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Long Lasting Flowers

Do you ever think, "I'm not going to buy flowers because they don't last long enough"? If so you are not buying the right flowers. At our shop we sell a mixture of unique and common blooms and some last longer than others. Here are a few example of flowers that can not only brighten up your home but will last 2 weeks or longer! Protea ~  considered a tropical flowers native to South Africa, these funky and fun flowers last for weeks and weeks. No only are they unique but they come in cool colors like yellow, orange and red! The cost per stem is a bit high but you don't need many to make a statement.  Carnations ~  before you think or say "No Carnations" you need to think again. Not only do these fluffy blooms last a long time, they come in amazing colors. Just a few in a short vase with fresh water every few days can last 2 to 3 weeks!  Daisies ~  now these are not your grannies daisies. These "Micro Poms" (as they are calle

Our Next Floral Design Class

Join us on November 25th from 6 - 8 pm at our Princeton Forrestal Village shop to learn to make your very own Floral Centerpiece for Thanksgiving. First we mingle, drink wine, have some light fare and then off we go into our Production Room to show you how to Floral Design . This class in hands on and interactive and you leave with your very own floral centerpiece to grace your Thanksgiving table. Space is limited so reserve now ~ only $75 per person and that include $15 worth of the Monday Morning Money to spend in the store that night or at any future time. It's truly a great deal! Click here to reserve your place directly on our website!  To view this or future classes be sure to check out our website at www.sendingsmiles.com or our facebook page at www.facebook.com/localflorist and www.facebook.com/sendingsmiles

Funky Floral Design

This design might not be for everyone but our designers spent some time being creative and having fun. Bird of paradise, tulips, lucky bamboo and horse tail combine to make for one fun and funky floral design! What do you think? Would you want someone to send this to you?

From The Design Bench in Spring

 I always love talking about how flowers are an artform. I think folks sometimes forget that each and everyone is made, made care by a talented foral designer. Here our designer makes spring wedding bouquets for bride Katie. This huge glass bowl was filled with many fresh stems of imported Dutch Tulips, lily grasses and fatsia leaves. Designer Norman always has fun with designs like this and we are sure it made for a big impact when this amazing arrangement was received! Sometimes we are matching an arrangement on our website but the most favorite thing for our designers to do is create something custom, like this arrangement. At this time of year the tulips are plentiful but their season is just about over. We also bring tulips in from California, Canada and Virginia. I think they are one of the most beloved flowers we work with in Spring. Folks like Shop Coordinator Sheryl and your truly help out during busy time. Sheryl especially loves doing Gourmet Baskets and she our r