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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 www.ginadiamondsflowerco.com. 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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Creative Ideas for Updating Your Place Settings

July 31, 2019, posted by Gina – My team members and I have been experimenting recently with different ways to create place settings with our china. Many of us registered for our china when we got married, others may have inherited a set from grandparents or you may not have china at all. Regardless, everyone has dinnerware and there will come a time when you would like to change up the look of your place settings.

In the shop, we’ve been having a China Challenge and it’s been a lot of fun. I asked team members to bring in their china or dinnerware and we came up with different looks using linens and accessories that we sell in the shop. It’s amazing just how different the same dishes can look simply by adding colorful linens, graphic napkins or a pretty charger. These transformations don’t have to cost a fortune and often just a small change can make a big difference. So, let’s have a look at what we’ve come up with and we hope these give you a few ideas for your place settings!

In the first photo above you see just the plate on its own. In the second photo we added one of our gold brushed chargers, a chartreuse green napkin and a set of golden figs. In the third photo we kept the gold brushed charger, added a burnt orange geometric napkin and a faux pear as an accent. In the fourth photo we went for a more casual look with the brown and white gingham charger, a two toned burlap placemat, a cream linen napkin, and a gold floral place card holder on top. 

In the first photo above is the Castle Garden pattern by Lenox brought in by a team member. In the second photo, we added an ornate gold charger, a heathered pink linen napkin and a wonderful French Majolica plate that coordinated perfectly. In the third photo we kept the same gold charger and pink linen napkin and simply added a green velvet pumpkin. 

The place settings above are a little different as they feature French blue & white plates that are for sale in the shop and not china belonging to a team member. We created two very different looks using linens and accessories that we have in the shop. Which is your favorite – the vibrant green and blue look or the more subtle look with fresh flowers? 

In the first photo above we have a wonderful Wedgewood blue pattern.  In the second photo we added a cream colored burlap table runner, a rattan charger a beautiful ceramic pumpkin with gold leaves and a striped napkin.  In the third photo we layered with a light purple placemat, a ruffle white napkin and a boxed LUX candle with a ribbon and flower to be used as a gift.

The cream colored plates pictured above are a blank canvas that can be changed up a million different ways. Here we used colorful placemats, napkins and chargers to create just a couple of different looks.

Check us out on Instagram or Facebook to see the rest of our China Challenge place settings and more of our table linens and tableware.

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Patio Project: Lighting, Seating & Plants 2 comments

May 21, 2019, posted by Gina – What do I do when I’m not working at GDFC?  I work in the yard.  I just can’t live without flowers and greenery.  We built this patio and fireplace right after we moved into our home.  At that time we loved it and dreamed of putting pretty lights up.  Well, it’s about 7 years later and our son decided it was time to get it done.  

He is really good at figuring things out, mainly because he’s patient.  I must give him all the credit for this project.  I merely held the string of lights and handed him things while he did all the work.  We are so happy with the pleasing lighting that now washes over the patio. 

At the same time, I began the first part of re-working our screened-in porch.  I found a fabulous old pine table that I thought would work great.  At first, I planned on getting metal stools to go with it but my son spotted some folding acacia wood ones that are perfect with it.  While we have the table and chairs in place there are many other things that will need to find another home.  I’ll share that once we are finished.

As soon as the lights went up, I couldn’t wait to plant some of the plants I’ve been collecting.  First, herbs went into pots beside my back door for easy gathering when cooking.  Rosemary, lemon thyme, Greek oregano, sage and basil were my herbs of choice.  A friend shared some bay leaf with me and I repotted it.  I look forward to seeing these multiply and using them in all kinds of summer recipes.  

James Farmer recently planted some foxtail ferns in pots at his home.  Since that time, I’ve been obsessed with finding some for my yard.  I put them in pots today and I absolutely love the texture and vivid green color.  I also planted some zinnias.  There is no prettier summer arrangement than a vase of zinnias.  I ran out of time but still have some beautiful red caladiums to plant as well as a variegated ginger plant.  I’ll post about those as soon as I get another free moment.  Until then, Happy Gardening!

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Spring Open House February 28 – March 2

Join us for our 2019 Spring Open House Feb. 28th – March 2. Discounts on Spring and Easter décor, flowers and plants. Local artist Lisa Rotolo will be in the shop on Thursday, Feb. 28th from 11 – 4. She’ll be offering a 20% discount on her artwork for one day only.

