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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

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!!

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!

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

We are Hiring! Monday Morning Flowers - Princeton, NJ

We have several openings at our Princeton Retail Location of Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co. Please contact us if you have 3 years Floral Stylist/Design experience or 1 year Retail and/or Phone Sales experience. Contact Kevin at Kevin@mondayflowers.com to submit your resume.  Want to know more about our shop? We're an innovated, family run Retail Operation specializing in Gift and Flower Delivery, Wedding Designs and Event Balloon Decor. We were recently featured in Floral Management Magazine and are considered to be one of the best run Floral/Gift Organizations in the country (if we can toot our own horns).  Why not join our team? 

Flowers in the Sun at Palmer House

Who's ready for some warm weather? We are, we are! This week we had quite a few floral events including this one at Palmer House in Princeton. Just looking at this picture makes me happy! Look at those amazing azalea bush in the background! Hey and the floral centerpieces look pretty good too!   Don't you just love the colors on these centerpieces? Hydrangeas, roses, protea, carnations and feverfew. 

Our Top 3 Gift Ideas for Nurses Week

National  Nurses  Day is celebrated annually on May 6 to raise awareness of the important role  nurses  play in society. It marks the beginning of National  Nurses Week , which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. "Advocating, leading, caring" - the slogan of the American Nursing Association (ANA). Gift Idea #1 ~ Flowers! How often do nurses see flowers being delivered for others. This is their chance to receive a fresh floral bouquet! This arrangement is our "Because You're Special Bouquet". Would your favorite nurse love to get this.  Gift Idea #2 ~ Did you know that a few plants in the workplace means 12% less stress? Well, what could be a better gift than a beautiful and healthy indoor plant garden.  Gift Idea #3 ~Why not get an adorable gift items such as this "I'm a Nurse, what's your super power" mug! Only $9.99.  Happy Nurses Week to all those fantastic nurses out there! 

Owning a Flower Shop

Owning and managing a flower shop is not always about being around gorgeous flowers. Take this photo for instance, my adorable and hard working business partner/husband Kevin was hard at work this weekend re-flooring our retail cooler. Keeping the store fresh, clean and organized is so important to any retail business but I admit that I'm more particular than most.  In addition to the new floor, the designers now have new counters in the production room, the carpets are getting cleaned and we'll be painting a few walls.  Floral related we have decided to now organize our coolers by color rather than by variety. We are hoping this will make it easier on customers who are drawn to certain colors.  The next time you in the area of our Princeton Forrestal Village location, we hope you'd stop in for a visit! www.sendingsmiles.com  

Scenes from the Flower Shop in Early August

The designers were especially creative this week! Love the pairing of this vase and graceful orchid designed by Alanna.  Designer Holly went hog wild with the brightly colored flowers filling the cooler with arrangements for our walk in customers at the Princeton store.   It's always a treat to bring in a case of fresh cut phaleanopsis orchids like these. They are a dream to design with.   Our designer had fun playing with these colorful blooms. Don't you love the silk flowers in the base of the vase? This would be the perfect floral arrangement to send to a little girl for her birthday !   We also had fun creating this Pave style design. Don't you love the way she layered the colors. We especially love the playful grasses dancing over the arrangement !  Which one was your favorite? We'd love to know!! 

Sharing a Spring Wedding

Nothing makes us happier than when brides share their wedding flowers with us. Not only do we get to view our flowers in action but it's a special treat to see the bride and groom on their special day.  As you can see from the stunning photo below our bride Katie and her handsome husband had the perfect Spring Day for their wedding at the Lambertville Inn this past May. Katie and Michael both dazzled and their flowers complimented them beautifully, wouldn't you agree.   My favorite part of this wedding were their sweet centerpieces. Created using lavender roses, waxflowers, freesia and lilacs, they literally smelled like heaven. The new ballroom at the Lambertville Inn was the perfect setting for this simple but elegant floral design.  The view from the new ballroom was amazing ~ with the river and trees, the guests must have really been in awe of the setting.   To see these and other floral designs created by Monday Morning Flowers be sure to visit our We

What is a Grave Blanket?

