I'm Dottie, owner of Dottie's Flowers & Finery. It's been an exciting unconventional journey in life to this point here, with my own florist & online business; I first started my love for flowers on visits to my Grandma's in far North Wales with her arches of scented sweet peas and greenhouses filled with fascinating plants of shapes and sizes. I started my first job at 14 in a garden centre too and found from an early age the benefit being around anything green & colourful can have on your soul.
I've always worked and moved away from home young; After a few different jobs including Topshop Personal Shopper and Buyer for many northern based companies such as George Home I quit the full-time world of work and set up life as a Chip Shop owner, co-founding the Bearded Sailor Award Winning Fish & Chip Shop in Pudsey (it's still going from strength to strength and is guaranteed to be the best chippy you've experienced so get on down there!).
And so now here I am - full circle back to my childhood passion of flowers; I love being a part of the creation of every bouquet. Each one is bespoke and personal to every customer! There is definitely a language of flowers that has existed since the beginning of time and is just as strong today - flowers are used to spread so many personal messages and it's a beautiful thing to be a part of and contribute to. Not only that, Dottie's has grown into a do it yourself urban outfitters if you will; a bohemian eclectic mix of trendy homewares, curious gifts and even a vintage shop! It's an exciting chapter in life and I'm exciting to share the joys of Dottie's with the people of Leeds (And the UK! We do national delivery!)
So welcome on board - I hope you enjoy Dottie's as much as I love creating it!
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