for us to give a go is pinterest (thanks to Becky at Roses Florist for pointing us in the pinterest direction - as if I don't have enough bits to keep up with :O) ). A chance conversation between us (one that made sense at least - we chat most days but none of the other conversations are worth sharing) lead me off on an internet search one evening, to find out what it is all about and how it works. To be totally honest I had heard about it previously and knew of several friends that use it, but never for a moment thought that it was either for me personally, and definitely not for the shop. I have now changed my mind on both counts and the shop now has it's own account (still a work in progress right now, but hopefully by the end of the year it will be sorted). Not only is it a great place for us to showcase our work (which at the end of the day is exactly what we are all about) it's also a great way for other people to share our work too, which can never be a bad thing. It also means all our lovely customers (yes that's you guys) are able to see what we've been up to as I will be trying my hardest to update it with the most recent photos. I know I already do this with the picasa albums, but unless people are on G+ these days, does anyone actually view those? At least with pinterest there is more chance of people finding us and being able to keep up to date with things.
Ahh keeping up to date; something I try so hard to do but often fail at (not because I am useless but purely because things are getting so busy in the shop these days, I just don't seem to be able to find the time to keep on top of it all some days - that is something I am never going to complain about). I did however, manage to finally change the window and took the Mothers Day bits and pieces out (that I will be honest were adapted from the Valentines window previously). I wanted to try some totally different colours this time; colours that people wouldn't always think of. For this I drew inspiration from my own colour choices at home (my bedroom is decorated in the exact same colours) but also because the wholesaler had some vases in the exact colours I wanted on special offer; how could I not buy them? This then led to more purchases though as I then needed flowers that matched (or at least complemented) the vases and so a whole range was purchased at the same time. Sadly due to our smoked glass windows (to stop the sun from fading everything we put in there) it can't really be seen until night-time (this is normal though for our displays) but I have had many, many comments on the choice of colours used (only one person has said they don't like it) so that can only be a good thing.