Thursday, 10 May 2012

art crawl, taste of downtown, mother's day... oh my!

You have to love James Street North - nothing seems to unfold gradually anymore. Thursday we welcomed the grand opening of CBC Hamilton, Friday is the May Art Crawl, Saturday we are the thoroughfare for Taste of Downtown in support of the United Way, and Sunday is Mother's Day - with no shortage of great restaurants on the street to 'treat' those special women in your life'.

And of course there is i fiori! We have so much to choose from - the fridge is stocked with beautiful fresh peonies, roses, astilbe, lisianthus, freesia... we can put together an elegant, pretty and custom bouquet for you in minutes. A very popular arrangement this year is the garden jar. This is a small jar with a wire handle ideal for hanging on a patio or deck this summer to hold tea lights - but you can give it filled with a perfect little bouquet of fresh blooms.

For something different look at our succulents, orchids, hanging vases and planters. Here is a small glimpse of what is in store...
european hand-tied bouquets
garden jars

perfect for desks or night tables

3 or 4 on a table create a centrepiece you can actually see over

chocolate hazelnut truffle 'eggs' in a sweet little nest - sold-out at Easter,
 I have brought them back for mother's day

lemon  or tahitian vanilla/coconut marshmallows

lavender plants - happy indoors or the garden, and lavender sachets

magnetic test tube vases perfect for fridges, steel doors, filing cabinets (seen here attached to the original tin ceiling tiles from the historic Dominion Furniture Building - soon to be the home of the Art Gallery!)

ceramic hanging planters for plants, tea lights, bird seed

I hope to see you this weekend!