom - so gorgeous!


Of course we had lots of Easter Lilies too, but by the time I took these photos today, we had already sold out. They are not a favorite of mine anyway.

I hope you enjoyed this display of spring! With the long, drawn-out winter we've had this year, it's been wonderful working among all this beauty! 

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing all of you a very Happy Easter! :) 

 





 

 



46 comments:

Michelle said...

Barb, I love seeing photos of your work! Especially since they come with all those beautiful flowers (and cute bunnies). That African Violet is stunning, I don't think I've seen one that colour before. The hyacinths are so beautiful! Selling by smell sounds like a great idea to me. ;-)

Lynn said...

I loved the photos of your workplace. What a lucky girl you are to work in such a pretty environment - and the smells would be amazing. Loved that shooting star hydrangea too, had never heard of it before but it is just lovely.

Cat Craig said...

Barb, wonderful pictures. Those bunnies are adorable, and I can practically smell the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing.

joy said...

So very beautiful - I love all of the flowers you've shown. The blue and pink hyacinths are just gorgeous!!! And those bunnies are just too, too adorable. Thanks for sharing these with us.

Happy Easter, Barb!

Martha said...

Sweet Barb, I will never grow tired of the photos you share. It's so much FUN to get to see ALL the BEAUTY that surrounds you in your workplace. What a wonderful sales person you are! I hope you had enough Hyacinths for everyone. Loved your story!

What beautiful flowers & darling bunnies! And what a fabulous way to brighten someone's day!

Thanks for sharing this with us!
Happy Easter!

fun stamping said...

Hi Barb, thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures - you make we want to buy flowers, too! Loved that Cyclamen - never saw this one anywhere - maybe I have to keep my eyes open.... I wish you a Happy Easter!

Cornelia

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Those bunnies are so big and the flowers are beautiful! Happy Easter to you!

Dixie Cochran said...

Beautiful blooms! The Shooting Star Hydrangea is magnificent!

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for the FEAST for my eyes! The displays are gorgeous! And thanks to awesome staff like you, I know the store is a joy to visit! Love the Easter bunnies and flowers! Wish you and family a Happy Easter, Barb! HUGS!

Lynn said...

Wow! I always look forward to these posts from you Barb. You and your co-workers do an absolutely amazing job. Gorgeous! Happy Easter to you and your family xoxo!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous photos Barb, it must be fabulous to work in such an amazing place.

Nat said...

Happy Easter Barb! Just a perfect time to peek into your blog to see these sweet bunnies and Spring flowers! Have a beautiful day today! Hugs, Nat :)

maria f. said...

In my imagination I can smell the hyacinth all the way over here - mine are just shy of starting to bloom out in the garden. Need some warmer temps. Happy Easter to ya.

Sally said...

Beautiful photos and displays, Barb. It would be hard not to take one of each of the flowers home! Love, love the bunnies too - so adorable! Happy Easter to you!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for sharing, Barb. It is so wonderful to say that I know someone who works in heaven!! Happy Easter!!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my, Barb...what a GORGEOUS array of beauty!!! The bunnies are too cute and your displays are AMAZING!!! I can't decide which flower I love most, but I would probably buy them all if you were arranging them! I sure wish you lived and worked near me...my local store doesn't even come close, when it comes to your floral department...heck, my florist doesn't look this beautiful!
Thank you so much for sharing these pics with us...I hope you and your family have a lovely Easter!

Cindy C. said...

Thank you for a very lovely post full of photos of beautiful flowers and adorable bunnies!! Happy Easter to you and yours Barb!!!

Lin said...

Don't EVER stop doing these posts, Barb! Love all your pictures today - yes, that hydrangea is amazing! And I ADORE those bunnies in their rocking chairs, too - they made me smile big! I'll be going home and putting out some bunnies around the house to pretend spring is there :))

Helen F. said...

Oh how beautiful.
I love today's photo fest.
Barb, you are surrounded by Mother Nature's best :)
Hope you enjoyed a Blessed Easter!
PS: Those display bunnies are wonderful!

maria mcclure said...

Barb, these photos are gorgeous! How fortunate you are to work with these beautiful plants and flowers. I love these glimpses into your work. They definitely explain a little about your eye for design. Happy Easter!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Happy Easter, Barb!! I always love your flower posts - I really need to get over to Jerry's again soon for all the beauty of Spring. What wonderful bunnies this year and I love the Shooting Star Hydrangea - gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing all the amazing photos!!

