Local Flower Shop News
Lavender Green Flowers: The British florist of choice for weddings and events - ITCMTuesday, August 29, 2017
Venues include the British Museum, Claridges, The Berkeley, The Connaught, Coworth Park, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, The Langham Hotel, The National Gallery, The Natural History Museum, Somerset House, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, The V&A, The Wallace Collection, Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle. They also create flowers on behalf of 60-100 discerning brides every year. 2017 has been the busiest year yet, with a huge influx of high profile weddings and outdoor events throughout the summer season. Working at The RHS, Chelsea Flower Show, Aegon Championships, Royal Ascot and Wimbledon, they put the floral designs on the central stage, going above and beyond to deliver stand-out spectacles. (Lavender Green Flowers place a significant amount of emphasis on the whole picture, considering and often advising on every other element of an event that becomes important, such as lighting, furniture and even food.) From the initial brief and design process through to the creation and subsequent delivery, clients know that they can rely on Lavender Green Flowers’ highly inventive, hard-working and experienced team. As is often the case, nothing is ever out-sourced meaning installations are slick and efficient. The designers, florists and installers are all part of the Lavender Green Flowers’ family, and they therefore share the same passion and enthusiasm for the perfect execution of every job. Barnes says, “I was not interested in learning how to be a florist. I was interested in learning how to sell amazing flowers and how to create breath-taking flower displays. I have always wanted to be the very best I can possibly be at whatever I do, and so failure was not an option. It is incredible to make money out of a low margin product. You need the tenacity of a limpet, self-belief, a great team of kindred spirits and to enjoy the experience… plus an awful lot of luck!”...
Franklin Township: Station 28 Easter Flower Sale and Easter Egg Hunt - TAPinto.netTuesday, April 18, 2017
SOMERSET, NJ - Do you want to support your local volunteer fire department and take your kids on an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny?Well if you do, Station 28 would like to invite you to come out this Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.You can purchase an assortment of flowers at Millstone Valley Fire Department on Friday and Saturday for their annual Easter flower sale. Sign Up for E-NewsOn Saturday they will have an Easter egg hunt at noon. Don't worry if your kid(s) is big or small because the groups will be set up based on age.So come out and support your local station. Flowers will be priced from $5 to $30. Station 28 is located at 2365 Amwell Road in Somerset. About Station 28:The Millstone Valley Fire Department has been proudly serving the Township of Franklin and the Borough of Millstone since 1929. We are a 100% Volunteer department that operates out of 1 Station housing 1 Engine (Squad 28), 1 Special Service (Air 28), 1 Brush Truck (Brush 28)...
Sunnyside Florist, Which Has Served Neighborhood for 80 Years Shuts its Doors, Future is Uncertain - Sunnyside PostSunday, July 05, 2020
Sunnyside Florist (Google)Feb. 25, 2020 By Michael DorganA Sunnyside florist that has served the community for 80 years has closed its doors due to “undisclosed landlord issues.”Sunnyside Florist, located on 40-05 Queens Blvd., has been shut since Sunday Feb. 16, and it remains to be seen when it will re-open.The four generation, Greek-American family-run business, has been a neighborhood staple since 1940 and the closure marks the first time the store – which has never moved location – has stopped operating, according to a sign displayed under its front window.The popular florist is known for its arrangements for weddings and parties, gardening plants, as well as delivering bouquets to stars at the nearby Silvercup Studios.“This is as much a loss for the community as it is for the fourth generation owner of Sunnyside Florist,” said owner Greg Psitos in a Facebook post yesterday.“This is a sign of the times and a crushing blow for small business owners across New York City,” he wrote.Worried fri... https://sunnysidepost.com/sunnyside-florest-which-has-served-neighborhood-for-80-years-shuts-its-doors-future-is-uncertain
Keirstead's Flower Shop Still Has Strong Saint John Roots - Huddle - Huddle TodaySunday, July 05, 2020
