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Garden Belle Florist - Imagine, Innovate, and Create!!

Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

Come in, come in! Glad to see the new cafe next door. Looks like it's gonna draw in a lot of new business, which is good for this Ole Belle! We usually carry anything ya need. Unfortunately, the late frosts, heavy rains and droughts have depleted the inventory. And bein' such a small floral shop and all, I just can't afford but a few of the basics. I couldn't help but notice all the beautiful flowers and such. I was wonderin' if maybe ya'll wouldn't mind sendin' some my way. Ya know, doin' the whole Southern Hospitality thing.

I need just about a little bit of everything. I could use any fresh flowers ya'll got to spare for my coolers. Poor things have been chillin' air. Ornimentals and fillers are pert near gone too. I had to sell all my pots and sundries just to keep the electricity going, so any extras for the shop would be much obliged. Most of all, I could really use some eye poppin' arrangements to grab folks' attention as they wander by.

Sorry to have to ask, but I figure anybody with the name FLOWERPOT Cafe' must be understandin' enough about the prediciment I'm in. It's all I can do to keep these doors open. But this here is my dream and I can't imagine ever closin' the door on that. I have been waitin' for a sign of some sort and I do believe I got it when ya'll moved in. Once I get up and running again, I'll be sure to return the favor. Appreciate anything available to help me out.

Hope ya'll enjoy the place once I get her restocked.

Our slogan is "Where Innovation, Creativity, Imagination and a Dash of Luck Collide" Hope my little store inspires this to happen for you!

london England, United Kingdom

Hello Belle,
I'm your new neighbour Terri , pleased to meet you!.
We look forward to being good friends with you. Wow Belle, even though you haven't got much stock in at the moment, this is a lovely flower shop. What's down there Belle? Ohh the basement, fabulous! so many wonderful containers, ribbons, wrapping papers and cards and I love the silk flowers and all those floristry prouduts, it's fantastic!

Belle, I know you won't get much time to come into the cafe, seeing as you run the shop, but you would be welcome anytime and I will certainly tell everyone about about your beautiful shop.

I'll have those please Belle.
Orange Chrysanths £2.99
Green chrysanths £1.50
Orange gladioli £.50
3 Sunflower's, I got them cheap (past their best) 99p

Thankyou, see you soon!

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london England, United Kingdom

I'll have those yellow roses too £1.99
and the white chrsysanths £1.50.
Thanks Belle!

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Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

Well, young lady, that is mighty kind of you to invite me on over to your wonderful cafeteria. I'm too good at ordering fancy coffees, but I do enjoy a good cup of the plain kind every once and a while.

Really appreciate you buying some of my wares. What I do have, I maintain the highest quality possible. I would love to see what comes out of those there flowers ya bought. Feel free to bring your arrangements in anytime and I will sell them for ya, free of charge. I imagine this could be good for the both of us. You buying my flowers, making the arrangements to attract the customers and turning a little profit for youself. I do believe that could work.

I know the stock is low on the embellishments, but feel free to use whatever you need. I will give you a discount rate to start ya off, say 10%? If things go well, it could be a permenent one.

Please drop by again. We usually have several of the larger florists come in to buy our flowers as we expect only the best from ourselves. Maybe one will take a gander at your arrangements and you could find yourself a whole new career. Stranger things have happened. Whenever they drop in, they do like to critique these arrangements, so be warned and don't take it personally. I personally think beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Have a good day and drop in anytime!

london England, United Kingdom

I feel as though I've gone to heaven! This is my dream come true, thankyou Belle, I'm sure we will be good for each other and thankyou for the opportunity!
I just love your accent!
I've made an autumn arrangement for you. The rest of the flowers are in vases waiting to be 'arranged'!
I'll be back later with something else!

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Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

Well I'll be. I do believe that is one of the prettiest arrangments I have ever seen. I love the green zinnias? at the base which compliment the green in the yellow daisys? which go well with the sunflowers, topped off with one of my fast becomin favorites, Miss Glad. The lines are wonderful and what is that love little ornimental grass on the left side?

I must immediately put this in the front window. I have a little cooler display just waitin for this jewel. This will most certainly draw some customers and I will alert all my friends that we have us a glorified talent showcasin in the front window. I am sure they will wanna stop by and have a little look see at this. Just remember, some may be critics so take it all with a grain of salt.

You know you should start a portfolio of these darlins. I see good things in your future, sweet girl! Keep um comin! Plenty of room for anythin ya got.

Oh, and thanks for the accent comment. It is hard bein southern sometimes. We just do things a little differently than everyone else. A little more laid back, a little more relaxed. You should give the ole south a visit sometime. We tend to welcome all with open arms. Just remember, drop your g's from verbs, runnin, kickin, goin, and all one syllable words become two. for example, dog is pronounced dauwg, milk is me-aulk. Throw in a fell darlins, sweetie pies and sugars, and you got southern speak. Have fun on that holiday you were tell me about. Holiday, HeHe, still makes me chuckle. A holiday is Christmas, your goin on a vacation.

