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An abundance of blooms in January

I love flowers. Absolutely LOVE them. And I love being surrounded by them in the shop. So, it’s probably not a surprise that I take flowers home with me, though I don’t have an abundance of them, as some might expect. I spend most of my day at the shop, so just a small touch of flowers at home is perfect for me.

Garden roses on my kitchen table

Garden roses on my kitchen table

I think of my kitchen as the center of my home, both physically and emotionally (!), and there’s usually a small vase of flowers on the kitchen table, next to the PC. Having coffee in the morning, reading the news via the internet, with a simple, yet beautiful vase of flowers next to me is the ideal way to start the day. Usually there’s a cat nearby as well!

Ranunculus on kitchen table

I often use a cluster of 3 small vases (vintage milk bottles, mason jars, or bud vases) in which to put some of the blooms I’ve been admiring from the shop.

So, yes, in just above every way, I take my work home with me.

Shopping local….what it really means…..

Want to make an impact on your local economy?
You can!

That’s the main message of The 3/50 Project. The basic numbers are simple, from their website:

Select 3 independent brick and mortar businesses you would miss if they disappeared.

If half the employed population spent $50 at 3 locally owned independent stores, it would generate more then 42 billion (!) in revenue

For every $100 spent in locally owned independent businesses, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll, etc. vs. only $43 if spent at a national chain vs. $0 if spent online.

The number of people it takes to make a difference. YOU can make a difference.

See The 3/50 Project website for more details – and make a difference.