Archive | October 2016

Happy Halloween

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Pumpkin House, Kenova, West Virginia

 

My favorite time of year is Autumn. The colors, cooler weather, pumpkin patches, hayrides, apple cider and donuts.   I waited for the time when my mom would ask, “what do you want to be for Halloween?”    So many choices, a witch, a ghost, a cat, a princess, a fairy; the possibilities were endless.   Plus in addition to dressing up, there was much candy to be had.  My dad would take my brother and me out trick or treating until we were old enough to go out on our own.   We actually went to houses in our neighborhood and not to the mall or local businesses.

Now, I still love to  dress up but now as an adult it is a great time to decorate and go to a party or two.    Decorations are more simple yet elegant.  I like to keep it simple with a few choice pieces on the dining room table and then when the day of the gathering before guests arrive, I like to get a wonderful fall bouquet of flowers for my centerpiece.  Some mums, marigolds, sunflowers all put in a pumpkin vase.

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To read what wikipedia has to say on the history of Halloween, you can read the story here.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween. May it be filled with all treats, and no tricks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Petal it Forward

On October 19th Murrieta and Lake Elsinore VIP Florist hit the streets to Petal it forward, proving flowers do make people happy. There were a whole lot of people smiling on Wednesday thanks to Our VIP Happiness ambassadors.

The goal of Petal it Forward was to give out 2 bouquets to as many people as we could  Then they would keep one for themselves and give one away to someone else just to spread happiness. #petalitforward

Murrieta and Lake Elsinore VIP Florist handed out over 650 flowers bouquets in the local area. This was made possible by the help of our wholesalers S&E and Lillys Enterprises.

Our happiness team had so much fun. We cannot wait till next year. Our goal will be to double what we did this year and spread more happiness.

Just remember the fun doesn’t have to stop! Contact us! We’re your local florist. You can Petal it Forward and make someone happy.

Life Changes in an Instant

Fall is a time to reflect on where we have been and make plans for the future. But sometimes those futures are cut short without warning.  Accidents and illnesses take from us those who are closest to us. Where to turn what to do, these are the questions that we can be faced with.

If we are lucky enough to have other family and friends to be there for us, it can lessen the loss and knowing they are there to help us day to day relieves some of the pain.

How can we find a silver lining, how can we get through another day, how can we focus on all the good in one’s life and celebrate who they are, and though they have left us physically, they will always be with us?

One way is if you have a funeral and/or celebration of life afterwards, a nice way to symbolize the beauty of the soul is with flowers.  They show how fragile is life to be so colorful and fragrant, but for a short while.  Take time to hug those we love, stop and really smell the roses, for we know life changes in an instant.

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