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Party Flowers

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Decorating for a party can be overwhelming.  However, the classic and timeless solution to all party decor is flowers.  Let the flowers set the mood and tone for you and your guests.  Recently, one of our very own Calyx employees went to a birthday party for her mother with a Downton Abbey theme.  For those of you unfamiliar with the popular Masterpiece PBS show, it is set in an aristocratic English household on the cusp of WWI and decadence rules the roost.  The whole show is aesthetically beautiful, from the costumes to the home it’s set in to the gorgeous flowers that pour over the tables at every meal.

The party was minimally decorated, except for the flowers.  The flowers, quite literally, ran the night – they set the perfect theme and enchanted the guests from cocktail hour through dinner.  Peonies definitely stole the show but all the flowers complimented each other beautifully in a colorful display of birthday festivity.  Mark Hall Flowers, a prominent Boston floral design studio, outdid themselves in preparation, decoration, and execution.

The lesson here is flowers are a powerful decorating tool, be it for a party or for your every day home.  Little else needs to go into preparation when you allow flowers to set the mood for your guests.  Having a theme party?  Choose arrangements you feel speak to the era or theme so all else you need is a fresh table cloth!  Having a birthday party?  Find brightly colored flowers to spread cheer and celebration across your home.  Having a garden party?  Find beautiful Peony bouquets and classic lush flowers to bunch around in timeless vases  for your guests to admire.

Flowers are powerful works of art, making the home more enjoyable and festive when they’re around.  Next time you’re having a party, think of the endless floral possibilities to help shape and execute a theme your guests will gush about for years to come!

 

The Very Best Chocolates for Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Do you know someone who is a flower lover and has a major sweet tooth? Calyx Flowers has the answer in chocolate and of course, flowers. We’re proud to offer this Valentine’s Day gourmet truffles by a superb American chocolatier – Mary Ann’s Chocolates.

Based in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, this family business has been making gourmet chocolate for over 30 years. Committed to gourmet excellence and pure, chocolate extravagance, Mary Ann’s Chocolates has known for a very long time…a luxurious bite of chocolate pleasure indulges the senses and makes life so much sweeter! After one bite we were hooked and decided to offer these specialty chocolates at Calyx Flowers.

Four Gourmet Truffles by Mary Ann’s Chocolates

For Valentine’s Day you can add a box of four gourmet truffles to your fresh flower bouquet order. Each has its own unique and scrumptious flavor.

Be My Valentine Roses

Or you can choose to send the Be My Valentine Roses that offers a delectable 12-piece assortment of delicious gourmet truffles all dressed up in a Valentine red heart box. The flavors include chocolate insanity, raspberry, tiramisu, milk chocolate, Irish creme, butterscotch, mocha hazelnut, creme de menthe, and black forest chocolate. This combination is guaranteed to be sweet enough for your sweetie.

12-piece Assortment of Gourmet Truffles by       Mary Ann’s Chocolates

 

Love getting ready for Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 1st, 2013

When everyone at Calyx Flowers was in planning mode for Valentine’s Day 2013, we thought this would be the year where we offer roses in all colors and sizes.  After all not every girl, woman or even guy is wanting your typical bouquet of red roses. Now don’t get us wrong. We absolutely adore red roses and have lots of options highlighting the different varieties of red that scream “I love you!” However we wanted a collection of bouquets so encompassing that our flower lovers would take notice.

“When you’re designing with roses, it doesn’t take much to create an incredibly beautiful bouquet. What does take a lot is how to give the roses a platform to be dramatic and stand out”, says Calyx designer, Brittany Streufert. In addition to creating the bouquets that grace CalyxFlowers.com and  our catalog, the flower expert searches high and low for luxurious vessels and amazing vases that work with the different floral components she selects.

“Valentine’s Day is a day when you want to make your love stand out. You want the recipient to say, ‘This is the most unbelievable bouquet I have ever received.’ With our Valentine’s Day 2013 collection of roses I think we have the right product selection to touch the hearts of many.”

We would love to hear from you and your thoughts on our Valentine’s Day bouquets.

Beat the Winter Blues

Monday, January 28th, 2013

 

Winter can be a difficult time of year.  Everything is covered in ice, most days are grey, nothing is blooming except cabin fever, and you forget what feeling hot is like.  You spend most of your time indoors catching up on tv and books itching for the warmth of the sun.  It’s easy to slip into a winter funk.  We’ve all been there.

But, being inside all the time does not mean you have to surrender to days feeling down.  Spruce up the place you spend your time in – your home!  Take pride in your winter hibernation by making your home beautiful inside and out.  A bouquet or a centerpiece can make a big difference in a room and in a day!  Maybe send one to a friend who you know has been feeling beat down by winter.  Once your environment is cheerier, you’ll be able to enjoy being stuck inside!  Curl up with a book and a cup or tea or plan a fun craft project for the kids to do after school.  Enjoy the beauty of your home and all the warmth it provides.

What makes Fall special to you?

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Whether it’s the crunch of newly fallen leaves beneath your feet or the smell of apple cider in the air, autumn’s unique qualities tend to elicit all sorts of sentiments from us.  It’s the seasons changing, another year passed, and more things to be thankful for.  Fall certainly is beautiful in more way than one, but the aesthetic glow around September and October is something really extraordinary.  At Calyx, it’s important for us to create bouquets that mimic and emphasize the natural beauty that’s happening all around us.

