Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fantastic Floral Design Job Opportunity Available Now!

Are you a floral designer who wants to be part of the BEST team in Vancouver.....
We are looking for a floral designer who works well in a busy small team environment that includes 2 small dogs, and is interested in a long term employment opportunity. This is a great position with tons of growth potential in a dynamic, well established (18 yrs)& well respected company.
The right candidate will be stylish and creative, reliable, punctual, detail oriented, and friendly. You must be fluent in spoken and written English, with clear & hopefully beautiful handwriting, and have a BC drivers licence with a good driving record. Some heavy lifting and long hours are required, so a healthy strong body is also a requirement.

Position also includes general store duties: store maintenance, care & handling of fresh flowers & plants, and customer service. We ALL do everything here....from designing to mopping the floors to taking orders - whatever needs to be done. No "design only Divas" need apply. Any extra computer skills, and design or set-up experience with large events are all assets.
This is a great,innovative, and luxurious atmosphere with fantastic people, fun music, high end clients, the best product, and cutting edge designs.

1 opening available immediately
PART TIME Position is 24+ hrs/wk.+ extra hrs. during busy seasons. Position must be flexible regarding schedules as we work with the film industry & get short notice on large orders. We are closed on Sundays except for seasonal holidays or large events.
Regular store hours are 9-5:30 Monday through Saturday.
The hours for this position are:
Mondays 9-530/Thurdays 9-1/Fridays 130-530/Saturdays 9-530
This position is also available to people with no experience in floral design, but with a passion & desire to learn the industry from the bottom up!
The main thing we are looking for is someone with LONG TERM career aspirations in the floral industry.
We also have great staff discounts & are closed from Dec 24-Jan 4 for family holidays.
Please visit and/or come visit us to see if you might be a good fit. Email CV & photos of your work to Hilary at PLEASE NO HUGE FILES...RESIZE YOUR PHOTOS!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

White Hydrangea & Peonies......

Mmmm... Delicious. White Peony & Hydrangea.... The Centrepieces. White Hydrangea & Peonies...
The Entrance Piece....
Love It!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Jacqueline's Bouquet...

Peonies & Orchids... White "Duchesse de Nours", soft pink "Sarah Bernhart" , and stronger pink "Jules Ely" Peonies combined with "Jungfrau" pink throated white Cymbidium Orchids
That's my arm & pearl bracelet holding the bouquet.
I always wear a heavy bracelet on my left wrist to balance the weight
of the metal rods in my right wrist.
I had to have these "installed" after breaking my right wrist/arm into 52 pieces on March 29th, 2006. At the time I was advised that I would only get back about 50% use of my right wrist and hand...
Well, after 4 years I have about 90%-95% range of motion & ability.
So there. Ha.
Good news,

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tomorrow we have a fund raiser for Arts Umbrella
at The Holt Renfrew Salon.

Peonies, Roses, and Tulips...
I Love May in Vancouver.
*added June 16*
Dear Hilary, Thank you for the absolutely stunning arrangements. So many guests commented on how magnificent they were.
Craig, Arts Umbrella
Hilary!! Wow, your gorgeous arrangements really set the stage for a beautiful event. We are SO PROUD of your support,
Tianna, Arts Umbrella

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Flowers for Science Fiction...

Over the past 18 years I have had the good fortune to do the flowers for many Science Fiction Movies & TV Shows filmed in Vancouver.... Congratulations to my current favourite show to work on..."V" which has just been picked up for another season and will be back filming at the end of the summer.
The Alien Mothership is a scream to design for although working with a "green screen" does present a special set of challenges!
Looking forward to next season!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Colour Drenched Wedding...

In the midst of Mother's Day madness,
The Peonies, Roses, and Hyacinth Blossoms were just saturated in colour... tropical corals & pinks....and perfect white Blossoms of Stephanotis against the Bride's gown.

The Bridal Bouquet
The Groom's Boutonniere
Cluster of Stephanotis Blossoms with inset Pearls.
The Groomsmen's Flowers...
Clusters of pink Hyacinth Blossoms.
The Bridesmaids....
Coral & Pink Peonies, Roses & Hyacinth Blossoms.
The Moms...
White Phalaenopsis Orchids with chiffon ribbon to be pinned on gowns.
Congratulations Sarah & Zoltan!
I hope you had a fabulous day and will cherish the memories...
I just LOVED doing your flowers!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Holy Hot Bouquet Batman.

Watermelon (Coral Charm) Peonies. Citrus Orange & Mango Roses These Peonies and Roses, and these colours... are crazy, beautiful, delicious.
Citrus'O'Rama! I can almost taste the Watermelon.
Love it..

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mother's Day...3 days and counting.

Featured on Urban Rush this week...
My favourite flowers for Mother's Day...
Peonies, Roses, Lily of the Valley, Hydrangea and Tulips.
Available in everything from simple clear glass to Martha Sturdy vessels in white marble resin. Or, if Mom already has a bountiful assortment of vases...we will arrange, hand tie, & wrap your bouquet beautifully in pink chiffon fabric, apple green netting, or tissue.
Call, email, or fax your order right away to guarantee delivery Saturday or Sunday.
We are fully booked for Friday May 7th deliveries, but can have orders ready for pick up between 3-530pm. ...and can still deliver on Saturday or Sunday within Vancouver, The North Shore, New Westminster, Richmond, and Burnaby.
Cut off time for Saturday Delivery is 3pm Friday.
Cut off time for Sunday Delivery is 3pm Saturday.
Friday 8 - 530
Saturday 8-530
Sunday 10-2

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mother's day...5 days and counting

White Peonies and Roses in a sweet ceramic vase Available in 3 for prices & other flowers available...

Tokyo Milk Soaps and candles in a variety of scents...
Come visit to see our complete selection of fresh flowers & gifts...
toll free USA & Canada 1-877-737-2786

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mother's Day...6 days and counting...

Lemon Yellow, Orange, Fuchsia, Chartreuse, Magenta.
Arranged in beautiful white or clear bowl...Starting at $100.00
Shown at $150.00
These bright colours are available in wrapped bouquets too...starting at $50.00

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Happy Anniversary....

Happy Anniversary to my beautiful store....
18 years ago today I opened in a tiny little storefront on South Granville. In 1994 I moved to my current location on West First Avenue in Vancouver. Let them eat cake...
Thank you so much to all of my clients for your support over these past 18 years.
Here's to many more!
Love you all...

Saturday, May 1, 2010

May Day...Muguet!

Lily of the Valley
Lily of the valley in a little glass vase: $45.00
I thought this would be the perfect flower to feature on May Day....Muguet. In France it is tradition to give gifts of Muguet on the first day of May.
This is also a very special flower for has been one of my favourite flowers since I was a little girl & brings back many memories of my childhood....When my own Mom passed away on March 29th, 2007, my sister & I split up the Lily of the Valley from her garden & planted it in our own gardens. Now each year it is like Mom comes back to visit us through her little fragrant flowers each Spring. What a beautiful way to be remembered....
I am happy to say my little patch of Mom's Muguet is growing by leaps & bounds each year. It is a great spreading bulb and wonderful for your early Spring cutting garden.
Lily of the Valley plants (3 bulbs in full flower) $5.99 each
Love it.