Our Story

Victoria born Alexandra Powell and Nicole Ingram are the brains, beauty and owners of Thorn and thistle flower boutique.

Alexandra grew up learning ikebana and gardening from her mother, and Nicole spent her childhood summers working alongside her grandmother at her flower farm. From an early age both girls formed an appreciation and love for flowers.

It wasn't until 2013 that both dreams of owning their own shop and working with flowers came true.

Both floral designers are inspired by vintage items and love to make creations incorporating old and new. Their shop has an unique selection of gifts, vintage and artisanal goods,books, plants and florals.

and then...

In the spring of 2016, we joined forces with Verbena Floral Design, specializing in weddings and event.

Together, we hit the ground running with wedding season well underway. With the two industry components of retail and events under one umbrella, we’re proud to provide our clients with a full floral experience year-round, as a daily destination or occasion-specific service. Our partnership allows us to maintain and grow relationships with our clients via our brick & mortar location, and connecting with people is at the heart of why we love what we do. Our first few months in partnership were a whirlwind, but many hands make light work and we were never without a lot of laughter.

We love when our clients and customers pop in to our quaint neighbourhood shop and catch up with us. We also love working with each other and feel extremely fortunate to be a part of our local community – one with a long history of family, friends and flowers.