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Creating Custom Thanksgiving Centerpieces with Our Design Center

Thanksgiving is getting closer. In fact, it’s Thursday, November 23rd. While it’s fast approaching, there is still time to do something extra special during this traditional family celebration. Rather than just ordering a Thanksgiving centerpiece, why not work with our design center at our Columbus flower shops on a custom Thanksgiving centerpiece as well as custom flower arrangements for the home and buffet table?

Our Thanksgiving collection does have some beautiful floral designs f5that will add a special touch to your holiday plans. However, even more memorable is to create something no one else will have and that defines your home and family traditions. In fact, your custom Thanksgiving centerpiece can use a container and personal elements that you can include. For example, you may have a family vase or large bowl that could add something memorable to the display.

When you create a custom Thanksgiving centerpiece, there really is no parameters on what you can make except your own imagination. Think about what styles you like. Do you have a house that is bit more country and rustic, formal and traditional, or modern? Use this as your inspiration. Then, there are favorite flowers and colors. f3

What type of accents do you like that represent the fall season? You can include oak leaves, acorns, gourds (small ones and larger ones like pumpkins), turkeys, branches, and wheat.

f6Table size and shape is also important to think about. You don’t want the centerpiece to take up the whole table and block viewing. However, you don’t want your Thanksgiving centerpiece to be small or the wrong shape so that it takes away from the ambiance. Create one that is a similar shape of your table and is balanced in size and scope. Be sure to give our floral design team the dimensions of the table.

All these factors are important to figure out before you come in and work with our floral design team. They can come up with a design idea much more quickly and be inspired to do exactly what you are imagining. f4

Now is the time to make your appointment for that custom Thanksgiving centerpiece as well as other custom flower arrangements that can be added throughout the house, including the mantle, stairs, door and other tables. All of these floral displays for Thanksgiving will welcome your guests and create a very festive spirit.

By |November 12th, 2017|Thanksgiving|Comments Off

Thanksgiving Flowers and Centerpieces Enhance the Family Experience

f4This year, Thanksgiving is on Thursday, November 23rd. There are just a few short weeks to get everything ready for this special occasion. This is where you get to spend great times with family and friends, sharing what you are grateful for. We are grateful for our customers so we want to help all of you get ready for Thanksgiving.

Our collection for Thanksgiving includes flower arrangements, bouquets, and centerpieces that you can pick-up or have delivered throughout the Columbus area. We also can send flowers on your behalf anywhere in the country if you can’t be together this Thanksgiving. Here are some ideas for decor, the table, and gift giving this Thanksgiving:f1

First, we have many types of centerpieces for Thanksgiving.

The Family Gatherings Centerpiece has two orange taper candles surrounded by fall flowers. Then, the Harvest Happiness Centerpiece provides a stunning array of fall flowers, greenery, and accents. Autumn Expressions includes Fuji mums, miniature roses, carnations, daisies and fall leaves. Harvest Glow has fuji mums, carnations, daisies and miniature roses. Finally, Nature’s Landscape, which is made for larger tables, comes in a wooden box and contains sunflowers, roses, calla lilies, snapdragons, anemones, and hydrangea.

Many of our Thanksgiving items make great gifts for local Thanksgiving celebrations here in Columbus. Those items for local delivery include the Pumpkin Spice Cupcake. This delight is made locally by Just A Little Treat. It is a spiced pumpkin cake that has been topped with cinnamon pumpkin buttercream frosting and a dusting of raw sugar.f2

Then, there is Cheryl’s Cookies, another delicious local brand. They offer Pumpkins and Leaves Cutout Cookies. You’ll get one dozen individually wrapped buttercream frosted leaf and pumpkin cut-out cookies that come in a fall colored gift bag.

