Friday, October 28, 2011


from my rotting body flowers shall grow and i am in them and that is eternity.
edvard munch

Monday, September 5, 2011


she is here lovelies!
(and i'm not talking about my dear other half being home...)
i'm talking about spring...
its warm...
everything in store just seems so bright...
all the gorgeous spring flowers are here...
freesias, ranunculas, poppies, rhodadendron, sweetpeas, daisies, daffodils...oh boy...i could list things all day...
and, besides all our amazing flowers, it seems the spring air is not just in our hearts but also, well and truly in our minds...
we have been going crazy making plans for the next few months..and with esther's mind full of new ideas from abroad and me just as excited...all i can say is watch this space...
{look out it spring and the sisters are back!}

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

millie and travis

..millie and travis...
they came into the store one breezy, sunny saturday to discuss all things floral and from that moment i knew this wedding was going to be amazing, travis and millie were from country victoria, and were the cutest, happiest, and most relax couple to work it was an absolute pleasure to design and be creative for these two!


{oh please}

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

s u n s h i n e

its a gorgeous day, sun is out, and i am wearing thongs! yeeehaarrr!

so when i came across this picture and i got all summery in my mind and just to share it...

enjoy the sunshine lovely peoples!


Friday, July 8, 2011

{vanessa and josh}

i grew up with playgroup, painting and playing, and then in our teens and today josh gets married.
so when josh and his lovely lady asked me to do their flowers i was pretty thrilled.
here is a sneak peek...

{they had an origami theme throughout the sweet!}

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

little somethin' somethin'...

{imagination is more important than knowledge- albert einstein}

Monday, May 23, 2011

a u t m u n

top marks go to Kristen Zumont. one of our delightful friends who took photos of someone enjoying their work.. her tafe teacher told her these ones were her favorite. pretty great photos arent they! (thanks kristen)

Friday, April 22, 2011

easter J O Y

i'm not even supposed to be here, but i've popped into the store to pick up a wedding to deliver, and i had a few minutes to spare, so i thought i'de write some florally love to peruse over the long weekend!

i haven't the time nor the internet usage space to upload all the delightful pictures i have in my hot little hands (es, you ought to be proud), but i'll give you a heads up as what to expect to see on the blog soon...

2 weekends ago we headed to KURRAJONG HEIGHTS for cherie and ben's wedding...think pouring rain all the way there, esther and i walking around in no shoes (shoes were soaked) and think carful loads of hydrangea! plus the most incredible place EVER!

so i'll put some lovely shots of that up...

plus kath sent me some pictures from their wedding a while back, so i'll pop them up too!

annnddd! mothers day is just around the corner (quite literally) so i'll put up some inspiration to leave up on the computer screen for a clueless husband or child:)

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happy easter!

{may we never forget the true sacrifice made for each one of us personally, that makes up this public holiday...}

Monday, March 14, 2011


.winter showing.
.wanted shoes.
{vintage glam}

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

k a t h & s c o t t y

this wedding, but especially this couple was incredible. set in bowral, we packed the van, drove a couple of hours and (get this girl a tissue)...

think long, windy road, up to a pure white homestead, lush green grass, fresh breeze, and excitement brewing...

{i didn't get to many shots...but take a little peek at the ones i do have}

Thursday, February 10, 2011

b e m i n e

it was once said

“since love grows within you, so beauty grows, for love is beauty of the soul.”

valentines day. a day to celebrate this exact thought. LOVE!

and us (the sisters) can’t help it, we wear our hearts on our sleeve for this day…making this day one that your lover won’t forget with our creative and unique designs and ideas. (think origami hearts, made from old book…and more)

so pop this number in you partners phone… 9520 3141

or jump on our lovely website…click online orders… easy as that..

(so many options)

or stroll into our delightful store, and hand pick a stunning arrangement for your special someone.

for love.

xx the sisters

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Magnolia, botanical name// G R A N D I F L O R A. No wonder! These beauties were the size of a dinner plate in full bloom and the perfume was incredible! No doubt that's why they are called GRAND iflora!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

little l o v e

so one of the most rewarding things about this job, is the people we get to connect with, weddings, funerals or people that you meet, that love what you do and love your store and who become more than ‘that lady that buys hydragea everyweek’ they become friends.

we received a Christmas card from a dear friend/customer in the middle of the silly season, amongst the long hours, pretty lights, and shop full to the brim of all things christmas, it just nice to stop and realise we really do have the best job in the WORLD!.

{i might add there wasn't a dry eye in engadine florist the day the post lady popped in this little treasure}

thank you two thousand and ten

so the last few weeks of the year were a complete blur of long hours, exciting new stock coming in, and planning for the last of 2010!

a few very exciting things took place...let me share.

two of our dearest friends, stephanie and javed, got married! in the beautiful little land (and i truly mean 'land', hidden off the freeway, a place that looks like town folk just picked up and was so pretty and untouched and the most perfect place for a declaration of love), called catherine hill bay. so we went up, spent 2 days setting up and making the place perfect, and then dashed to the wedding, only to drink, eat and have the most incredible time celebrating love!

{so i couldn't resist, i feel everyone needs to see how magical it was. enjoy}

the other thing that blew my mind at the ending of 2010, was the most memorable and life-altering trip, to uganda.

let me tell you how this came to be.

the beginning of the year, one of my dear friends, caitlin, was involved in a foundation setup by an incredibly talented athlete (and another dear, dear friend) eloise! and i was asked to be on board with a foundation.

the foundation started when eloise had an ongoing injury, she travelled to portland where she met fellow athlete, julius achon! what formed that day was an incredible friendship and and the beginnings of the love mercy foundation!

on one of his routine runs, julius found 11 orphans hiding in a bus shelter, these children, who had been effected by africa’s longest running war, were without food, clothing, housing or education, with some of the children unable to remember even their own names. from that day on, julius took the children on as his own family.

when eloise knew his incredible story, she knew that people back home would help!
and its love mercy's vision, to not only support the orphans (which of now over 30 are sponsored) but also work along side the women in uganda, with a seeds programme.

for every one off donation of $25, it provides a 10k lot of seeds to a woman in uganda, once the seeds have been planted, grow and are harvested, will yield approx 100kgs of seed, then the original gift of 10kgs is passed on to the next woman in need.

so as you can tell (re giving the whole history-and let me tell you i can talk all day about it!) i am so excited about what love mercy is doing!

soooo, i went over in november (dear es, help the fort up!) and visited all the beautiful orphans, we went to numerous villages where we hope to run the seeds project this year and explained it all to them and we went to the village where the first lot of seeds were distributed! and all i can say is that the trip was life changing, driving into the village, with these women, in their best dress to see us, singing on the top of their voice to welcome us, its a moment that will stay in my mind forever!

so goodbye 2010...thankyou for the wealth of knowledge you gave, for the joyous memories made in a little shop in engadine and mostly for ending the year with perspective that for so little, whether it be a donation for a woman in uganda, a smile to a walker-by, or the time of day and a helping hand for the people around us in the community...they are a all small step in making the world a better place!

my dear friends, who i was in uganda with, all of us are part of the love mercy team...(eloise and cait..please note the sweet love mercy t's)

caroline...mother of one, cook, and the most inspiring woman. just opened up her own little shop, selling clothes and all the things she sews... (women in business!! woo)

2 beautiful kids from one of the villages we visited.

the kids that are sponsored by generous people back home...