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Butterscotch Brownies

August 14, 2018, posted by Gina – Hello All! Today I am posting the recipe for the butterscotch brownies that were served at our grand opening last week. These will satisfy any sweet tooth! If you’d like to print, download or email this recipe, or any of our recipe cards, just click on the Print Friendly button at the end of the post.


A Big Thank You

August 14, 2018, posted by Gina – I want to extend a sincere THANK YOU to all of the wonderful people that helped make the Grand Opening of Gina Diamond’s Flower Co. a great success. I am honored that so many people came out to help us celebrate as we embark on this exciting adventure. I am also a truly blessed woman to have a team of such wonderful and dynamic people. They have worked hard to help get the shop up and running and they are as excited as I am to welcome you into the shop. This is only the beginning! We are looking forward to building lasting relationships with our customers and serving the community for years to come.

We are ready to serve you in so many ways:

Designing made-to-order fresh floral arrangements and permanent botanicals

Helping you create a beautiful setting for your next celebration

Finding the right gift for someone special in your life

Being your go-to source for home décor when you’re looking for some new accessories to freshen up your space

Hosting fun floral design workshops that will teach you some of the basics of floral design – click HERE to see the upcoming workshops and events.

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Ribbon Cutting and the Countdown Begins!

August 9, 2018, posted by Gina – We had a wonderful ribbon cutting ceremony this week and we are finally ready to open! We’ll see you in the shop in less than 24 hours! Open Friday and Saturday, August 10th & 11th, 10 am – 5pm. 120 Depot Drive, Madison, MS.  601.707.7806

Regular store hours beginning August 14th:  Tues. – Fri. 10 – 5 and Sat. 10 – 2

 


Celfie Vase Giveaway

 

August 5, 2018, posted by Gina – Isn’t she pretty? I just love these whimsical celfie vases and coming up with all kinds of flower ‘hairstyles’ for them. The possibilities are endless! To celebrate our opening later this week, we’re giving away a large celfie vase filled with fresh flowers to one of our followers! Head to our Facebook page where you can enter to win!


Dear Readers,


August 1, 2018, posted by Gina – I appreciate you, my subscribers and readers, and I hope you feel like you’ve gotten to know me a little over the past few years. I have enjoyed reading all your comments and suggestions. As you know, I’ve been designing floral arrangements for all kinds of parties, events and ceremonies for many years. I started laying the groundwork for opening a retail store quite a while back (years ago, actually!) and I’m happy to say that the doors to Gina Diamond’s Flower Co. are opening in less than two weeks!

My team and I hope you are able to stop by and tell us what you think of the shop! We are excited to have the opportunity to see you in person and tell you how we can be of service to you. We hope to quickly become your trusted source for fresh floral arrangements, home accessories, table linens, gifts, seasonal door wreaths and more.

 

Grand Opening
August 10th & 11th, 10am – 5pm
120 Depot Drive
Madison, MS 39110
(behind Strawberry Café)
Ph. 1.601.707.7806


Meet Two of Our Team Members!

July 28, 2018, posted by Gina – We are busy getting Gina Diamond’s Flower Co. ready for our Grand Opening, but we wanted to take a moment to feature two of our team members. Sonya Loper (standing) and Georgia Sckiets (sitting) have been working diligently to help get things up and running. We are all looking forward to welcoming you into our shop! Opening August 10th.

Grand Opening August 10th and 11th, 10am -5pm

120 Depot Drive, Madison, MS.

Flowers   |   Home Décor   |  Gifts

Gina Diamond 


Gina Diamond’s Flower Co. Grand Opening! 2 comments

July 27, 2018, posted by Gina – As many of you know, I have always wanted to have my own shop and I am excited to announce that Gina Diamond’s Flower Co. will be opening soon! We will offer custom order floral design, unique table linens, beautiful home accessories and gifts. We will also host floral design workshops and hope to share our passion for gracious entertaining with you. We’ll post a few updates in the coming days to give you a sneek peek of the shop. You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

 

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Shrimp & Scallop Linguine 2 comments

July 13, 2018, posted by Michelle – It’s Friday the 13th but we have nothing to fear here in France! We’re celebrating Bastille Day tomorrow and, of course, looking forward to playing Croatia in the World Cup Finals on Sunday. That being said, this weekend is like 4th of July and the Superbowl all rolled into one. So, there will be big parties, picnics, cook-outs, fireworks, French flags and much merriment all weekend. I want to share the recipe for a cold dish I will be serving which is perfect for summertime. Serve this with a simple arugula and sliced avocado salad and voilà, you will have a delicious, easy to make meal. Even better – have some ice cold limoncello on hand to sip on afterwards.  Vive La France! Vive La République! Have a great weekend everyone!


Perfect 4th of July Pasta Salad 3 comments

June 30, 2018, posted by Gina – The 4th of July is almost here and you, no doubt, have party plans. If you’re looking for a simple and delicious side dish for the festivities, look no further. My family loves pasta salad and this recipe is a crowd pleaser. You may have seen similar recipes made with spaghetti but we prefer to use rotini because it’s so easy to eat.


Baby Shower for a Baby Girl

April 24, 2018, posted by Gina – This past weekend several of my friends and I hosted a baby shower for a sweet Mom to Be. There is just something so fun about a baby shower. Our Mom to Be is not a big game lover and so we did not plan games and honestly, I must agree with her.  All the guests had such a wonderful time seeing all the precious gifts. Here are the details of the shower that we hope inspire you should you find yourself hosting a baby shower.

I tied simple pink and white gingham ribbon on boxwood wreaths to welcome our guests.

 

I really wanted to use the softest pastels in this arrangement and chose hydrangeas and pale pink roses to use in this large cast iron planter.

 

Below is a shot of the flowers on the table with a few of the other elements.  

 

This piece of majolica with bunnies served as a silverware caddy.  

 

I alternated three china patterns in this basket lined with pink and white gingham.  

 

This precious little stuffed dog gave the table a sweet bit of charm.  I tied a pink bow on him and let our Mom to Be take him home for the nursery.

 

Below is a full view of the table.  We used pink and white striped napkins, a gingham table runner, and Annie Glass serving pieces all on top of a light cream tablecloth.

 

And now onto what was served…

Open Faced Chicken Salad Sandwiches on French bread topped with a sliced tomato (GET RECIPE).

Ham Biscuits with Homemade Strawberry Preserves

Fruit Salad with Marshmallow Cream Dip (GET RECIPE).  I used strawberries, raspberries and honey crisp apples tossed with lemon juice and a sprinkle of sugar and served it with Marshmallow Cream Dip. This dip may sound a bit lame but trust me when I tell you everyone wanted to know how to make it. I had it a few years ago at a garden club meeting and asked for the recipe. I had never purchased the marshmallow cream in my life, but I am won over by it. 

Petit Fours – these were purchased from a local bakery and are thought to be the best in town.  Should I confess there were a few leftovers that I might have enjoyed?

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake (GET RECIPE).  This is like a pound cake complete with plenty of poppy seeds and a yummy lemon icing.

We served pink lemonade, water and soft drinks.  Look at the cute vessel for the roses in the middle of the table.  My son and daughter-in-law gave this to me for Christmas.  I received several comments on it.  

 

I took this photo of the gifts since they looked so pretty all together.  Our sweet Mom to Be was so happy with everything she received.  We look forward to meeting her precious baby girl in early June.