While this looks good enough to eat, you won’t want to. Instead, light this Apple Pie Candle to create a comforting feeling for a chilly Thanksgiving Day. The hand-poured candle is made by Beaver Creek Candle Company in Lisbon, Ohio It’s a 9″ pie that arrives packaged in an actual clear pie box. It also smells like it just came from the oven.

Remember that you can order for Thanksgiving today so you can check that task right off your long to-do list! Come into our Columbus flower shops, call us, or go online right now!

By |November 5th, 2017|Thanksgiving|Comments Off

Make a Difference Day in Columbus

f5Saturday, October 28th is Make a Difference Day, an annual celebration of volunteers and community service projects that involve getting out there and doing something that changes an individual, family, or group’s life. In Columbus, that could involve working on building a home, helping out with chores that someone else cannot do themselves, volunteering somewhere, or just making an effort to do something special for someone else.

If you aren’t sure how to get involved, go online to the Make a Difference Day website and put in your local city or zip code to see what you can do on this special day in Columbus and the surrounding areas. No matter how big or small, everything counts and does make a difference. f5

That even means sending flowers to those who are out there working tirelessly to change the world. Or, it could involve just sending flowers to someone you know is struggling or has been challenged recently. Here are some flower arrangement ideas to spread cheer and show appreciation:

Fancy Free Grove City offers roses, alstroemeria, and carnations in various hues.

Sunset in Galloway includes roses and lilies in bold fall colors.

Country Garden delivers orange, pink, and yellow flowers arranged in a handcrafted wooden keepsake box that was created by a local artisan in Amish Country.

f3Summer in Plain City includes orange roses, pink Asiatic lilies, orange alstroemeria, dark pink carnations, yellow sunflowers and daisy spray chrysanthemums in a glass vase.

Groveport Gardens showcases fall flowers like sunflowers, roses, snapdragons, stock, and button spray chrysanthemums along with accents that include myrtle, salal, and pittosporum.

Golden Days Fall Basket comes in wicker basket. It contains sunflowers, Asiatic lilies, red roses, gold and burgundy chrysanthemums, solidaster, and salal.

Place your order for Make a Difference today in our Columbus flower shops, by phone, or online. We do offer same-day delivery throughout the Columbus area and across the country.

By |October 27th, 2017|Make a Difference Day|Comments Off

Homecoming Arrives in Columbus

F6Columbus high schools are ready for another Homecoming weekend full of festivities. Are you ready for your kids to attend the big homecoming dance? It’s another year of finding the best outfit and preparing to look your best.

The one part that you don’t have to worry about is homecoming flowers. That’s because all of our Columbus flower shops are ready to help. We have a collection of homecoming flowers. F7

Plus, you can pick up your custom corsage or custom boutonniere for homecoming at any of our Columbus florist locations. We even have a Diva line of homecoming flowers for that couture look that will set your child apart from the rest on that crowded dancefloor. These special homecoming corsages have more bling, including rhinestones and other stunning features.

Here are some great examples of homecoming corsages:

Tropical Night includes a trio of keepsake rhinestone bracelets. It also features dendrobium orchids in a choice of lilac, white, or purple. Ribbon color can also be customized. F2

Purple Passion includes a reusable bracelet and purple lights. You can choose the type of purple flowers and hues to include to complement the outfit.

Wild Child – Mixed has a cheetah print ribbon and feathers along with a combination of flower varieties and color options. F1

Daisy Girl – Mixed can be made with gerbera daisies or traditional daisies. Greenery and other accents complete the look.

Striking – Yellow is a bold and unique look. It combines yellow flowers like sunflowers or other flowers of your choice with ribbons that feature black and white stripes or dots.

Tropical Night with Feathers also comes with three rhinestone bracelets along with feathers, ribbons, and a choice of dendrobium orchids.

Place your order today!

By |October 18th, 2017|Homecoming|Comments Off

It’s Time for October Special Days and Halloween

F5October is a busy month for us because there are so many special days to celebrate. We have been busy preparing for so many of these so you can enjoy picking the best selection of gifts for these October special days. These include Bosses Day on October 16th (and Bosses Week from October 16th to 21st), Sweetest Day on October 21st, Mother-in-Law Day on October 22nd, and Halloween on October 31st.