So, we’d like to ask our customers, what makes fall special to you?  Is it the smell in the air or the color in the trees?  Is it the excitement of the year to come or pride in what last year accomplished?  Let us know so we can encompass all that makes Fall so amazing into our bouquets and arrangements.  Giving a floral reminder of why you love Fall to someone you love is a very special gift, indeed.

Autumn Glow Orchids

Love This Candle!

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

So you’re sending the gift of flowers or a blooming plant to that special someone. Light up their day a tad bit more with the luxurious Love candle tin we’re featuring in our summer catalog. The fresh scent is a luxurious blend of currant and cassis from Fringe Studio. The dainty tin not only shares your loving sentiments but will showcase them for quite some with its 30+ hour burn time.

Perfect for around the house or on the desk in an office, I have no doubt this a very fashionable, final flourish to an already stellar Calyx gift

Fresh & Fashionable Flower Designs

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
Candy Stripes Bouquet

Candy Stripes Bouquet

The Spring season is a time of rebirth and growth so we wanted to bring to life a new colorful, happy bouquet. One that would make a statement. One that conveyed cheer and could be sent for a variety of gift giving reasons. And finally, one that would look great in your home if you ordered it for yourself. The result is is our new Candy Stripes Bouquet that we definitely think fits the bill.

The hand painted ceramic vase from Portugal is filled with a colorful palette of flowers that arrive in bud and bloom and come to life right before your very eyes. It has a sweet and spicy fragrance from the mulit-blossomed stock. The Asiatic lilies are magnificent when in full blossom. And of course, the roses are quite lovely in pastel pink and lavender.

Candy Stripes Bouquet is wonderful because it’s appealing to a wide age group and it’s a great choice for a variety of flower sending occasions. Think Easter, Mother’s Day, birthdays and our favorite, just because.

A Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Discovery

Monday, March 12th, 2012

ShamrockCould it be the luck of the Irish? St. Patrick’s Day will be celebrated this Saturday, March 17th and wouldn’t you know that we’ve discovered a way to save on our new Lucky Day Green Dendrobiums , a bouquet of fresh-cut orchids. Now through March 14th, enjoy great savings of up to $15 off your order. The more you send, the more you save.

We created the Lucky Day Green Dendrobiums as an homage to St. Patrick’s Day, a national holiday in Ireland that honors the patron saint of the country, St. Patrick. The bouquet of multi-blossomed orchids plays off the traditional emblam of this Irish holiday – the green shamrock. St. Patrick was known for using the 3-leafed shamrock to explain the concept of the Christian Holy Trinity. The orchid blossoms have been color enhanced to the same bright shade of green as a shamrock. O’ so clever, don’t you think!

Lucky Day Green Dendrobiums

It's Irish! Lucky Day Green Dendrobiums

To take advantage of our St. Patty’s Day special, visit CalyxFlowers.com today and use code CFSPRING3 at checkout. It’s your chance to make someone feel lucky and loved this week when they receive their beautiful bouquet. Happy St. Patrick’s Day from us to you! Shamrock

Sister’s Day is Sunday!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

This Sunday, August 7th, is Sister’s Day per http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/August/sistersday.htm. Never heard of this special day? Sister’s Day is celebrated the first Sunday in August each year. It’s a day that honors the special relationships between sisters and their unique bond whether by blood, marriage or adoption. There are sisters of many kind.

A close friend of mine recently approached me to ask for flower advice as she had three sisters and wanted to send each of them a fresh bouquet. It got me thinking about what I would send if I had a sister (happy to say I have two brothers). Since I wholeheartedly embrace color and love vibrant hues I immediately thought of the new Twist of Lime Bouquet. Even better….it had four different varieties which in fact could represent each sister in her family. The bouquet had an underlying meaning and would make a special gift. Consultation complete!

Our August catalog cover

Sister's Day is Sunday, August 7th

Do you have any stories about something special you did for your sister (or vice versa)? Tell us today.

Trends for Fall Flowers

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

We’ve gathered our favorite on-trend flowers for fall in a bevy of beautiful colors and varieties!

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  • Featuring luxuriant wreaths, bountiful baskets and tabletop centerpieces.
  • Colorful pairings of sunflowers, lilies and more.
  • Exotic orchids in an array of autumn colors add attitude and sophistication to the home.
  • Best buys – blooming chrysanthemums make a statement in an array of colors.

After a summer season filled with bright colors its time to tone down a little but not too much. Our fall collection of flowers, plants and preserved designs has arrived in full force in jewel-tone shades like no other time before. Our cover look, Fall Favorites Bouquet, showcases the brilliance of this time of year with four outstanding hues – red, yellow, hot pink and deep purple. And don’t forget my personal choice of the Orchid Blaze Bouquet. It’s a look that’s all autumn – four different varieties of orchids in fiery shades of tangerine, yellow, browns with hints of burgundy here and there.

Look for the new September catalog in your mailbox the week of September 6th. I’m sure you too will be excited by all the new varieties and colorful combinations.

Send the season’s trendiest bouquets. Visit CalyxFlowers.com & we would love for you to check us out on www.Facebook.com/calyxflowers.