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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Flowers and plants for a flower shop project

Hello dear readers

The beginning of the new year founds me creating flowers, my favorite pass time, for the future flower shop project.  I'm not in a hurry because I absolutely don't know where there will be space to display it. Even more important, how shall I be able to protect it from dust.

First, I made egg carton pots decorated with seashells, using most of my seashells stock before I collect fresh ones. 

I found this tutorial for making wine bottles out of hot glue rods.
This is the result of my first experiment.

I used a t-light for melting the rod and painted the bottles with a cheap nail varnish.  There will probably be better results with experience, but it is sure worth a try.

Here are photos of our building, before and after. The colors before were brick red and grey with lots of ugly patches.  Now the colors are an elegant deep and light grey.

You can see the bus station next to our fence.

We said goodbye to the laborers and I must confess, at the end they were helpful., cleaning up the indoor mess and even helping me change light bulbs. However, there's no chance that I'll miss them.
The renovation took almost 6 months from start to finish.  The garden will take another 6 months to revive.

I wish you all a nice and peaceful Sunday with blessings.


  1. Bueno... ha sido largo pero la obra ha merecido la pena, Drora. Qué liberación despedir a los obreros! jaaaa... Me admiran tus flores; yo he intentado hacer alguna y ha sido imposible, pierdo la paciencia enseguida y me sobran dedos! Un beso

  2. Your building looks wonderful! and I feel your pain about storage with minis. Maybe shelves? But I know in a condo even wall space can be at a premium.

  3. Muy bonitas las flores, me parece estupendo un proyecto con ellas. La fachada se ve resplandeciente

  4. You've got a wonderful selection of vibrant flowers started, and I'm excited to see the project progress! Maybe you can find some cardboard to make into a watering can shape for the shop? The bottle method looks interesting and definitely worth a try - yours look excellent!
    The building is much improved and I am happy that you've got your peace back. The garden will be fun to revive!

  5. Preciosas las nuevas plantas Drora!!! Y que gusto poder despediros de las obras,ahora el edificio se ve precioso,muy elegante!

  6. Bonitas plantas ..nuevo proyecto que trabajadora eres . Ahora el edificio se ve muy bonito. Bsss

  7. Hello Drora,
    Your plants are just lovely. What wonderful additions they will be to your shop. I am happy the workers are done and the end result is terrific. You live in a very nice building.
    Big hug

  8. Great flowers and plants. Your building looks really great now, it was worth it.

  9. Bueno al final la espera ha valido la pena. El edificio esta nuevo a la vista.
    Las flores te han quedado geniales.
    Un abrazo

  10. Te han quedado geniales tus flores y que maravilla que las obras estén terminadas, ha quedado el edificio perfecto.Besos:-)

  11. Hi Drora,
    I have no doubts that you are NOT going to miss the laborers but now that they have finished their work , you are going to be happy that they were there. Your building looks really good to me and will make living in it more comfortable for you and your husband. Your mini flowers are Really Lovely and I love the way you have them all grouped together. Finding the right container for them will be another challenge but keep going because they are all too :D pretty to stop!

  12. Muy bonitas todas las flores !!!!.
    Que bien que las obras hayan terminado, se vé genial.

  13. Whenever you're in the flower making mood I have the true pleasure to sit in front of my monitor and to simply enjoy the results. Your flower shop will become a splendid one, your flowers look so beautiful... the first one you've shown with the iris is a fantastic ambassador of coming spring. And hooray to the retreat of the workers (although the guys were nice enough to help you a bit). But seeing the pictures and with the noise and dirt being just a memory now I must say it was worth the annoyance. Your house looks great now... and I bet it's not only the looks but also the inner core like for example the insulation that was improved. Enjoy the silence! ;O)


  14. The apartment looks nice and fresh, you have made beautiful plants I think the blue is very beautifu.

  15. So glad for you that the works are over!!Enjoy! Your flowers are so beautiful, as always, that flower shop is going to be gorgeous!

  16. Дорогая Drora!
    Ваши цветы прекрасны! Я их люблю! Ваш дом выглядит очень красиво! Он теперь красивый, чистый и уютный!

  17. .Wow, Drora, the outside of your building looks so shiny and new now
    .It's an awesome change and I am happy you are now free of the workers, even if they were helpful in the end

    .Your plants look SPECTACULAR and I will ask Hester if she can conjure them for me
    . Just kidding, of course, Riversiders don't steal
    .I will upload a post about your amazing gifts to us soon

    ,Have a lovely weekend

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