Local Flower Shop News
Get inspired by a new vintage and floral shop this fallMonday, October 01, 2018
When we saw it the wheels just kept turning,” said Shindle of the business’ for-sale sign.Shindle and Wojnarowicz decided to go for it.From repainting the walls to repurposing old hickory floorboards that now serve as a countertop, Shindle and Wojnarowicz transformed the building over the last year in a true do-it-yourself fashion, adding “vintage” to the mix along the way.The pair even decided to go to florist school so customers can still browse through full-floral offerings at the location (all direct orders, no wire transfers) as well as an eclectic mix of antiques, repurposed pieces, and custom-order crafts.In addition to Shindle and Wojnarowicz’s collection, they also sell pieces from 10 local vendors.“We wanted to be able to have a diverse amount of offerings,” said Shindle who noted that items would be switched out periodically to keep things “fresh and interesting.”For those DIY-ERs that get inspired to transform things of their own, offerings also include workshops on how to use clay-based Country Chic Paint which can be purchased in store. The classes take place behind the scenes on site and are taught by master-crafters Shindle and Wojnarowicz. Ranging in size from 8-10 people the prices vary from a $40 Mason jar tutorial to a $100 paint-your-own-piece training that goes over coating and distressing. What might look like just a piece of scrap wood to some, looks like a shelf with coat hooks to me. Jackie Wojnarowicz, co-ownerSince the official opening of the store in late July, Shindle and Wojnarowicz have held two workshops a month... http://www.thelandmark.com/news/20180917/get-inspired-by-new-vintage-and-floral-shop-this-fall
Pomeroy Alumni hold banquetTuesday, June 19, 2018
Belva Young Glaze;1946 — George Wright and Howard Mullen;1947 — Ida Johnson Murphy of Pomeroy;1948 (70th anniversary) — Nelda Drenner Mockey of Hickory, N.C., William Knight of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Richard Struble of Lancaster, Ohio, and June VanVranken of Pomeroy;1949 — Lois Smith Hawley of Pomeroy;1950 — Betty Genheimer Knight of Point Pleasant, W.Va.;1952 — Phyllis Meier May of Pomeroy;1953 (65th anniversary) — Kenneth Cole of Wellston, Sue Struble Tubbs of Syracuse, Shirley Smith of Pomeroy, and Ed Kennedy of Pomeroy;1954 — Ray Hines of Belpre;1955 — William Hysell of Columbus, Roger Hines and Flora Hayes Karnes of Logan, Ray Shasteen of The Villages, Florida, Don Grueser of Racine, Tom Smith, Harley Johnson, Carol Kennedy and Stacie Arnold, all of Pomeroy;1956 — Carolyn Brown Charles of Columbus, Mary Scott Wise of Middleport and David Riggs of Pomeroy;1957 — Arthur Arnold of Prosperity, N.C., Janet Struble Williamson of Rutland, Lila Terrell Mitch, April Shasteen Smith, Carolyn Sisson Teaford, Dan Morris and Carol Curtis Riggs, all of Pomeroy;1958 (60th anniversary) — Vickie Clark Shreve of Burlington, Ky., Marilyn White Bankes of Melbourne, Fla., Robert Parker of Marietta, Larry Curtis and Florence Bearhs Wood both of Coolville, Jerry Fields, Marcia Grueser Arnold, Thelma Davis Jeffers, Robert Chaney and Patricia Douglas Arnold, all of Pomeroy;1959 — Gene Romine, Eldon Sauters, Gary Freeman and Kathryn Slack Johnson, all of Pomeroy;1960 — Paul Roush of Tuppers Plains; Sharon Douglas Swindell of Shade, Nancy Brown Strauser of Columbus, Howard Parker of Marietta, and Barbara Eskew Fields, Vince Knight and Phil Harrison, all of Pomeroy;1961 — Michael Roberts of Akron, Norman Price, Paula Sayre Welker, Wallace Hatfield, and Bill Young, all of Pomeroy, and Keith Barnitz of Kingston;1962 — Jean Casto Hilton of Parkersburg, W.Va., Mike Werry of Belpre, and Christine Faber Sauters of Pomeroy;1963 (55th anniversary) — Jerry Shamblin o... https://www.mydailysentinel.com/features/community/27230/pomeroy-alumni-holds-banquet
New shop AY Flowers opens its doors in GlendaleTuesday, October 30, 2018
What a nice place to be."“Best flower shop I've ever been to," added Yelper Anna P. "Amazing selection, great florist and good customer service.”Interested? Stop by to welcome the new business to the neighborhood. AY Flowers is open from 11 a.m.–8 p.m. on Tuesday-Saturday and noon–5 p.m. on Sunday. (It's closed on Monday.)... https://hoodline.com/2018/10/new-shop-ay-flowers-opens-its-doors-in-glendale
Dewar Nurseries Launches Family Owned Floral Retail BrandTuesday, October 30, 2018
