LLG shops: Favourite Florists: London’s Scarlet & Violet.

by Sasha Wilkins on March 25, 2011 · 16 comments


I got back from the shoot yesterday evening to find a little note slipped into my door frame. It directed me to my cellar, and there I found a large brown paper carrier bag containing the most ravishing flowers, as a thank you from a company for a piece I’d run recently on LLG.

Being sent flowers is right up there on my most favourite list and when they are flowers from London’s Scarlet & Violet my cup brimmeth over.

This particular arrangement included highly scented Bridal Crown narcissi, white hydrangeas, guelder roses, Bells of Ireland, and eucalyptus, along with some others I have yet identify…

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I particularly love how they came in a very large jam jar, with pretty ribbon around the neck. (I’ve found that in the US, flower deliveries nearly always come in vases, but in the UK it’s the exception, rather than the rule.)


And in situ in my bedroom on my new chest of drawers:



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sadie March 25, 2011 at 11:49

just beautiful. I’d be pretty chuffed with them too! :) x


LLG March 25, 2011 at 19:54

@sadie: It’s so uplifting! LLGxx


Helena March 25, 2011 at 13:13

My birthday is coming up so I shall drop a few heavy hints to the Engishman. It’s a while (12 monhts!) since I’ve had a flower delivery. How wondeful to have one for thanks mid-term as it were! xx


LLG March 25, 2011 at 19:39

@Helena: I do think they are one of the loveliest florists in London (Kensal, so not too far from us.) LLGxx


Hannah Chan March 25, 2011 at 13:20

SImply beautiful x


LLG March 25, 2011 at 19:55

@Hannah Chan: I think the beauty lies in their simplicity…LLGxx


laura March 25, 2011 at 14:09

That is a beautiful arrangement. I love nothing more than flowers in my room


LLG March 25, 2011 at 19:52

@laura: Me too! LLGxx


Blah Blah Becky March 25, 2011 at 16:14

How beautiful they are, and such a thoughtful gift.


LLG March 25, 2011 at 19:53

@Blah Blah Becky: I know: it was such a wonderful thing to do. LLGxx


Sonia March 26, 2011 at 08:09

Those pictures on your drawers look really interesting, will you be doing a feature on them soon too? x


Cynthia March 26, 2011 at 10:33

Love the green & white…so fresh! What a great gesture from the company and a great treat to discover on your return home.


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