I was sure pleased with myself since I had left for my appointment at Sawyer & Company Florist this morning having planned enough time to get across the Casco Bay Bridge, then on into downtown Portland Maine with some to spare...or so I thought. Then up came the bridge for the biggest, slowest boat I had ever seen to pass under...holy moly. Good thing parking (miraculously) wasn't a battle (for the first time ever). But I digress.
I walked into the shop and was cheerfully greeted by the ever-wonderful Fransisco, fresh faced and smiling. We were ready to get cracking! Francisco and Callie (I had spelled her name incorrectly originally! AGH! Sorry, Callie!!) were so helpful, and I even got a quick lesson on color contrasts within arrangements - they truly are experts here. It's really no wonder the place has been in business for over 100 years! These folks are so friendly and accommodating, I am now skeptical that a rose from anywhere else would smell as sweet. I just love the images I got of their stunning blooms, and hope you enjoy them too!