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27 Apr

Urban Flower company


Urban Flower Company

Yesterday afternoon, after the school run, I decided to visit my local florist, Urban Flower Company.  In part due to the need for beautiful blooms to cheer up a fickle day of rain but mainly to show support to a fellow creative who suffered a recent setback.

This setback was thousands of pounds of damage caused when a police car careered off the road during a chase and went through the shop front. You can read more about it in this Evening Standard article. Luckily, no one was seriously injured.

Now boarded up in the front, the business has continued to trade via a side entrance at the rear of the shop. I believe the local community have rallied with support.

The Urban Flower Company -  I have often admired the flowers stocked in this store alongside the talented creativity on display. The owner is 27 year old Matthew Richardson, who in a previous interview for Ham and High newspaper was quoted as saying he wants to be the face of flowers like Jamie Oliver is to food. He is definitely on that path as his store is popular with numerous celebrity clients and wedding bookings.

I went into the store with a simple glass bottle (picture at the very top) and within 2 minutes, Matthew had created the beautiful spring display for me in varying tones of blues – so perfect.

I also loved the Peonies and bought the pink one above, beautiful on its own in a simple glass vase.

I will definitely be making more regular visits in the future and hopefully be able to show you what new creations Matthew comes up with.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      He has displayed it beautifully – really pleased with it. Have a lovely weekend to you too xx

  1. Beautifully put together flowers and I love the fact that it’s not overdone at all. I hope they’ll be able to rebuild the shop. Have a lovely weekend xo

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      I like it for its beautiful simplicity too. Have a lovely weekend to you too. xx

  2. love the bouquet of flowers and peonies are among my favourite flowers ever … always feel good went fresh flowers are at home. enjoy your week-end (I am off to Italy for the week-end in a gloomy rainy weather …wish I could go back home sooner than expected!)

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thanks Toni, the flower shop is well worth a visit. We are lucky to have it so locally. Happy weekend. xx

  3. Wow!! Did he arrange that first bouquet of flowers for you in your own jar? I’d never heard of this before that a florist arranges flowers in a jar you bring… It’s a cool idea and I can tell he’s on his way to become a great florist. You can just tell by looking at his first arrangement. He’s got an eye for detail and I just LOVE these beautiful blue-purple hues in the flowers. Gorgeous!
    It’s great that you supported him by buying some bunches of flowers – it’s definitely a win-win situation: you get happy by looking at these pretties and he’s happy you bought some flowers to help him through this awful situation that happened to his shop. Will definitely have to go and visit his shop soon when I’m in town. 😉
    Love and a great weekend to you Geraldine!! 🙂 Inge x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Yes he did. i just so happened to have bought the bottle and was wondering what would look good and he kindly did an arrangement for me. He definitely has an eye for detail and did it so quickly. Have a good week Inge. xx

  4. So nice to read the story behind the beautiful arrangement I so admired on Instagram! Lovely to hear about communities rallying behind people and businesses at times like that, especially in a big village like London! Mel x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      I’m so pleased you enjoyed the story. It’s great there is such a sense of community here. x

  5. Such a beautiful arrangement! Having always been bought very average flowers from a man in my life, it’s refreshing to see a man with such creative floristry talent! Such a shame about the shop front, I hope Matthew is able to get it sorted quickly and get back on his feet. xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Thank you Hollie. I agree about the talent. I think they have been very resilient and are up trading again, be it from a side entrance. Have a good week. xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Lovely to meet you Sue. We are lucky to have such a lovely florist locally and I was definitely pleased with the floral arrangement – simple but beautiful. x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      I totally agree. Looking forward to seeing you in London Gudy xx

  6. Lynda

    oooh how I wish I would have a flowershop like that in my neighbourhood! I hope his shop will be rebuild soon and bussiness will go on as usual! Love the bottle with different colors a LOT! has something playfull and girly 😉
    love it!


    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Lynda, it’s so nice to have you here 🙂 it’s wonderful to have a great florist nearby who stocks such beautiful blooms. xx

  7. Khailee

    What a great concept – bring your vase to your friendly florist and let he/she create the perfect arrangement for you! Genius! I’ve often struggled to get it just right – have been known to lobbed off much of the stems of ‘long-stemmed’ roses till they look like dwarf hybrid.

  8. Hi Geraldine, so young and so talented. I’m glad that the local community rallied around in support. The flowers are lovely. xD

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Lovely to have you back from your blogging break. I hope you had a wonderful time back home in Australia. Hope to see you soon xx

  9. Very talented florist and nice to have somebody like that so close by. Dramatic story about all the damage to his shop, hope it will all be sorted out soon.
    Have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend!
    xo Ingrid

  10. What a wonderful and creative way to show your support, Geraldine! And we get our piece of the cake, as well… The bouquets are beautiful !

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Hi Lena, yes the bouquet is beautiful. Looking forward to seeing you in Berlin soon. xx

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