by guest blogger: Kristen Dickson of @tojaneandrose


In my opinion, good grocery store flowers are the easiest way to add joy to your day (along with cheese and chocolate of course). Ranunculuses are my favorite, followed closely by peonies and tulips, but I also adore eucalyptus and lavender -- and those white anemones with the black centers absolutely give me life.

My point is I could talk about flowers all day, and I seem to have passed this appreciation along to my daughters, Jane (5) and Rose (3), who like to help me pick out bouquets when we’re at the store. A few months ago it occurred to me that they would really enjoy if I put together a pretend flower market stand for them to play with, so I got right to work – and then it only took me another few months to actually pull it off

I found some fantastic silk flowers at our local craft store, added in some baskets and a few sets of wooden vegetables, and suddenly we had a full blown farmer’s market on our hands. I waited for a sunny Friday afternoon, set everything up while the girls were having quiet time, and surprised them when it was time for the big reveal (pictures and details below).

They had a blast and afterwards we had some homemade strawberry popsicles and I have to say, it was just a really lovely way to kick off summer.


Instagram handles of shops featured:

Flora sandals @adelisaandco

Dresses @finandvince

Small wooden pieces @joguines_grapat via @cloth

Wooden vegetables @raduga_grez via @mouseinthehouseshop, @wildcreekco and @lindenbee

Luggy baskets @olliella 

Basket backpacks @smalllotco via @mouseinthehouseshop

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