Valentines Day has been all consuming this year. Funny, my first year without a real valentine in, gag, 9 years and I've been up to my neck in beautiful flowers and chocolate and paper hearts made from 1870s wallpaper. Working in the love business will do that.


It's actually been very sweet to help boys all over the city give flowers to the girls they love. Luckily I'm not the bitter type, so I've been thoroughly enjoying my small peaks into other's relationships, while secretly feeling relieved to be alone these days.


That being said, I did receive my first ever box of beautiful chocolates from a nice boy to whom I'm not related. A chocolate cameo. I blushed. I'm always blushing a little bit, I think.









The flowers at the shop this weekend were some of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. For all of my satisfaction with my situation, oh gosh... I did slip off into dreams of receiving some of the arrangements we sent out the door. Sweetest and simplest of all were the antique medicine bottles with a single stem and a rex begonia leaf, tied with a silk ribbon.

Hoping your day was as full of beauty and love as mine- borrowed or otherwise.

27 comments:

  1. Happy Valentines Day Amy! The little arrangement in the bottle is just perfect :)

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  2. happy valentines day!!! bought myself some tulips today because I thought someone should

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  3. Happy valentines day :)
    Excelent photos!

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  4. How very cute! Soo, who WAS this boy that isn't related to you!?!?! Eh what!? Inquiring minds want to know.

    My day has been quite lovely so far. My Mr. has had to work so we have postponed our revelry till tomorrow but we went and sang and handed out Valentines at a nearby convalescent hospital with my family. Yup, it's a nice little day indeed.

    Glad to hear your has been so filled with chocolates and cameos and flowers (as usual) ;-)

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  5. I wish you many Happy Valetine's days ahead, surrounded with all the beauty you've described and the fortunate guy sharing them with you!!!
    I love stopping by your blog!

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  6. No "valentine" but a box of lovely and tasty chocolates from a boy who is not connected by family ties?! How does he not count? Where's the logic? More to the point, where's the explanation? ;-)
    I received three lovely, long-stemmed, vivid scarlet roses from my father. That was special, let me tell you!

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  7. so beautiful! i bet it's yummy too. i went out to brunch with my boo, but nothing i wouldn't do any other day. i've always thought valentines day has much more impact for singles.

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  8. lovely flowers! and a chocolate cameo? ugh, i want!

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  9. it seems to me that working in a flower shop is like dispensing happiness - AND it smells nice!
    Happy Valentine's Day

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  10. Oh, i'm just wary of calling someone a valentine. It adds a layer of emotional scrutiny that I found to be off putting for all involved.

    I like uncomplicated. Uncomplicated is good.

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  11. Sooo many pretty things. I do love that about the day. My favorite has always been watching dads bring their little boys in to pick out stuff for mom. I don't care how cynical you are, that is cute.

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  12. Happy Valentine's day! Hmm..I haven't said that to anyone today. Valentine's day can have more of an impact on singles, or you can simply ignore it. But, tomorrow...cheap chocolate for sale!

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  13. I love Valentine's day! Happy day to you!

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  14. Beautiful post! I love your photos.
    That rose ... and those papers! Simply gorgeous!
    Happy Valentines Day to you!

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  15. those cameo chocolates look amazing

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  16. This post is lovely...! How was that chocolate? It looks amazing!

    I had an unexpected surprise.. a bouquet of beutiful roses from my boyfriend, it was our first Valentines Day together although he's in Usa and I'm in Italy...so sad...

    Great Blog Girl ;)

    Lara

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  17. I love thinking about you being the cupid behind all those beautiful flowers. With your good attitude of sharing others joy instead of being buried in bitterness, you will find your heart's desire.

    Pat on the back to this mysterious gentleman who recognizes your worth and picks out delicious looking chocolates. Yum!
    He has good taste!!

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  18. Those chocolates look heavenly!

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  19. Gosh, what beautiful chocolates! I'm sure they tasted as good as they looked, too.

    As for your flowers, you should have heard me, dropping obscenely heavy handed hints to my man to pay a visit to Red Hook. I think he just got confused and thought I wanted groceries.

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  20. Edible cameos! Sounds like a good egg! :]

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  21. Gorgeous!!! What romantic imagery. I want a bite of that truffle!

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  22. those chocolates look amazing! i have such sugar cravings now..

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  23. oh my gosh those look amazingly delicious!
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  24. Just saw your post and I love your photos - beautiful as always! And those chocolates look so delicious! Glad you had a good day!

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  25. the chocolates looks delicious!!

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