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Scenes from the Shop - late summer '09!

With kids returning to school in a few short weeks and the change of seasons not far behind, I thought it might be nice to do a "Scenes from the Shop" blog again. There has been so much activity at the shops I thought it would be a good time to fill in my readers! Above is a picture from a Bat Mitzvah we did yesterday. Lots of pink flowers and balloons made for a festive event at the Princeton Marriott Hotel! If you need a great location for your next event, you should check them out!
These lovely centerpieces were for a wedding we did just yesterday for bride Rebecca. Her wedding was held at the Chauncey Conference Center and although the Hurricane hitting our shores caused much rain and a bit of flooding, the flowers sure brightened the mood of the place!! Chauncey is another great location that we work at quite a bit. If you need an natural, more out of the way location for your next event, they might be a great choice for you.!

This arrangement of flowers for Rebecca's wedding were groupings of flowers in different size cylinder vases. An elegant, natural way to deal with a long table! The river stones and petals really help finish off the natural look.

Yes, the shop is slowing turning in a haven of fall tones. The ceramic pumpkins have arrived and slowly but surely, Shop Coordinator Sheryl and assistant Heena transform the shop from one season to the next. Check out our offerings on the website for our fresh and new autumn bouquets!

Recently we have added two new workstations that have mini laptops for both our design staff and drivers. Both teams often need to research maps and other website to perform their functions and so these dedicated computers make their jobs much easier and the sales staff love it too! They now don't have to share! A special thanks to both Kevin and his brother Mark for getting the wireless system at the shop up and running!

The new uniforms for the staff have finally arrived and so far the staff loves them! The girls are all fighting over the "Sangria" pink shirts (sorry, Kevin, you'll need to buy more of those) and the boys seem to like the new "Marina Blue" ones. I really felt it was time for a new, fresh start and these shirts are much more youthful!

We've also been starting to expand our everyday line of containers. These new green glass bowls are have a fresh, clean look that everyone is looking for today! If you call the shop, be sure to ask about them.
As always, we carry a ton of stuffed animals. In walking around the shop taking pictures for this blog, these little guys jumped out at me. They are part of our "Plumpy" line and have fat, round bellies. So cute and snuggly!! If you don't see it online on our website, just call and ask our sales staff for the bumble bee plumpy!

Roses, glorious roses! As I've said before, roses are hands down my favorite flower and why shouldn't they be. The ones we have been bringing into the shop all summer have been amazing both in color and longevity. Did you know that roses are the most popular cut flower grown and purchased in the whole world? Well they are!!
Hope you enjoyed the quick, updated tour around the shop. If you need to send fresh, lovely gifts anywhere, you know what to do - shop us online at www.sendingsmiles.com !!
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