Sunday, 19 September 2010

A Polish Flower Shop - Antonia's

I must have been in flower shops in England, but I don't remember them. They are much more common in Poland and the occasions for giving flowers more numerous. My normal place for buying a bouquet of flowers at the moment is Antonia's Floral Studio.
From 2010 09

Antonia's is in Nadarzyn (roughly Nad-ashin), a small country town of about 4,000 people, with adjoining villages giving a population of about 10,000 in the whole Nadarzyn local authority area (gmina). The town itself has at least three flower shops. The display of flowers in Antonia's isn't therefore as large as in some city shops, but there is enough to make an attractive arrangement.

There are potted plants and gifts as well.

I particularly like places where I can just ask for a nice bouquet to be made for me: for whom, what occasion, how much and then normally agreeing to suggestions made. The lady in the shop, who may be Justyna rather than Antonia, prepared the bunch on the left (her right) for me.

1 comment:

Michael Dembinski said...

Given that kwiaciarnie are such a feature of everyday life in Poland, it's surprising that this is the first time they've featured in the English-language Polish blogosphere! The interior is typical of tens of thousands of such establishments from Szczecin to Przemyśl, from Suwałki to Jelenia Góra. And long may they flourish!