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BB Podcast Ep. 105: Tina Sharpe

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Living Fresh owner Tina Sharpe welcomes visitors at the front door of her shop with the pink door.

Today we’re visiting with Tina Sharpe, owner of Living Fresh Home Goods & Flower Shop in St. Jacobs, Ontario.

Tina has woven together a business model uniquely built on her life experiences – first managing garden centers and greenhouses, then studying floral and interior design, and ultimately finding the love of her life, moving her business to the charming Village of St. Jacobs, and restructuring to a 4-day work week alongside her husband which leaves time for travel and rest.

If you find yourself wondering how business challenges, setbacks, and redirections can strengthen your flower business and lead to the life you really want to live, Tina’s story will encourage you to keep moving forward while holding on to the things that are important to you.

Join us as we talk with Tina about:

  • The challenges and evolution of sourcing flowers in her area
  • Learning to find balance by recognizing her personal capacity
  • Moving her business to an area that fits her personal and professional values
  • Changing her tagline to reflect the progression of Living Fresh
  • Changing her processes to meet her personal goals
  • Relieving herself of dread by listening and acting on her gut
  • The importance of finding community with other flower professionals

A wooden cabinet holds pale pink pottery, plants, and home goods in the Living Fresh Home Goods & Flower Shop in St. Jacobs


Peach and coral flower arrangement in peach pottery and sold at Living Fresh in Ontario The husband and wife team at Living Fresh share a kiss among the flowers






Living Fresh gift box of plants, a candle, and plant care products Living Fresh owner Tina Sharpe holds an armful of pink hydrangeas Owners Tina and Harold stand outside their shop, Living Fresh, in St. Jacobs

All images courtesy of Whitney Heard Photography




Want to study floral design in Europe? Madrid Flower School offers contemporary and traditional styles and techniques with 10 instructors. Check out the professional program which also includes photography, styling, and business essentials. Offered in both Spanish and English.

Host: Amy McGee (Botanical Brouhaha + Bloom Trust Co.)

BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Grayson McGee

Music Written & Performed by: Landon McGee

If you enjoyed this episode, you might also enjoy our conversation with Ginny Early, owner of Enemies of the Average.  Click here to listen.




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