Working Designer Wednesday

A few weeks ago, I celebrated my birthday in Fredericksburg, a favorite spot in the Texas Hill Country. Several years ago I discovered a quaint Fredericksburg flower shop called Sprout on the internet. I can’t even remember how I first ran across it, but I ended up on the Sprout website and blog…and I’ve been going back ever since. While in Fredericksburg, I decided to drop by Sprout and check it out in person. I’m warning you…I only had my phone camera with me. Hope you can overlook the photography…

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Naomi (right) greeted me as I stepped through the front door. After a brief introduction, she disappeared upstairs and returned with Michelle Hodges (left), the shop owner. One thing led to another and before I knew it we were touring the grounds and sitting down to get acquainted over a pot of hot tea. It felt like we were longtime friends (another reason I love the flower business).

Michelle stocks the Sprout storefront with vases of fresh flowers for sale by the stem, a variety of vessels, beautiful ribbons and lots of gifts including Saipua soaps and sweet aprons. I fell in love with her galvanized metal-topped counter.

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Next, Michelle and Naomi led me out the side door, down the sidewalk and into a beautiful little garden area behind the shop where Michelle grows greenery for her bouquets.

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Next, we explored the building behind the shop which serves as a container/prop inventory warehouse and design space during event preparations. This place was a treasure trove!

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Seeing the stacks of flower frogs reminded me of one of my favorite Sprout designs…

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Thanks Michelle and Naomi for welcoming me to Sprout! I’ll be back the next time I’m in town. Thrilled to have two new flower friends…

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