Local Flower Shop News
New mural going up on Blythe FlowersTuesday, August 28, 2018
Blythe Flowers in Ottawa is getting a bit of a makeover.A new mural was painted on the side of the building at 1231 La Salle St. and the owners are excited to share their new look.Tina Davis took ownership of the business in 2016, after working there since age 18, and said the current mural has been on the building for 20 years.“It’s seen better days and needed a revamp,” Davis said.Davis said she attempted to contact the original artists to talk about either repainting the mural or painting over it but the organization that painted the mural disbanded over a decade ago and the names on the mural were difficult to read.Davis reached out to her friend Nick Gjonola, who owns Surface Designs in Polo, Ill., to design a new “floral-themed” mural.From there, the design creation was up to Gjonola.“As a designer, I appreciate when people give you free reign to do what you want to do,” Davis said. “It works out best that way.”The new design will show a woman in front of a blue background with her hair being made up of neon purple, red and yellow flowers. It will also take up the entirety of the building while the previous mural only took up a portion of the side.Davis said on Friday that Gjonola was making quick work of the mural, which appeared to be near completion over the weekend. http://www.mywebtimes.com/2018/08/24/new-mural-going-up-on-blythe-flowers/a7hk2i7/
Tina Davis to continue Blythe Flowers story - MyWebTimes.comTuesday, October 11, 2016
Tina Davis is a storyteller.She narrates not with a pen and paper, but instead with floral arrangements.It’s only one aspect of her job as the new owner of Blythe Flowers, 1231 La Salle St., Ottawa, the next step in a journey she began when she was 18 years old.Her love of the industry and her customers has only grown since starting in high school sweeping floors and cleaning flowers.“I like seeing people’s reactions for everything,” Davis said. “Whether they’re happy or sad or even when they come in and have lost a loved one, we help them choose whatever is going to reflect that loved one.”Davis said personality is key when preparing pieces, especially for sympathy arrangements.Each floral arrangement is unique incorporating different elements, such as golf clubs or gardening tools, depending on a person’s interests.“It kind of tells a story, versus making an arrangement, it’s telling a story,” Davis said.Davis recalls telling a lot of stories over her career at Blythe Flowers. Many young women come to the shop to purchase dance flowers in high school, then return to the shop for their wedding and their first children.Regular customers can expect the same ex... http://www.mywebtimes.com/life/tina-davis-to-continue-blythe-flowers-story/article_26b1e1f0-68df-53b2-930b-6bbb8fd11ea6.html
Orlando florist hurt by COVID-19 hopes business blooms for Mother’s Day - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlandoWednesday, March 31, 2021
ORLANDO, Fla. – Mother’s Day weekend is a time when many people purchase flowers for their moms, but an Orlando florist said increased holiday sales may not be enough to help an industry that saw a lot of business disappear during the coronavirus pandemic.The sounds of customers coming and going are welcomed by Bay Hill Florist owner Carol Newton.Newton said she opened the doors to her business on Monday for the first time in more than a month. Her store was closed for a week after the statewide stay-at-home order was enforced, but she later reopened her business to offer deliveries only.Still she said the COVID-19 pandemic is wilting her business. Newton said she lost 95% of her sales.“We lost an awful lot of business with Disney, Universal, the hotels and restaurants in the area. It was very tough,” Newton said.She is hoping her business will bloom now that the state is slowly reopening.Newton said this time of the year is usually busy for her store. With Mother’s Day this weekend, she said she is seeing more customers come into the shop to buy flowers or place orders online and by the phone. https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local/2020/05/06/orlando-florist-hurt-by-covid-19-hopes-business-blooms-for-mothers-day/
Grow Plant Shop's First Brick-and-Mortar to Open Saturday - Fort Worth MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Owners Emily and Bobby Lynge always saw the Airstream as temporary, however, and during the pandemic, were able to make the move to the space once occupied by The Enchanted Florist on Camp Bowie.
