Monday, 30 May 2011


Hope your Bank Holiday Monday is going well... after a lovely day yesterday at the Albert Road, Daisy Chain Day we are rested and are open today until 4.00.

We added STAN'S old wardrobe into the shop as display for our children's T-shirts and other stock, it fits in really well, even without its doors!  T-shirts from students studying on the Fashion & Textiles enterprise course at Portsmouth University will also soon be gracing Stan's wardrobe, adding to the range of Petra Boase T-shirts already stocked...

We brought some wonderful vintage French enamel signs this week so come along and grab a little bit of French Chic at Flo & Stan                      
prices from £25

A lovely vintage find for the shop - 'every nice girl likes a sailor' - well we do at Flo & Stan!

We are off to PULSE at Earls Court next Sunday - so watch this space for some pictures of some gorgeous new stock...

Friday, 27 May 2011

Southsea's Strong Islander

Thought I'd post a recent collage that was produced for 'The Strong Island Exhibition' - the collage even took a strange likeness to Del (my husband and other half of Flo & Stan)  ...

The original collage is boxed framed and on sale at the shop for £295 - limited edition giclee prints, a run of just 12 are also available, along with the Southsea Mermaid - £125 each

Thursday, 26 May 2011


I've just realised TODAY IS OUR 2 MONTH BIRTHDAY - Happy Birthday Flo and Stan! X

Flo & Stan finally get their B L O G going xxx

Flo & Stan finally have got their BLOG going... this is an amazing feat as the love of scissors and glue, rather than technology always overrides.

If you don't know who we are, we are a recently opened independent home boutique in Albert Road, Southsea, Hampshire.  The name Flo & Stan comes from my grandparents, who were pretty cool people with a great work ethic, unfortunately the other half of the business, my husband Del never got to meet them, but I'm sure they'd have been great friends.

flo and stan interior

29 Albert Road, Southsea, Hampshire
 We stock design led products - concentrating on affordability, colour and a gentle kitsch quirkiness, we mix this with ever changing vintage finds, usually from around the 1950's to 1970's and a small gallery area which houses local artists and designers.

Artwork by Rob Ryan
We have art workshops planned - June 28/29, 7.00 to 9.00, so if you fancy trying your hand a the art of paper cutting - think Rob Ryan.  

We will be designing and cutting our own images. There is a maximum of 4 adults to allow for more individual attention. 

The cost is £45 to include all materials, tea and homemade cake will be provided to keep the creative juices flowing.  

The workshop will be held in Flo & Stan, contact me via email if you're interested...

This bank holiday weekend, Albert Road is hosting a DAISY CHAIN FESTIVAL (May 29), with theatre performances, street art, music and general fun and games! Most of the independent shops will be open, including ourselves, so if you fancy something different for your bank holiday SUNDAY, pop along to Albert Road.  Hopefully we'll see you then...