The French Flower Shop of My Dreams

It was fate that placed me not a two-minute-walk from the most gorgeous little flower shop I have ever beheld. During our stay in Paris this September, our apartment was located just around the corner from this shop located on Rue Saint-Antoine and we happened upon it on our way out to get supplies for our stay. I stopped dead in my tracks and felt its gravitational pull guide me in.

What is so special about a flower shop, you might ask? I have been in many flower shops, and in fact, seek them out when traveling since I love to get fresh flowers for wherever we stay, even it it’s just a grocery store bunch. This one felt like I had dreamt it up for myself. It was an unfussy, austere space filled with simple vessels with bunches of single stem blooms in a sophisticated palette of predominantly greens, pinks and whites. In the center was a long worn table dotted with sweet little nosegay bouquets of garden rose arrangements. On the sidewalk were buckets of bouquets maison, one of which I scooped up for us, along with a miniature version of it from inside. Also on the sidewalk were beautiful potted flowers — azaleas, cyclamen, gardenias and more. Among the the cut flowers and potted plants, I got such great inspiration for what I would like to add to my own garden like snowberry bushes and to try growing Queen Anne’s lace next year. I also mentally selected what I would plant in my hypothetical Parisian balcony flower boxes. And oh! to pop down from my Paris apartment to select a whimsical bouquet for my coffee table each week, how lovely, indeed.


“House Bouquets” made up and ready to grab

“House Bouquets” made up and ready to grab


Florist details

Florist details


Decorative floral urn

Decorative floral urn


French potted flowers

French potted flowers


Miniature nosegay arrangement with garden roses, sedum, Queen Anne’s lace, hydrangea

Miniature nosegay arrangement with garden roses, sedum, Queen Anne’s lace, hydrangea


Gorgeous bouquets to-go

Gorgeous bouquets to-go


Miniature nosegay arrangements with garden roses, lisianthus, snowberry, mint

Miniature nosegay arrangements with garden roses, lisianthus, snowberry, mint


Pink snowberry

Pink snowberry


‘Green Trick’ dianthus

‘Green Trick’ dianthus


Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace


Bupleurum, roses, hydrangeas, snow berries

Bupleurum, roses, hydrangeas, snow berries


Orchids, succulents, bouquets

Orchids, succulents, bouquets


Sprays of wild rose hips, lisianthus, snowberries, hydrangeas

Sprays of wild rose hips, lisianthus, snowberries, hydrangeas


Happy girl

Happy girl

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