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June is here.

Summer is now. As the Valley shifts to summer mode and we prepare for the season ahead, our shop is doing the same. We are exploiting our best friends - the cactus -to cheer us up and standby us in the sun. We have potted varieties in the shop ready for your poolside celebration or summer birthday plant lady.  Paddle or Totem in white or terra cotta...we have the variations and the experts. Come in and let's build your look together. We endorse all plants all the time, especially amongst our desert brethren.  We hope we see you this summer and may all your beach time and pool time be just as good as it was when you were kids......

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Fall // Black Wing

We have been preparing for the holidays and embracing the fall around the shop. Our favorite days are not just the delivery of local flowers, but when a new product is added to the front of the shop. This week the Blackwing pencil became part of repertoire for artists, writers, and lists enthusiast. Here's some background on what became known as the "Forty Dollar Pencil":  "Legendary Grammy, Emmy, Pulitzer and Academy Award winners have created with the Blackwing 602 pencil. The list of known users includes John Steinbeck, Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein and Chuck Jones who proudly used Blackwings to create Bugs Bunny and many other Looney Tunes characters. Blackwing’s roots go back to the 1930’s when the 602 model was first introduced...

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China//Floral Play

While Teresa is away in China for 10 days, we thought we would honor some of the incredible Chinese artists painting what else, florals.   "Born Zhu Da, Bada Shanren was a direct descendant of a prince in Ming Dynasty. He was a child prodigy who started to create art and poetry in early childhood. The fall of Ming Dynasty led to Zhu Da becoming a Buddhist monk. After 40 years, he quit monastic life and became a professional painter. Zhu also took many pseudonyms. One of them is Bada Shanren, the name by which he is known today. Apart from being the leading painter of his time, Shanren was a complete eccentric and individualist. His paintings are known for...

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Valentine // 2018 // In a box

  If you are wondering what, how, where, when...we have the solution. The perfect little box or a large one for your valentine. And you can add anything you want once you are in the shop and feel inspired. We are always inspired when we are here. We have crystals selected from the world over, art from two incredible local artists (Faith Christiansen Smeets and the Fortoul Brothers, gifts for the home, and of course we can always add more flowers.  Small//Small wooden box with excelsior and ribbon, Camelback Flowershop Candle, Lux coffee beans or Teaspressa black tea, Compartes chocolate bar, Ruze Cake House rosemary cayenne roasted cashews, Ruze Cake House dark chocolate raspberry truffles with gold flakes, Ruze Cake...

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Artist: Faith Christiansen Smeets

One of our beloved artists here at Camelback Flowershop is Faith Christiansen Smeets. Like us, she is one of the people of the desert. She is in all regards studying the wild west, including her own story, and it truly is her daily muse. She applies a range of imagery from abstract to American /Latin folk art to produce - with wide variation in color, technique, and subject matter. She paints what she knows and it is spiritual and fun and true.  Faith paints original works just for us inspired by her research. Her current pieces are in the shop and we are preparing to showcase her next series alongside the Fortoul Brothers and British artist Faye Moorehouse.  Come in and...

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