Friday, November 11, 2011

gypsy-punk and flowers

I am getting ready to go to the Catskills, and started to write a depressing flood-recovery post, but who needs that? So instead, I introduce you to the gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello. My oldest son drove to Burlington, Vermont last night to visit my youngest, who took him to see this band:

Gogol Bordello's founder moved to Burlington from the Ukraine in the early 1990's when he was a teenager. Now he tours internationally. My tastes in music are more gypsy than punk, but I love the energy and creativity. These days I look for creative inspiration everywhere. The other day I got some from a post by Jane at Small But Charming. I was looking at the contrasting flowers in a bouquet she made, and thinking about how I might apply that to my store. If I could create a bouquet that represented my store, or what I would like my store to be, what would be in it? I don't have an answer yet, but am enjoying the concept. Thanks, Jane for the inspiration.

Enjoy your weekend--



  1. Hello Jen:
    It is true that inspiration does come from so many different, and often highly unusual, sources. During our years of designing gardens professionally we would often gain ideas from looking at the way in which the windows of the major London stores were dressed by, very clearly, highly talented, creative people. It was often enough to spark off a train of thought.

  2. Hi Jen

    Have a good time in the cats and keep working with that inspirational are a creative wonderful person and I look forward to watching things evolve with your shop.

    - KAT -

  3. Signature bouquet... that's a fun idea! Enjoy the weekend, Jen!

  4. What a fun group. They make you want to get up and join in.

    Jane really does have some beautiful floral arrangements. I started following her just so I could look at the photos. :)

  5. Hi, Jen

    Thank you for the interesting song by the group.
    I'm at house preparing little by little towards the end of the year, so listening to some good music bring me a good wind from outside.
    Arranged flowers by Jen are good for eyes.

  6. Yes, I feel "energy and creativity" from this band too.Very uplifting music.
    Jane's flower arrangements are tasteful and beautiful. I should start working on my garden for spring version.
    Looking forward to seeing how you arrange flowers.

  7. I like it! Have a great weekend in the Catskills!