Tuesday, January 26, 2010

We can turn your flowers into lovely stationary...

We can now offer a unique keepsake from your wedding. We have paired with a special company that can turn your wedding bouquet into 100% recycled thank-you note cards with wildflower seeds embedded in the paper. When your guest plants the cards, it creates a wildflower garden.

All you have to do is collect some of the flowers from your wedding- your bouquet, centerpieces or whatever you'd like to use. The flowers are shipped to the paper artisans and the process begins. Once the process is started you will have your notecards back to you in about two weeks. What a great gift to yourself and your guests. This would also be a great idea for your bridal registry- have family or friends contribute to your desire to have these beautiful handmade notecards. Less cost for you and your friends and family are giving you something they know you really want.

The cost for 50 notecards is $200. This includes all of the costs of shipping and handling. If you want to get really creative, the paper produced from the flowers could also be used as a matte behind some favorite photos from your wedding.

Flowers from any personal occasion can be used as your flower source.. be it a new baby arrangement, sympathy flowers, graduation flowers or just a collection of your favorite flowers.

As a special offer through February we're going to save you 20% on your notecard order. Just mention you saw the details on our blog.

For more information, give us a call. We'll have more details on our website very shortly.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Some of the "New Arrivals" coming soon

I returned from my power shopping trip and business weekend late last night.

While at the Merchandise Mart, I tried to select a variety of gift items to suit every gift giving occasion. I just posted a few of the many new things arriving really soon.

We've had a lot of requests for Piggy Banks- yes, Piggy Banks. We thought if we need to find Piggy Banks they better be cute..and hold lots of money. These are really cute. They come in pink and green and blue and green. Along with the Piggies we found Elephants. We do carry super adorable bears from Bearington. If you know our shop- you know we don't do 'cutesy' but, these Elephants are adorable and super squeezie.

Another new thing we'll be doing at the shop is --Tea. We'll be scheduling dates for small groups to have tea with their friends at the shop. This will be after hours on Saturdays or Sundays as our calendar permits. We are looking forward to hosting our friends and their friends, gardening groups and more. We'll have a couple of different activities available to pair with the tea. You may choose to have us do a floral or cooking demo.

So, as we host our tea parties-we'll be carrying some tea gifts, beginning with individual tea pots- Tea for One. As more things are scheduled to arrive, we'll try and post photos. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Going Green...20 for 20

Our latest New Year-Going Greener

We always try and do as much as we can to be as green as possible. We reuse the water in buckets when we wash them. Use cloth towels rather than paper towels as much as possible throughout the shop. We use both sides of paper. Recycle the boxes and paper our flowers get shipped in and more.

So what else can we do to include the community and our current and hopefully future clients? We'll include them in our recycling efforts by rewarding them.

Our 20 for 20 program is plain and simple. Bring in 20 vases and we'll give you $20. in flowers. We know there are lots of lonely vases sitting in a closet, under the kitchen sink and in the garage waiting to be filled with beautiful flowers. We of course need the vases to be in good condition. We cannot use vases that are chipped or cracked. Budvases count 2 for 1.
Now, you don't have to bring them in all at once. Bring in what you have and we'll keep track of the count on your own 20 for 20 card. When you hit 20 vases..you get a lovely wrapped bouquet of seasonal flowers. Just remember to save at least one vase for your new bouquet.

Join us in our efforts. We win, you win, the vases win.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Weddings to Go~ It's finally here!

Weddings to Go is a new approach for quick and easy flower selecting for today's busy Brides. If you are a Bride really focused on simplicity in flower choice and are very budget conscious, this is a perfect option for you.

Weddings to Go allows you to choose from the two most popular flowers requested for weddings~Roses and Calla Lilies. We have streamlined the options for both. By doing that we have capped the pricing to reflect a beautiful bouquet that is still affordable. You have a firm price and all you have to do is decide on the color of the rose being used in the bouquets. Or for the Calla Bouquets, you tell us how many stems you would like to include to determine the total cost for each bouquet. Tell us what color ribbon you would like us to wrap your bouquets in and consider it checked off your 'To-do' list. There is also a simple solution for all of your boutonnieres and corsages- just tell us how many and what color. It's that simple! All of the prices are listed.

If you would like florals for your ceremony or reception, flower options are also listed. Again, just tell us what you need. You can review the photos on the website for any additional personalized details like an upgrade on ribbon and pearls or crystals added into bouquets. At any time, if you have questions please give us a call. Weddings to Go is designed to avoid having a detailed consultation..but if you have questions, contact us. We're here to help!

Weddings to Go is designed to simplify cost. With that, your floral order will be labeled and packed for easy traveling. Like any of the flowers leaving Lavender Hill, we know you'll be completely satisfied with your choice. Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of your special day.