Crofton Flower Shop News
Kathy's People: Severn woman shares her floral expertise - CapitalGazette.comTuesday, November 15, 2016
Deck loves sharing her flowers."Flowers make someone feel special and they pick up their spirits," she said.Deck is the president of Crofton Greenery, the first garden club she joined. She also started the Moonflower Garden Club. After holding memberships in both groups for years, she found herself spread too thin and now just belongs to Crofton Greenery. She said the Crofton Club was a better personal fit for her with her love of flower arranging.In addition, Deck has also been an officer with the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, and is an accredited judge with the federated garden clubs. She's a member of the World Association of Floral Arrangers (WAFA), the Creative Flower Arrangers of America and the Francis Scott Key Iris Society.The most unusual arrangement she ever created was for a WAFA completion – the competitors were tasked with designing a four-foot square floor design. She said the critical element was to remember to go up. "When you do a floor arrangement, you have to remember to go tall," she said.She now travels all over the United States to judge flower competitions and teach floral design workshops."I go and I have fun," she said. "I am open to different opportunities for design. I just love it."She's thrilled the Deep South Region in New Orleans invited her to be their premier speaker at their annual convention in March; the region includes six states."That's the most prestigious invitation," she said.She's planning the designs she'll demonstrate. She'll fly to New Orleans. Deck has friends who are driving and will transport her containers. She said she'll provide convention organizers with her flower list so they can order from local vendors.While she's excited about the opportunity, and noted she was last in New Orleans right before Hurricane Katrina hit, she's also nervous."You know you like it, but do others," she asked.Local flower enthusiasts will have an opportunity to see Deck's work first-hand at the Ferndale Garden Club's annual holiday decorating show Wednesday at Michael's Eighth Avenue. 7220 Greyburn Dr. Deck will demonstrate and lecture about holiday designs for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Mardi Gras. At the end of the evening, lucky participants in the audience will have a chance to take her designs home if they win the raffle. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1, seven chances for $5 or 15 chances for $10.Tickets are $12. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for shopping at local vendors, Christmas cookies, savory appetizers, holiday punch and a cash bar for wine. The formal design show begins at 7:45 p.m. For show details, call 410-761-5654.Deck, who has deep faith said before every show "I pray to God that I can share my passion and the gift he gave me with others."... http://www.capitalgazette.com/neighborhoods/ph-ac-cc-kathys-people-1112-20161110-story.html
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Pemberton’s to open his own shop.
Today, Hein’s floral shop has turned into a true family affair, with his granddaughter, Kelsey Hein Smith, having worked alongside him since graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in 2017. A floral designer and the store’s social media manager, Smith calls her grandfather PoPo – except during business hours.
“It’s weird to call him Steve,” she admitted.
Thoughtful, artistic expression has always been appreciated in the floral business, and remains a staple of Hein’s business model. While centerpieces and corsages are less common than they were at the start of his business, sending flowers across town – or even across the country – remains a popular action, and Hein can help with both. Some of his loyal clients utilize his services not only for local flower delivery but also to coordinate out-of-state arrangements for funerals or special occasions.
“We know what to say to the other florist, the dos and don’ts of what to use and what not to use,” Hein said, explaining that his clients appreciate his specific aesthetic. His penchant for communicating the specifics of that aesthetic when “calling out” orders to other florists hasn’t gone unnoticed, as the shop has often been lauded for orders that Hein helps coordinate across the country.
Former and fellow florists have also expressed their gratitude to Hein over the years.
“They have told me that when I set up shop in Lexington in 1987, I raised the bar for what florists do to make a show with their flower arrangements,” he said. “I thought that was a very nice compliment.”
E. Stephen Hein Florist is located at 380 E. Second St. More info is available at www.estephenheinflorist.com.
Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosis Office Charged - Patch.comSunday, January 17, 2021
KOSA. Death threats have been left for Cudd at her flower shop, she told KOSA. Other businesses with similar names to "Becky's Flowers" across the country have also been targeted. In Kentucky, Becky's Flower Basket has received backlash even though its business has no affiliation with Cudd's Texas shop, according to a WKYT report. Amber Sergent told the Kentucky television station her family has been swamped with angry calls from people who are confusing them with Cudd's business. "Very violent language, I'll put it that way," Sergent said. The FBI had not listed the exact charges Cudd faces as of Wednesday afternoon. To request removal of your name from an arrest report, submit these required items to firstname.lastname@example.org.Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosi's Office ChargedThe rules of replying: Be respectful. This is a space for friendly local discussions. No racist, discriminatory, vulgar or threatening language will be tolerated. Be transparent. Use your real name, and back up your claims. Keep it local and relevant. Make sure your replies stay on topic. Review the Patch Community Guidelines.Reply to this articleReplyReplies (1)Show 1 previous reply... https://patch.com/texas/across-tx/florist-who-bragged-entering-nancy-pelosis-office-charged
Calif. flower shop with no connection to Capitol riot flooded with threats, negative reviews - SFGateSunday, January 17, 2021
Alberti’s business appeared to have been removed from the platform. However, Cudd’s business also has a 4.6 rating.) Two other florists bearing the same name in Kentucky and Scotland were burdened with similar harassment. Alberti said all of them have given up on deleting the comments, and are instead attempting to respond to each one in order to set the record straight. “I offered to send some people maps of the United States,” joked Alberti. “Most people apologize and then they reverse, but some are steadfast. My thing is, I understand the need to vent and get rid of that hostility, but just spend an extra five seconds of time to see that we’re not in Texas. The very platforms that these people are using to type these rants and tirades … it would take them less time to find out we’re not that business than it would take for them to write the post.” He’s concerned about what the future holds for his business, which has been around since 1973 and spans four generations. “We’re just trying to survive,” said Alberti. “Being a florist is hard enough. We don’t have a high profit margin. We do it because we love it and love flowers. To already be suffering through COVID and add this on top of it, it’s stressful.” source srcset="https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20494742/3/700x0.jpg 1x, https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20... https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Beckys-Flowers-Roseville-mistaken-Capitol-rioter-15871654.php
Audrey Cleary Bailey, 76, advocated for military families - Port City DailyWednesday, December 02, 2020
Survivors include her three children, retired U.S. Cmdr. Navy Todd E. Bailey, and his wife, Anita, of Norman, Oklahoma, Deborah B. Stakelum, and her husband, Kevin, of Prospect, Kentucky, and Leigh Ann Cumberland, and her husband, Jeff, of Chaplin, Connecticut; and seven grandchildren, Ali, Tyler, T.J., Brigid, Molly, Eddie and Caelan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, retired U.S. Navy Reserve Capt. Harry E. Bailey.At her direction, no local services will be held. A service and interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Paws4People/Paws4Vets.Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service. https://portcitydaily.com/obits/2020/11/30/audrey-cleary-bailey-76-advocated-for-military-families/