JAPAN SAMURAI said...

Happy Easter :) :) :) :): D: D: D
Rabbit is very cute.
It is a gift from Japan.
It is peace.
Ryoma Sakamoto.

Heather Maria said...

Barb, wonderful post and I hope you'll continue to share photos from your workplace! My goodness the displays are gorgeous and I just love all the adorable bunnies! Wow the flowers look amazing - I think I'd pack my trolley full of plants if I shopped in your store! Thanks for sharing:)

Sue McRae said...

So many gorgeous flowers Barb! What a happy place to work amidst all that beauty! Thanks for sharing.

~ Barb said...

What a wonderful post, I love all the flowers! And the bunnies in the rocking chairs are my favorite. Thank-you for introducing us to some flowers I'll have to look out for now, especially the shooting star hydrangeas. We are still waiting on a real Spring here too, so your post is very uplifting. Hope you had a lovely Easter holiday.
{Hugs} Barb

Greta said...

Thank you so much for sharing these pictures, Barb! What a wonderful environment to work in--so much beauty! I admit I was coveting some of those bunnies for my collection! Hope you had a lovely Easter.

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for sharing and hope you had a blessed Easter!

MarcyK924 said...

OH - I'm in Easter heaven! Those displays are AWESOME! I always love seeing your flowers too! That shooting star hydrangea is a must have! You are so lucky to be surrounded by these all day! XOXO

walchowDesign said...

It's always a treat to see all your amazing work at your work, Barb! The bunnies are all so adorable and well dressed - did you have to dress them too?

Looking at all the colourful and beautiful the flowers, I hope spring will come soon!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Oh my, those bunnies are too CUTE! And the flowers are gorgeous as always! Thanks for sharing the photos Barb and I hope you had a wonderful Easter!

alexandra s.m. said...

Wonderful post Barb!
I hope you had a wonderful Easter!!

Cathy A said...

Beautiful flowers Barb, how lovey to be able to smell them allday long!

Leslee said...

Loving all the beautiful flowers and colors of spring!

Annette said...

wow all of these flowers are gorgeous.. I just love Spring..

sheila said...

my goodness. how lovely. I wish your store was my garden ;-D

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb,
These pictures are gorgeous; I especially love all of the flowers. Hope that you had a blessed Easter. Thanks for your encouraging comments on my cards. I am doing well and it is good to be back to making cards again. Hugs to you.

Kanan Pandya said...

Barb, love all the pictures, super cute bunnies and love all those pretty colorful flowers. Thank you so much for sharing it. :-)

Maureen Morton said...

I'm just catching up - glad I didn't miss this virtual garden! Wow - glorious flowers for a glorious season. Hope you Easter was restful after you made everyone else's so lovely! Hugs, dear pal.

Kelly Booth said...

GOOOOOORGEOUS Sure would be a fun enviroment to work in!! Love seeing all the pics.... xoxoxoxo

Joy said...

Finally over here to comment on those gorgeous photos of yours, thanks for always sharing these Barb, love those cute large bunnies and swooning over those Tulips as they are my favourite flower..sending you lot of love xx

donna mikasa said...

Ah, Barb! It was your destiny to work in a floral department. I can just picture you, giving so much love and attention to all the plants and flowers and to your customers, too! And I'm trying to picture you snapping photos of such a beautiful display. LOVE those bunnies!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WONDERFUL Pictures!TFS! Can tell where you get the inspiration from for your Amazing card designs!
Have a great week, hugs, Karin

Karen B. said...

I enjoy seeing pictures of your work and those beautiful flowers!

Robin K. said...

I can almost smell the flowers Barb!!! How lucky for you to be surrounded by such beauty during your work day!!! Thanks for sharing my friend:). Big Hugs, Robin

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb I love these photos of your work! So so cheery after a long yucky winter. Those bunnies are the cutest!

Colorado Crafter said...

I just came upon your blog today and have been scrolling through many pages enjoying your lovely cards. I got to this post where you are describing all the gorgeous flowers at your workplace and the pictures weren't there... just triangles with exclamation marks. Sure would have enjoyed seeing those beautiful flowers!