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Summer is in full force and we are enjoying every precious moment of it!!! A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to collaborate with a couple neighborhood friends on an absolutely gorgeous summer inspiration shoot. We spent a relaxing Sunday afternoon with Poppie Clothing, Freshair Boutique, and Kyle Thomas, mixing drinks, chilling in the […]

Summer on the sidewalk

We’ve been busy little bees over here this summer! We can’t wait to show you all the beautiful things we’ve been working on! Yesterday our neighbours, Poppie Clothing, put on a yard sale, and we thought it would be fun to put a few things out to help set the scene. Poppie still has some […]

Strathcona Urban Seed Collections

Spring is arriving very quickly at Oak & Lily! I am so excited the days are feeling longer and just a wee bit warmer! There are SO many goodies arriving in the shop I can’t even contain the squeals of excitement from escaping whenever I open a box of something super wonderful like these seeds […]

Be Mine

Choo Choo Choo Choose me! Be My Valentine… Not really sure what that even means… but it sounds so sweet! Here are some super fabulous Valentine’s cards in the shop right now… Hartland Brooklyn Valentine’s Day cards. Emily colours every single card by hand and the envelopes are made from recycled brown paper shopping bags! […]

Valentine’s Day countdown!

Valentine’s Day is one week away! Yay! Right!? I heard on the news today that Winnipeg has the least romantic people in Canada… of course it was based on a survey which I’m sure lacked solid scientific accuracy… Having been in the flower biz for many a Valentine’s Day I’ve heard my share of moaning […]