Monthly Archives: November 2015

Don’t Be A Turkey!

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Have you been invited to a Thanksgiving Dinner?  Are you inviting guests to your house for Thanksgiving?  If you answered YES to either of these then “Don’t Be A Turkey!” make sure to create memories by having a warm environment.  This is achieved by exciting the senses and a most important sense is the sense of sight.  Create a visual feast with fresh flowers and fall foliage.  Not sure where start?  Perhaps just a few simple vases scattered around the home with some fall toned mums in varying colors with a little fall leaves added.  For the main event make sure to have a long low centerpiece in the center of the table – candles or no candles, it is up to you.  The centerpiece should reflect the host since this centerpiece will remain with them.  If it is a more elegant set up them perhaps some flowers that are more subdued than bright tones.  Some bigger type flowers like hydrangea, roses, gerberas.  For a more rustic or country centerpiece try maybe a piece with some winter greens, darker tone flowers and more variety of smaller flowers like mums, daisys, spray roses, berrys, carnations.  A very traditional style bouquet is a cornucopia, other wise known as a horn of plenty.  This design looks unique and is nice when some fresh fruit and/or berrys are added.  Eat Up, Enjoy and create memories!

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Selecting a Local Florist

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The first thing to keep in mind is that you always want a local florist.  A local florist will give you the best value for your money.  When you select a third party to handle your orders there are always fees and commissions associated with the the third party.  Depending on the third party these fees may not be accurately disclosed.  Your local florist should be knowledgeable and be able to offer suggestion for your specific occasions.  Your florist should have a variety of florals to choose from and have a create flair for personalized designs. They know what is appropriate and sometime they may have knowledge of other designs sent to the same recipient so that duplication of designs does not occur.  Your local florist is also most familiar with the region and will be best able to judge appropriate delivery times and delivery charges that are not inflated.  Ease of location and ordering is also a plus.  If they are located in a central part of town it may be more convenient than traveling distances.  A website is a must these days, it makes ordering 24/7 possible and you can select styles that appeal to you.  Does your florist answer the phone when you call or have an answering service so they can return calls promptly- and they should.  It is helpful if your florist has a relationship with other florists in case you require flowers in another region.  They can handle this for you.  The best tip is to use a florist with a proven track record- years of service to a community and word of month are great advocates!

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