Monday, November 21, 2011

Winter Wedding 11/19/11

This past weekend we were working on a wedding where we got to do almost all of the different types of arrangements we offer for events.  From centerpieces to corsages, boutonnieres, bridal bouquets, buffet arrangements, and even decorating the cake with fresh flowers, we really can do it all!  If you have a design idea in mind, however vague, Frank can bring your imaginations to reality.  Here are a few other photos from the wedding.
These complimenting arrangements were the backdrop for the ceremony.  The all-white flowers were outstanding in person, from roses and lilies, gerbera daisies and stock, all accented by those gigantic hydrangeas.
The all-white look was carried over to the table centerpieces in the reception, giving a nice continuity to the event.

Put the same centerpiece on top of a giant pilsner glass, and you have a fun and elegant way to create maximum height, adding interest to the room.  We have plenty of these available for rental, so you don't have to find closet space for them after your next event.
The head table deserves an extra-special arrangement, here achieved by adding just a pop of color to an already stunning centerpiece.  Our Len Busch roses are locally grown, so you know you'll be putting your money back into the MN greenhouse economy and not into the atmosphere as greenhouse gases.
And on top of a wedding cake, those huge white roses look good enough to eat!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Holiday Open House & PRISM Food Drive 2011

This year's Holiday Open House and PRISM Food Drive has been off to a great start today, with all of our gifts and decorations on display to get you ready for the holiday season.  Here is a taste of what you'll find in the shop to get you in a holiday mood.

These are fun and festive Christmas shimmer lights, larger versions of the Mini Shimmers we carry year-round.  The Santa seen here has a mechanism to give him a jolly wobble when the mesmerizing LED lights fade in different colors to light the snow-globe-style shimmering glitter.  Also available in the bobble-heads are adorable Snowmen.
These shimmer-lamps utilize a lava-lamp style heat effect to give the glitter suspension a relaxing flow as the LED lights illuminate from within.  Plug them into your wall outlet and you'll have a festive light show for your friends and family while you're decking your halls.

This year we stocked up on sweet stocking stuffers that will be a great treat for everyone, young and old.  Pictured here are our giant-sized candy canes in 8 flavors from classic peppermint to tropical banana.  The always popular Jo's peppermint bark and traditional Ribbon Candy in 3 flavors.  We also have local chocolates by B.T. McElrath and Funky Chunky, made in NE Minneapolis and Edina, respectively.

We carry decor and gifts for our friends who celebrate Hanukkah, from the fun decorative plates seen here, to all sorts of shelf-fillers and candle holders that will gracefully compliment your Menorah.
Don't forget our wide selection of plants and cut flower arrangements, like the Poinsettias, Mums, and Orchid plants seen here.  Order your Thanksgiving centerpieces today, and you'll have a beautiful conversation piece to celebrate and feast around.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, here are some of the fabulous turkey-day decorations we carry, from the glass decorative platters to these truly amazing sparkly leaves in great seasonal colors.
Who is that?  Why its our friend Andy, modeling the hilarious and useful UNDERCOVER SANTA glasses.  Styled after the classic Groucho Marx gag disguises, these are sure to light up your next holiday gathering.  Just don't let your new beard dip into the egg nog!
On the heels of our popular Halloween headbands, we have hilarious new Christmas Headbands in 5 styles, modeled here by Best Wishes pal Jason.  In addition to this Snowman style, you can quickly decorate your cranium with Ornaments, Presents, a Tiny Tim Top Hat, and a Christmas Tree!  A perfect compliment to don with your ugly sweater (or cute one).
Each year we remember those who are less fortunate by hosting a food drive for the local PRISM food shelf.  We have collected over 3 huge barrels worth, and the open house isn't even half over!  We continue accepting donations until Thanksgiving, so drop by before then and you'll receive a very special gift.

The Open House goes today until 6, and tomorrow from 9am to 6pm.  Complimentary coffee and holiday cookies are yours for the taking when you come on down!  We can't wait to see you and help get your gift list sorted.

Feliz and Mazel,
Best Wishes