SHAME ON ME!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Here I go again.  I make grand promises to myself and it never gets very far.  I intended to update this blog monthly at the very least.  And here a year has gone by.  Sometimes I figure what more can one say about floral preservation?  But really – it is wedding time and, indeed, something ought to be said.  When you have your beautiful flowers in your hand on your wedding day this summer you’re going to suddenly want to find someone who preserves flowers.  Thinking about it before it happens would be the best way to go – but if you have forgotten to put it on your “to do” list and the big day is over……….don’t fret!  Throw that bouquet into some family members’ hands and say “FIND SOMEONE TO PRESERVE THIS” – and then leave them with their mouth hanging open while you go and enjoy your honeymoon!

I’m here for ya!  It’s never too late to save something from that bouquet!

Blessings,

Anne

Floral Preservation – What is it?

zuraskiclosebig.jpgHere is my issue.  The more I research flower preservation the more I am realizing that most of the public DOES NOT know that such a thing exists!  I’m the type of person who absolutely hates SPAM.  Do not flood my computer with ad after ad after ad.  Because of my intense dislike of SPAM (altho – I admit that I am one of the oddities who likes to eat the stuff called spam) – I avoid pushing my service because I hate people like me who do such things.  AND YET…………if I don’t tell you about it how will you know?  Not only that – but I need you to tell others about it as well!

Oh yeah – I’m sentimental and chances are you are too.  We all save memories in various ways.  How many times I have heard “we spent all that money on flowers it’s a shame to just toss them out.”  Well guess what…………you don’t have to!

Food for thought!

Blessings,

Anne

I got flowers for Valentine’s Day!!!

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I’m always hard-pressed when I get flowers to make a decision as to what to do with them?  Put them in a vase and enjoy their fresh beauty??????  or……………chop their heads off and preserve them so I can have them forever.  Honestly?  I’m more inclined to do the latter.

If your flowers and the sentiment behind them really tug at your heart strings……then I would suggest that you do the same.  When in doubt…Preserve!

Something to think about.

Blessings,

Anne

Are you thinking ahead about preserving your bridal bouquet?

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Here is what usually happens.  The bride spends a year preparing for the big day.  And then……….the day finally arrives.  The florist brings her the bouquet and now she’s in love!  At the end of the evening she shoves the flowers in her mom’s hands and says “find someone who will save this for me!”  Mom is freaking out on Monday after the wedding because she’s been left with the daunting task  of finding someone to save her daughters’ bridal bouquet while said daughter is off on the honeymoon.  Why wait til chaos sets in?  You know you’re going to fall in love with your flowers – find someone ahead of time and let your mother relax!!!

Blessings,

Anne

More than Funeral Flowers!

dsc04850 I admit it.  I love it when someone brings funeral flowers to me.    I actually do more funerals than weddings.  This is the last connect between a client and their loved one and these flowers are treated with the utmost care.  Morbid?  I don’t think so.  Everyone needs something to hang on to while in the grieving process.  I learned the other day that my dear friend, who lost her son several years ago, initially looked into her shadowbox with the usual grief and sadness – at the beginning.  She was still comforted to have it.  But now several years have passed and she views it with different eyes.  It makes her smile and the memories give her great solace.

Truly, this is an honor for me to serve my customers in this way.

Blessings,

Anne