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We are Off to See the Wizard...

Today, after meeting with a bride and groom in the office,  I ran down to the Princeton shop to see the window display that Sheryl was creating. I knew she had been waiting for our Wizard of Oz containers to arrive from Teleflora and wanted to decorate one of the windows with them. Anyone that knows Sheryl knows she loves the Wizard of Oz!! She also loves her job of keeping our windows seasonal and updated for both of the shops. I love the thought that she puts into these windows, even working from home as she did creating the "yellow brick road" for this theme. 

As usual she did an outstanding job and I was anxious to get a couple of cute photos showing her handy work. While I was taking the photos, two young boys came riding by on their bikes. As they rode by, they obviously noticed the "Oz" window display and prompty (and quite alarmingly) applied their breaks!! Actually, they scared the .... out of me. How cool was that? Here were young boys, probably about 10 or 11 and once they saw that window and the theme, they applied the breaks and even went inside our flower shop. How often do boys that age even go into a flower shop, so I was thrilled. It's funny how a movie from 70 years ago is still so loved, even to this day. Great going Teleflora for giving us Florists something really sweet and innocent to share with our customers. To view this product online go to http://www.sendingsmiles.com/princeton-flowers/the-wizard-of-oz-bouquet-by-teleflora-297606p.asp?point=1


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