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Easter Tablescaping + Williams-Sonoma

Sherry and I were invited back to Williams-Sonoma for another tablescaping afternoon. Being that it's the beginning of Spring, we created an Easter-inspired table setting filled with fresh flowers, jellybeans and a buttercream cake! The store always has beautiful brands and designers to choose from, so it's never easy going in knowing exactly what we're going to create. We eventually settled on a charming Spring collection that was 100% fitting to our style and perfect for the Spring season.

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The Spring Garden Table:

April is the time of year when everything comes out of hibernation and flowers begin to bloom. It's the season for bright colors and sunshine. In our last post, we shared the meanings behind tulips and their association with Easter, but there are a ton of other flowers that come into play this time of year. It's peony season, everybody! People go crazy for peonies; it's cool, we're right there with them. We wanted to tie in one of our favorite colors (pink) to make our arrangements and table-setting really pop. We had a lot of pastel going on, which is fitting for Easter, but we wanted to have a flower that was a show-stopper, so the Sarah Bernhardt Peony was the way to go. We added some boronia, peach roses, stock, pink delphinium, and yellow tulips to the mix. We also wanted to add some height to the table, so we placed one of the arrangements on top of the Spring Garden cake stand in the center of the table, and then filled a tall white vase with pussy willow and off-set it on the table. The wicker basket, wooden Easter eggs, and sprig of boronia on each plate added the finishing touches to this charming, springtime table. 

To shop the Spring Garden Collection, CLICK HERE.

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Items used for this tablescape: Spring Garden dinner plates, Pillivuyt Couple Porcelain dinner plates (white), Spring Garden cake stand, La Porcellana Bianca Plate Stand, Aerin Place Mats, Arezzo silverware, Everyday Napkins (yellow), Vintage Etched flutes, Vintage Etched goblets, Williams-Sonoma easter basket, Williams-Sonoma Jelly Beans


Thank you to our partner-in-crime, Nicolas, for hanging out with us and putting together a quick video of our afternoon inside the store! We are taking the last of our Easter orders, so if you have a party that needs decorating or would like an arrangement delivered for the holiday, please CONTACT US and we'll make that happen. Xo.

photos and video by Nicolas Alexander

7 Reasons Why We Like Working From Home

Where is your studio? Where's your flower shop located? How do we find you?? Hey, where you at???

We'll never tell.

Just kidding.

We get asked those questions a lot. So, where does 1209 Creative do their work? Sherry and I actually work out of our Phoenix homes. We don't have a public studio or shop and cannot be pinned on Google maps. We do have plans of someday creating a space open to the public, but for now, we are happy and fortunate with where we currently are with 1209 Creative. There are so many positive reasons why working from home has its benefits for us during this newer stage of our business.


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7 Reasons Why We Like Working From Home

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  1. No overhead cost for an office. This is a pretty big decision. Yes, I did say that we would like to have a space open to the public, but it's a smart move for our new business to save time and money where we can. We are two very busy gals with a lot on our plates, so managing a separate studio or shop would actually put us behind. We like having our ducks in a row as we expand. 
  2. No need to commute. Bumper to bumper traffic, watching people text and drive, and the waste of time simply sitting in a car... no thanks! 
  3. It helps us manage our time. We are in our own spaces where we feel most comfortable. And because of this, we are able to work better, achieve a longer list of tasks and maintain more of a realistic work-life balance (the best we can).
  4. We can wear whatever we want. We do spend a lot of time outside our homes, but it's nice to feel comfortable on days that we're home catching up on emails or cranking out flower arrangements for an event or wedding. We don't have to worry about people popping in and out while we're in our stretchy pants and t-shirts... or maybe emailing in our undies (no lie, that happens).
  5. Happy Hour is any hour. Enough said.
  6. Don't have to pay a daycare. This is a pretty big deal with a two year old around. Playing Finding Dory or Zootopia on repeat with a bowl of popcorn and fruit keeps Sherry's little one pretty content. It also allows her to spend time with her son while still being able to get some work done. Being a mother and entrepreneur is not an easy thing, but it's doable! 
  7. It makes us happy. We started 1209 Creative a little over a year ago. It's grown so much this past year. Working from our homes has allowed us to accomplish so much within our business, while still being able to focus on other things outside of this. We have learned that it is not easy starting a business of your own, and it takes a lot of time and dedication to grow it. But that's what makes it so rewarding. We are happy and thankful with the pace that we have been growing, and it makes it easier to have everything we need under our roof tops (for now). 

 

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The two of us are both located downtown... we literally live down the street from each other (it's pretty awesome how that worked out)! We may work from home, but we are also always out and about. You can find us over at Be Coffee or The Dressing Room a lot of the time (owned by Sherry's hubby). They're our go-to meeting spots because they have all the goodies! So if you're ever in the area and want to get together, reach out! We love meeting new faces and making friends. 

photos by Nicolas Alexander

Melrose Street Fair

This past Saturday was a busy day for downtown Phoenix... there was Devoured, the Melrose Street Fair and Phoenix Flea! All great events with absolute-perfect weather for us Phoenicians to stroll around in while we ate delicious food and supported some of our favorite local businesses. We took the day to set up shop over at the Melrose Street Fair where we sold our mini designs and got to meet a ton of new faces. It was the first community event that 1209 has participated in, and we were so grateful for the positive response we received from those who stopped over to say "Hi" to us. 

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A special thanks to Katie for lending an extra hand, and to Nic for capturing such beautiful photographs of our work! Sherry and I have been given endless support from our family and friends for following our passion and starting a business of our own, and this weekend we definitely felt the love and support from our local community too! 

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photos by Nicolas Alexander