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Holiday Recipes

November 8, 2022, posted by Gina – As Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up, we’re sharing a few of our favorite holiday recipes with you. We love entertaining anytime but especially during this time of year. This is the time to gather with family and friends and enjoy each other’s company over special meals. Enjoy!


Recipes from November’s Floral Design Workshop

November 7, 2022,  posted by Michelle – We’re sharing the recipes we’ll have for our November Floral Design Workshop. Did you know that our workshops are full of flowers AND food? We usually serve delicious refreshments and over the years people have requested the recipes. You’ll find all of the recipes we’ve made for the Workshops and other events here on our recipe page.


October Scarecrows, Fall Fun & Recipes

October 5 2022, posted by Gina

One of our favorite things about being in Madison, Mississippi is the annual Scarecrow Contest open to businesses. We look forward to participating every year and this year we created a fun flower-child scarecrow. Everything about her says ‘fall fun’ and we invite you to take a snapshot with her in front of our shop. She will be out the whole month of October, so be sure to check her out when you drive by or when to you stop in to shop with us. 

We would love to have you vote for our scarecrow in the contest!

To vote, go to the Madison the City Facebook page, then go to the post of our scarecrow and ‘like’ it! The scarecrow with the most likes wins the contest.

It’s so fun to drive around town looking at all the different scarecrows and to see how very creative people are. 

Now that the first slight chill has made its way to our neck of the woods, we can’t help but think about all the holidays coming our way starting with Halloween. Our customers have been buying Halloween décor since July, which gives you an idea about how this holiday has grown in terms of decorating. We enjoyed putting these pumpkin wreaths together because they are so fun and happy. The great thing about these wreaths is that they can be used all year long with a quick change of the adornments. We also recently received a new shipment of live plants and love how these gorgeous crotons mix so well with fall décor.

In the fall everyone starts making warm soups, hearty chili, comforting casseroles and decadent baked goods. We love cooking, entertaining and sharing recipes. We sell delicious jams, mustards, honeys and other condiments and spices that help make entertaining easy. Did you know that we serve all kinds of delicious food at our Floral Design Workshops? You’ll find all of the recipes we’ve made for the Workshops and other events here on our website.

We had a great time creating the menu for our October 2022 Floral Design Workshop and we’re sharing the recipes with you. Enjoy!

The Chocolate Pecan Pumpkin Bread recipe (pictured above) makes two loaves. It’s great to make ahead and share one loaf with a friend.


Recipes from September’s Floral Design Workshop

September 12, 2022, posted by Michelle – We’re sharing the recipes we’ll have for our upcoming September Floral Design Workshop. Did you know that our workshops are full of flowers AND food? We usually serve delicious refreshments and over the years people have requested the recipes. You’ll find all of the recipes we’ve made for the Workshops and other events here on our recipe page. Note: In the sidebar on the right side of the page, all of the recipes are listed by category. If you’re viewing this page on your phone, the categorized recipe list will appear at the bottom of the page.


Fabulous Fall Decorating, Tailgating & Entertaining

September 10, 2022, posted by Gina – The temperatures may still be warm where you are (they sure are here in Mississippi!), but our thoughts have turned from fun-filled summer activities to fall festivities. As soon as school resumes, we start thinking about seasonal decorating, tailgating and entertaining. 

Freshening up a front door is a great way to usher in a new season. Putting up wreaths, or other door décor, with colorful, fall inspired ribbons and materials is an easy way to celebrate fall. There is nothing nicer that a welcoming entrance for your guests (and for yourself!).

Scents can bring on memories or feelings from times past and, of course, there are all kinds of seasonal scents that remind us of special moments throughout the year. Luxury scented candles and diffusers create long lasting scent that adds to your home’s personalized ambiance. Fall is the perfect time for spicy, gourmand type home fragrances.

Seasonal décor invites guests into your home and into the season. Jump into fall by decorating with pumpkins, acorns, wheat, feathers and fall-inspired florals!

In the fall, hearty soups, casseroles and warm desserts make their way onto our menus. Having beautiful serving pieces makes entertaining fun and pretty. Sometimes a new tray, baking dish or serving piece can elevate a table setting or buffet. Cloth napkins have become a luxury, but are a simple and chic element on any table. Pretty table settings make your get together or event memorable and let your guest know how special they are to you. Inviting someone into your home creates a connection like nothing else can. 

At GDFC, we truly enjoy helping our customers with all of their entertaining needs, whether they are hosting a small dinner party or a larger event. 

If you’d like to mix up your table settings this holiday season, our team members can help you choose a few new pieces of tableware to use with your existing china pattern. Table linens, serving pieces, plates, chargers, glassware and decorative details.

Let us create a dramatic statement for your next gathering with our beautiful fresh or faux floral arrangements. Centerpieces, accent arrangements, door décor, wreaths and more.

We wish each of you a Happy Fall! That first cold nip in the air is not far away and we’re here to help you enjoy the beauty of the season.


Recipes from August’s Floral Design Workshop 1 comment

August 18, 2022, posted by Michelle – We’re sharing the recipes we’ll have for our upcoming August Floral Design Workshop. Did you know that our workshops are full of flowers AND food! We usually serve delicious refreshments and over the years people have requested the recipes. You’ll find all of the recipes we’ve made for the Workshops and other events here on our recipe page. Note: In the sidebar on the right side of the page, all of the recipes are listed by category. If you’re viewing this page on your phone, the categorized recipe list will appear at the bottom of the page.


Saturday Tastings Recipes

July 23, 2022, posted by Michelle – We’re so excited to host our first Saturday Tastings event! Saturday, July 23 from 10 – 2.

A tasting buffet will be set up in our lobby for our customers to enjoy. Below you’ll find all the recipes!

All of the dishes are made using a variety of the gourmet condiments we sell. You’ll find honey, olive oil, spices, Mexican vanilla, mustards, tapenades, jams and more for sale in the shop.

We will host these tastings from time to time. Check our social media posts for all upcoming Saturday Tastings events!


Moving to a New Location!

January 14, 2022, Posted by Michelle –

Our new location at 2160 Main Street in the Strawberry Festival Shopping Center will open on Tuesday, January 25th. 

We are closing our doors at 120 Depot Drive Friday, January 14th at 5pm. 

However, we will continue to take floral orders from Tuesday, January 18 through Friday, January 21st from 10 -5 each day and on Saturday, January 22nd from 10 -2. Call 601.707.7806 to place floral orders.

Beginning Tuesday, January 25th our new hours will be Monday – Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-4. Closed on Sundays.

It was hard to say goodbye to the space where we launched our new, small business. We have built so many great relationships over our first three and a half years! We thank all of our great customers who have supported us through our growing spurts and a global pandemic, attended our Holiday Open Houses, Floral Design Workshops and Sale Events, participated in our social media giveaways and called on us to design floral arrangements for all their special moments and occasions!

Follow along with us as we continue to grow!


Small Business of the Year Award

June 20, 2021, posted by Michelle

Madison the City Chamber has honored us with their Small Business of the Year Award!

We are so grateful for this recognition of the commitment we’ve made to our community. Since opening in 2018 we’ve grown by leaps and bounds and credit the support of our customers and the Chamber for our success.  Thank you!


Recipes from October’s Floral Design Workshop

October 15, 2020, posted by Gina – We had the pleasure of hosting two Floral Design Workshops on October 13, 2020.  The theme was Pumpkins, Petals & Prosecco. In this workshop we incorporated small white pumpkins into pastel Fall arrangements.  We enjoyed refreshments before and during the workshop and want to share the recipes from our evening’s festivities with you.  Enjoy!