New Orleans, LA(Zone 8b)

Hi Ms Belle. Just thought I'd bring over a couple of friends for company. Hope you like 'em. Thanks for the little lesson on southern speak. I was a little intimidated to meet with you tonight because of our language barriers. But now I understand just fine. Please let me know if I can contribute anything to the Diva's portfolio.

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New Orleans, LA(Zone 8b)

His brother visiting from New Orleans. He plays in a jazz band.

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london England, United Kingdom

CLAP !CLAP ! CLAP! they are brilliant, can't stop laughing.....I've gotta have them Belle!

New Orleans, LA(Zone 8b)

Hahahahaha. . .he is cute isn't he?

london England, United Kingdom

Hi Belle, Here's what I made with the flowers I got today, I must say the condition of your plant material is superb.
even though you have a limited stock, the quality is there.

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london England, United Kingdom

The back.

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london England, United Kingdom

Belle, I'm off on holiday now so I'm bringing you the flowers I have left.

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london England, United Kingdom

A few chrysanths.

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london England, United Kingdom

There's no point in me keeping them, I won't be back until Tuesday.

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london England, United Kingdom

The last bunch, see you in a couple of days Belle!

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london England, United Kingdom

Hi Belle, How's it going? quiet today isn't it!
Here's some sunflower tea for you.

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london England, United Kingdom

I brought you a little gift back from my holidays!

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london England, United Kingdom

Oh you don't like perfume!

Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

Sorry dear. Have you been here all this time? I went and left my hearin aides at the house again. Did you bring the perfume for me? What a sweetheart you are and my favorite, Chanel no. 5. Thank you for bringin all those lovely arrangements in last week. They sold like hotcakes. Here is your share, now don't spend it all in one place.

I have to admit, I went ahead and bought the first arrangement. I just couldn't help myself as it is such a beauty. My cats just loved it. They kept sniffin it all night. I love how you placed all the little flowers around the vase top. You really got some talent young lady. Keep it up and your gonna make this the hottest shop in the area. I am so glad you decided to open up next door. Foot traffic has really picked up.

Those darn frogs jumped right off the shelves too. But I haven't seen that young lady since she came in that day. Is she ok? Hardly saw anyone workin at the cafe. I did catch a view of that sweetheart, Traci. My what a doll she is. Bringin me tea and makin sure I am all settled in. Now she is a real jewel to have around.

Oh, I am just yammerin on. You look to be in a rush, but I would love to have ya back real soon. You're welcome to use my store anytime. There are some nice long tables in the back you can use anytime your heart desires. Have a good one. Bye bye.

london England, United Kingdom

Yes Belle, I agree, Traci is a real jewel to have around. Thanks for letting me use your long tables today!

Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

Nada problem. Nope, you can come in here anytime you wish. If I'm out with the ladies havin a little nip, just let yourself in. Here's the key and enjoy.

london England, United Kingdom

Great, I've got the key! I'll go and find Karma we can have a laugh in here!

Winnipeg, MB(Zone 4a)

I luv the autumn arrangement, Terri!

Karma your friends are sure cute! Anytime they want an adventure, send them over here.
:) Donna

New Orleans, LA(Zone 8b)

Ms. Belle, I don't have anything else for you. Hope you don't mind waiting a few more days. I have some silk arrangements. . .would you care for some of those?

Donna, thanks. We're going to have to ask Belle to let them out for a hop.

london England, United Kingdom

Karma,
I'm just having a look around and there isn't any silk flowers in the whole place!
The stock is quite low but there are some nice BIG chrysanths.

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london England, United Kingdom

Alstromerias

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london England, United Kingdom

Solidago £3.00 and yellow sweetheart roses£2.00

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london England, United Kingdom

A mixed bunch of red carnations, green chrysanths and a few lilies £3.50.

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New Orleans, LA(Zone 8b)

I'll take no answer as a yes. . .teeheee. You can rent these out for weddings.

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Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

Flyin through, girls. YES, YES, please bring any type of arrangements. Flowers are scarse and we can use all the arrangin ya'll can do!! Gotta go to shopping for more supplies. I'll see you gals later!! Air kisses to both of ya.

New Orleans, LA(Zone 8b)

Another silk for ya.

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london England, United Kingdom

Thats a pretty one, like the huge poppies?

Hey Karma! come and have a look I've found the bargain's bucket!

New Orleans, LA(Zone 8b)

Yep, they're poppies. Did you buy everything out of the bargain's bucket? Didn't even leave me a stick of baby's breath!

Birmingham, AL(Zone 7b)

Well I am so sorry Ms. Karma. Here ya go. Hope these will work for you. Let me know if ya need anything else, dear.

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New Orleans, LA(Zone 8b)

Cool. . .sticks. . .you took me literally didn't you ms belle? Wait til I get my hands on those sticks.

london England, United Kingdom

Karma, the bargain bucket is over here!

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london England, United Kingdom

look what's inside, not bad for 87p!

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london England, United Kingdom

I gerbera, chrysanths and solidago.

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london England, United Kingdom

I found these too,

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