Thursday, September 12, 2013


Here is our shop a few years ago before the green benches fell apart and the glare-reducing awnings went up.  The colors were chosen after an artist friend did a lot work coming up with this combination.

I've never seen this exact color pairing before, but yesterday while stealing time for some local antiquing, I came across this:

This is a little oil painting by Antoinette Saint Leger.  She is a french artist who isn't very well known apparently: only found one painting of hers on Google. I would love to know what flower shop this is.
The colors of the door and windows are reversed, but it could easily be Bow Street Flowers on Mother's Day.

Even if there were no similarities, I love how it picks up the blue of our table and those hot pinks of the dahlias from my garden.

We're sweeping up all the bunny fur that's been shedded off of all the rabbits this last month.  We're shining glass top tables and wiping down the summer dust and putting out little vases and garden ornaments we've collected lately.

Except for this little glitch of summer weather, Fall is apparent by the dimming light and earlier evening darkness.  Almost time to plug in the kettle and stock up on lemons.

Fall weddings are starting next weekend.  It's going to be a fun season!


marlowe said...

Wow - great match! Smooochhhh!

An Urban Cottage said...

The resemblance is uncanny. It would be fun if you could find it.

The dahlias in front of the blue table are stunning. Such rich, saturated color!

flwrjane said...

Local antiquing? Next time please.

And I need to get inside your shop too, just not gaze at it from the street like some crazed stalker.

xo Jane

Jen said...

First, I want to say how wonderful your green and yellow are--they are perfect. I want to wrap myself up in them. And that painting is such a great find! (and I'd love to know where you found it.) Beautiful and uncanny. I hope you find out more.

Alicia said...

Your shop looks so nice!!!

Molly said...

such a perfect match! I can't wait to get wedding planning so I can use your amazing talent at my wedding (in 2 years) :)

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

How lovely...perhaps the artist saw your pretty little shop in her dreams and this is actually Bow Street. Providence lead you to the painting. The dahlias in the copper kettle, the blue table, the painting... Charming! Susan

Amelia said...

Wow, that's amazing! That is quite a find. I love your shop colors, inside and out.

rachel said...

What a lovely post! All bright and cheerful, colourful and optimistic!