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StudioRosa Bookshop Florist & Gifts

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by Roy Chambers (subscribe)
Lover of all things interesting and new
Published September 3rd 2016
Amazing bouquets made to your design
Flowers have the power to make everyone happy, but each person has their own special happiness. This is where StudioRosa in Paddington comes in, with unique flowers and gifts for sale that are designed to meet people's individual needs.

StudioRosa has flowers, gifts, books and more
StudioRosa has flowers, gifts, books and more


About Studio Rosa

StudioRosa started as an impulse buy of a bookstore, which then cooperated with a florist, which let Vicki, the owner, uncover her true passion for floristry. After operating successfully in Melbourne, Vicki has made the move to back to her hometown of Brisbane.

Enjoy a cup of coffee from the cafe next door while you wait for your flowers to be prepared
Enjoy a cup of coffee from the cafe next door while you wait for your flowers to be prepared


What will you find in StudioRosa

So if you want flowers that are a little bit special and have a budget of between as little as $5 or as much as $3,000, then StudioRosa is the place for you. They have pre-made bouquets for sale, some for only a few dollars. But even the cheapest reflect the originality and creativity that underlies StudioRosa.

StudioRosa also has a number of ready made bouquets
StudioRosa also has a number of ready made bouquets


As Vicki explained to me, for her, it is not just about flowers, but about how these flowers make people feel. Even a special little arrangement can do that. But you can also buy arrangements for friends, loved ones, thank yous and every imaginable occasion. Even an event as sombre as a funeral can be more touching with the right flowers.

If you are on a budget, there are beautiful little bouquets from $6
If you are on a budget, there are beautiful little bouquets from $6


The core of StudioRosa's business is about flower arrangements made to order. Sit down with Vicki, maybe with a cup of coffee from the cafe next door, and discuss your needs. Vicki will ask you a little bit about your ideas, who it is going to and why. Then it is a matter of constructing the bouquet to your needs.

Sit down with a cup of coffee to discuss your flower needs with Vicki
Sit down with a cup of coffee to discuss your flower needs with Vicki


Vicki's regular clients tend to trust her. For example, while in the shop a customer came in with and just said "I need flowers for my friend, she is into alternative things." and after some simple questions such as "What colour is she wearing today?" Vicki was set to create another special arrangement.

A work in progress at StudioRosa
A work in progress at StudioRosa


You can walk into the store with any sort of request. Some people photograph the space where the flowers are going to go, others bring in the special vase they want flowers to sit in. It is all about the right flowers for the person, the situation and the occasion.

StudioRosa is a great place to pop in to browse
StudioRosa is a great place to pop in to browse


StudioRosa also has a variety of gifts for sale. The collection is fairly eclectic and like the flowers, reflects Vicki's passions. One of the interesting items for sale are the little individual ceramic tiles. That sounds a little odd when you first think about it, but then you realise that you can use a medium sized tile to rest a candle on, or several small ones to fill up the spaces on a shelf.

There are a wide variety of gifts and curios for sale at StudioRosa
There are a wide variety of gifts and curios for sale at StudioRosa


Vicki's other passion is books. There are books on flower arranging, and there are also shelves of older classics. She has decorated the space at StudioRosa with old books on the walls.

Old books for sale and on display at StudioRosa
Old books for sale and on display at StudioRosa


Occasions & Events

To understand Vicki's passion for floristry, you have to realise that she rises early every morning to buy flowers from the markets. She sits down personally with customers to create small bouquets as well as designing flowers for social and corporate events all around Australia worth thousands of dollars.

Photo courtesy of StudioRosa
Photo courtesy of StudioRosa


If you are looking for something a little different for your next event, then StudioRosa is for you. Working with Vicki you will be able to design the perfect set of arrangements to make it special.

Photo courtesy of StudioRosa
Photo courtesy of StudioRosa


Overall

Most florists really just sell bunches of flowers. A true florist will create something individual and special that really stands out. StudioRosa has that passion for floristry.

But what it really comes down to is how flowers inspire the senses and emotions. I visited StudioRosa with a friend who was having a really bad week. She hadn't slept the night before and was in a terrible mood. However. such problems are not a match for a flower arrangement from StudioRosa. It was great to watch my friend's mood transform as a flower creation was put together just for her.

Heading home with a bouquet
Heading home with a bouquet


The author visited StudioRosa as a guest
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Why? Unique and special flower creations and gifts
When: 7am to 3pm Monday to Saturday
Phone: 0400278788
Where: 1/139 Kennedy Terrace, Paddington, Qld
Cost: $5 to $3,000
Your Comment
Vicki's flowers are always of the highest quality flowers and the most gorgeous arrangements. You only have to walk into her shop and know you will get something wonderful and special. Paddington is extremely lucky to have StudioRosa.
by salma (score: 0|8) 1139 days ago
I love the idea of the very personalised service that Vicky gives her clients - great article, Roy!
by Elaine (score: 3|6681) 1139 days ago
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