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DIY Succulents in Hanging Glass Globe

Our designer, Norman, created a petite succulent in a hanging glass globe. This is a really simple design that anyone can make and we are excited to show you how!
We have all of the materials you'll need in both of our Princeton and Yardley locations:
-1 glass globe -1 2.5-3.5” succulent plant -1 ribbon / string -1 pinch of moss

First you take your succulent plant out of it's pot. Tap away excess soil, these need very little water and the moss will help hold the moisture.

Next, slide the plant into the globe. Depending on the side of the plant and the entrance to your globe this may take some manipulating.

Next, take the moss, any kind of moss will do, we used Reindeer Moss. Dip the moss in just a bit of water so it is moist and place it around the base of the plant. You'll need to play around with this to make sure most of the roots are covered.

Lastly, cut your ribbon or string to the desired length and slip through the top glass loop. This is optional, most globes have a f…

Habitat Young Leaders and Professionals Chocolate Tasting at MMF!

We are excited to announce we are hosting a wonderful event for current and future members of Habitat Young Leaders and Professionals on February 12th, 2014!  From 7-9PM, we will be enjoying a chocolate tasting from various local chocolate vendors, with a night of floral arrangements and shopping.  All guests will receive a goody bag and will have the opportunity to purchase Valentine's Day essentials of chocolates and flowers for the holiday.


This event is only $10 for members, and $15 for future members.  You can get your tickets in advance from: habitatta.org/HYLP/events.  Become a member of HYLP at the event and receive $10 off of your membership!

Fun Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

Are you always unsure what to buy your sweetie for Valentine's Day? We know it's a bit early but we have some cute ideas for you at both our Princeton NJ and Yardley PA Flower Shops. We are more than just flowers!  Check out these adorable chocolates! We even have matching wine glasses and beer pilsners along with a matching mylar balloon.   The oversized love bird cookies in red and pink are both sweet and yummy and only $4.95 each   These heart vases are gorgeous in person and can be filled with flowers but are also candle holders that glow when a candle is placed inside.   It wouldn't be Valentine's day without conversation hearts.   More cookies in pink, red and white, a very tasty was to say you love them. 
Mrs. Fields chocolate covered cookie dough. Do we really need to say more?   These heart mugs looks sweet just the way they are but have us add chocolates and/or flowers for an adorable touch.  These mini frames are super cute and really affordable.  Looking f…

February Scent of the Season

Who says our “Scent of the Season” has to just be candles?  We are going to switch it up on ya!  This time we bring to you our Votivo- LockYour Love collection.  These items derive from centuries-old tradition shared by couples around the world.  Rooted in the idea that your love will last forever on the eternal chain, Lock Your Love has found couples all over the world attaching padlocks to bridges & tossing keys into the rivers. 
These 3 fragrances incorporate lots of fun and unique mixtures.  Each consists a Candle, a Reed Diffuser and Perfume, artfully wrapped and makes an amazing gift.  Stop in and see what all the fuss is about. 
Hard To Get - citrus, lychee, watermelon, lotus, magnolia, freesia, iris, sandalwood, creme bruleeHold Me Tight- herbal tea, warm linen, sandalwoodHot To Handle - bergamot, cypress, violet, black pepper, frankincense, leather, tobacco, patchouli & cedar

Buy one piece, one entire line or mix and match and receive 15% any box of chocolates!  These ar…

February Floral Design Classes

We are excited to let everyone know about February's design classes at Monday Morning Flowers!
On February 3rd, create your own floral puppy arrangement.  Learn how to make a "Lucky in Love" puppy just in time for Valentine's Day!  These fun puppies make a great gift or decoration for the holiday.  From 6-7:30PM, enjoy champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and delicious refreshments while you get hands-on instruction and meet new people in our Princeton location.  This event is only $75 per person and includes $10 of Monday Morning Money to spend however you like!