Never heard of a Grave Blanket? Don't worry, your probably aren't alone. Here in the north east is customary to have a lovely "blanket" made from ever greens and winter accents to be placed on the grave of a loved one.  It's just a nice remembrance during the holiday season to make the graveside look a bit more decorated and festive.  According to Ask.com   "A  Grave blankets are a type of flower design that is used to decorate graves. They are made in a variety of sizes and styles, for example, standard, cascading, traditional, and double wide. Each of these styles has a specific design and flower capacity . I chucked when I read that because we make all of our Grave Blankets custom for each customer and no two ever look exactly the same. The folks who order them from us are looking for something lush and beautiful with many holiday and winter accents like this one that has golden lotus pods, ilex winter berry, glittered pine cones, red velvet rib

Cranberry Wedding at the Cranbury Inn

Cranbury Inn is one of our favorite venues for weddings and last weekends wedding for Danielle and Jason ranks pretty high on our favorite decor list. Held just a few weeks before Christmas, this holiday themed wedding that included winter berry, holly, pine, red roses and of course, cranberries really set the mood for the holiday season. Below is the pretty table arrangement we created for the place card table.  Next came the ceremony. Because the ceremony was held in the same location as the ceremony, the arch was the perfect way to anchor the "altar" and the floating Cranberries and hanging juliet candles looks so pretty lining the aisle.   Imagine these when the lights went low.   A touch of cranberries at the base of the Juliette holders were the perfect little touch to infuse a bit of red.   During the reception the candle holders were now used to decorate the ledges along the outer edge of the ballroom adding a warm glow.  The centerpieces were creat

Scenes From the Shop

Today was $5 Flower Friday and actually our special deal were mini Holly plants. They just flew out of both shops with Yardley selling out around 4:30 pm. Here I am unpacking them from our wholesaler at about 7:15 am this morning!  The poinsettia's come in and the poinsettia's go out. We've received 3 shipments of these lovely plants already and it's only December 6th   Tomorrow's wedding bouquets are done and waiting over night in the cooler. They are the perfect flowers for the Christmas themed wedding , don't you agree?   I especially love the centerpieces. The wedding is at the Cranbury Inn and so the Cranberries are really appropriate!   That's it, just a sneak peek into the shop on a very busy Friday in December! 

Booklet of Bouquets

Have you heard about the newest addition to our Product Line? Called our Booklet of Bouquets , for one price of $80 you can have a $20 bouquet each and every month for 1 year. That's a $240 value. Buy one for yourself or give one as a gift, it's the perfect way to keep fresh flowers in your home. Each booklet has a coupon for each month of the year. Just redeem each coupon for a fresh bouquet of flowers at either of our stores, it's as simple as that. You can even buy them on our website and have it delivered in our local areas a gift option. Visit our website at www.sendingsmiles.com or you can phone the store at 609.520.2005 or 215.493.1400 to buy one today! 

Princeton Reunions Weekend at the Flower Shop

Every year leading up to Princeton University Reunion Weekend, I'm sure to bring into the shop lots of Tiger Head Balloons and Orange Flowers of all kinds. Between Graduation and the folks coming in to town to party with their past classmates, we are called upon to create arrangement after arrangement in these colors.  Take this centerpiece above, we are creating many of them for a graduation party being hosted by a very proud mom at one of the local Princeton restaurants.    Grab and Go - Folks will want to grab a bouquet and dash off to Graduation when the time comes.    A Princeton University Themed bridal bouquet ? Not on purpose, this bride chose some of our cool orange blooms such as mini gerbera daisy, protea, berries and succulent plants for her Civil service on Saturday morning.    All hotels dress up their lobbies to welcome the alums and families coming into town for Commencement .    The University Departments love to have us decorate for their sp