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What's next at the shop ~ a Covid19 upate

Mother's Day and Covid19 Update Mother's Day and Covid19 Update ~ Can you believe how long we've all been locked down with this horrible pandemic? We've been blessed to be able to continue to spread cheer through daily delivery of flowers, plants, balloons, food baskets and other gift items. Our customers have been so grateful and the recipients have been over joyed when they open their door to find a special gift left just for them. At first it was hard securing fresh product but each week it gets a bit easier. It's been amazing how many birthday celebrations we've been a part of. We've always created lots of balloon bouquets but never so many for children as the last 3 weeks. It's been so rewarding to be able to create these sweet bouquets for little boys and girls.  This week was Administrative Professionals week and were kept very busy on Wednesday with over 50 deliveries going to hard working staff that have been doing their jobs from home

Amazing Summer Flowers at Our Shop

Amazing Summer Flowers at our store in Princeton, NJ. The one thing that never gets old for me is viewing pretty  flowers . When I go on vacation, I stop to look at flowers. When I'm at home, I read flower books. When I'm at work, I ooohh and aahh over the pretty stems in the shop. Let's face it, my job is pretty awesome! A big part of my daily responsibilities is sharing our products on Social Media and that is no hard task! Imagine being a plumber or lawyer? Talk about having a "hard" product to showcase. Luckily, I have not only brightly color blooms but fun and inspirational giftware to show.  This  summer  the sunflowers have been spectacular and the other flowers aren't shabby either. This design includes other flowers such as spray roses, tea roses, stock, spider mums and even tropical protea. Designer Alanna got this pretty shot on the side walk looking down. We're thinking that whoever gets this design is gonig to be pretty happy about it. 

New Arrivals for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is over, can you believe that this weekend it will be December? This year just flew by. December is a big flower buying month but that doesn't mean that we don't have non-flower gifts as part of the shop offerings. Whenever new items arrive, it's like an early Christmas for me. Take these new Raku Potterworks incense holders. Each one has a different botanical or metaphysical design. Priced at just $14.99 these would make a wonderful gift. Each one is boxed and comes with a description of how they are created. Each is hand made and no too look exactly the same. Raku generally refers to a type of low-firing process that was inspired by traditional Japanese raku firing. Western-style raku usually involves removing pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which affects the colors and glazes.  The d

Meet Heena ~ our longest running employee

It's hard to believe but Miss Heena has been working at MMF for over 15 years! Yikes, where has the time gone. Let's find out a little more about this hard working woman! MMF: You have a cute British accent. Where are you from? Heena:   Although I was born in Nairobi, Kenya but then I moved to London when I was 4 years old - hence the British Accent. MMF: When did you move to the United States and why? Heena: I came here in 1993 and moved with my husband! MMF: You have 2 beautiful children; a girl who's in her last year of college and son who just started his second year (both Rutgers - go Scarlet Knights). What is your favorite part about having two kids in college. Heena: I'm love having a bit more time for myself but I miss then a lot. It's a bit easier to just cook for myself and my husband. I'm proud of the adults they are becoming. MMF: What's your favorite part about working in the Flower Shop? Heena: I love everything. I love the flow

Meet Our Newest Designer Alicia!

If you ask me what is one of the most stressful parts about running my business, it would be finding talented, hard working staff with a can do attitude. Honestly, we have been searching for someone for more than 2 years and then along comes Alicia who not only is the best fit but goes above and beyond what we could have hoped for.  MMF: Alicia, we're so happy to have you join us at Monday Morning Flowers (MMF). Tell us how you became interested in the flower business! Alicia: My career started as a cashier at a local supermarket but the floral manager asked me to help out in that department one Mother's Day and the rest is history. That was 3 years ago.  MMF: What have you been doing to further your design skills? Alicia:   I'm currently attending Buck's County Community College and taking classes in their AIFD (American Institute of Floral Design) Floral Design Certification Program. I've already taken basic and intermediate design classes along with

New for Summer!

