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Bow Street Flowers is a floral designer located in Boston Massachusetts. Specializing in seasonal arrangements, wedding and event floral designs.


Bow Street Flowers located in Somerville Massachusetts. Our Blog features the most up to date news in our shop. We specialize in seasonal arrangements, wedding and corporate event floral design.

My cheating heart

Bow Street Flowers

Before I owned my Shop, I brought flowers home every weekend.  I eagerly took home the 'leavings' and enjoyed  tidying up the house, filling up little vases and admiring them on quiet Sunday mornings.

Now, I can't even remember to bring them home for Jane's Flowers in the House party.  So I cheat.

Many years ago, my dearest friend went on a tour with the poet Clayton Eshleman to the Dordogne in France to visit Lascaux (before they closed the caves) and eat their way through several four star restaurants.  What did I want her to bring me?   Flowers, I said.  Press me some fleurs from France.

Well, she came back and there were no flowers: " they all crumbled in my pocket...sorry".

And I forgot about it until on my Birthday, she presented me with this:

(sorry for the reflection on the left)

Her friend Mary Ellen Long is a paper artist and she took the 'crumbles' and made paper with the flowers and designed this piece.

It's not signed by Mary Ellen.  This is probably too lightweight a project for her and she probably did it as a favor to my friend.

But it hangs in my living room with my friend's little poem to me as its more important provenance.