Flower Shop remains committed to providing customers, old and new, with local and international flowers despite the unexpected obstacle of Covid-19.“Our flowers come from all over the world,” said florist Connie Dean. “We get flowers from Holland, Ecuador, our roses come from Ontario. A lot come through Ontario and they get them from different places all over the world as well.”Australia, Africa and Lebanon are a few other places where the shop gets its flowers, with Birds of Paradise and Protea flowers being some of the most popular selections.“Ontario does have locally grown flowers so those are the closest local flowers we get,” said Dean. “Sometimes there’s someone on the Kingston Peninsula or Hampton that’ll bring in garden flowers that we can buy.”A piece of family history (Image: Elizabeth MacLeod)The business was founded by the late Guy G. Keirstead whose passion for flowers led him to first rent a stall at the City Market in 1925.Keirstead’s operated out of the market from 1925 to 1946, until he purchased property on the corner of Charlotte and Princess Street where the shop still operates to this day.Dean said the building survived the Great Saint John Fire of 1877 and used to be a hardware ... https://huddle.today/keirsteads-flower-shop-still-has-strong-saint-john-roots/
Woman opens North Walsham flower shop following redundancy - North Norfolk NewsSunday, July 05, 2020
Cathryn Lloyd A woman has followed her dream of becoming a florist after deciding to start a new chapter when she was made redundant. Penney Spall will open Penney’s Flowers and Crafts Centre on the site of North Walsham garden centre on Wednesday, July 1, becoming a florist for the first time after training for the role more than 30 years ago.Ms Spall is planning to open the shop from 9am to 5pm week days with only two customers allowed in at a time to adhere to social distancing guidelines.She said the garden centre was seeing a steady stream of traffic even with the rules in place, making it the perfect spot to open despite the pandemic.She said: “I got made redundant about a month ago and I just decided that if I can’t get a job, might as well create one myself. Contextual Article Video Code - includes targetted ad option for RFC 3031 -- You may also want to watch: Contextual Article Video Code -- “I got qualified as a florist more than 30 years ago and I’ve always wanted my own shop but having kids and a full-time job just made me think ‘oh well that’s safe’, but no job is safe these days, so you might as well have your own which is obviously a little bit safer but you just don’t know.“When you get made redundant you just think ‘well I’m not getting any younger’ so you might as well follow your dreams and then at least you’ll have given it a go.”Ms Spall has partnered with many local crafters to offer their wa... https://www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/news/penney-s-flowers-and-crafts-north-walsham-garden-centre-open-reopening-1-6722833
BACK IN TIME: Flowers by Telegraph in Englewood, 1933 - Pascack Press & Northern Valley PressSunday, July 05, 2020
ENGLEWOOD, N.J.—Years before anyone could go on a florist’s website, browse photos of pre-designed arrangements, and pop in a credit card number, there was a method of ordering that seems pretty foreign to us today—the telegraph. Peter Duff & Sons, an Englewood florist, was a member of the Florists Telegraph Delivery Association. The accompanying advertisement for Duff’s is dated to Valentine’s Day of 1933. Florists Telegraph Delivery Association—which still exists today under the familiar acronym FTD—became the country’s first flowers-by-wire service in 1910. It enabled a customer to order flowers by telegraph, using local florists in the recipient’s area to fulfill the order on the same day. Another interesting part of this ad is the old style of phone number: Englewood 3-7500. In those days, connecting to another person’s telephone required the help of an operator. Peter Duff first opened his flower business at 154 Tryon Ave., Englewood, back in 1920. He kept greenhouses on Tenafly Road. Born in... https://thepressgroup.net/back-in-time-flowers-by-telegraph-in-englewood-1933/
With closed doors, Frankfort retailers, florist make alternative plans - State-Journal.comSunday, July 05, 2020
At Poor Richard’s Books — an anchor shop in downtown Frankfort for more than 30 years — owner Lizz Taylor worries that the closure will make it more difficult to get educational materials, especially books, into children’s hands.“I’m concerned that this will be a long haul and video screens will get old,” she said.The Paul Sawyier Public Library closed and ceased all operations — with the exception of online services — on Saturday. The bookstore, which will temporarily close its doors for an unknown period beginning Monday evening, employs eight part-timers and is offering curbside pickup for customers who call ahead at 502-223-8018.“I have also been doing deliveries,” Taylor added. https://www.state-journal.com/business/with-closed-doors-frankfort-retailers-florist-make-alternative-plans/article_298b2460-6d36-11ea-b291-63a3f84599ce.html