Taking Time to Enjoy the Flowers

While researching new and different flowers I came across this excellent article about the Best Flowers for each month of spring. What a great find and an awesome reminder that we should take a moment to enjoy the beauty we can find each month in the flowers around us.

As we enter the month of May, pay close attention to such flowers as the Peony, Lilac and Garden Roses. In June Dahlias will also join the list. The article even suggested some beautiful pairings for a spectacular bouquet in your home. Why not try the following:

• Daffodils and Daisies, Iris in shades of yellow-white blue

• Lilac and Ranunculus in shades of lavender and blush

• Vibernum and Calla Lilly in shades of white, yellow and green

• Sweet Peas and Hyacinth and Lisianthus in shades of bright pinks

 To the authors of this post I want to say thank you for this monthly guide, and I hope it inspires others to discover flowers, and to see, enjoy and celebrate the beauty around us.  Flowers are a wonderful gift to receive, but isn’t it refreshing to just enjoy them because they are there … right outside our window? Enjoy spring and enjoy the beauty around you!
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What to do with those Valentine’s Day Flowers

Okay pop quiz … do you know what Saturday is? No, it’s not a great ballgame or a NASCAR race, it’s Valentine’s Day. And it is a day you truly do not want to mess up. Like many, you might be buying that someone special flowers, or maybe even chocolates. We can’t help you out with preserving the candy, but we most certainly can help you with those flowers as they begin to dry and wither. After you have enjoyed the beauty of the bouquet, bring them to us and we can turn those dried flowers into beautiful pieces of jewelry, letter openers, bookmarks, etc. That’s right, there is no need to toss the flowers into the garbage. Just take a look at how beautiful this piece is made from roses! We hope you all have a wonderful day, and we look forward to turning your flowers into a treasured keepsake.

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Flowers in Season

Are you looking for beautiful flowers during these cold winter months? We are too, and after some research on our part we found some magnificent flowers for February. One of our favorites is the Lillium Stargazer as well as the Lillium Casablanca! These are both beautiful flowers and can surely brighten a gloomy winter day.

Another favorite of ours are Alstroemeria which can be found in pink, orange and yellow; all which Fleurenasci can turn into beautiful jewelry. Delphimium, Gerbera and Hydrangea are also flowers that can be used in home floral arrangements. These are only a few of our favorites. What are some of yours? To see a full list of flowers in season be sure to read this article.

It’s Never Too Late

Something Completely Different – Girl Scout Cookies

That’s right … Girl Scout Cookies! Who doesn’t love them? In the midst of creating fabulous pieces for Fleurenasci, even we need a snack break. What could be better than a Tagalong and a big glass of milk? Well how about three new flavors of cookies? Yes, on Monday the Girl Scouts of America announced the addition of Toffee-Tastic, Trios and Rah Rah Raisins. These new flavors will be available when the Girl Scouts begin selling the cookies this month. Another first for the organization will be the ability of cookie lovers all over the US to order their favorite cookies online.

According to the CNN article, approximately 1.5 million Girl Scouts sell 200 million boxes of cookies each year during the selling season, which begins in January, according to Anna Maria Chavez, the CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. This year marks the organization’s 98th year of cookie sales.

So remember to support your local Girl Scout troop and order those cookies!

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Did someone say Poinsettias?

Poinsettias, the flower of the beautiful season so many of us just celebrated. But in a few short weeks those beautiful, vibrant flowers will begin to fade, fold and crumble away. Stop right there. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to hold onto these Christmas memories for a lifetime? Why not bring those amazing flowers to us and let us create you a one-of-a-kind keepsake. And why not hold onto this flower and the memories of Christmas 2014, according to Teleflora the poinsettia has a very special holiday meaning.

“Also known as the Christmas Star and Christmas Flower, it’s said that this winter flower’s association with Christmas comes from a Mexican legend. The story goes that a child, with no means for a grander gift, gathered humble weeds from the side of the road to place at the church alter on Christmas Eve. As the congregation witnessed a Christmas miracle, the weeds turned into brilliant red and green flowers.”

The Aztecs thought the flower stood for purity, but today the December birth flower, symbolize good cheer and success and are said to bring wishes of mirth and celebration.

Got your interest? Don’t let those flowers dry up and wilt away, bring them to us and together let’s create something unique!

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Thankful For You!

I try to make a point through my blog to say how thankful I am for every customer, every friend that tells someone about us, and  every family member that supports me and my vision. I would not be where I am today without each of these groups of incredible people. In the past year I have seen my business grow in leaps and bounds. So at Thanksgiving, it makes perfect sense to me to once again say thank you and to let you know how grateful I am for each of you! From being available in retail stores, to my official trademark registration, wow! It’s all a bit humbling. But again, you all have helped make this become a reality.

I hope you have a blessed holiday with family and friends, and as this holiday season officially starts make time to be with the ones you love! Happy Thanksgiving from Fleurenasci!

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Fleurenasci Now Available at The Local Exchange

It just seems like something new and exciting is happening every week at Fleurenasci. This week I am so excited to tell you all that Fleurenasci items can now be purchased at The Local Exchange on the Marietta Square. Located at 130 South Park Square, The Local Exchange is a modern-day general store. You will find locally made fresh food, beverages, merchandise, artisan beers, fine wines, local art and vintage antiques. You will also now find us there! All products sold at The Local Exchange are local, fair trade, organic, made in the USA and/or recycled or recyclable. The Local Exchange also specializes in gift baskets. Whether for a corporate or personal gift, they can customize a unique basket for any need.

We invite you to stop in today, take a look at our new pieces, and make sure you tell them you heard about the store through us.

Thoughts on Growing

Each day I work with flowers, flowers that grow in yards, nurseries, homes, etc … you get the picture. However, while I was thinking about flowers growing I began to think about how much my business has grown, and I am simply overwhelmed with gratitude.

Yesterday I met with a new client and soon my one-of-a-kind pieces will be at yet another location! (Stay tuned for further details.) I walk away from each new client meeting feeling blessed, and I hope my jewelry makes others feel the same way. I am warmed when I receive letters stating how much my designs meant to someone who had lost a loved one and they love the flowers that have been turned into a gorgeous piece of jewelry. I just love it!

For these past few months of crazy growth, I want to say thank you to every person who has helped spread the word about Fleurenasci. Your kind expressions are appreciated. I am completely aware that a great deal of my success has come from great friends and happy customers. Keep spreading the word, and I’ll keep creating new and exciting pieces to share.