This years Spring wedding fair at Carlton Towers was full of glamour by its exquisite surroundings a perfect setting for a bang on trend wedding. Now Carlton Towers has been the back drop for our very own favourite Series Victoria, the venue couldn’t be far from a fairytale story. This spring here at Lisas florist, we have included soft peaches and rose gold into the designs to give that vintage glamorous look.. here are a few pics from the day.
All set up
We’re on cloud nine this year with our 2018 Mother’s Day Window, inspired by the thought of ‘come rain or shine’ our mum’s help us and guide us though life. Even if it’s a ‘Mum’ figure to celebrate this day with we are sending flowers all of Mother’s Day weekend. Lisa is preparing her planters this year we have the return of the handbag planter which was very popular. And we have some fantastic gifts that have just arrived. Plus our Charbonnel et walker truffles which are so yummy.
Valentines and Mother’s Day this year are close together, our theme for Valentines was more romantic. Inspired by Beauty and the beast, large vases cupped red roses. And garlands hung like vines though the forest. It was a very busy day with romantic people celebrating there love by sending flowers and gifts. Even at the end of the day we helped a lovely lady by sending her beloved a large Jellycat ostrich as a surprise to his local pub. Well it’s all for love. 😍
This year another winter wonderland takes our Window display. With our new Jellycat Elves which move around the window each day keeping an eye on the good girls and boys😉
We at Lisas florist are very proud of our store, this year we have a fantastic range of gifts including candles, reed diffuser’s, Jellycat soft toys. Christmas decorations, garlands and door wreaths.
Aswell as our lovely range of fresh flowers and seasonal foliage, which we can make fresh hand tied bunches or arrangements with. We also stock fresh door wreaths. Grave wreaths for our loved ones that are not hear to share Christmas with anymore.
So from all at Lisas Florist Selby we wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
In Spring I had an unexpected phone call from a lady in Church Fenton, who was looking for tradional funeral chaplets. I explained that both myself and Lisa had been taught the tradional ways and that although these methods are only used at Christmas time now for wreaths it is most definitely not a lost trade within the older florists. Later in the conversation it was revealed that the funeral work of chaplets and Laurel garlanding was to be featured on the ITV series Victoria. As I was already a fan of the show, as you can imagine I was very excited.
Both myself and Lisa had a meeting with Art Director Micheal Howells on the set of Victoria just down the road from Selby at Yorkshire Screen’s new film studio in Church Fenton. The old air hanger now contains the main areas of Buckingham palace. After our meeting in the hub of the Art directors work room we were taken by Michael to look around the set. Firstly we met the creative people making props, curtains, and a full buffet.. And then we were not disappointed starting the tour in the main airhanger beneath the main halls in the servants areas, boot room, under the stair, then Micheal led us upstairs to reveal the stunning walk of the beautiful corridor, Axminster carpets, fully working fires and gilded statues. The chandlers sparked in the light…truly breathtaking. We walked down to the ballroom where music was playing as cast members were practicing there waltz… and then to Victoria boudoir which had just been redone for the second series. 2500 hand covered buttons hold the silk to the walls of the room. Beautiful drapes gave this room the luxury feel…I glanced at the writing table to see the specially selected writing equipment and paper. The attention to detail was totally amazing.
Returning to the works van a little shell Both Lisa and myself hoped that we would get the contract and later we found we did. Just to be one tiny part in Mammoth Screen’s film production would be very exciting. Lots of planning started, as Micheal’s eye for the greatest detail became our creation.
Season 2, episode 2 revealed our hard work in a 30 second airing both in the lying of state scene and in the church. All the sweat getting the wreath on the chandelier in the church was totally crazy but the experience of been on location at Allerton Castle and Allerton Church was unforgettable. Both myself and Lisa had great fun.
A few weeks later we did another funeral which has yet to be screened.
The delicate spring flowers that survived frost in the garden start entering the world and stretch for the warm sun. A burst of colour explodes in front of our eyes and spring arrives.
A time for new beginnings and fresh starts, new year revolution too.
