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Elopement Flowers, Every Bride Needs a Bouquet

  Elopement Flowers, Every Bride Needs a Bouquet ~ One of the most gratifying things to come out of the pandemic is all the e lopement  flowers we have been creating. With many couples deciding to get married right away and not wait, it's been our pleasure to create some gorgeous last minute  wedding  flowers. Some couples are getting married at their own homes while others are going to the court house. Isn't that romantic? We love it!! This  bouquet  was created this pasts weekend and the bride asked for mostly white and green to be accented with touches of blush/pastels. We used a combination of tea and spray roses, mini calla lilies, locally grown gomphrena, cut succulent plants, eucalytpus and  touches of sweet baby's breath. So soft and romantic.  One of our favorites was from a couple of weeks ago. We created a hand tied bouquet of all pink and peach flowers and pops of blue with no added greenery added. Tea and Spray roses, gerbera daisy, berries, carnations (yes, ca

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

Food Baskets on the Way!

With many folks working from home during this epidemic (go away bad virus) it's been so nice to see companies thanking their staff. We always love making gift baskets and we really had fun making these for one of our corporate accounts. These snack baskets were delivered all over our local area and included fun and healthy snack food like nuts, chips, cookies and chocolate. We event tucked in an inspiration stone, chapstick and a candle. We especially loved the card message that read "And you don't even need to share with your co-workers". Is there someone out there working hard at home for your company? Why not show your appreciation with a delivery of fresh flowers, food or even a plant? We're here to help with No Contact Delivery 7 days a week!!

What do color and flowers have in common? Quite a bit!!

The health benefits of living with flowers are many and the colors can mean so much. According to a 10-month behavioral study at Rutgers University, flowers have an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on moods. Study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious, and agitated when presented with flowers. Color plays a strong role in this reaction: • Red has a positive effect on the immune system and an energizing influence on fatigue and exhaustion. • When you see pink , you often feel joy. Bright hues of this color increase blood pressure, heartbeat and respiration, as well, which leads to energy. • Violet calms the body and mind and nourishes creativity. • Yellow , the happy color, encourages communication while it stimulates memory and the nervous system. • Orange’s psychological profile includes promoting optimism, determination, and success. On the other hand, it also urges viewers to socialization, so be sparing with this colo

Space Savers - the power of flowers during isolation

Thank you to the Certified American Grown Council for this uplifting information posted on their website which can be seen by clicking  here . Treat yourself or someone you know to some fresh flowers..... How many times have you said to yourself,  “I could really use a break!”   A lthough the timing and circumstances are not most Americans’ choice, this pause is here, courtesy of COVID-19. But unlike a staycation, we aren’t sure just how much time we have to launch DIY remodeling projects or dive into long-term changes in our life.   Immediate impacts that refresh our space are the goal now, along with keeping our spirits sweet. Floral arrangements accomplish both. According to a 10-month behavioral study at Rutgers University, flowers have an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on moods. Study participants reported feeling less depressed, anxious, and agitated when presented with flowers. Color plays a strong role in this reaction: •  Red  has a p

Corporate Holiday Party at Elements Restaurant

We love decorating for holiday parties like this one for a corporate clients. Submerged orchids, winter greenery garlands and accents of orchids and light complete the look!

Our Princeton Collection ~ the perfect gift for your favorite university student or employee

You can't be located near a prestigious University like Princeton without adding a few things to your website for Students and Faculty. With PU everything is about the colors black and orange and so we had to create at least a few designs that have the Princeton aesthetic! Check out our whole Princeton collection Here !

Employee Favorites for Valentine's Day ~ Heena

Employee Picks ~ we thought it would be fun to share our employees favorite designs for the holiday so kicking off with Sales Associate Heena's pick called Love Story . Heena has been working at Monday Morning Flowers for 16 years! If she's working, first on the phone to assist our call in customers or to process their orders placed on our website. Love Story features red roses, pink lilies, pretty berries and a cut succulent plant arranged in a keepsake wooden box with the word "Love" surrounded by a delicate wreath of flowers. Would you be happy if this showed up at your office this Valentine's Day? To order this design or see our other offerings, visit our website at www.sendingsmiles.com 

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

Fun Halloween Flower Ideas!