Combining their love of farm-to-table trends and natural beauty with their passion for the family business, the Dewar sisters are excited to launch their florist-quality assortment of potted plants in trendy containers designed to complement home settings.AdvertisementThe Life in Bloom collection includes potted house plants, holiday plants, and roses. It will also feature a new edible fruit collection including olives, bananas, tea, kiwis, figs, and berries, to name a few. The new brand is available in major retailers and supermarkets throughout the U.S.“Elizabeth & Alexandra offers florist-quality plants in aesthetically pleasing containers to create a product that can be purchased, presented, and immediately enjoyed,” says Alexandra Dewar.The new brand’s namesakes are the granddaughters of Dewar Nurseries’ founder, Alex Dewar. They represent the third generation of Dewar family growers, and have spent much of their lives participating in the ever-expanding family business.“With 55 years of successful growers in our family lineage, we are proud to continue this tradition while remaining true to our personal strengths and passions,” says Elizabeth Dewar. “Life in Bloom by Elizabeth & Alexandra brings a touch of elegance to everyday life. We’re proud to deliver potted beauty that perfectly coordinates with every living space.”The Elizabeth & Alexandra brand will debut at the PMA Fresh Summit trade event in Orlando on Oct. 19-20, 2018.Founded in 1963, Dewar Nurseries began as a single nursery with a tea... https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/dewar-nurseries-launches-family-owned-floral-retail-brand/
Florist Fire outgrows Hyde Park Village, relocates to Davis IslandsTuesday, October 30, 2018
TAMPA -- Florist Fire Design House creates award-winning florals for any special occasion: weddings, corporate parties, charity events “and just because flowers make everyone happy,” said Gayle Zerr, the owner/lead designer who relocated the floral shop to downtown Davis Islands last month.“We outgrew our space in Hyde Park Village,” Zerr said. “I really like the sense of community on Davis Islands and felt it needed a neighborhood flower shop.”Weddings keep the business busy year round and account for 75 percent of the work.“I love weddings,” Zerr said. “We’ve done themes from traditional to Bollywood, a really fun one with exotic flowers, incense and lanterns.”Corporate and charitable clients, including Wine, Women and Shoes and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital gala can take 80 hours of planning and preparing, she said.“We did a Dali event where we copied his paintings and portrayed them in florals... https://www.tampabay.com/news/hillsborough/city-times/florist-fire-outgrows-hyde-park-village-relocates-to-davis-island-20181011/
Volunteers band together to revive recycled-bouquet programTuesday, October 30, 2018
Random Acts of Flowers: Blossom Buddies in Menlo Park and Flowers of Comfort in San Jose.
Many of the volunteers have maintained their earlier relationships with local donor retailers, florists and markets.
"There's nothing that excites us as much as a bucket of day-old or week-old flowers," said Palo Alto resident Barbara Levin, as the group cheered the arrival of a new bucket of leftovers from Mills Florist. Levin is a longtime volunteer who routinely collects cast-offs from Trader Joe's in Palo Alto. Others pick up from Trader Joe's in Menlo Park and a branch of Whole Foods.
"We never know what flowers or vases we're going to have to work with, so every time we come in it's a new and interesting experience and it's a way of showing off our creative side," Levin said.
The women have no trouble unpacking funeral wreaths and other event-specific arrangements to "create something more interesting," Klause said. But in some cases the used flowers are not fresh enough for a second life and must be discarded.
Volunteer Sandra Bachman, a Woodside resident, said her favorite place to deliver is Stanford University Hospital.
"To go in and see patients that do not have any flowers or visitors and walk in with a bouquet and for five minutes they forget about their problems," Bachman said. "They open their eyes and to get that smile, and to hear through that family what a difference that can make for healing ... A lot of the nurses say it helps them heal. It brings the outside in, the sunshine in."
For more information about Avenidas Blooms, write to email@example.com or call 650-289-5400.---
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Birmingham florist hands out flowers Petal it ForwardTuesday, October 30, 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) -- One Birmingham flower shop encouraged people to "Petal it Forward." Almost like pay it forward.Norton's Florist employees stood at the corner of 5th Avenue and 20th Street North and handed out two bouqets to total strangers. They asked them to keep one, and petal the other one forward. ... https://www.cbs42.com/news/local/birmingham-florist-hands-out-flowers-petal-it-forward-/1547594469