Looking for something fun to do on a chilly February Sunday?  On February 23rd, create your own succulent garden!  From 1-2:30PM we will have hands-on instruction on how to create your own garden of cute succulents with moss and stones, and tips to keep them for months to come.  This class is only $75 per person and includes $10 of Monday Morning Money.  Thinking of bringing a friend, child or spouse? …

Cake Floral Design Class

Not to be confused with baking a cake this month we hosted another Floral Design Class where we made a cake out of fresh flowers! The class this time was small but mighty and we had a great time, as usual!  Because the Flower Cake concept as a class was mine, I agree to do the teaching this time. Actually it was to give Alanna and break and Holly was under the weather but as you can see from my demo piece above, I did an OK job, even if I am a bit rusty in the design area.   As per usual I began getting the food ready ~ just light snacks this time; cheese and crackers, sausage, trail mix, potato chips along with red and white wine. All items beside the wine are actually sold at the shop and used in our gourmet basket creations.   Next I set up each design area for each student. We used flower cake forms as the form, although we did not use them wet. Our concept was to teach them to use the base as something they could use over and over,while switching out the top with fresh flowers. …

A Note About Valentine's Day Flower Prices

Holiday Price Increases...  We answer your most asked questions
Why have you chosen not to raise your prices this year? The last few years we only added $5 to the cost of our dozen roses to help offset the higher prices we pay. Because it barely makes any difference and we'd rather treat our customers well, we are choosing to leave our prices at our normal level.
Do roses really cost you more during Valentine's Week?  Yes, the cost of red roses and other flowers nearly doubles during a holiday and demand for certain flowers, such as red roses goes up about 6 times normal volume.Actually prices start to rise in mid January and don't come back down until late February. 

This sounds like really good news for your customers? It really is but we are encouraging our customers to order extra early this year. We have chosen to only handle a comfortable amount of deliveries and we will sell out earlier than usual. It will be more important than ever that our customers order early this ye…

New Arrivals at the Princeton Shop this Week

It's that time of year when the Holiday merchandise is off the shelves and it's time to infuse a bit of spring into the shop. This week I had fun filling the shelves with colorful Spring and Summer product such as wine glasses, hand bags, scarves and jewelry. If you are in the are of our Princeton Forretal Village Store, be sure to come and check it out. You may just want to beat the winter blues by making a little purchase for yourself!  To see more of our fresh arrivals, be sure to Like our Facebook page ~ we post often there! 

Floral Cake Making

It's not too late to sign up for our next in-store workshop!  Join us in our Princeton location next Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 from 6-8PM for Floral Cake Making.  Learn how to make your own cake made of flowers.  Perfect for a gift, decoration or party piece.  Let us teach you all the tricks to making these fun cakes while you enjoy wine and refreshments!

This class is only $55 per person and includes $10 of Monday Morning Money to spend however you like!  Call our shop today at 609-520-2005, or sign up online at www.sendingsmiles.com.

January Plant Exchange

Are your holiday poinsettias looking tired?

Stop in to our shop throughout the month of January and we will take that old poinsettia off your hands and give you 25% off any new house plant!

What better way to spruce up your home after the decorations come down?  With 25% off all house plants, add a plant to your home to bring fresh style and comfort to the New Year!  Visit our website to check out our plant selection, or stop in today!

A Christmas Wedding

We love when our families share pictures right away with us, like this past Saturdays wedding. A winter white wedding held during Christmas at St. Paul's in Princeton and then on the Nassau Inn in Palmer Square, both settings looked amazing for the holiday season.  I especially loved Kate's elegant tear drop shaped bouquet of white roses, orchids, stephanotis and peony.  With a sea of Rich Red Poinsettia's Kate and her Flower girl share a little lovin'!   The flower girls wand of roses and deep gold tinted ruscus foliage with streaming ribbons. Actually easier to carry than you might think, we bet she felt like a princess for the day.   The escort card table stood tall and elegant to greet the guests.  The centerpieces were styled half tall and half low. This one was created with cascading orchids and gold Italian ruscus.   The low centerpieces were designed in a wreath arrangement with a bowl of floating candles int he center. These must have looked amazing when the …

Announcing our Fresh Ten

Because we know you love our $5 Friday ~ now we have FreshTen for those who want to brighten up your work space for the week. Each Monday we will have a special bouquet of fresh flowers for only $10. Available at our Princeton Forrestal Village location only, be sure to check out our Facebook Page each Monday morning to find out what the special bouquet will be! 
Cash and Carry only, Sorry no delivery. Call to reserve on at 609-520-2005