Our Story

Our Story

Thank you for joining us on our journey. We hope you enjoy mooching through our pages of homeware, gifts and flowers.

From a conversation over coffee back in 2010, Big Little Things has evolved into what you see today. We’ve studied our craft and are qualified and skillful florists by trade – but with a glorious online and ‘real life’ shop filled with homeware and gifts that we love! Big Little Things feels like a part of our family; we’ve poured our hearts and souls in to making our website and shop the best they can be. At the very heart of everything we do we keep our mantra of “the little details are a big deal” – that helps keeps us focused – both in business and with our families. After launching our website in 2010, we finally ‘made it official’ with a ‘bricks and mortar’ shop in October 2015.

We hope you enjoy visiting us either online or at our shop at the rear of the courtyard in Apley Farm Shop, near Shifnal in glorious Shropshire.

Big Little Things are a small team of people, lead by us – Fran and Sarah. An exciting mixture of florists, customer service, buyers and creative peeps based in Shropshire – our combined skills include:  unsurpassed abilities at making a fine cup of tea, skilled negotiators with children from the ages of four to nine years old, unrivalled in the art of multi-tasking…oh and…over 20 years experience in retail, design and  floristry. We have a passion and – dare we say – an eye for style-led products and love trend spotting. It’s exciting to see of our handpicked products and flowers finding a home with someone like you.

Big Little Things specialises in  homeware, gifting,  personalised gifts and flowers. The flowers cover everything from boxed bouquets for special occasions and wedding flowers to funeral and sympathy tributes delivered across Shropshire and the West Midlands. Everything you find on our website is produced by local traders, is made in Great Britain or where possible has British design origins. In short we sell inspired product and flowers with personality!

About Sarah by Fran

“Let me tell you about my fab friend and business partner Sarah…

She’s always bang up to date (if not ahead) with the latest trends and fashions and certainly teaches me a thing or two!

She infuriatingly never finishes a cup of tea or coffee but has no problems polishing off a gin and bitter lemon!

If the music’s playing when she’s out then you can pretty much guarantee that she’ll be busting some moves on the dance floor! (She’s pretty good too). I often wonder if this enthusiasm stems from when she was at University?!?

Always loyal and dependable, especially to Hank – her pet cat.

Oh and one more thing…she has no sense of smell…whatsoever. Fact!”

About Fran by Sarah

“I’m Sarah, but let me tell you about Fran…

Fran is uber creative, thoughtful and methodical – she loves a list! She’s heaps of fun too.

Sussex born Fran has lived in two countries, but neither of those are Mauritius – that’s where she got married!

She can’t function without a filter coffee and reads a book called the ‘Shell Seekers’ every year.

Her favourite place is her garden where she grows her own veg – although I think she’d rather be in Magaluf with the girls.”