Didn't it feel like summer would never arrive and now today it's over 90 degrees! If you don't like the weather, just wait a few minutes and it wills surely change. We are in NJ you know! All kidding aside, lead designer Alanna and her new protege Alicia have been hard at work creating new floral designs for summer. Our Sunflower Bright is not new but we've made a few updates for the season. A clear cube filled with blue gems this design features sunflowers, delphinium, spray roses, alstroemeria and solidago asters. Such a happy design and perfect for a work desk, kitchen table or even bedside. We're having a Heat Wave !! This design has such vibrant colors. Pink lilies, orange roses, red gerbera daisy, blue hydrangea, purple larkspur and hot pink spray roses. When you want to be daring and loud, this design will get the attention you are after. This is perfect for a birthday, congratulations or a get well. Our Amazing Alstroemeria Vase capitalizes on thi

Announcing More Affordable Flowers ~ 7 days a week

Did you know that when someone orders from our shop we send them a survey? One of the questions we ask is "other than our shop where do you buy flowers" and the number one answer we hear is "From the Supermarket". Now we know we can't compete on convenience because most folks hit the supermarket several times per month but we can compete on freshness, price and selection. Announcing our "Buy the Bunch" program. Here's how it works. Stop in our shop to see our amazing selection of flowers by the bunch. Choose 1 fresh flower bunch for $10 or choose 3 for only $20. These bunches are not only super fresh but also a very good flower deal  with a savings as high as 50% off our "by the stem" prices.  For example this week we have by the bunch.... Roses Spray Roses Bells of Ireland Alstroemeria Ranunculus Carnations Daisies Thistle Veronica Bupleurum Jumbo Asters Gladiolus Dianthus Tulips Dendrobium Orchids and more!

Scenes from the Shop Mid December!

It's that time of year. Can you believe it's less than 2 weeks to Christmas ? It's warm outside today as I write this but it's very festive and wintry at the shop. Here's a peek into our world this month! This morning I added a table of gift ideas and stocking stuffers under $10. Candy, nuts and cookies along with ornaments, mugs, figurines and more.   This week's $5 Friday were winter bouquets of carnations, thistle berries and baby's breath.   We still have lots of Christmas signs, boxwood trees and wreaths.   Today we made a star arch for an awards breakfast.  We just got in some new jewelry like this stone necklace for only $9.99  Gold mercury glass is all the rage and we have them in different shapes and sizes.   It's the time of year when Bling is In!   Lots and lots of poinsettia's waiting to be delivered in the drivers ramp.   On December 7th we hosted a holiday centerpiece design class and the ladies ha

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Tulips or Should We Say Tulip

As a floral shop owner, I love flowers but it's true, as the cobbler has no shoes, often I don't bring flowers home. I probably shouldn't admit that but because I'm surrounded by gorgeous blooms all day long and work 12 hour days, it often doesn't occur to me to grab a bunch when I head out for the evening. Yesterday as the hubby and I closed up for the night, I grabbed a bunch of tulips (one of my all time favorites to bring home) and after cooking and eating dinner, I pulled out a favorite vase to arrange them.  While doing so, I broke a head ~ Oh no! Never fear, look how sweet this single bloom looks in a cute little vase. I posted this picture on my Facebook and within minutes had 20 likes. The power of flowers. Sometimes all it takes is one single flower to brighten a day.  Do you currently follow us on Social Media? We can be found on Facebook for our Princeton Page Here  and for our Yardley Page Here  or on Pinterest Here  or on Instagram Here . 

The Best Job Ever ~ Floral Designer

I'm not going to lie, sometimes working in a flower shop is no "tip toe through the tulips". Really, it's no "walk in the park" and it certainly isn't for the faint of heart. I'll bet you'd never think that working in a floral shop is fast paced and stressful, but at times, it can be. When those phones get to ringing and the door bell jingles with a walk in customer and the driver is waiting for you to finish that floral design on your station that you started 30 minutes ago... well, let's just say being surrounded by absolute beauty make the day a bit more bearable.  One minute you are helping someone grieve the loss of a friend or family member and the next call could have you talking to someone who wants to wish their 90 year old grandmother a very happy birthday. Or perhaps your brother just made you an Aunt! Going from one emotional extreme to another can take it's toll but knowing that what we create and the personal attention we g

Here Comes the Sun

After yesterdays unbelievable down pour and winds, what a wonderful way to start the weekend. The sun is shinning and lots of happy occasions ~ birthday celebrations, graduations and weddings !  They say April Showers bring May Flowers and our coolers are bursting with beautiful blooms . Why not stop in to either of our flower shops for a little bouquet to brighten your home for the weekend? 

