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Plant Gift Ideas for New Years

One of the best parts of starting a brand new year, is that feeling of starting over. The best way to freshen up your life at home and at work is with a fresh plant. Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate 2015 and treat yourself to a little positive energy!  Designer Holly just made this goblet of succulentplants for a customer who was taking it as a gift. Don't you just love the look? The texture of these different succulents combined in the over sized brandy snifter really make this an appealing planter combination. Call us to send this as a gift or to have us make one for you!   Violets~ Aren't these stunning. Their fuzzy deep green leaves and brightly colored purple flowers are sure to brighten any location. Although violets do require a certain amount of indirect light and care, for those with a green thumb, they are a stand out.   I often hear ~ "I'm not good with orchids, I kill them". Well, no you didn't kill it, it bloomed and then it went dorman…

Christmas Time on Instagram

Do you follow us on instagram? If not, we'd love for you to consider linking up. We share scenes from the shop and more!

Last Minute Gift Picks by the Ladies of Monday Morning Flowers

If you follow us on our Facebook Pages or read this blog, you may be aware that we have way more than just flowers in the store. Today I asked our Sales Staff and Designers to share their favorite last minute gift ideas with you!  Customer Care Coordinator Alanna chose this beautiful crystal necklace. You could treat yourself for only $19.99 or perhaps this would make a great gift for a friend or family member.  
Alex's gets the biggest kick out of these Owl Santa salt and pepper shakers and they only cost $5.99. These would make a great stocking stuffer!   I'm in love with this beautiful necklace. It sits so pretty on top of a turtle neck like I'm wearing today. This necklace is only $19.99 and you can wear it with gold or silver!   Sales Associate Heena loves this Indulgence spa basket with it's lotions and oils. This makes a great holiday gift for your mom, girlfriend or wife and costs only $64.99 Design Manager Holly loves these huge Sugar Cones from California. I…

Scenes from the Shop in December

December is a fun month to be working here at the flower shop for multiple reasons but the main one is that our days are so varied. One day we might be making 34 cookie bouquets for a corporate client, like I'm doing below.  Or we may be making 24 Chocolate Sled Gift Baskets to be delivered to the Pavillions, like Alanna is working on below.   Or perhaps we making really pretty centerpieces for a holiday party, like Holly is doing below.   Not to mention hosting a design class where the students have fun and make new friends.   And at the end of the class the students pose with their creations!   Design Rosy makes boxwood tree after boxwood tree, all created by hand, one piece of foliage at a time and then decorated for the holiday.  Whatever we work on at the shop, including sympathy designs to show love to grieving families, our days in December are extremely varied and rewarding. While others might be slowing down at work, we are just gearing up. To see more what's going on…

Blue Poinsettia?

It's time for me to come clean. Red is my least favorite color (see Red or White Poinsettia Blog from earlier this week) but I do love poinsettias, so I look forward to them every year. But look what I found to sell in the store this year? Blue Poinsettias! Yes, they are tinted blue but aren't they super cute?  As you may or may not know, my favorite color is blue (see some of our marketing material pictured below) so when my poinsettia supplier had these available. I could not resist. Weight in... do you like Blue Poinsettias? Would you want to receive one this holiday season? 

Fruit Basket Delivery

Did you know that we create and deliver yummy Fruit Baskets for Hanukkah and Christmas? Not only do we deliver these gifts during the holiday season but all year long. Have a few folks on your shopping list that might enjoy a healthy gift? Why not let us customize the perfect food basket for them. Do they love tea? We can add tea and even locally collected honey. Do they love Chocolate? We have a wide selection of delicious chocolates include Moonstruck, Ashers and even Lindt. Are they fond of Fudge? Or Cheese? Or even Trail Mix? Well, we have all those items too. As a matter of fact, we carry over 60 gourmet and snack items all year long. Shop our website or call us now to let us create the perfect food basket to be delivered this holiday season!  We're here to help you, call us today! 

Red or White Poinsettia? Take Your Pick

I admit, we don't sell quite as many poinsettia's as we used to but still a few hundred come into the shop, get dressed up and then leave the shop to brighten someones day. We sometimes sell pink ones, or marble ones and even blue ones but Red and White Poinsettia's are still our best sellers. Which color is your favorite?  These lovely plants make wonderful gifts. Why not let us deliver some for you? www.sendingsmiles.com

Princeton Business Leadership Awards 2014

Each year, the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce devotes an evening to reflect on the accomplishments and achievements of its members, by awarding the Business Leader, Entrepreneur, Innovator, and Community Leader of the Year.   This annual event, which has been occurring since the Chamber’s inception in 1960, is an opportunity to honor friends and colleagues.  In addition, the Business Leadership Awards Gala helps support the programs, activities and events which make the Chamber one of the strongest business organizations in New Jersey. 

We were honored again to be chosen the florist to provide the table decor for this wonderful event being held at the Tournament Players Club Jasna Polana. Here are a few pictures from this years wonderful event honoring the following individuals. 
INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR, sponsored by Thomas Edison State CollegeLinda Wong, Chief Executive Officer & Partner
Wong Fleming, P.C.
BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR, sponsored by WithumSmith+Brown
Anthony Kuczi…

The Tradition and History Behind Wreaths

Did you ever wonder where the tradition of hanging a wreath on your door began? Back through many cultures and religions, the hanging of a wreath, the symbol of eternal life, has been a way of celebrating happy occasions and holidays. Even during years when my husband and I were too busy to even put up a Christmas tree (yes, the florist who decorates for others does not always decorate for herself) we've always celebrated the holidays with a wreath. Each year Kevin and I do something different and it's just our way of expressing ourselves at home. Ask any floral designer and they'll tell you that creating custom holiday wreaths is one of the most fun parts of their job. Why not let us create one for you!