Floral Design is an apt description of the Sweet Caroline florist shop in Mt. Evelyn.
The moment you walk in you feel the warm ambience of the surroundings. The brick fireplace at the back seems to radiate warmth and is reflected in the original floorboards leading to the fireplace.
Eye catching on a cold day.
The floorboards give off a nice feeling.
As you enter, a wooden cart holds potted plants ready to go home with you.
A nice display.
The main feature of Sweet Caroline is floral arrangements, or more accurately floral designs.
Floral works of art.
The left side of the shop features a series of 'steps' upon which the arrangements are displayed.
Starting to fill up.
When I arrived, it was only half filled with newly created arrangements. It was soon almost full as Julie was weaving her floral magic in creating new arrangements.
Julie at work.
The business is owned by Carolyn, known as Cazz. She and her team are originators of all you see.
Cazz (left) and Julie.
A huge display decorated the counter made up of many items making a showpiece.
Counter floral display.
A front-of-counter display shows some unique cards and candles. Many ribbons which assist in floral design add much colour behind the counter.
Cards, candles and ribbons.
Spread around the shop are candles, bath and body treatments.
Beauty products and more.
While arrangements seem to be the most popular items, you can also buy bouquets, bunches and even single stems of some flowers.
Flowers on display.
An array of designer plant holders is displayed behind the long counter and look attractive, even before being adorned with a plant.
Plant holders and vases.
Another display cabinet had a couple of glass teapots, teas and other goodies.
More than flowers.
A close view of bunch of flowers and single stems was just a kaleidoscope of colour, reflecting the ambience of being there.
The closer the more colourful.
Cazz related that the name of Sweet Caroline came from her father who was a Neil Diamond fan. One step into Sweet Caroline will make you a fan of Cazz and her creations.