Ann’s Florist: Marché de Fleur et Brocante
Saturday was a gorgeous sunny day as we strolled charming Los Olas Blvd in Ft Lauderdale, trying to decide which outdoor café to lunch at. Eventually we chose Mango’s – for the seafood salad – and continued strolling with our little beeper until our table was ready. We didn’t want to wander off to far, so I stepped inside of Ann’s Florist. I’ve passed the shop many times, but have never gone in: I was never looking to buy flowers. But displayed outside was a Hungarian baby bathtub, similar to the one I grew herbs in, so I was lured in: this was clearly more than a florists store.
And when we entered: quelle surprise: a marché de fleur and brocante; the perfect combination of flowers, antiques, and baubles. I had just started to look over this tres chic and fun ottoman when BZZZZZ: our table at Mango’s was ready!
After a leisurely lunch with TBG, we return to Ann’s Florist to continue investigating the brocante. I love the ottoman: it would look fabulous with my creme bergère chairs: and covered with the two coordinating fabrics (one French manuscript, the other an English postcard) it would give some fun to my formal living room: $425.
Every corner of the shop was filled with flowers or little vignettes of antiques and collectibles: glass ware, Swedish candlesticks, Eiffel Towers in glittering cardboard or shiny metals, pillows, picture frames, mirrors, books, flowerpots: all treasures you would happily cart home in your valise after a week’s shopping in the French countryside!
So happy I finally found my way to Ann’s…I’ll be back!
Moi Tip: After all that shopping TBG was hungry again. So we stopped in our favorite Florida sweets shop: Kilwins! We strolled the River Walk licking waffle cones dripping with home-made ice cream. And bought a few slices of fudge. And caramels: for later.
The Details:Ann’s Florists 1001 East Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301