Added on: 18th September, 2018 by Kate_48000
Bolsover Flowers is bringing new floral fancy to the area whilst giving back to the armed forces, with the opening of its new store.
Having launched two months ago, Bolsover Flowers is the realised dream of Marie Carline, who brings her 25 years of experience and floral passion to the local community.
Marie started working with blooms as a trainee florist in Letchworth aged just 19, then built her experience all across the country as she moved around with her husband, who was in the Royal Air Force. Itís this link to the forces that inspired the design of her store, paying homage to those who have fought for their country with fitting poppy artwork adorning the walls. Marieís support doesnít stop there, however, giving back to the armed forces by donating a proportion of profits to the benevolent fund.
Going on to gain Interflora and E-Florist experience, Marie then completed the Interflora examination backed by years of honing her craft, before setting out on her own with Bolsover Flowers.
Itís not solely about the blooms for Marie, however Ė flowers mark some of the most important moments in peoplesí lives and she becomes more of a friend to her customers than just the florist. From happy occasions such as weddings and births, to the more sad moments such as deaths and funerals, Marie recognises the individual needs of her customers to provide a truly personal experience, closing the store or extending her opening times to give privacy when required, with a box of tissues always at the ready. Whatever the request, Marie is happy to deliver. From favourite hobbies to nicknames, Marie utilises her artistic flair to create something special to commemorate a loved one, or can provide long lasting silk flowers for a graveside tribute.
With her flowers coming fresh from the great quality Pride Flowers in Derby, with whom Marie has worked with for over 20 years, plus a weekly delivery from Holland and plants and flower supplies coming from the local Sheffield markets, Marie takes pride in the quality of her flowers. From Willy Wonka-esque rainbow roses to classic white lilies, Marie can make up a bouquet in front of her customers to suit their personal taste. She also stocks a range of gifts from floral filled watering cans to spiky cactus pots and delivers throughout Chesterfield and further afield throughout the UK.
ďFloristry is my passion and all Iíve ever wanted to do Ė Iím actually quite taken aback that Iím finally realising my dream of owning my own florist! The feedback from my customers has been incredible and I canít wait to create more floral masterpieces for both existing and new customers as I go from strength to strength whilst giving back to the armed forces.Ē
Bolsover Flowers is open now at 7-9 Mansfield Road, Bolsover, S44 6LE. Marie can be contacted on 01246 916810 or at www.bolsoverflowers.co.uk.