Coriander Girl… Alison is a young girl from Canada that own a very cute flower and antique shop. As she say, she is ” sunshine and dance parties ” a fantastic description! Not only flowers, in her store you can find vintage treasures and locally made crafts, candles, lotions, soaps, teas… Actualy you can buy everything is in the store!
Coriander girl is also her blog, a “…blog about the little flower shop I own and anything else I feel compelled to share…”. The name Coriander girl was “…inspired by my love for all things fresh and beautiful and Coriander being my favourite herb it seemed like a perfect fit…”
As soon as I came upon her charming blog I was totally thrilled. I’ve always dreamt to have a store like her store. Naif, beautiful, a corner of Paradise, the Eden!
I’ve read her blog entirely, from the beginning and believe me that I’ve loved every single post, pics, bouquets. I have a passion for old jars, old bottles and vases . She make beautiful bouquets in those amazing mason’s jars, or old vase or unique vessels.
If you want you can ask her to make a bouquets in your own vase (Bing it from home!) or you can choose from a big range of vassels !
I feel that we have so much in common and she make me think to my dream and to the way I can pursue it!
“My name is Alison Westlake and I opened my little floral/antique shop seven months ago.
It was a total, dive in head first, kind of experience. I had always loved flowers and gardening but went to theatre school and became an actress in stead. I wasn’t very happy auditioning for film and T.V and decided maybe it was time to do something more enjoyable with my life. I live in the most amazing neighborhood in Toronto, Canada. It’s an eclectic mix of artists, crafters, foodies and gardeners. The shop came available and I signed the lease before I was totally sure what I wanted to do with it.
I knew I wanted a flower shop and to have vintage goods as well but the rest was kind of up in the air. I sat down at my computer and wrote a 40 page business plan and approached people for money. My start up costs weren’t too bad. I needed a fridge and some furniture pieces which I sourced from local antique markets. The fridge was new and my biggest expense.
2 things left:
1: Thanks for your advises about my button…I’ve made 2 new versions of it… grab the one you like and link it to my blog…
I HAVE MY OWN DOMAIN
2: Remember the giveaway ….