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.

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

Spanish Moss

Hey, y’all. We’ve got something to admit. We are in absolute adulation. The head-over-heels totally infatuated kind. We are in love with spanish moss. It’s whimsical and oh-so-romantic in the way it drapes, it swings and it sways.

Like a curtain that sprawls to the floor, falling heavy in some creases while lightly in others. It’s the quiet blind that shades the canvas. Hanging naturally beautiful, it grows rampantly throughout the canopy of the south. And we say grows because afterall, it is a bromeliad air plant that thrives on nutrients and moisture. It breeds and lives.

Once you lay your eyes on this iconic fixture in trees throughout the southeastern United States, ,you’ll be smitten too!

Ready to take a peek? 

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   What do you think?

 It’s soft to touch while easy to forage and collect. Gathering enough for our shop plants makes for a peaceful, quiet undisturbed afternoon. In fact, we’ve all volunteered to be the weekly moss collector.

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Providing rich, luxe protection for indoor plants, spanish moss is the satin and lace that dress your girl. It’s the beautiful skirt that your favorite plant wears about the container that practically mulches her roots keeping her warm and protected.  It provides one of the prettiest frocks you ever did lay eyes on.

The Grumpy Gardner calls it a signature plant of the Deep South. And, that it is.

So now you know our secret obsession with fresh moss. You can probably guess why we don’t buy it in a box. Why we spend afternoons collecting. Why we all jump at the opportunity for have the next responsibility of collection.

The next time you see a Colonial House plant happily growing in a container look at the dress… and, you’ll know exactly what it is: spanish moss.

Sunday Style Tip: Spray Paint Mini Pumpkins

Ideas for Fall Decorating - spray painted mini pumpkins

Sunday Style Tip!

Set the mood for Fall entertaining. Spray paint mini pumpkins for instant chic. Pop them on top of candle sticks or cake plates for a glam and quick & easy, yet unforgettable centerpiece.

PS: Our mini-pumpkins will be in this week!

We are constantly dreaming up DIY projects that we can easily do, and that others can quickly & inexpensively create.  Fall is just fabulous… love it. And, can’t quit dreaming up ways to decorate.

“Bring the outdoors in,” say the Colonial House staffers. If you hang about the shop you’ll hear it over, and over again. Autumn offers a perfect opportunity to live up to the company mantra especially with items like, pumpkins so-everywhere.

Casa Cullen has simple decorating ideas with pumpkins that we totally fall for:

A pumpkin as a cooler? Impressive.

With a few steps this one’s pretty easy, too. ‘Looking glass’ spray (we have a can at the shop if you want to borrow) can transform plain glass pumpkins into these show stopping centerpieces. Use a metallic spray first to get the best effect, and seal with clear spay.




Thumbtacks never looked so glam and festy.


Enjoy the easy craft!

Candy corn pumpkins have to be the Last-Minute-Decoration of the day! Despite the minimal amount of time required to complete this task, they look polished. 

 

Oh, and this one’s a score. The Eyes have it! This is a perfect decoration for children. 

 

This is sophsticated style with the fewest supplies with little supplies: gold craft paint , gold glitter dimension paint and some vellum leaves. Easy! 

 In a constant quest to easily bring the outdoors in, to create something surprising and easy, we’d love to know how you decorate for fall. Better, share a picture.

Happy Easy Fall Decorating, y’all!

 

 

 

 

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