Saturday, November 8, 2008

Wrapping up our holiday open house

Wow -- last night was ladies night and did we ever have FUN!

It was wonderful to have so many of our friends and customers in the shop helping us celebrate with wine, great food and fabulous shopping. I would love to post photos here, but we were way to busy to take any!

I do have photos of our "bouquet of the day" arrangements that we gave away all week, along with the names of the lucky winners. We will be drawing later today (Sat. Nov. 8th) for our grand prize of a year of flowers. Come on down before 4pm if you haven't signed up yet!

Tuesday's bouquet was a textural feast for the eyes!
Tana designed this bouquet of fall flowers including rover mums, oncidium orchids, wheat and dracena foliage. She also included permanent berries, grasses and leaves around a microbeaded permanent pumpkin. The recycled paper container is a great "green" option and is made right here in Oregon! Pat Yancey was the winner of this bouquet.

Wednesday's bouquet was a classic combination of red roses and cymbidium orchids designed by Michelle.
Details such as red-twig dogwood, dracaena foliage and aralia leaves provide the lines for this design. The design is based with red roses that bring out the red in the throats of the orchid blooms and pale green carnations that provide a splash of light to separate the leaves. Brock Smith, from California, was in Prineville visiting relatives and won this bouquet. Quite a gift to leave as a thank you!

Thursday's bouquet was a fun frolic in the snow designed by Carol.
Carol's fun designs featuring keepsake items are always customer favorites. This design showcases a fun jingle bell snowman ornament in "mid-jump" with his skis. Carol echoed the jewel tones of the snowman with lime green athos poms, blue belladonna delphinium and purple carnations. Glittery, frosted evergreens and berries finish this merry and bright Christmas bouquet, which was won by Diane Kenny.

Friday's bouquet was a beautiful fall arrangement in purples and greens by Lyn.
An ornamental kale is showcased in the center of this design. Lyn then repeated the various colors in the kale with the purple liatris, pink heather and chartreuse bells of ireland. The hot pink gerbera daisies provide a punch of color at the base. Proof that "fall colors" don't have to be orange and brown! Barbara Coffelt was the winner of this design.

Congratulations to all the daily bouquet winners. We'll soon be posting the winner of our year of flowers drawing as well!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday's winner of the daily arrangement

As previously posted, we are giving away an arrangement every day during our week-long holiday open house. Our designers look forward to this week, because they are told "knock yourself out!"... we let them create whatever they desire to delight one of our lucky customers.

Monday's arrangement was created by Gena. Gena loves structures in design and often builds armatures and other architectural elements for her designs. She saw a version of this at a design show and instantly decided to create something similar for the open house.

The lucky customer who received this creation is Jo Hoppe, a teacher at Ochoco Elementary. It is so fitting that Jo's name was drawn, as she LOVES flowers and often drops by the shop to purchase flowers for herself to enjoy. Now Mrs. Hoppe and her 3rd grade students at Ochoco Elementary will be enjoying Gena's design! Will you be next?

Christmas is coming early to downtown Prineville!

We are joining together with other downtown merchants to host our holiday open house sale!

Starting Monday, November 3rd we will have our trees trimmed and our halls decked... and we'll be ready to help you with yours. We will have 20% off everything in the store for the whole week. We'll also be giving away an arrangement every day. You just have to come in and sign up!

Together with Riches & Rags, Tasz Fun Living and The Quilt Shack, we will also host a "Ladies Night" event on Friday November 7th. All stores will be open until 8 pm, everything will be at least 20% off storewide and we will have drinks and refreshments. Come on down and join the party!

Be sure to also sign up for our grand prize drawing, a year of flowers! We will draw for our grand prize on Saturday afternoon. You don't have to be present to win, but you do have to stop by and sign up!

Hope to see you soon at the best holiday party in town!