Richmond Flower Shop News
New floristry firm launches in time for Mother's Day - The Northern EchoWednesday, March 31, 2021
Based from her home at Dalton, near Richmond, Sword Blooms is independently ran by Emma Sword. Raised on a farm near Gainford, when leaving Barnard Castle School Ms Sword trained as a florist, and then embarked on a 13-year career in the care sector. This winter, she left the care industry at director level to follow her passion for flowers and create Sword Blooms, based from an outbuilding at her home. She said: “I have always loved floristry, it's been an ongoing hobby for many years, during the pandemic to lift the spirits of family and friends I began creating arrangements for those nearby. "The joy the arrangements brought to people gave me the confidence to create Sword Blooms, as it has always been a dream of mine." “Sword Blooms focuses on using the seasons and freshly sourced flowers to create beautiful arrangements for the local community to purchase and enjoy. The pandemic has highlighted how great our surrounding communities are and I look forward to meeting more people as restrictions ease. Contact Sword Blooms on 07764-262111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-orders are essential. Delivery is possible for those in the local vicinity with collection slots available for t... https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19136649.new-floristry-firm-launches-time-mothers-day/
Opinion: Florist charged for participating in Capitol riot should be denied trip to Mexico - Houston Chronicle Sunday, February 28, 2021
After the required 15 minute after shot period, we left. They should be openly praised! Fred and Cathey Olenick, Richmond... https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/letters/article/Opinion-Florist-charged-for-participating-in-15939943.php
Love in Bloom | Valentine's Day coming up roses for local florists - Texarkana GazetteSunday, February 28, 2021
Photo by Kelsi Brinkmeyer/Texarkana Gazette.At Persnickety Too, located at 3412 Richmond Road, owner Carrie Atkinson says their most popular seller is WOW dozen roses with premium stems like lilies and hydrangeas interspersed to make a stunning combination."We are also quite fond of adding curly willow, which is a curly stick that adds to that wow factor," Atkinson said.For Valentine's Day, roses top the list, she said."I would say what we do the most of is, of course, roses and then designer's choice. They say, 'make it and I'll come get it.' That's what we are known for," Atkinson said. "We also do a lot of walks ins and day of's."Persnickety Too is teaming up with a local catering shop this year to offer a dozen cake balls or a dozen chocolate covered strawberries. There are also add-on items including greeting cards, plush animals, bath items and gift sets.The shop's staff is delivering flowers all week long, but Atkinson believes most ladies will want their deliveries on Friday because they want other ladies to see it.She said tradition holds that if Valentine's falls on a weekend, things are not as busy. However, she says with the pandemic, many people are staying in town and she is not expecting a decrease in business.Persnickety Too will be open Sunday as well, with Atkinson predicting a lot of walk-in customers this weekend.However, she says ordering earlier is always better."This is our marathon. We were made for this," Atkinson said of the Valentine's Day demand.The Village Floral & Gifts, located at 997 N. Kings Highway, also plans to be open on Sunday for the last-minute shoppers, but owner Peggy Speer advises the earlier one shops, the better the selection.Speer said all florists had to make their orders weeks ahead of Valentine's Day and while red roses are the classic choice for Valentine's Day, she also ordered captivating colors like cherry brandy (sunset colors) and quick sand roses (sandy cream-colored roses with berry or pink accents) as well as orange, mauve and purple roses.Women usually prepare better for Valentine's Day when it comes to gift giving, and The Village offers several choices for him."We have more masculine things that guys might think are funny. We have candy in a camouflage box and Razorback crunch candy as well as coffee mugs and coffees," Speer said."We are always trying to think outside of the box here and do things no one has ever done. We like to do the different out here," she said.They also have items for teenagers like chocolate-covered potato chips, graham crackers or Rice Krispies treats."We have some things called chocolate covered cherry bombs and they are tart, bing cherries covered in chocolate in a red coating and look like a cinnamon jawbreaker," Speer said.Cherry blossoms... https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/texarkana/story/2021/feb/10/love-bloom-valentines-day-coming-roses-local-florists/859541/
Houston's top 4 florists, ranked - KPRC Click2HoustonSunday, January 17, 2021
Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.1. Valentine FloristPhoto: Valentine Florist/YelpFirst on the list is Valentine Florist. Located at 6009 Richmond Ave., Suite 125, in Mid West, the florist is the highest-rated florist in Houston, boasting five stars out of 171 reviews on Yelp.2. Trader Joe'sPhoto: marjorie s./YelpNext up is Greenway's Trader Joe's, a location of the chain, situated at 2922 S. Shepherd Drive. With 4.5 stars out of 415 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store and florist has proved to be a local favorite.3. The Cutting GardenPhoto: taylor m./YelpThe Cutting Garden, located at 9039 Katy Freeway, Suite 211, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the florist five stars out of 98 reviews.4. Scent & VioletPhoto: Scent & Violet/YelpScent & Violet, a florist and floral designer spot in Eldridge, is another much-loved go-to, with five stars out of 32 Yelp reviews. Head over to 12811 Westheimer Road to see for yourself.This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback. https://www.click2houston.com/features/2020/06/23/houstons-top-4-florists-ranked/
‘I’ll give it back!’ -- Video shows trapped intruder put $$ back, beg floral shop owner to let him go - SILive.comWednesday, December 02, 2020
Bulls Head business says she is frightened after a worker had a face-to-face encounter with an intruder in the second burglary at the shop this summer.Dana Montana of Grapevine and Florist on Richmond Avenue said she had just left the store at around 7 p.m. on Monday when an unidentified man entered the shop.Montana’s manger was still in the store, however, and saw the man on the security cameras.A video shared with the Advance/SILive.com shows a man wearing a gray hoodie, gloves and a face covering with an American flag on it taking money from the cash register.The video shows the man rummaging through the register and putting what looks like cash in his pocket.Not knowing if the intruder was armed, the manager “walks slowly and closes the door” that separated him from the suspect, Montana said.This closed off the intruder’s exit, trapping him in the shop.Shortly after, a brief interaction between the manager, who was holding the door and could not call 911, and the masked man begins, Montana said.“I’ll give it back. I’ll put it back,” the man can be heard saying in the video, as he pleads with the manager to let him leave.“Look... right here,” the man continues, showing some items to the manager through th... https://www.silive.com/news/2020/09/ill-give-it-back-video-shows-trapped-intruder-put-back-beg-floral-shop-owner-to-let-him-go.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.
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
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 email@example.com.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
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/