May 27, 2015

Wednesday Whim - Flower House

 images via Country Living via Flower House (photography by Heather Saunders)

Finding beauty in things that are not obvious? That takes some talent. When florist, Lisa Waud of Pot & Box, saw this abandoned home in Hamtrack, Michigan she saw potential. She planned to transform something ugly into something stunning. For $500, Lisa bought two properties next to each other and planned to fulfill her vision.

In advance of an exhibit planned for October, 2015, several florists collaborated to transform one of the rundown houses into a floral wonderland. This juxtaposition of beauty and beast took 48 hours to create using 4,000 flowers for one floor of the house. This preview showcases the story of the Flower House where florists will once again gather to fill the other house (15 rooms) with flowers (an estimated 60,000-100,000 flowers will be used) The spotlight will also be cast on a deconstruction project with Reclaim Detroit and the launch of an urban flower farm for Pot & Box. According to Lisa Waud, "the hope is that this deconstruction and land repurposing will inspire others to see abandoned structures as platforms for art and business, and to use them in an environmentally responsible way."


  1. This is so stunning! I love your Wednesday Whim posts every week :)
    Thanks for sharing this floral perfection!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  2. What a beautiful concept. You're right in saying that it takes great talent to find beauty in places where others may not and where it's less obvious - this is a great example of that! Wow! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


  3. I need to visit this place!!! It looks incredible!!!
    Melanie @

  4. Wow, this is so stunning and absolutely unexpected! Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of art :)

    Ginger Side of Life

  5. That is so interesting! They did a lovely job styling the flowers. Came out gorgeous!

  6. i love this idea! what a fun experience!

  7. Wow, love it!

  8. Very interesting and beautiful ~~
    Thanks for sharing. Xoxo

  9. Lovely photos! The flowers make it look so magical :) xx

  10. Brilliant article Nancy!
    I love the amazing transformation, it is so heart warming, inspiration, and incredible to see the finished product. I am also amazed that $500 bought two properties...
    I hope you are well!
    xx, Elle


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