Gabriella Mitchell tells the story behind her new business Scattered Blooms
With great care, the ashes of a loved one are combined with native wildflower seeds and other necessary ingredients, sensitively creating bespoke wildflower seed hearts, allowing you to scatter the ashes of someone very special with a difference…
Each set of six seed hearts are carefully packed in a keepsake box and cushioned on a bed of natural confetti. Scattered or planted responsibly at a time and in a place of choosing, the seeds will grow and flowers bloom year after year.
Owner and founder Gabriella Mitchell is a military wife and mother to two young boys. However, although the lifestyle brings its challenges, it has created an amazing opportunity to fulfil a lifelong ambition to work for herself. Aged 14, Gabriella received Special Recognition in the 2012 Midlands Business Awards, for Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Now ready to start on her newest venture, Scattered Blooms was born.
Scattered Blooms hopes to bring joy and peace at a time of great sadness
Experiencing loss herself, Gabriella became aware of what was available to those bereaved. Having had a tribute ring made from the ashes of her grandfather Pops to whom she was very close, she was also well aware of the price level of many of the options available. Being a nature lover and wanting to be mindful of the environment, in addition to offering something significant at a more modest cost, the idea of wildflower seed hearts came into being.
She explains: “When purchasing from Scattered Blooms, you are cared for from start to finish by one person alone. Taking the utmost care of you and your loved one, each and every bespoke wildflower seed heart is hand made.
“This understated personalised presentation sets Scattered Blooms apart and provides a touching gift for anyone who has lost a special someone from their lives. Quite simply, they are the perfect tribute from start to finish.
“Scattered Blooms hopes to bring joy and peace at a time of great sadness, whilst helping to support the ecosystem, encouraging natural growth and wildlife to thrive.”