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

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.

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!!

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

The Lonely Bouquet Day 2013

Nothing to do, nowhere to be. A simple kind of free. Nothing to do, no one but me, and that’s all I nee. I’m perfectly lonely. ― John Mayer

Our blooms were perfectly lonely, indeed.  On June 30, 2013, the zinnia’s, coral peonies, daisies, seeded euc and every one of their budding friends were a simple kind of free.  As they spread throughout the Statesboro area tagged with only one mission: to make a stranger happy. Lucky clusters.

The adventure that this simple concept (to gather flowers to leave behind for an unexpected surprise) creates is precisely the kind of  joy we seek – the perfect mix of chance, suspense and delight.

Here’s how to join the (inter)National Lonely Bouquet Movement. It’s easy. And, it’s great!

First, print cards to be tagged on each of the leave-behinds. Here are examples of the “Take Me” cards to tag your bouquets before you say adeiu and farewell.

Then, gather your stems from the garden.

Paige making her FIRST BOUQUET (EVER!) for #thelonelybouquet

Next, strand the posies about town & countryside. Leaving your outcasted flowers friends in locations that create short term estrangement – because early adoption is great. Don’t you think?

Our favorite locations this were the bustling ones like The Market District, the court house, Gentilly Gardens and the GSU library.


 A Colonial House lonely bouquet looking for adoption. Statesboro, Georgia. June 2013.  Floral Designer: Tonia McElveen  The Lonely Bouquet Movement. Statesboro.  Floral Design: Paige Shearer  One of our Lonely Bouquets awaiting adoption. Statesboro, Georgia. Courthouse

And, that is it.

Though it doesn’t happen each time, it’s wonderful to find out where our flower friends went.

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The Lonely Bouquet Movement’s only goal is to brighten a stranger’s day through flower power – whether from your garden, local florist or yard. The movement started with one person, one bouquet, one tag and one wish. Emily (who founded the movement) documented every single bouquet she cast. Now, the energy spans the globe bringing smiles to the world one flower at a time.

The more enthusiasts the merrier. Come along. Join in with us!

Follow The Lonely Bouquet on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

And, see the Lonely Bouquet adventures of The Chapel Designers:

 Posh Floral Designs 

Exquisite Designs  

Alluring Blooms 

Floral Verde

Alicia Jayne Florals   

Stacy K Floral 

Celebration Florals

Soiree Floral

Urban Petals

Colonial House of Flowers

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Only The Lonely Bouquet

Wow! What a great week this has been here at Colonial House of Flowers.

We are so excited to announce our participation in the first International Lonely Bouquet Day! We are so thrilled to bring this fabulous movement to our lovely little Statesboro, Georgia. The Lonely Bouquet Day is a way to brighten someones day through the power of flowers. The concept is to make flower arrangements and leave them anonymously around town for someone else to find and keep. You attach a tag to the flowers that says “TAKE ME!” and a little explanation of The Lonely Bouquet.

Paige received the chance to make a bouquets (for the first time ever!!!).

Paige making her FIRST BOUQUET (EVER!) for #thelonelybouquet

And,  deliver them all around town for people to find! Of course, she was not satisfied with just leaving them so instead Paige got out of her work clothes and went incognito to be able to watch who discovered the bouquets and their reaction to the lovely surprise! Paige was even able to snap a few pictures of their reaction from across the way!

What a wonderful feeling it is to brighten a strangers day!

 Here is one of the reactions Paige was able to capture:

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 To view the rest of the photos Paige captured check them out HERE!

Also, make sure you check out The Lonely Bouquet Movements Facebook page and their official website and join the movement, we had such an awesome time taking part in this- and we hope you do too!

P.S. It’s Monday…

Hello readers. And, happy Monday to you all!

Last week, I told you about my latest obsession. Today:  I want to share with you my love for dogs. And, especially having your pet in your wedding!

A hot topic right now seems to be dogs in weddings, leashing them in & including them by simply walking down the aisle with the stunning bride, or carrying the ring.  Obviously, I am a little too young to be getting married but our fabulous Creative Director at Colonial House of Flowers, Mrs. Christy, had her dog in her wedding. And, it’s just a wonderful trend.

 Having the dog wear a beautiful flower arrangement on their collar to coordinate with the bouquets, color scheme and aesthetic of the wedding is a great way to add something special & meaningful to the ritual. Incorporating something that means so much to the bride and the groom into the day is romantic!

I was wondering what it would be like to have my sweet dog in my wedding so I brought her into the shop and dressed her up in some flowers!


Isn’t she adorable? Paws-ibly the prettiest dog model on the planet?

Ryder and I had such an amazing time in the shop dressing her up! In fact, she wasn’t too sure which arrangement she liked best!

Check out this image I found of Ms. Christy:

And, here are some other great images I pinned on our shop board:

Dogs are a natural addition to the wedding party because pets are an important part of a couple’s relationship.  Couples  include them in the party list just as they would include anybody else they really love.  The other perks to dogs in weddings: they always get the dress code right & they look adorable in pictures. 🙂

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If you do decide to let your dog in on your great day, then please treat them after the ceremony because they deserve it! 

Though including our furbabies in a wedding certainly takes extra care, consideration, and flexibility the extra effort is so worth it. I hope I (and, Ryder, too!) have inspired you to include your dog in your wedding. Afterall, the pictures will be adorable, and we can be with all the ones that we love!

Until Next Week,

P.S. It’s Monday

If you have have pictures of you and your dog in your wedding, they must be adorable. Please share!
If you love share my love for dogs you may like these stories:

Bows & Vows: Dog Weddings, Modern Dog

Dogs in Weddings, Wed Loft

Recipe for Peanut Butter Dog Treat, A Beautiful Mess