Here are some ways to help you celebrate each one:f9

For Bosses Day and Bosses Week, consider our selection of green and flowering plants. There is any number of orchids, green plants for the office, and dish or basket gardens that your boss will enjoy. Of course, you may even want to get them some delicious Cheryl’s Cookies. Right now, we have many fall designs and gift sizes to choose from. Each cookie is individually wrapped and arrive in a special gift box.

Next is the Sweetest Day. The first Sweetest Day started in Cleveland, Ohio by a candymaker and it has continued to grow in recognition as a positive way to help others. For every Sweetest Day order we receive, we are donating 100% of the proceeds for those orders to help 2nd and 7 Foundation, which helps to combat childhood literacy. f1

Then, there is your Mother-in-Law, a woman you treasure for bringing your spouse to you and supporting you and the family in every way she can. Give her an elegant floral display that shows her just how much she is loved. We have a wide range of luxurious flower arrangements. Or, you can even get a custom bouquet or custom flower arrangement with your Mother-in-Law’s favorite blooms and colors. We also have some great chocolates to add to your special order.

Finally, there’s Halloween. It’s a fun time of the year and really helps launch the upcoming weeks of special holidays that slide us directly into winter and the end of the year. Our Fall Splendor collection showcases some gorgeous designs, including everything from sophisticated to rustic. It also features special candles and fall gifts that add to this special time of the year. f2

Check out all these gift ideas and more at any of our Columbus flower shop locations. You can also order from us through our website or online.

By |October 12th, 2017|Events|Comments Off

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Columbus

F5Throughout the month of October, our city of Columbus and the surrounding area will host numerous events to bring awareness and raise funds for breast cancer research. It is an important month that is designed to help bring an end to this horrific disease that has claimed so many wonderful women who are also wives, mothers, sisters, and friends.

F3Numerous organizations like the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio, Pink Ribbon Girls, and Making Strides have various inspiring events planned, including races, walks, rallies and fundraisers. This is the time to lend your support and help others to make a difference. Most likely, you, like us, have been touched in some way by breast cancer, so this participation is a good way to deal with grief and remember some truly extraordinary women.

Our Columbus flower shops are busy creating pink flower arrangements, centerpieces, and bouquets for local breast cancer awareness events. We are also designing some special pink flower displays for gifts to send to loved ones or to use at a remembrance ceremony like these beauties:

Enchanted New Albany combines lavender and pink flowers like roses, hydrangea, and Monte casino asters as well as eucalyptus and salal.F4

Head Over Heels Gahanna brings pink and red flowers together for a bright, cheerful messages. Flowers include roses, Asiatic lilies, hydrangea and alstroemeria

24 Dark Pink Rose Fireside Basket is ideal for a remembrance ceremony. Besides the two-dozen roses, there are also Monte casino and greenery.

F2Pretty In Pink includes pink lilies and pink gerbera daisies in a glass bubble bowl.

Classy Columbus is an elegant floral display of pink lilies and white roses.

Be Sweet Bouquet is a small cue arrangement with roses and pink hydrangea. It sends a wonderful message of love and hope.

Pink Me Up Pickerington is a unique cube arrangement filled with daisies, alstroemeria, and stargazer lilies.

We can also put together custom pink flower arrangements that show your thoughts and encouragement during breast cancer awareness month.

By |October 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off

National Good Neighbor Day in Columbus

f1September 28th is National Good Neighbor Day throughout the country. This is a time to celebrate those great and helpful people that live all around you. It’s also an opportune time to welcome the new people on the block.