This is one of our favorite times of year in the shop. It's a time when the designers get to have fun and create custom designs for the holiday. Here's a sampling of this years offerings! This design features a keepsake wine glass complete with a witches hat with purple and green flowers. Remind you of anyone? We think of the witch from the Wizard of Oz! This design is called Witches Wine ! This hysterical design is created in a keepsake mug that says "I'm Dead Before Coffee" and has a skeleton on the other side. Sunflowers and Roses complete this design called "Must Have Coffee" . This design is called Witches Brew which includes orange roses, purple calla lilies and an adorable witches hat. Which (or witch) design is your favorite?

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

Our August Instagram

Have you started following our shop on Instagram yet? Do you like pictures of pretty flowers? Do you like knowing what's going on in our store? Then we invite you to follow us on Instagram as @mondayflowers  We love sharing our daily orders just before being loaded into a delivery truck, like this design above called Rave and below, wedding bouquets for bride Linda at Grounds for Sculpture.  We even have fun videos like this one showing some balloons being delivered for a wedding at Mountain Lakes House.  Although we share more than event designs, party and wedding flowers are some of our most popular posts like these adorable mini sunflower boutonnieres all lined up ready for the wedding party.  In addition to flower and balloon pictures, we share special events and sales, like this weeks side walk sale . Have we inspired you to Follow Us Yet ? We hope so!!

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

Flower Centerpieces on a Tight Budget

Would you like centerpieces at your next party but not sure if you can afford them? Here's some tips to keep the cost down and still have beautiful flowers! Be flexible on the flower selection; the most economical way to order flowers is to ask for flowers in a color theme, not by flower varieties. As florists, we buy flowers week in and week out directly from our farm sources. They often come in solid flower types but in mixed colors. Buying this way keeps the cost down because we are ordering large quantities in advance allows the farms to sell a lot in whatever color they have blooming at that time. When a florist buys in small quantities by certain colors, the price per stem can be double or even triple the case pricing. Keep in mind, that this only works for smaller orders. If you need 25 centerpieces that all look the same, special buying may be necessary, thus raising the cost.  Let the designer suggest what will give you the biggest presentation given your budget. If t

Inspirational 2018 ~ Happy New Year

.... and just like that Christmas is over and 2018 is just around the corner. With the end of December comes doing inventory and a product flip of the shop.  In addition to our usual floral items, gifts, greeting cards, plush etc we have gone full into inspirational and metaphysical products. Blessing Bowls, Angels, Crystal, Pendulums and Inspirational Word Stones have been big sellers and we will be expanding this line in 2018. Facebook is a great place to look for new arrivals at www.facebook.com/localflorist   Have we mentioned that we completely rebuilt our website recently? It's up and running for just about a month and so far the feed back has been very positive. Hope on and let us know what you think at www.sendingsmiles.com   Just time for a New Year we will be adding more products to the mix so be sure to check back in a few weeks. Happy New Year everyone!! 

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Posting a bit late but HAPPY HOLIDAYS! The shop has been very busy since the beginning of December and we are so grateful for all our customers who allow us to make a living doing what we love to do. As always we've been helping folks express their feelings and with this Winter season still comes birthday's, get well's and unfortunately sympathy's along with the festive occasions of Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It's always fun to see the holiday trends and this year traditional centerpieces were the best sellers such as this design created by our lead designer. We also had many folks choosing festive basket designs such as this Berries and Spices which included cinnamon sticks.  We even had some fun with Succulent plants by using fun Merry Christmas boxes as pots.  Although not as popular as previous years, we still made a fair amount of Boxwood trees. This one will be brightening someone's day when it's delivered on Christmas

Feeling Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving! The holiday means different things to different people. Working in the flower business it's about helping other have a festive and happy day. Our designers have been hard at working creating some pretty floral designs in all shapes and sizes. This pretty centerpiece was priced at only $24.99!   This design is called Skillman Sophistication.   We sold so many ceramic pumpkins this holiday!  Another pretty centerpiece with sunflowers, roses, statice, pods and eucalyptus.   Cornucopias are popular ever year and this year was no exception.   Many of our designs were styled as low and long designs, perfect for long tables. Which one is your favorite?