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January ~ a time for events

January ~ a time for social and corporate events? You bet! You would think that during the month of January, there would not be too many corporate or social events happening but it is the furthest from the truth. We have been hard at work creating flower centerpiece after flower centerpiece. This week has had us creating floral centerpieces for Executive Board Meetings (like the photo below) and other corporate events. Believe it or not we even have an order for Holiday themed c enterpieces . Why, you might ask? Because if you are in the restaurant business and you want to throw a holiday party for your staff, you certainly can't do it in December, so January is the perfect time!  Add a non-profit installation dinner, a 100th birthday party and a few other events and you have a very busy schedule of parties. Our flower designing staff have been hard at working making flower centerpieces of all sizes, shapes and colors. With the centerpiece designs below, the client reque

New Addition to Our Princeton Collection

THE NEWEST ADDITION TO OUR PRINCETON COLLECTION ALEXANDER The newest Addition to Our  Princeton Collection   Alexander  ~ we always love creating new flower arrangement designs but sometimes it can be hard to come up with a name. Not when we created this new design being added to our Selection called the Princeton Collection. Most of the designs in this collection have somewhat of an Orange and Black Theme because they are inspired by Princeton University. You may not be aware that we not only deliver to the University for the students, faculty and employees but the University is a wonderful client for us as well. We have provided many, many floral and balloon decor events for them over the last 30 years. It's always black and orange season when Princeton University is in session! This new design was inspired by and named after one of the most gorgeous buildings on the Campus Called Alexander Hall. We love this photo we found online because it truly shows how gorgeous this bu

Our Instagram Feed in October!

We've been having so much fun posting on Instagram and sharing our world here at the flower shop. Alanna has been doing a wonderful job and it's fun to take a look back at some of our favorite and popular posts from October.  A few highlights from Jennifer and Darren's wedding at the Westin hotel. We loved all the purple! This months design class was a fun time had by all - making spooky martini floral centerpieces! This photo was part of the "Instagram Takeover" with Princeton Online . Feel free to link here to see more of our design classes that are coming up!  We love the autumn shades with lots of rich reds in the designs we created for Jennifer and Jim's wedding at the Nassau Inn.   October is a super busy month for balloon work like this balloon arch for the Leukemia and Lymphoma light the night walk in Morris Plains. This was a team of George and Alanna while Kevin built the same exact displays in Sewell and Long Branch. Now that

Miniature Air Plant Garden Workshop

Have you heard about our workshops here at our Princeton Flower Shop? We are starting to plan our 2015 line up of fun, hands on classes and we'd love for you to consider coming out. On Thursday March 19th from 6-7:30 pm, join us to create your very own woodland-inspired garden with live AirPlants (tillandsias) and other natural treasures. Learn about these fascinating, easy to grow plants.  Enjoy personal instruction from one of our talented floral designers while meeting new people. Light snacks, wine and all materials to create your own terrarium is included in the $35 fee. This class is limited to 12 students so grab a friend and sign up today!  Call ~ 609-520-2005 or visit our website at www.sendingsmiles.com  

FreshTen Once Again

At the beginning of the year we launched Fresh 10 ~ Our $10 bouquet. Similar to our $5 Fridays, we feature a different bouquet every Monday. It has been a lot of fun picking out more unique flowers and combinations. I thought it would be fun to show some of the styles we came up with over the last few months. We love finding great deals and passing them along to our customers. Being in a corporate park, it has given more of a chance for our customers to bring a bouquet to their office. If you ask me I think that's a perfect way to start off a work week. Today's FreshTen are bouquets of protea, lilies and tropical foliage's ~ for only $10, what a deal!  Our store is located in the Princeton Forrestal Village between the Westin Hotel and Cando Fitness Center. To reserve a bouquet or to place a flower order we can be reached at 609-520-2005 or shop us online at www.sendingsmiles.com  

