Friday, November 25, 2016

Furnishing a florist shop

I recently had the honour of furnishing a florist shop in Haberfield that a long time blog reader, Catherine, was opening. Catherine took a leap of faith recently and left her corporate risk analyst role to follow her love of floristry. She has opened a beautiful shop in Haberfield called Flowers at Haberfield. (right near Dolcissimo on Dalhousie Street for you locals). She's doing wedding flowers as well as general floristry.

She rang me a few months ago and said she wanted to furnish her shop all with Lilyfield Life pieces. What an honour for me. When she went through the list of what she was looking for I said I actually have those pieces unpainted at the moment! Talk about serendipity.  She popped over and fell in love with the pieces, I mixed up some sample colours to suit her theme for the shop and then got painting. 

This sideboard is on her back wall and holds vases etc.  All these pieces are painted in custom mixes of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. 

This huge french style drinks cabinet is a beautiful piece now gracing Catherine's front window, full of candles and other gifts.

Catherine sourced this beautiful table on eBay and I painted the base in a custom mix green grey.

Adding patina with dark wax.

all set up at the florists.

I also painted a lovely little next of tables that I forgot to take photos of but you can sort of see below in the photo - I did them in the same colour as the table base.

Some more photos of Catherine's beautiful arrangements and my furniture in the background.

You can find Catherine's details on her Facebook page

So good to see someone following their passion so I'd love her to be super successful. Go buy some flowers from her :) or have her do the flowers for your event.

Fiona xx


  1. Oh, I wish I lived near both of you! You always do such a lovely job on your furniture - the care truly shows. I wish Catherine well as her flowers are superb and I would shop there in a heartbeat. :)

  2. Thank you for this post Fiona. I'm really looking forward to seeing how the shop goes this year. I've never been happier.


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