Hi there, I’m Sarah, and I love everything flowers. Flowers themselves, pressed floral jewellery, floral print anything and old floral paintings. This insane love for fresh flowers and everything botanical started when I was just 14 years old. I worked in a beautiful, prestigious flower shop in Stratford ON, and loved every second of it. I made hand-tied bouquets, washed buckets and conditioned endless stems of fresh product. I learned about customer service, reputation and what makes good design.
I then moved on to university, and subsequently a career in healthcare, where I learned how to care for people. After 5 years of practicing as an RN I decided to retire, and set the wheels in motion to open what I affectionately named The Little Shed Flower Company. A 12’x12’ shed, situated in the back corner of my home property, lovingly built of reclaimed materials, right down to the second hand electrical wire and windows. I made wreaths, hand-tied bouquets wrapped in butcher paper and produced our first big wedding. I took telephone calls and responded to texts from customers ordering my fresh flower designs.
The business thrived, and I moved to a studio, with space for client consults and some of the carefully curated styling and rental inventory that I was accumulating for my clients. I continued to produce beautiful floral designs for weddings, events and every day while building vendor connections and a pretty great design portfolio. I hired an intern, learned how to blog and attended workshops, mentorships and floral design retreats to expand my skillset and creative brain.
Now, you can find me in a gorgeous old brick and mortar, with a non-traditional retail space that contains locally made artisan goods, potted plants, and a lovely, ever-changing fresh flower bar. I hold workshops, welcome clients into the chic consult space and grow nearly half an acre of local, incredible fresh flowers and foliage.
I love texture, dimension, movement and unexpected colour palettes in my floral design. I firmly believe that more is more when it comes to flowers and foliage and that the best designs are artfully executed with mother nature in mind. I take cues from the seasons, forage from wherever is ethically responsible, and genuinely love what I do.
Nice to meet you.
PS I love lattes with almond milk and maple syrup, floral tattoos, cozy little cottages and vintage clothes. Oh, and my dog Sneaks.