We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Hausdoerffer and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I ran my first business of mural painting and decorative finishing for 12 years, and although I loved it, I didn’t want to breathe in paint anymore (and construction fumes!). I decided I still wanted to be an artist, but needed to explore a different medium. I wanted to be as successful as I was with my first business, so I went to the Floral Design Institute in Portland for 3 weeks and took on the flower shop shortly after that.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am most proud that I have been able to turn my decorative finish/mural business into a different medium with flowers and still run a second successful business. This was not an easy process, it took a lot of hard work, dedication, with lots of challenges. The biggest challenge was that fact that the first year I started this flower shop (this year!), covid happened and I didn’t know how it would effect my business. I also had to move the entire shop from one location to another, shortly after I had recovered from a long bout of covid. Although it was scary, I think focusing on one day and one floral project at a time really helped me. I want the world to look at Bramble and Bloom as not only a flower shop, but everything that we create is a work of art to us.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We are in Crested Butte, Co, so the best time ever is our mountain!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I had amazing support from my family, always so much encouragement from my mom, my sister Laurie who believed in me, and my identical twin Steph, who took on the flower world and learned so quickly the art of design.