Happy New Year
Christmas Window Winner
We are celebrating our win on our Christmas Window display judged at the weekend. Our inspiration came from local woods and the dream of a winter day to go sledging. Our beautiful Christmas decorations including the glass Big Bens, festive goose and fat fairys. Please visit our Christmas store for lots of decorative delights..
Many thanks to Selby council and Minster fm for there judging.
I’m sure this weekend is going to be busy, untangling the fairy lights and unboxing the decoration. Its a lovely time to spend with friends and family but it’s also a time to see the world beyond our own lives. This year my neighbour lost her husband suddenly and now is in the stage of grief process with lots of things to do. This year her daughter and family are coming to stay with her. So I thought it would be nice for her to have some fairy lights in the front garden to give a sense of celebration for her husbands life. So last Sunday my daughter and I went over to my neighbour and decorated the garden. She was so pleased it brought her to tears.. It was minutes of our time but hours of pleasure for my neighbour. We deliver to graves if you can’t get to the cemetery this year and are making wreaths and posies in all seasonal colours.
We have some great decorations this year to suit any taste, were delivering flowers and planter all Christmas week. We also have some fantastic jelly cat toys and lovely charbonel et walker chocolates.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year from all the staff at Lisas Florist
Autumn is in the air and the classic signs are when the leaves change colour and some start to fall.
Well I don’t know about the rest of you, but I go into hibernation mode. Thinking what I’m having for tea keeps me warm all day, and just can’t wait to jump into my pjs and get cosy.
When the garden is starting to look brown and crisp and all looks a bit soggy after the rain…
We all need a bit of a lift and so when the pumpkins start appearing in the supermarket when I know it’s time to dust down the witches broom and begin thinking about Halloween…
This year I had the opportunity of enquiring some fantastic Cornus (dogwood) which has the most lovely dark red stem. With the help of my youngest daughter, we spent a Saturday morning picking the leave of each stem then creating a arch for over the door. Tied with wire and secured, we then went to the local woods and found pine cones and moss to give a natural base to our arch.
Now a few days later we have purple fairy lights and waiting for some Halloween treats coming from the shop. All the witches you could want are now displayed at Lisas Florist store and we are stocking up on mini pumpkins and gourds… So come along if you dare…
Chelsea flower show 2016
This year was no disappointment at the Chelsea flower show. With an abundance of floral ideas to meet everyone’s tastes. Every year there are more than 70 new plants introduced to Chelsea. Exhibitors in the Great Pavillon are invited to submit there new plant and then assessed by R.H.S experts. A short list is made of the top 20 and these are shown in the show. R.H.S Chelsea select one of these plants to be ‘Plant of the Year’. This year was a Yorkshire winner ‘Clematis Chiisanensis’ Amber from Taylor’s Clematis Sutton road, Sutton, Askern, Doncaster. This is a wonderful achievement, well done to them.
The poppy display had a moving effect on the people that stood a gazed. The haze of ruby reds that created a carpet of crocheted poppies, made by people all over the world. The exhibit designed and curated by Phillip Johnson (winning best in show garden 2013). Covering an area of more than 800mtr the poppies commemorate the soldiers who died during world war 1, from Australia and New Zealand.
The atmosphere is the flower show is about people’s passion for flowers, plants and outdoor living. It’s got to be said that everyone that attends Chelsea takes away a bit of it with them. Wether it be photos or a plant or two or three! The little garden accessory to be placed as a finishing touch, or just plenty of ideas to do at home. The sky’s the limit, small or big budgets…
The gardens had a trend of lots of foxgloves this year and seeping though each border was a grasses, which looked really good. Going to try this, this year as it fills in a few gaps and also keeps the weeds down too.. See how we go, will keep you posted on that one. My favourite colours were the purples lilacs and pinks all merged together in a perfect perfume.. With a hint of cream. The not to formal gardens had a relaxing theme, and really focus on outdoor living too. Please enjoy these snap shots of the day. And if you didn’t get this year there’s always next! 🌸
Pictures from the great Pavillon, lg garden, gods own county Yorkshire garden, hasqvarna garden, artisan garden. And asdas garden bed!
Heres a special pic for Lisa!!