April Scent of the Season

Scent of the Season  It’s finally springtime! This Lilac scented candle is sure to bring Spring into your home with the sweetest fragrance. Stop in to our Princeton or Yardley location to pick up your own Springtime Lilac scented candle.

Meet Driver Jeff, or is that Designer Jeff?

Have you met Jeff here at Monday Morning Flowers ? If you stop in our Yardley store on a Wednesday or a Friday you may have met him. If you have had us create your wedding flowers, he may have delivered your Bridal Bouquets or helped set up your wedding reception. Needed an balloon arch built for your walk-a-thon (at 7 am) that may have been Jeff.  If you have ever received a floral gift to your home or office, that may have been delivered by Jeff and he may have designed it. What you may not know is that Jeff also helps me with all my "graphic" needs, such as the funky and cool graphics below. If you have seen our new brochure, that too was designed by this hard working, soft spoken guy.  So what Title does Jeff hold here at Monday Morning Flowers ? Well, just like me, he wears many hats and to us he's just good ol' Jeff ~ Driver, Sales Associate,  Balloon  Inflator, Floral Designer and Graphic Artist. Besides, who needs a title anyway when you get to surround yo

Scents of the Season Promotion ~ Aunt Sadie Candles

The scent of fall is in the air, yes we know it's still summer but our customers are moving on and looking forward to the change of seasons and so we are announcing our "Scent of the Season's" promotion. Our fall fragrance comes from Aunt Sadie's candles called "Autumn". A wonderful blend of spices and herbs combine in this adorable 50's style candle. Selling for $19 per candle, these candles are made with care in Vermont USA. These candles are available at both our Princeton, NJ store and our Yardley, PA store.  At our Princeton shop, when you buy this fragrance, you also can take 40% off any jewelry item in the store and we have some really pretty pieces in right now. Why not stop in to our Princeton shop and pick up a candle for yourself today! For more information call us at 609.520.2005. 

$5 Flower Friday ~ September 13th

It's that time of the week again and today we have Roses for just $5! This weeks $5 Friday flower are amazing and don't you just love the colors? Each bouquet has 6 roses in straight colors and should last long beyond the weekend. If you haven't heard about our weekly special, every Friday we have a flower deal for just $5, in time for the weekend. If you want to see what flower we are offering each week you can text FRIDAY to 555888 to be notified via text or you can check out our facebook pages at www.facebook.com/localflorist or www.facebook.com/sendingsmiles .  With 2 Flower Shop locations ~ Princeton Forrestal Village in Princeton/Plainsboro NJ and 45 E. Afton Avenue, Yardley, PA - it's our pleasure to bring you affordable flowers for your home. Why not stop in and treat yourself to a bunch? 

Want To Be a Floral Designer?

Well at our little flower shop here in Princeton NJ anything is possible, including letting you be a floral designer. Have you heard about our new DIY (Do It Yourself) Design Bench? You pick the flowers, we provide you with the place to work, the containers, the greenery and foliage, the tools and even a bit of instruction if you  would like. Why you ask? Because folks like creating their own designs for themselves or even to give as gifts. What's better than giving a gift you made yourself, right?  We just give you an easy way to do it. Not only do is put you in the thick of it, you get to watch the action of our floral product room as it happens around you. Why not get creative and join us for a little DIY Action! Available at our Princeton New Jersey flower shop only located in the Princeton Forrestal Village just behind the Westin hotel. If you have never visited our lovely floral shop, this might just be the excuse you need to stop in! 

My Life as a Florist ~ a repost

Back in 2009 I was asked to write a blog for Flower Shop Network called "Bloomin' Blog" and I really had fun writing it. Fast forward 4 years to 2013 and nothing has really changed so I thought it might be fun to re-post. Hope you enjoy!  Me ~ oh how I have changed in the last 4 years I've  noticed over the years that what I love most about my job is something that an average person usually hates. What is that, you wonder? It’s diversity, change, constant evolution and sometimes even chaos. The day in the life of a florist is anything but boring or mundane. I’ll bet if you asked someone what they thought it would be like to be a florist for the day, most would answer with cliche. The most common ones  I've  heard over the years is “It must be fun to play with flowers all day”. Play? Who said anything about playing. Last time I looked it was my job to be a florist, not my hobby. Another personal favorite is “It must be so calm and relaxing being surro