Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Amber's Favorite Things


Meet Amber!
Another invaluable member of the Grandiflora team.
Q: What do you do at Grandiflora?
A: I am the first face that welcomes you to Grandiflora! I get the opportunity to work at the register and hear all about what you're going to do with our beautiful product. I'm mostly behind the counter checking in product, but I also get to run back and forth re-stocking product, answering phone calls, and offering our complimentary gift wrapping!
Q: What inspires you?
A: I love white and beige! A clean and simple slate with a pop of color to match my mood. I am attracted to light, nature, and most importantly...comfort! A slight modern twist on a natural country look makes me feel right at home.

Q: How would you create a look with these items?
A: I started with this pillow because my religion is the most essential aspect of my life. From there, I picked items that gave me the most comfort - a beautiful lamp to bring in more light and a charming book to dive into. I love all the Thymes products but the Aqua Coralline just gives that refreshing boost to continue through the day!

Stay tuned next week for more of our favorite things!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Kim's Favorite Things

Meet Kim!
Another invaluable member of the Grandiflora staff.


Q: What do you do at Grandiflora?
A: My official title is Floor Manager. I oversee the girls at the register, receive the shipments, help place orders, and price product that goes out on the floor. I'm also in charge of all things Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan - from ordering to teaching the classes!  I feel privileged to be able to go to Market every year with Trisha and LaVon. I have my finger on the pulse of the store that way - knowing what's going on and coming up! I've been working here for 12 years and it's been fun to observe the transitions over time.
Q: What inspires you?
A: I love the rustic farmhouse feel. I also like industrial with a touch of modern and vintage. That's what I love about Grandiflora, it's a mix of so many different styles, but yet it can be pulled together to look great in any home.
Q: How would you create a look with items you chose?
A: Find the one thing that inspires you and build from that. The pillow was my inspiration for this look. I pulled other items that I love that complimented each other and showed my style. These metal flowers make a great arrangement by my fireplace to create that rustic look. I paint quite a few pieces to sell in the store such as this stool. The modern look is so in right now, so I painted it the 'dipped' look. I get my inspiration for painting furniture off of Pinterest. I've always painted furniture and I've found I just love the Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan because its so much easier to get projects done and you can do so many fun things with it!

Friday, August 29, 2014


Labor Day Sale!

Take an Additional 20% Off* All Redline & Orange Tag Items This Friday and Saturday!

*Exclusions apply. Not valid on gift certificates, consignments, Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, previous purchases, and online purchases. All sales final on redline and orange tag items.
We will be closed on Monday, September 1st, in observance of Labor Day.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

August Color of the Month Sale and Class Schedule

August Color of the Month Sale & Classes for Decorative Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan
 Save on CHALK PAINT® by Annie Sloan
During the week of Monday, August 25th through Saturday, the 30th we will be featuring:
Barcelona (Orange), Arles (Mustard) and Emile (Lavender)
CHALK PAINT® by Annie Sloan
at 10% off*
In an effort to help you save money while bringing your home up to date with fall tones!

The CHALK PAINT® by Annie Sloan sale includes
both Quarts and Sample Pots
at 10%* Off for one week only.
*Excludes previous purchases. While supplies last, limited to stock on hand. No rain checks. All CHALK PAINT® by Annie Sloan purchases are final sale.
Upcoming Classes
(Formerly Known As Two Color Distress)
Saturday, September 6th, at 9:00AM
Saturday, October 4th, at 9:00AM
This is a great beginner course teaching the basics of working with CHALK PAINT® by Annie Sloan. Supplies are included; class size is limited to 6 people.
COST $35.00
Sign ups are NOT taken via email. Please come to the shop, or call during store hours to sign up as a non refundable* payment.
Payment is due at time of purchase.
On another note....
Do you have a group of 4 or more friends who would like to learn more about Decorative CHALK PAINT® by Annie Sloan?
Please feel free to give us a call @ 360.318.8854 and ask for Kim to set up a private paint class to fit your schedule!
We reserve the right to postpone and reschedule this class due to lack of participants, instructor illness, inclement weather or any other unforeseen conflicts.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ashlee's Favorite Things

Meet Ashlee!
Another invaluable member of the Grandiflora staff.

Q: What do you do at Grandiflora?
A: I work as one of the cashiers here at Grandiflora and as the girls like to say, "One of the faces of Grandiflora!".  I do a lot at the front counter, but I also receive shipments and check product into our system as quickly as possible so our lovely display gals can get it out onto the floor for all of you to enjoy!

Q: What inspires you?
A: I am inspired by a mix of bohemian looks and very modern things, yet always with a retro twist. Also, whenever I put on our Thymes Agave Nectar scent, I literally feel invincible. I highly recommend it!

Q: How would you create a look with these items?
A: The look that I went for with these items is exactly the boho chic and modern retro. The shape of the candle holder, the colors, the floral print, and the gold feather necklace - it is the free bird, flower child look that I love.

I would also like to take this time to let you, our loyal customers, know that I will be leaving Grandiflora at the end of August. I'm a licensed cosmetologist and I've accepted a job offer down in Mt. Vernon. It's a really great opportunity to start my career and I'm excited about what's in store for me. That being said, it was not an easy decision to leave Grandiflora and the girls who have become family to me. I'm sure of most of you know, if you've had a chance to talk to any of us, we're a loving and tight knit group of gals. I'm so grateful to Trisha and LaVon for giving me this wonderful opportunity to work here. They couldn't have been more understanding in my decision to leave and honestly, you won't find a more caring and kindhearted duo than those two. Thank you to our customers that also made my time here what it was. I'm grateful to all of you who have brightened each one of my days at Grandiflora and it was my joy serving you behind the counter.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

New Jewelry and Accessories


New Jewelry and Accessories!

Check out our new selection of jewelry, purses, scarves and more!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Colleen's Favorite Things

Meet Colleen!
Another invaluable member of the Grandiflora staff.
Q: What do you do at Grandiflora?
A: My official title at Grandiflora is "visual merchandiser". What that means is that I get to pull from all our inventory to create different displays throughout the store. This includes serene beachscapes, lush garden looks, industrial office or whimsical party.
Q: What inspires you?
A: As a wedding floral designer and business owner of Botanikal Design, I am greatly inspired by nature. I love different color combinations and unusual textures. I will often begin designing a display by creating a floral arrangement then pull pictures, furniture, clocks, and candles to compliment it.
Q: How would you create a look with these items?
A: I LOVE...

Texture! Iron orbs give a sense of 3D interest where tin ceiling tiles add variation in shape with a calm monotone pallet. I use these architectural pieces on my walls as art or on a mantel for depth. I am also an organizational nerd so to have numbered hooks gets me excited.

Decorative Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan! We have great consigners who bring in vintage pieces painted with the paint we sell. I love the rich curves, details and designs of old furniture updated with warm neutral gray and white.

Illume candles! Coconut Milk Mango in particular. With summer being my favorite season, this scent brings me to a warm sunny beach anytime of the year. It has a sweet, warm aroma without overpowering my senses.
If you have any questions about florals or displays while shopping in our store, Colleen is your go-to gal!

Stay tuned next week as we feature another employee and their favorite things!
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