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Staff Favorites: Heena

For the Next Few Weeks We will Be Highlighting MMF Staff Favorites!
This week our Sales Associate Heena who has been with Monday Morning for 16 years, shared a few of her favorite items in our newly renovated showroom!
This rustic and fun "We Do Family" decorative sign is a new item for 2016. "I love sign's message, and it's perfect for a housewarming or hostess gift."

These beautiful heart shaped Anthurium just arrived straight from one of our favorite farms in Costa Rica and are featured in some of our beautiful tropical designs. "With such an exotic shape and texture, this is definitely one of my favorite flowers to feature in arrangements."

If you don't want to just give flowers this Valentine's day or just pamper yourself, this decadent spa basket is the perfect gift. "Filled with beautifully smelling scrubs, lotions, and high quality accessories you can't go wrong with this gift, looking forward to maybe treating myself!"…

Our Store Remodel

If you have been in our shop over the last few days you may notice a few changes. It was time and we we're all so excited for the New Year to arrive! The first part of the remodel was to remove our dated, over sized walk in/display cooler. Folks seem surprised that we wanted to remove this unit but we had some very good reasons. It was 18 years, it had a slow leak that required either $11,000 worth of repairs or $1,000 worth of freon every 3 to 4 months. The most compelling reason for removing this cooler was because although it looked brand new from the outside, it was actually now too big for our needs. Most of customers are unaware that when we expanded 9 years ago, we added another large walk in cooler measuring 12 feet by 15 feet which is more than an enough refrigeration space for our needs. A new large 2 door cooler will be replacing the one we took out but see below for how open and airy the shop looks now!
We're really having fun displaying more plants, gardens and fr…

Balloon Bouquets ~ a fun gift giving choice

I've been in the flower and balloon business so long I sometimes forget how receiving one of our offerings can make someone feel. Just this morning I took an order from a woman who wanted to send a dear friend a big bouquet of Get Well and Thinking of You Balloons.

She told me the story about how she felt when she received balloons when her son was born. She said she loved getting flowers but the balloons were so fun and festive and made her happy. I mentioned it was ironic that she and I were having this conversation because we are in the middle of a huge project of expanding our balloon bouquet offerings on our website. I guess it'a all about the timing. Here are a few new bouquets that just went live today!!








New Years Day Wedding at the Lambertville Station Inn

In a previous blog I talked about whether lanterns were going to continue to be a Wedding Trend into the New Year and so being the wedding is complete I wanted to share a few photos! Below is a picture of the beautiful altar decor that we created. Tall curly willow branches connected at the top with a flow of white flowers at the base in beautiful large garden urns.  It was a perfect wintry day on the Delaware River with an amazing view from the Riverside Ballroom. The lantern centerpieces probably looked amazing once the lights came down and the sun went away.  The lanterns were really the perfect look for the Riverside Ballroom.  Thanks to a very thoughtful and creative bride we were even able to decorate a winter sled that was placed just outside the door to greet the guests as they arrived. 
There you have it, the completed look at this weeks New Years Day wedding. 





Wedding Trends Update ~ Lanterns in or out?

As I sit here writing this post, I'm looking at a grouping of lanterns all ready to go for today's New Years Day wedding and it got me to thinking. It's now 2016, lanterns have been popular wedding decor for the last 5 years or so, do I think this trend will continue? I'd say Yes.   Not only because our today's bride Kristen has chosen them for her table decor (and yes, she borrowed these lanterns from a friend who probably used them at her own wedding) but because I've met with several other future brides who are also interested in going down the "lantern route" somewhere in their decor.  In the case of today's wedding, the lanterns really fit her rustic feel with accents of gold (the lanterns are cream with gold antique brush strokes) and by adding accents of gold seeded eucalyptus, berries and fresh rosemary to the top of each table lantern, helps to bring the look together with all of the person flowers she has chosen. Above is one of the bri…