After coming across a roadside flower stand in 2019 in Martha's Vineyard, I knew that I had to do one at my home in Winnetka, Illinois. Covid arrived in the Spring of 2020, and it seemed like the perfect time to give it a try. My friend built a self-service stand and attached a money box, and we began with a few hand-tied bouquets. It started with a scattering of friends then became a delightful swarm of neighbors, moms, dads, kids, toddlers, and lots of dogs! Everyone was happy, smiling, and socially-distanced! My husband and I were spying from the garden in utter disbelief at the feeding frenzy.
THEN I started getting lots of lovely photos and Instagram tags from people showing off the flower stand bouquets in their homes. They looked absolutely beautiful, but I noticed that they could look EVEN MORE beautiful if they were in the right vase. So--I was determined to design the perfect vase and have them custom-made. Thanks to Melissa Monroe Pottery in Mokena, Illinois, my idea came to fruition, and now everyone in town has the perfect vase and Wellyhaus has a full line of vases and ceramics which are purposefully designed for floral and tabletop.
the next chapter
A brick and mortar shop! Wellyhaus is expanding its offerings to more than flowers and vases! After years of traveling, sourcing, and gathering cherished pieces, I am excited to have a shop to call my own. Opening early 2024.