The idea behind this serene wonderland in Birmingham, Alabama, all started with a simple T-shirt. When a dear friend of mine, Diana Hansen and her husband moved into a beautiful older home, they acquired a spectacular garden. Diana says, “I was so inspired by the flowers there, I began to draw them.” Her husband, a professional photographer, took pictures of Diana’s drawings, and she learned how to transfer the images onto cotton shirts so that she could wear her art.
When a handful of local shop owners spotted the shirts, they immediately requested some for their stores. Word spread, and the brand quickly blossomed into something much bigger than a hobby. Numerous buyers from boutiques throughout the United States started selling Diana’s designs. Eventually, she realized her dream of opening a store that features her designs, as well as a selection of other lovely handpicked items. She named it White Flowers. “It started so innocently, but it has progressed beautifully. I have truly followed this endeavor more than I have led,” she says of her ever-growing business.
Her shop offers a unique collection of clothing, home accessories, and bits of inspiration in a dreamy, all-white setting. I know you all have seen her beautiful work, because she has designed on a number of products that are sold exclusively from both Classic Sewing Magazine and Tea Time Magazine!
After only a moment spent inside this peaceful place, it’s easy to feel as though you’ve stepped into a dream-like world where flowers bloom in the snow and angels flit about overhead. If you are ever in Birmingham, I urge you to stop by her wonderful shop!
Have you been to White Flowers?