As if moving weren’t change enough, recently I began to search for a new job as well. And guess what? I found one! I’m not sure what my title is–or if I even have one–but basically I’m a shop girl for a local florist. For now I’m training as time allows; my official start comes in a couple weeks.
The first night I tied ribbon to boutonnieres and gave a fresh cut to thirsty flowers in the cooler. But the second visit things got real–they let me create! Here’s my first-ever:
These were centerpieces for a restaurant. I had fun following the boss’ “recipe” and watching these come together. She told me how many of each type of plant to include and–no surprise, really–it worked wonderfully. I had to move things around a bit because not everything balanced on the first attempt, but with a few pointers about how loose/tight/drapey/short to make things, voila! Later on they let me loose with another small arrangement of red roses.But you should see what the long-term designers create. Oh me, oh my! Check out this bridal bouquet:
The color combo and crazy threads of curly willow make me grin. (Really. Every time I saw this I smiled.) I hope the bride who held it in her hands during her wedding felt the same.