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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Video Workshop: Designing a Fresh Floral Arrangement in a Stunning Glass Vase

April 15, 2020 – In this video, Gina takes you through a step-by-step tutorial on designing a fresh flower arrangement in a tall vase. She shares a lot of great tips: how to use floral tape, why it’s important to use more than one type of greenery, working with tricky tulips, “breaking” the line of the container and more. Click on the image below…

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Shop Update

March 25, 2020, Posted by Gina – Everyone is pulling together and doing their best to make it through this trying time. We have decided to stop allowing customers to come in the shop. We take your safety and the safety of our staff seriously. 
We are still offering free delivery and curbside pickup. We will continue providing this service for as long as it is possible and safe. 
We can deliver flowers, plants and merchandise to your friends and loved ones during this difficult time. Some of you may not be able to visit a friend or loved one at the moment and we would be honored to design an arrangement that, now more than ever, communicates your love, thoughts, prayers and support. And a little reminder that beauty is all around us. 
Thank you.

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We’re Open! Delivery Fees Waived & Other Important Info…

March 17, 2020, posted by Gina

Delivery Fee Waived: We are offering free delivery in Madison and Ridgeland during this time. We can deliver flowers, plants and merchandise. Credit Card only on deliveries, please.

Curbside Pickup:  If you’d like to pick up at the store, we will also offer curbside pickup. Credit Card only, please.

Workshop Cancellations: We regret to announce that our upcoming Floral Design Workshops on March 24th and 25th have been cancelled. Based on CDC’s guidelines it is not advisable to host a group who would be in close contact with each other in the shop at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience and will be in touch with all those who have already registered.

Safety Precautions: We are doing everything we can to keep our customers and our team members safe and healthy. We are diligently wiping down all surfaces throughout the day in the shop. We clean and disinfect the counter along with the credit card processor after every use. 

Fresh Farm Style Bouquets: These beauties are available every Thursday, Friday & Saturday and can also be delivered or picked up curbside.

Easter & Mother’s Day: Order Easter centerpieces now and get a jump on Mother’s Day. Mom’s love our shop! Complimentary Gift Wrapping & Gift Certificates are always available. 

Website Fun: Stuck at home and looking something fun to do?  Check our website at As you know, we have lots of interesting and fun information on our Blog page and Recipe page. Browse through our Flower Gallery and our Workshops/Tutorials page. There are several tutorials in the “Online Tutorials” section on how to design flower arrangements and we plan to post some new ones there soon.

Giveaways: Check our Instagram feed and Facebook page for upcoming giveaways! You may be our next lucky winner!

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We Need Your Vote!

Hello Everyone! GDFC has some exciting news to share. We’ve been nominated in Mississippi Magazine’s Best of Mississippi 2020 in the Floral Shop/Floral Designer Category! Please consider voting for us. Voting is open now through February 15th and you can vote once a week. Thanks very much for your participation! Click VOTE to go to the voting page.

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Shop Small, Save Big!

The holidays are a great time to take advantage of our Wish List! We’ll take your name and contact information, make a list of items you’d like to receive as gifts and we’ll take the name and contact information of the people with whom you’d like to share your Wish List. No more guesswork for your family and friends. They’ll know exactly what you’d like and we’ll even gift wrap it free of charge for them. Easy!

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