Gertrude Street’s Mr Lincoln Florist may have closed its doors recently but owner Sarah Nolan has by no means dropped off the scene. Along with old friend Poppy Lane, the better half of Pop And Scott, Nolan has been working on collaborative and commercial floral projects.
Their latest undertaking has been a pop-up posy store nestled in-between the Spring St Grocer and the City Wine Shop. Jars of pastel coloured posies complement the softly hued gelato next door, a combination fit for 1950s romance and poodle skirts. Roaming the main circular table is an eclectic bunch of plastic wildlife which the ladies have been tying in a couplet onto their bouquets to add some personality and pizazz.
“We’ve chosen a lot of native foliage with field flowers, it’s not the usual Valentine’s day stuff, but a stiff rose just doesn’t suit summer,” says Sarah, “it’s not seasonal.”
Big hand painted signs will point you to the pop up; and it’s the little details like palm-sized love heart cards perched in a rustic wooden bowl wash away any thoughts of Valentine’s as only an overly commercial holiday. If you miss this opportunity to support local flower growers, florists and entrepreneurs, Pop and Scott run posy workshops in their beautiful Northcote warehouse teaching budding florists and romantics how to pick and shape a posy before wrapping it with love.
POP-UP POSY SHOP
February 7th- February 16th
161 Spring St, Melbourne, 3000
Ph: 0450 095 433
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