Monthly Archives: July 2013

How I spent my summer vacation Part I

Afternoon, guv’nors

Still jetlagged and adjusting to reality. On the plus side, I thought today was Monday. Bonus weekend!
I thought I’d leave you with a few teasers of my magical trip to the motherland, aka sunny England.

My beautiful sister Deborah and her husband Rory tied the knot in Wigginton near York, then hosted an unbelievable reception at Castle Howard
howard dome

castle howard grounds

Let me get permission to post other people’s photos and faces here, and we shall have a rundown of the dress, the happy newlyweds, the 1930s Daimler, and general antics next week.
daimler copy

Here I am making a couple of arrangements for the font and church (my professional-vanity side wanted to do up the whole thing, my practical side knew there would be no time to do fleurs and be fully there for my sister on her big day.)
church flowers

And here I am living out my Jane Austen and Downton Abbey fantasies while guzzling champagne.
I am jane austen

Despite my carry-on full of Jelly Babies and fetching sunburn in the shape of a bridesmaid’s dress, I am back to work and ready to send your flowers in Kingston, Ontario. Call or message me for a bunch of beautiful green leucadendrons, purple callas, and orange roses.
Mr. Spencer would like to remind you all to be incredibly safe.
spencer safety
Happy Friday!


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Coffee. Boxwine. Nutella. Repeat.

Hitting the vices fairly hard as I get ready for my beautiful little sister’s wedding on the 19th. You know how everyone on earth says not to eat based on emotions, or use booze to calm yourself down? Yeah, about that…..

Sage Flowers will be closed for the wedding July 7-24. I will reopen to take orders and calls on Thursday July 25, and be fully re-stocked and ready to deliver flowers on Friday, July 26. Don’t worry, I’ll post a list of great alternate florists to keep you in flowers while I’m away.

In flower news, plenty of milestones and new chapters on the order sheets this month:

The biggest bouquet I have ever made:
The customers later put it into their own giant, two-foot-diamaeter vase- the RONA bucket was the biggest thing I had to arrange in. This was for an annual Downton Abbey food and croquet party. I have to scam an invite for next year, they sent me photos and it looked like an absolute blast!

Hot pink gerberas to say thank you and goodbye to coworkers (the person doing the moving did the sending this time, which is cool and unusual):
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The MO was bright bright bright flowers that could tough it out in a vase at the mall.

More proms! More grads! A few promotions!

A retirement orchid…. I loved this lemon yellow colour.

And last but not least, one of my September brides moved house and sold me her dishwasher- his name is the Admiral, and he is the love of my life. I can’t promise you there won’t be selfies of me making out with it at some point in the future. Possibly while rockin’ the boxwine.

Happy short week, eh? Hope all my fellow Canadians had a wonderful Canada day weekend.

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