Reasons to Deliver Valentine’s Day Flowers Early

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Rosaprima roses are our signature delivery on Valentine’s Day in Statesboro, Georgia.

  1. It’s CRAZY ROMANTIC. We love a good surprise.
  2. Wow her coworkers. You’ll be the hero in the office. “When your delivery man walks into the bank, it’s like a fire alarm went off. Every woman in the bank looks up and stares. You could hear ah pin drop,” Shane Guering local bank manager laughs. Enough said.
  3. Someone will bet there. There’s nothing like surprising someone with a flower delivery. And, you wanna make it go off without a hitch. If you are unsure if she’ll be home on Valentine’s Day. It’s on Saturday and there’s lots we girls could be doing like shopping (hey we’re being honest here!). Send them to her work early in the week when you KNOW someone will be there to receive them.
  4. Not sitting in the cold. The weather is totally unpredictable this year, and flowers are delicate. Outside weather – sun, cold, heat, rain and last year snow, do not go well with flowers. Delivering early in the weeks means we have more time to reach her so the flowers aren’t left behind.
  5. Enjoy those bad boys (the gorgeous roses!) alll week long. Bring on  Valentine’s and Saturday night!
  6. One less thing to do on Valentine’s Day. You’ll have a million things to do that day. Order http://www.colonialhouse.net/collections/valentines-day and we will save you time. You’re welcome.
  7. Beat the Valentine’s Day rush – more options. It’s simple supply and demand. Early bird gets the worm and the best chocolates, prettiest strawberries, flowers and teddy bears. You’ll have more to choose from early on.
  8. Surprise her – ask her out. Send the flowers as a formal invitation to your special Valentine’s Day date night. Hey, include a gift card for dinner if you like. Text messages are so beneath your smooth moves.
  9. Because when was the last time you did something for the first time? http://www.colonialhouse.net

How To Care For Fresh Cut Tulips

Classic Colorful Tulips Statesboro, Georgia

We can’t deny that we love tulips. And, they’re in season here in Statesboro, Georgia thanks to hot house and Dutch varieties. Home remedies abound for keeping tulips long lasting. But we’re here to get it straight.

The experts say that the BEST thing for tulips is clean, fresh water in a clean bacteria free vase. You wouldn’t find a penny appetizing (you’ve heard that wives tale right!) and your tulips won’t either.

For go the pennies, aspirin, bleach, 7up or whatever you’ve heard. Science proves it true. Clean fresh water is the secret.

Did you know that tulips keep growing in the vase after they’ve been cut? So cool. Give them cool, clean, fresh water at the bottom of their vase. Recut the stems every few days to delay drooping.

Tulips don’t like to drink preservative solution any more than you do even though they are one of the only flower types that doesn’t.

There you have it, the simple secret to keeping tulips fresh longer: clean water.

Send Colonial House of Flower Tulips, here.

The Kate. Colonial House of Flowers tulips named for our friend Kate Gary.

Colonial House of Flowers Tulips at Chops on Main. Statesboro, Georgia.

Best Florist In Statesboro Herald’s Best Of The Boro 2014 Contest

Thank you for voting Colonial House of Flowers Best Florist in the Statesboro Herald Best of the Boro Contest 2014.

#WeLoveBoro

There’s something magical about Statesboro. You know it’s true. For us, there’s something special about being here since 1968. Thank you for welcoming us into your homes, businesses, events, weddings, funerals, and hearts all these years.

We work so hard, putting every single thing we have into every single thing we do. It means long hours some days. It means giving up time with our family and friends to make things for you. It means researching, making mistakes, learning, growing, and creating awesome. This really is an honor for our little shop. We appreciate you very, very much.

Thank you, Statesboro.

Veterans

The men and women of the U.S. military have always served as a crazy-awesome source of inspiration. They inspire us in our service to the greater good & remind us of the importance of our ongoing commitment to our communities, partners, fans, friends, family and everyday work.

Our parents, and partners have served, and are serving.

We are committed & grateful to the men, women, and families who have served; and those, that have fallen. 

Thank you for serving our country. 

Friends or family in the service? Tell them to stop by today so we can thank them in person. Free long stem rose, tied with patriotic ribbon for active duty military, and active duty spouses this Veterans Day.

We invite all of our customers to join us in sharing our heartfelt appreciation to those who serve. #thankavet

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair 2013

Starry Night by Colonial House of Flowers.Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair 2013 Display.   Photography; @Jessica Porter

We are beyond ecstatic to show you some pics from the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair last week. It’s our chance to share with you the exciting projects we’ve been working on (because there is so much time, effort, fun and love in them you just won’t believe}

We call our booth Starry Night by Colonial House. It makes us think of Vincent Van Gough though it doesn’t carry the same magnificance. It makes our inner artist smile. :)

For those of you who do not know, Colonial House of Flowers has been a part of the fair for as long as we can remember. After a short few year hiatus, we returned to the scene in 2012 (in the parade & display) as we reminisced of the Christmas House by Colonial House of year’s past. Though we didn’t revive the old peek-through into Santa’s world, we did enter a booth display. And, oh, oh, the fun it was – so we did it again this year!
Love the tandem bike ride through downtown Statesboro to the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair Parade. BEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR!
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This last photo is of Mike Bowen & Greg Ponder post the party, end of the week after it was all over. You guys represent a whole lot of people that we want to thank for the endless hours of hardwork and enthusiasm that you and the Kiwanis put into this Statesboro tradition. 4-H. Pittman Park Church. And, we know there are many others.
The fair holds a special place in our hearts. Thank you for the best one, yet. See you in 2014!
Lori Grice Photography took a few photos, this year. And, Southern Revivals, Cindy Howard, Leslie Brammer, 67 Styles shared pictures, too. Thank you so much!!

Yes. YES!

Yes. YES!

I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I’m supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I’m praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.

Style Tip: Uncage Your Creativity

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[photography: bella jay photography wedding rental: colonial house of flowers]

These days, wedding birdcages are everything but boring. By simply adding ribbon, candles, flowers, signs or even a little chalk you can make a boring birdcage into a whimsical style building element. If you’re from the south Georgia area you likely recognize this bird cage – as part of our rental lot it’s been a touch in many of our favorite couple’s nuptials over the years.

Here are some birdcage ideas:


So, back to the bird cage at the very tip top. Do you recognize it? Was it a part of your event? Tell us how you used it. Better, share your pictures with us. Yes! We’d love to see:  hello@colonialhouse.net

more birdcage inspiration: 

How To Decorate Bird Cages

How To Use Bird Cages In Your Wedding

6 Great Uses for Birdcages