By Kaylee Conrod
Lisa Pettipas’s Pettitpaw Designs Florist was the first store to open up in the new strip mall located in Porters Lake this summer.
Pettipas found her passion for creating flower arrangements when she worked at the Superstore running the old full-service gardening shop.
“Pettitpaw Designs has been going since 2014,” Pettipas told the Cooperator in a recent interview. “I started running it out of my basement, selling flowers and crafts at farmers’ markets.” When she heard about the new mall opening in Porters Lake, she decided it was the perfect time to step up her work.
At the shop, she offers full-service florals for weddings, funerals, and everyday floral arrangements. Pettipas said she especially loved making “happy flowers” for birthday parties.
In addition to floral arrangements, Petitpaw Designs also carries planters, succulents, house plants, and well local products for the home from 25 small businesses from across Nova Scotia including food, candles, soaps, crafts, jewelry, and clothing. She also supports locally by purchasing her flowers from a local wholesaler.
Pettitpaw Designs Florist is located at 61 Stella Drive #9 in the new shopping centre at Porters Lake. The phone number is 902-719-5517. They deliver along the shore from Lawrencetown east to Ship Harbour.