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Everyone loves the beauty of fresh flowers. We bring them into our home, plant flowers outside, hold them at weddings and pick them on a spring day. Stanley Marketplace is lucky to have a connoisseur of flowers and all they offer at poppy & pine.

I was fortunate enough to get some time with Nicole Landeck, owner and flower guru of poppy & pine. I asked her; what drew you to be a part of the Stanley Marketplace?

“We have been Stapleton residents for many years and we’ve seen how quickly loyal customers throughout the community can help small businesses grow.  We knew this project was special from the very first conversation we had with Mark in June, 2013 and we wanted to make sure we were a part of it.  We can truly see how this marketplace could very quickly transform the community for the better. Our neighbors have been telling us for years how much they wish there were more options for great restaurants and shopping and very soon, the Stapleton and Aurora communities will be able to walk, bike or drive right here and experience amazing locally owned restaurants and retail.  There will not be a single chain restaurant or retail shop, and we love that every business in the Marketplace will either be opening its 2nd or 3rd location or is a startup, like us!”


I looked at their beautiful web site and learned more of their commitment to Stanley. They want to become the go-to destination for flowers and gifts in the Stanley Marketplace.  They talk about their belief that fresh flowers are good for the soul.  Who can argue that? They love “all things unique” and find pleasure in the details. Their flower power philosophy continues in their praise of the power of one tiny bud; that when added to an arrangement will speak to its recipient. They work each day arranging lovely blossoms in one of a kind containers to send out into the world and make their customers happy.

I asked Nicole and Karla how long they have been in Colorado.

“Neither of us is a native of Colorado but we both got here as fast as we could when we grew up!  Karla has been in Colorado since college, graduating from CU Boulder and Nicole has been in Colorado since 2008 when she and her family moved here for her husband’s job with Children’s Hospital Colorado.”

poppy Check out this Q&A to get to know Poppy & pine better

What is something you love about living in Colorado, or Stapleton?

“Nicole loves the friends she has made since moving here, many of whom have quickly become her extended family.  Karla loves the entrepreneurial spirit of the people here and can’t wait to team up with so many amazing small business owners to build a one of a kind destination for food, drink, and shopping!!”


When will this location open?

“poppy & pine will open shortly after Thanksgiving and will be ready for all of the holiday shoppers looking for a unique gift to give or a floral arrangement for their holiday table.”


What do you want to say to your future clients?

“We intend to operate a concierge type floral shop where our clients can call us, text us or stop in and request anything their hearts desire.  We do not create the same arrangements everyday rather choosing to source. We have been unbelievably blessed with a base of incredibly loyal clients in the last year and a half, all of whom have returned time and time again for gifts and flowers and who have experienced and understood our growing pains while we were building and operating a small business out of our homes!!   We have loved every minute of it, but we are so ready to get into our gorgeous space and build upon our very loyal base of clients over the coming years.  We will always be looking for new ideas, suggestions for gift items to carry, or ways to make our shop even more appealing to the entire community.”


It is clear poppy & pine are striving to take a slightly different approach to their business. On their web site, they tout that they, “don’t have a canned approach to selling flowers.” And it is clear they mean it. You can follow their progress on Twitter @poppypinefloral.


I will close our meeting with beautiful words from their website that sum up poppy & pine in my mind;

“In all things, we will strive for one goal:

to make our community a more beautiful place.”

Stanley Marketplace is going to be the home of many fun, unique and local businesses. Each one of them has their own story and they will impact the community in different ways. Keep checking back as we feature these local enterprises. These interviews and information is being brought to you by Lending Maven Mortgage another proud Stapleton business. Check out more at our Bluff Lake Blog!


tricia-houston-lending-mavenTricia Houston

Owner, Lending Maven Mortgage

Colorado native and Stapleton resident


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