Discount includes fresh flowers but excludes fresh flower arrangements and some artwork.

Some examples of Lisa Rotolo’s artwork….

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Christmas Cheer, Gift Ideas & Holiday Arrangements

December 7, 2018, posted by Gina – The holiday season is in full swing and we hope you are enjoying it! We’ve been busy in the shop but having fun too, as you can see. With only two and half weeks to go until Christmas Day we wanted to share a few gift ideas with you. 

We have so many items in the shop that make great gifts and we also offer complimentary gift wrapping so you can take that task off your to-do list!

Below, Left to right…Insulated bag, Dana Gibson Chinoiserie pillow, silver crackle vases with moss spheres and pink burlap tote.

Pictured below: Bell ornaments, Ho Ho HO wine bags,  James T Farmer’s book, “A Place to Call Home, Hart Quinn artwork (you can see more of her work on Instagram @thedrunkenartist), paper cocktail napkins and cloth napkins, twig wreath

Pictured below: pine plant, coffee mugs, ornament place card holders
We’ve also been creating many fresh and faux arrangements for centerpieces and as gift arrangements and would love to design a special holiday arrangement for you.
Below… Faux centerpiece pictured with the customer’s own placesetting and April Cornell napkins from our shop.
Below.. fresh arrangement of roses, bells of Ireland, tulips, cedar and a vintage style ornament.
Stop in or give us a call, we’d love to help you with all your holiday gift-giving and decorating! 120 Depot Drive, Madison, MS. /. 601.707.7806
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Holiday Open House

November 26, 2018, posted by Gina

This week we’ll be having our HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE and we hope you’ll be able to join us!

Friday, Nov. 30, 10am – 5pm & Saturday, Dec. 1, 10am -2pm.

20% – 50% storewide (excluding art). Draw a ticket in-store to reveal your discount!

Drawings every other hour for prizes (tea towels, candles, plants, ornaments)! Visit the shop and submit your name for your chance to win. No purchase necessary, do not need to be present to win.

We have it from a reliable source that Santa will be at the shop on Saturday, Dec. 1st! Bring your little ones and your camera so you’ll be able to capture this magical moment!

Complimentary gift wrapping and refreshments!

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Decorating for Fall

October 15, 2018, posted by Gina – We are looking forward to hosting this month’s Floral Design Workshop this Tuesday evening in the shop. The theme is Inside Out Pumpkins and we’ll demonstrate how to design two very different floral arrangements using pumpkins.

We love this time of year and we especially love decorating with pumpkins, mums, sunflowers, gourds, Indian corn, etc. Decorating during the Fall can be as easy as setting out some potted mums and a pumpkin or two or putting a few stalks of Indian corn on a front door. What makes Fall decorating so appealing is that it’s casual, natural and makes a space warm and cozy.

If you’re looking to do a little easy Fall decorating, we have some ideas to share with you:

Urns: If you have a pretty urn or two, fill each with corn husks, arranging the husks like a wreath on the top edges of the urn, then place a pumpkin on top to hold them in place.

Dough Bowl: Place pinecones, leaves and acorns in a wooden dough bowl and place a large orange candle in a glass candleholder in the center. Or use three smaller candles; we like using orange, white and yellow candles, it’s reminiscent of Candy Corn. For an elegant take on this, use small white pumpkins, dried or faux hydrangea and white candles.

Round Bushel Basket: Stand several ears of Indian corn up in a small bushel basket, be sure that the basket is low enough so that some of the pretty kernels are visible. Add a few stems of faux red berries in among the stalks. Finish off by tying a burlap ribbon around the basket.

Cake Stand: Place jack-be-little pumpkins, pattypan squash or other gourds on a three-tiered cake stand. Fill in with dried hydrangea and pinecones.

Simple Glass Vase: Fill a large glass vase with little pumpkins (orange or white or both!) and add a few branches of curly willow for height, interest and a little spookiness!

We have many more seasonal decorating ideas and items in the shop to help you create your own special decorating projects. Stop in and see us!

Also, we’d love to hear about some of your decorating ideas, so please tell us about them in the comment section.

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