The doors to our flower shop opened in 1968 just up the road to the coast right in the south Georgia countryside. Founded by Elmer & Carolyn Phillips, it's family operated ever since. A boutique is not a thing I ever dreamed. But Colonial House of Flowers provides in ways I never could've expected.
It brings me joy.
Good fun, strong women, genuine kindness, tight friendships and tough families make the world go around. This year, my family moved four hours away to Atlanta to take advantage of resources to celebrate dyslexia. We left plans, friends, family and careers, even sold a house we built before we could live in it.
Closing the doors to the legendary "brick & mortar" of the little iconic full service corner shop... you guys, it had the first Christmas lights in the state. "People drove for hours to get lights," Mrs. Carolyn tells. Leaving home is one of the hardest things I have ever done and I knew I had to keep dreamy flower shop alive so I refreshed the business model and brought it along.
Now, plants, flowers and a story are my medium to create intimate, high-end, bespoke, artistic partnerships, workshops and curate an online store. Today, the shop is on the road, really, teaching, free lancing, selling plants at stands and shipping things I love all from my new Roswell home on a branch just up the road from the Chattahoochee.
Grateful for childhood days being sent to the garden by my grandma, where I developed a grit and learned a language that gracefully translates into the magical world of floristry. I’d say my style is old-world, painterly, elegant yet rebellious... individualistic. It's always the same, yet always different.
Meet me somewhere special to make something that drips with soulful details - loose, wild, texture-full abandon, and shared inspiration. Remember, it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.
Thanks for stopping by, being a part of the Colonial House story.