You can stop by and offer face-to-face personal warm wishes and gratitude or send a nice note. Another idea is to deliver a small gift, and we have some great ideas that show your neighborly appreciation:

Orange Fields is a great basket arrangement with orange and yellow flowers. The basket is even made locally by Amish artisans.F5

Lewis Center Breeze offers yellow and white flowers, creating a refreshing, yet cheery, combination of blooms that is a great way to celebrate your neighbors. It contains white hydrangea, green carnations, and yellow lilies, gerberas and chrysanthemums.

The Phalaenopsis Orchid Plant is a great gift for neighbors that is low maintenance and will last a long time. f5

The Succulent Garden Box includes 5-6 assorted succulents in a handcrafted wooden box that is made in the local Columbus area. Succulents are also very easy to take care of and go the distance in terms of their life.

Also known as the “Good Luck Tree,” the Money Tree is another great neighbor gift idea. It is supposed to create luck, fortune, and positive energy. It arrives in a round pot that is placed within a handcrafted natural wooden box and is accented with green moss.

Pumpkins and Leaves Cutout Cookies are perfect for this time of year. Local bakery Cheryl’s Cookies offers one dozen individually wrapped buttercream frosted leaf and pumpkin cut-out cookies. These arrive in a gift bag, which makes giving them to your neighbors even easier.

Sunflower Topiary is a unique gift that brings a little of the fall season to your neighbors. F2

One of our newest items is a cupcake from Just a Little Treat, a local Columbus company. The Buckeye Cupcake is a chocolate cupcake that has been topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting and a fresh homemade buckeye.

With so many gifts it will be hard to pick one for your neighbor. But, if you have a few, this gift list gives you a chance to get each of them something unique! Order in our Columbus flower shops, by phone, or online today!

By |September 25th, 2017|Gifts|Comments Off

Fall Floral Delights and Gifts Have Arrived in Columbus!

f1September 22nd is the official start to fall, but we have been ready to start celebrating this special time of year for many weeks now. Our Columbus flower shops have put together a new fall collection of flowers and gifts that you can view at each location. Of course, you can also see many of these items on our website!

This year’s collection has some old favorites as well as new items that make great gifts for upcoming special days. There are also many items that work well for home or office decor or as part of a fall wedding. There are also fall items for holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, which are just around the corner. Wooden table over stone wall

To get you in the fall frame of mind, check out these great items from our new fall collection:

Amber Amour is a mix of yellow and orange flowers. It contains sunflowers, gerbera daisies, berries, and hydrangea along with red anthurium and seeded eucalyptus in a clear glass vase.

f2Autumn Sunset is a unique floral arrangement that comes in a wooden box. Within the box are orange roses, blue thistle, sunflowers, protea, berries, and ivy.

Harvest Moon is something truly unique for fall. It includes orange roses, sunflowers, protea, kangaroo paw, and berries. Completing the look are a mix of ivy and a succulent.

Besides flowers, we also have some great fall gifts.

Our Apple Pie Candle is made by the Beaver Creek Candle Company in Lisbon, Ohio. These completely hand-poured candles are made to look like realistic pies. The company also uses premium candle fragrances to scent their product. The 9″ pie is packaged in an actual clear pie box. Besides apple, there are other flavors like cherry, coconut, and strawberry. F2

Cheryl’s Cookies has many fall-themed cookies that we are offering this season. There are pumpkins and other seasonal designs as well as their Buttercream Frosted Flower Cookies. This selection includes a dozen individually wrapped buttercream frosted sunflower cut-out cookies. The cookies are delivered in a fall colored gift bag.

Order today and take advantage of some great fall promotions!

By |September 21st, 2017|Fall Flowers|Comments Off

Celebrating Your Grandparents on Their Special Day

F4Each year, grandparents get a special day of celebration where we recognize them for all that they do for us. While we love them the whole year round, we love them even more on September 10th, which is National Grandparents’ Day. Whether you take them out for a day or a meal, call them, or send them a gift, it’s a day where you can let your grandparents know you appreciate all that they have taught you and done for you.

