Last summer on a trip to Nashville, I stumbled upon Amelia’s Flower Truck and fell in love with the concept. What's not to love about fresh flowers, retro vibes, and a great photo opp?
After my encounter with Amelia’s, I vividly remember thinking I wish something like this existed back at home.” Fast forward about a year and that wish came true. I could not be more excited to introduce you to Victoria's Mobile Flower Shop, the very first mobile flower shop to hit the streets of Pittsburgh.
The truck made its official debut at GRLPWR’S Self Love Sunday Fest and I am stoked to say I was the first official customer. Here's a closer look:
Local resident Victoria Miess came up with the idea to create a mobile flower shop this past February. And with some help from family and friends, she brought that idea to life in just four short months. Now in their first month of business, they're hitting all of the go-to spots bringing a little flower power to the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh.
Before you venture out to hunt down some flowers, there's a few things to note. First, Victoria’s stock is priced per bloom. That means it's a build-your-own concept. Type, colors, greenery, bouquet size; the choice is all yours. Your options range from simple varieties like baby's breath and eucalyptus to a more exotic species like peonies and protea.
Victoria also plays a large part in supporting local farms. Most of the blooms you'll find on the truck are sourced from the greater Pittsburgh area. If you're on the hunt for that straight-from-the-farm bouquet, be sure to keep an eye out for a "local" label on the truck's flower buckets. Hat tip to Piscarcik Flowers, Cherry Valley Organics, and more for helping Victoria bring some joy to our local community.
Once you've picked your variety, Victoria will personally cut, wrap, and tie your bouquet. Cash and cards are accepted. If you happen to snap a few photos, but sure to tag @victoriasmobileflowershop on IG and use the hashtag "#IMustHaveVictorias" to let them know you stopped by.
Pro Tip from Victoria herself: "When you get home only place your blooms in about an inch of water. Every three days, cut off the submerged portion of the stems at an angle. This method will help keep your flowers fresh longer."
Now and through the summer, you’ll be able to catch Victoria at some of your favorite Pittsburgh stops. Check out their upcoming schedule and of course throw them a follow on Instagram and Facebook. You're going to want in on the flower inspo.
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