FLORISTA MIMOSA 2020-09-10T16:42:33+00:00

Florista Mimosa reminds us of the simple act of offering flowers

In São João da Madeira, the sun rises slowly under the door number 175 of Dr. Maciel street with cheerful greetings coming from the flowers and plants of the Mimosa house. If we peek through the windowpanes of the establishment, it is difficult to guess the history they have been witnessing over the ages.

It began around 1951, with the Garden of Mr. Fernando, establishment previous to the florist Mimosa. The story goes that Mr. Fernando was a very dear individual among the locals, with a series of qualities that portrayed him as a kind of Renaissance man idealized by Leonardo da Vinci. It seemed that nothing escaped the dowries of this curious and eclectic trader: he cured, with just one massage, an individual who had a muscle problem of years. Another episode tells us that it was purposely Nogueira do Cravo, by taxi, to bring flowers to a wedding to which the vendor had failed. In short, this was a merchant who went far beyond what the profession demanded of him, and since this type of attitude tends to remain in the collective imaginary of a city, our dedicated florist there has inadvertently or unwittingly built his legacy.

These stories, passed by word of mouth for several years, now reach our ears through the account of Maria da Graça Almeida Bastos, the current owner of the florist Mimosa. With such a rich history behind its establishment, it was almost to anticipate a certain anxiety on Grace’s part to give continuity to the oldest florist in São João da Madeira. However, it naturally wears this skin and practices its art as it prepares branches and deals with customers: with relaxation and serenity.
His own story begins years earlier, when, after getting married, he moved from Vale de Cambra to Cortegaça. Then he joined the team of nurseries euro-plants and began to develop a taste for the profession, but he felt that his function limited his new passion a little, since he could not make flower arrangements. One day, one of the clients of the euro plants, Mr. José, owner of the Casa Orquídea in São João da Madeira, decided to give some tips to Grace about the preparation of bouquets. As the proficiency of our future florist developed, Mr. Joseph began, in the manner of a joke disguised as a joke, to call her Graça Florist. The tips of fate were approaching and the final knot was given by Mr. Jose when, in 1993, he invited Graça to work at the Casa Orquídea, where he stayed for two months, until he received a new proposal. This time she was invited by Mrs. Rosa (the new owner of the Casa Orquídea) to work at Florista Mimosa, at this time, owned by Mrs. Rosa’s brother, Mr. Carlos Alberto, also an experienced florist. Finally, after a year, Mr. Carlos proposed to him the transfer of the business. The task was not easy, but the decision was – Graça had become attached to São João da Madeira and eventually acquired the trespasse in 1994 … In his own words, the city ‘has a center with life’, which, together with the friendships with his customers, was more than enough reason to start calling the city of industry, his new home.

Over the next few years, our dedicated florist found that customers always returned to their store. Grace is, in fact, the salesperson we all want to find behind a counter: attentive, confident in her work and family service. In a humorous mood, she jokes that if she was a good saleswoman, she did not mention all the care she had about the plants, to see if she would sell some more. It also reminds us of a beautiful gesture that I would like to awaken in the younger layers of São João da Madeira, the simple act of offering flowers, symbols of life and transmitters of emotions.

As a committed professional who is, he does not neglect the ever-evolving learning process, and his first formation was under the guidance of the illustrious professor Kikh Leon. With all these arguments, Florista Mimosa confidently opens its doors from Monday to Saturday and makes available to all locals in the form of captivating colors and subtle aromas. This is, in effect, a perfect summary for a story with such a rich beginning and evolution.

In São João da Madeira, the sun rises slowly under the door number 175 of Dr. Maciel street with cheerful greetings coming from the flowers and plants of the Mimosa house. If we peek through the windowpanes of the establishment, it is difficult to guess the history they have been witnessing over the ages.

It began around 1951, with the Garden of Mr. Fernando, establishment previous to the florist Mimosa. The story goes that Mr. Fernando was a very dear individual among the locals, with a series of qualities that portrayed him as a kind of Renaissance man idealized by Leonardo da Vinci. It seemed that nothing escaped the dowries of this curious and eclectic trader: he cured, with just one massage, an individual who had a muscle problem of years.

Another episode tells us that it was purposely Nogueira do Cravo, by taxi, to bring flowers to a wedding to which the vendor had failed. In short, this was a merchant who went far beyond what the profession demanded of him, and since this type of attitude tends to remain in the collective imaginary of a city, our dedicated florist there has inadvertently or unwittingly built his legacy. These stories, passed by word of mouth for several years, now reach our ears through the account of Maria da Graça Almeida Bastos, the current owner of the florist Mimosa. With such a rich history behind its establishment, it was almost to anticipate a certain anxiety on Grace’s part to give continuity to the oldest florist in São João da Madeira. However, it naturally wears this skin and practices its art as it prepares branches and deals with customers: with relaxation and serenity.
His own story begins years earlier, when, after getting married, he moved from Vale de Cambra to Cortegaça. Then he joined the team of nurseries euro-plants and began to develop a taste for the profession, but he felt that his function limited his new passion a little, since he could not make flower arrangements. One day, one of the clients of the euro plants, Mr. José, owner of the Casa Orquídea in São João da Madeira, decided to give some tips to Grace about the preparation of bouquets. As the proficiency of our future florist developed, Mr. Joseph began, in the manner of a joke disguised as a joke, to call her Graça Florist. The tips of fate were approaching and the final knot was given by Mr. Jose when, in 1993, he invited Graça to work at the Casa Orquídea, where he stayed for two months, until he received a new proposal. This time she was invited by Mrs. Rosa (the new owner of the Casa Orquídea) to work at Florista Mimosa, at this time, owned by Mrs. Rosa’s brother, Mr. Carlos Alberto, also an experienced florist. Finally, after a year, Mr. Carlos proposed to him the transfer of the business. The task was not easy, but the decision was – Graça had become attached to São João da Madeira and eventually acquired the trespasse in 1994 … In his own words, the city ‘has a center with life’, which, together with the friendships with his customers, was more than enough reason to start calling the city of industry, his new home.

Over the next few years, our dedicated florist found that customers always returned to their store. Grace is, in fact, the salesperson we all want to find behind a counter: attentive, confident in her work and family service. In a humorous mood, she jokes that if she was a good saleswoman, she did not mention all the care she had about the plants, to see if she would sell some more. It also reminds us of a beautiful gesture that I would like to awaken in the younger layers of São João da Madeira, the simple act of offering flowers, symbols of life and transmitters of emotions.

As a committed professional who is, he does not neglect the ever-evolving learning process, and his first formation was under the guidance of the illustrious professor Kikh Leon.

With all these arguments, the florist Mimosa confidently opens its doors from Monday to Saturday and makes available to all locals in the form of captivating colors and subtle aromas. This is, in effect, a perfect summary for a story with such a rich beginning and evolution.

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