Kristin's Top Picks

There are so many awesome things at Monday Morning Flowers , I have a hard time narrowing it down.  My all-time favorite arrangements are almost always custom made.  Our designers are so creative and unique, their pieces always come out beautifully.  I have worked here at Monday Morning Flowers a little over a year, and I still can’t believe the finished products sometimes!  When I decided to give my top picks, I chose products from our website , which has so many gorgeous arrangements- it was of course, a challenge to decide.  Here are some of my favorite floral arrangements at Monday Morning Flowers.  In my opinion, the pictures don’t even do justice – these are all stunning in person and will please anyone from a floral expert to a floral novice. Lemon Martini Of course, I LOVE the container!  You can send this to the 21 year old or the 80 year old in your life and it is sure to be a hit.  We do a lot of different styles in margarita and martini glasses, but the Lemon Ma

Pretty Pink Wedding at Mercer Oaks Golf Club

Soft pink hydrangeas, roses and dianthus (carnations) accented with waxflowers and baby's breath; what a sweet combination for Robin's wedding at Mercer Oaks Golf Club today. Simple bubble bowls filled lushly with these sweet flowers decorated the tables that were draped in a purple table cloths.  Robin's bouquet was soft, sweet and simple and perfect for this late summer wedding. To see this and more of our wedding floral designs be sure to check out our wedding website at www.perfectweddingflowers.com or call us at 609.520.2005 to schedule your free wedding flower consultation . 2014 wedding date are booking up quickly so if you haven't already chosen your florist, we hope you will consider our shop!  

Name That Flower....

We've been having some fun over at our Facebook Page and folks seem to be having fun too. Today we posted the photo below and asked our Fans to name that flower. Do you know what this flower is?  Oh no, we're not going to tell you! If you want to know, link over to our Facebook Page  to either take your own guess or see the reveal! Wondering if this is really a flower we design with? The answer is yes and our proof is the bridal bouquet pictured below from last year!  

Flowers for Only $5 in Princeton and Yardley

Roses for $5? You got it, each Friday at both our flower stores located in  - Princeton, NJ and Yardley, PA we have what we call $5 Flower Fridays. Each week we offer a great fresh flower deal and today's special are rose bouquets. You don't get flowers this fresh at the Super Market and our goal is to bring you fresh product at a great price so that you can treat yourself. We think everyone should have fresh flowers in the house and we would love to sell them to you!  Our Princeton shop is open until 7 PM and Yardley until 6 PM. We'd love to see you and remember, Shop Local! 

The Color Purple!

Ok, now how fun is purple? It's not for everyone and most people you ask will tell you they either love purple or hate it but no one can say that it does not make a strong statement. I remember thinking how daring my sister in law was being when she picked purple as her wedding color over 15 years ago!! Love it or hate it you have to give the color purple it's due. It's dramatic!! These bouquets were created for our bride Julie's brides maids. Deep purple lisianthus, along with purple hydrangea and roses were slightly accented with lime green berries!   This bouquet was created for our bride Andria and was quite striking for her wedding ceremony at Grounds for Sculpture. There was no way this bouquet did not stand out among the garden setting! This hand tied bouquet of purple and cream colored roses along with blue hydrangea was simple and sweet for this brides outdoor ceremony. The collar of variegated greens softened the look and gave them that "fresh picked"

The Lovely Poinsettia.

Maybe it's just me but it's not Christmas until the lovely poinsettia's arrive. Just before Thanksgiving we start bringing in these colorful plants and all through out December they arrive, get displayed and then get sold. The shop looks so empty when they are all gone and it's so sad!! I thought it might be helpful to post some Do's and Don't for poinsettia care. Thanks to the Paul Ecke Ranch for providing me with this information!! The Do's and Don'ts of Poinsettia Care DO place your plant in indirect sunlight for at least six hours per day. If direct sun can't be avoided, diffuse the light with a shade or sheer curtain. DO provide room temperatures between 68 - 70° F. Generally speaking, if you are comfortable, so is your poinsettia. DO water your plant when the soil feels dry to the touch. DO use a large, roomy shopping bag to protect your plant when transporting it. DON'T place plants near cold drafts or excessive heat. Av