PlantTherapy: Cotton and the Flower Girl on Orchard Street

PlantTherapy: Cotton and the Flower Girl on Orchard Street

Feb 16, 2008

Last Tuesday, as the snow came down, I found myself way over on the east side on Orchard Street. In the window at the denim shop Earnest Sewn, which has taken over the corner retail space of the old Tenement Museum Shop, there was a large container of cotton branches. It was a great prop for a denim shop- but it was more than that. Tucked away in the back of the store they have a florist...

The two pictures, below, are of Orchard and Broome from inside 88 Orchard as the snow came falling down. On a quiet winter day this may be one of my most favorite intersections in the city.

With my luck, of course, the proprietor of the shop was stuck out making a delivery in the sudden snowfall; pictures (permission to take them, anyways) would have to wait for another day. The shop is tucked into a cozy corner of the store. It feels like a step back in time with its brick walls and antiques. They have flowers drying overhead, and pans of beautiful rose petals collecting underneath their simple cutting station. If you are walking past Earnest Sewn
or getting a bite at 88 Orchard, you should stop in and enjoy their pretty retail space. Flower Girl has a website coming soon. And we hope to be back soon and get to snap some pics.

Last week greceodeco mentioned seeing cotton branches somewhere i the city. Could this have been the place?

matt at apartment therapy dot com

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