The Magnolia Avenue Airstream will be open until Thursday. On Saturday, the Camp Bowie space will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
FOX13 celebrates Mid-South’s oldest Black-owned flower shop - FOX13 MemphisWednesday, March 31, 2021
ALL MONTH LONG, FOX13 WILL BE CELEBRATING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS. WE HAVE AN ENTIRE SECTION DEDICATED TO THEIR STORIES. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.FOX13's Lauren Coleman chose Mason’s Florist, one of the oldest Black-owned flower shops in Memphis.Tucked in the 3100 Block of Park Avenue in East Memphis is a flower shop, but it’s not just any shop.Mason’s Florist is one of the oldest Black-owned flower shops in the Mid-South.“We are a full-service flower shop,” designer and driver Patricia Williams said.“We do flowers for all occasions: funerals, weddings, get-well, anniversaries. We are just all-around florists.”From eight in the morning to five in the evening, the family is hard at work pumping out on average more than 200 orders a week.“We work as a team, and we know that we are here to offer a service,” Williams said.“We get our orders together, and everybody knows whatever their role is.”The shop opened in June of 1977 and has been in the family for more than 40 years.The store now sits in its third location.“My mom worked for Newman Florist on Lamar for many years,” Williams explained.“She envisioned having her own business, and she started out down on Park in that little strip mall. That’s where she started, and it expanded from there.”Ninety-one-year-old Irene Mason said it’s amazing to see her shop become a staple in t... https://www.fox13memphis.com/rss-snd/fox13-celebrates-mid-souths-oldest-black-owned-flower-shop/R3BNVAL3VZH5RFFW4GWC7PVW7I/
5 Best Florists in Columbus ?? - Kev's BestWednesday, March 31, 2021
Below is a list of the top and leading Florists in Columbus. To help you find the best Florists located near you in Columbus, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.Columbus’s Best Florists:The top rated Florists in Columbus are:Flowerama – a full-service flower shop that features flowers and some baked goodsOberer’s Flowers, Inc. – offers plants, flowers, and gift baskets for various occasionsSawmill Florist – provides high-quality flowers and creative arrangementsDe Santis Florists, Inc. – features flower and gift arrangements and delivery across the areaMarket Blooms – offers handcrafted bouquets with a diverse set of flowers and accessoriesFlowerama Flowerama is a full-service flower shop that features flowers and some baked goods. They arrange flowers for birthdays, holidays, and casual surprises. Their products include centerpieces, wreaths, and arrangements. In addition, they have flower arrangements great for anniversaries, get well gifts and sympathy. Their diverse selection of pla... https://kevsbest.com/florists-in-columbus/
Lorraine Lucille Layton, florist, craftsperson - CapeGazette.comWednesday, March 31, 2021
High School and after getting married, moved to Lewes. Ms. Layton enjoyed being a homemaker and embarked on a career in floral design working for McNichol Place, and then spent many years at Windsors Florist. Later in life she enjoyed working with extended family at Millmans Hardware, and there she was able to showcase one of her many talents - wood crafts. Lorraine had a lifetime passion for crafts, art, drawing, and woodworking. She was generous and kind and loved to make Christmas ornaments, wooden toys and decorations, and other intricate handmade crafts for friends and family. When she wasn't busy working and crafting, Ms. Layton was spending time with those she loved most. Lorraine was a dear friend to all, and a wonderful loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to many. In addition to her parents, Ms. Layton was preceded in death by her son, Wayne Layton. She is survived by her son, Eddie Layton (Beverly) of Lewes; her daughter, Jeanne M. Fischer of Lewes; her son, Richard Layton of Lewes; her daughter, Judy Bundick (Lee) of Lewes; and her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Lorraine's honor to The Alzheimers Association alz.org or the Surfgimp Foundation surfgimpfoundation.org (a local organization who provides limitless adventures or grants for adaptive eq... https://www.capegazette.com/article/lorraine-lucille-layton-florist-craftsperson/216239