We have a number of special flower arrangements that make a great gift for the grandparents that will show your love whether they are here in Columbus or somewhere else in the United States. Check out these floral gift ideas for Grandparents’ Day:

Gardens of German Village is a luxurious garden arrangement with shades of orange, yellow, pink and blue. There is a wide range of flower varieties included in this very popular flower arrangement.

Country Garden is a garden-style flower arrangement that comes in an artisan keepsake wood box made here in the Columbus area. There is an array of flowers and colors. F5

Fall In Love uses a textured floral design that includes flowers in shades of burgundy, pink, and bright green. It offers numerous types of flowers that your grandparents will be sure to love. F2

Summer in Plain City delivers bold colors. It features orange roses, pink Asiatic lilies, orange alstroemeria, dark pink carnations, sunflowers and yellow daisy spray chrysanthemums.

The Violet Garden Box is a great gift for grandparents with green thumbs. It includes two small African violets with miniature booms in a handcrafted wooden box created by a local artisan. Violets may be purple, white, pink or variegated.

The Garden Promenade of Dublin overflows with flowers, greenery, and a spectacular display of colorful blooms. F3

Gardens of Dublin is similar but comes in a basket with a more garden feel. This flower arrangement showcases Bells of Ireland, lilies, alstroemeria, carnations and daisies in a handcrafted wooden Amish basket.

A Dozen Pink Carnations is a traditional flower arrangement that many grandparents adore. It features 12 fresh pink carnations with baby’s breath, leather leaf, other greenery, a vase wrapped with a bow. If pink is not the color of choice, you can select from other colors that are available.

Remember that you can order in any of our Columbus flower shops or call us. We also take flower arrangement orders online through our website.

By |September 9th, 2017|Grandparents Day|Comments Off

Celebrating September Birthdays For All Ages

F7September has just begun but that doesn’t mean you should wait to plan all those birthday gifts you need to pick up for family, friends, colleagues, and clients. Planning, shopping, and ordering now mean you don’t have to worry later if you have forgotten or have to rush to find something.

No matter what age you are shopping for, we have the birthday gifts that will be sure to delight plus fit your budget. Check out these birthday gift ideas from our birthday collection:

Flowers for HerF1
Here are some ideas that will please her on her birthday:

Enchanted New Albany offers lavender and pink flowers. The varieties include roses, hydrangea, monte casino asters, eucalyptus, and salal. The flowers are arranged in a glass vase.

Pretty In Pink is for that person who loves this color. The flower arrangement includes pink lilies and pink gerbera daisies arranged a glass bubble bowl.

Ohio’s Garden Romance is a stunning floral display that contains purple hydrangea, light pink spray roses, and white Asiatic lilies. These come in a purple glass cube vase.
Flowers for Him
Here are some flower ideas for that guy in your life:

The Fresh Flower Birthday Cake is a unique arrangement where flowers are arranged to look like a cake. This is done using daisies and mini carnations along with decorative ribbon. It is presented on a 9″ pedestal plate.

Blue Roses Arranged in a Vase
This is another idea for a guy on his birthday. It features bright blue, hand-dyed roses. These eye-catching roses provide beauty while still being perfect for that special guy in your life.

Flowers for KidsF4

Even kids love flowers, especially these fun birthday gifts:

Flozo the Clown is a fun clown made from red and white carnations. He is situated in a clay pot. Your kids will love this silly floral gift.

Hello Kitty is a dream for any Hello Kitty fans out there. It’s made from white carnations and will provide a beautiful and fun birthday gift.

Elmo is sure to be a hit with younger kids on their birthday. It’s a creative flower arrangement made to look like this cute, lovable Sesame Street character. f2

Time to Order!
You can place your order in our Columbus flower shops, by phone, or through our website! It’s time to get these celebrations underway!

By |September 2nd, 2017|Birthdays|Comments Off