Tea for Two - Mabel interviews Shop Girl Flower Girl

January 13, 2015 1 Comment



Mabel and I are very excited to share this interview and introduce you to one of the sweetest shops you will ever find.  Shop Girl Flower Girl is a little Canberra gem located in the Ainslie shops and is a combination of the loveliest floral blooms and gorgeous gifts for the home or yourself.  I literally have to limit the time I spend delivering Mabel to the store otherwise I walk out with my arms laden with goodies.  Brands such as Elk, Fog Linen, Murchison Home, Paperboat Press and Wilson & Frenchie are just a sample of what you'll find.  As for the blooms, well… they are just my and Mabel's cup of tea.  Simple little posies and wreaths for your wall, I love them all!


Shop Girl Flower Girl is in fact two special ladies.  Kerist is the loveliest of lovely shop girls, shop apron and all and Amy is the fresh face behind the blooms.  I have missed meeting Amy in every store visit so far however I'm imagining she is just like Thumbelina, a little fairy among the petals!


Today however is the interview answered by Kerist.  I think you'll find you might get a little girl crush here, especially if you go and check out her instagram.  I think there's a little bit of Mabel in this one ;)



So please, draw a cup of tea and have a seat beside Mabel as she talks to Kerist, Shop Girl Flower Girl.


Where do you live and with who?  I live in Watson, Canberra with my husband Tom and Hamish the cat


Which Oh Mabel lovely product calls your house home? Who is the lucky soul who sleeps with Mabel?  We share our bed with the Eloise sheet set. (the cat sleeps in the laundry, and usually on our laundry) I’m not sure that husband really loves the sheets, but he’s always so kind and let’s me have my way. I love to taunt with invites like “come on, come to nanna’s bed”.


Favourite Mabel memory/moment?  oh, do you mean like the time we ripped our sheets…..


What do you currently have on your bedside table?  I don’t have a bedside table, I prefer minimal furniture in a bedroom. On my side of the bed is a hanging cage light for reading. My husband has a ‘lucky find’ set of Parker drawers on his side. On top is our orla kiely digital radio, his book of the moment, and most likely the clothes he was wearing that day.


What are you currently reading in bed?  I made the choice between reading in bed and knitting in bed and knitting won! Sometimes I take my ipad in with me and catch up on Instagram or fav blogs. Mostly though I watch one of my many dvd versions of Emma until I fall asleep.


Bed time tunes?  Our radio is tuned in ABC classic FM. We don’t usually listen to music in bed but the odd time we need to set a wake up alarm it’s nicer to wake up to something soft.


Favourite breakfast eat in bed? For that matter, last time you got to eat breakfast in bed?!  Don’t remember the last time. I usually wake up quite ravenous so it’s straight into the kitchen for me (with a bathroom stop and a laundry detour to release the cat)




Do you have a special textile or pattern that holds a special memory for you?  My nanna used to crochet granny square quilts. Always garish multi colours and always trimmed in a bright dark green border. I don’t have my original one from growing up (it was trimmed with chocolate brown and was quite tasteful) but I’ve got the green ones she sent over for Tom and for when we got Hamish.


If you could choose anything in the whole wide world: 


What would you spend your days doing as a career? Making stuff


Where would you live? In a fully renovated, everything finished (professionally) version of our little house, with a beautiful established garden.


Who would you get to cook for you everyday? My husband cooks for me everyday, and he’s a great cook, so I’m fairly sorted. But failing that, Eleanor Ozich from My Petite Kitchen, cause then I’d be super healthy.


What special talent do you wish you could have? I wish I could draw. I can imagine things and visualise pretty well, I just can’t get it out on paper.


If you could go back and give your teenager self some advice, what would you say?  It’s ok to be the shy, individual, creative type. People will one day aspire to be more like you.  {So true and so beautiful - Mabel}



Fast Five:

Top sheet/no top sheet? Usually its there after wash day, then it disappears somewhere down the end of the bed?

Make your bed every morning? Aspire to, but it seems I’m the only one in the household that cares.

Sleep on left side or right side? Right side at home, the side closest to the bathroom when we’re away

Usual Bedtime? I’m afraid I keep pensioner hours. I’m happy to pop into bed as soon as I can. (I’d eat dinner at 5:00 if it were practical) Lights out by 9:30. Asleep by 9:31 (if not earlier)

Night owl or Early riser? Annoyingly for husband, I’m an early riser. Mornings are so productive!




 Thank you so much Kerist!  Mabel has decided you are her kindred spirit and she has gone off to write you a good old fashioned letter and thank you from her stationary desk (apparently her normal desk won't do).



Shop Girl Flower Girl stocks Oh Mabel and is located at Ainslie Shops, Edgar Street Ainslie Canberra and on facebook and instagram. 













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