Blending the nostalgia of the store with an eco mind, all of our garden arrangements are designed in “the way they grow”, with a free flowing personality and rarely two alike. True creativity requires not only talent but also passion; which transcends excitement to you. Gifts of Nature in all forms of birds & nests, butterflies & bee skeps. Original & antique fixtures are draped with dried garlands & beehives; spools of graceful silk ribbons, Victoriana, vintage cards, and every assortment of new & old garden flower whim you may imagine. We specialize in one-of-a-kind designs incorporating odd antiques, uncommon accessories, and flight of the imagination. In the warmer months, a delightful mix of these treasures spill to the outdoors; only adding more interest to an already- very special place.
In store, and in our emporium shops here, we offer green gifts & eco-alternatives, local finds, unusual antiques, and handmade items from across the country. We also offer ecological information, design ideas, interesting tidbits, and workshops.
Our Obsession…. one anyway
Over these years, we have collected 1000’s of vintage photographs and various floral memorabilia. (along with everything else!) All dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, and available to see, just for the asking. We lecture nationally on vintage and ecological design technique, recreating various design styles for all occasions; from our infamous Victorian, tussie mussies and 1920’s shower bouquets, to the retro corsages of the 1950‘s. Vintage design techniques are very environmentally chic for today’s use, and even more so in a vintage container.
Yet even with the 100’s of orders, wedding and event flowers we now design, never still are there ever arrangements exactly the same, just as when we started with only a few orders a week! Many can imitate art, but true floral artistry includes the imagination to create a “first” every time, regardless of the dollar amount or variety. In keeping with this belief and vision, we encourage the same to all employed with us.
Housed in its rambling, 100 yr. old store, our quaint little flower shop has now become a much-loved destination in the Hudson Valley for locals and tourists alike. We sincerely invite you to visit; step back in time, sit at the counter, and remember…..the good old days, for that, they truly were.
Each and every sale contributes to our yearly donations made to a wide range of conservation, environmental, and animal/ wildlife programs. The more we generate-the more we can donate back.
We deeply thank you for enabling us to do this; helping to protect our planet and its wildlife is our purpose in life.
Dixie & Lynn Mehl
A favorite quote from one of our favorite naturalists
“God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools. – John Muir”
SAF (Soc of Am. Florists)
Mid Hudson Florists Assoc.
International Freezedry Assoc.
So. Dch. Cty. Chamber of Commerce
Or. Cty. Chamber of Commerce
Credo Telephone Service
Green Merchant Alliance
Sundance Channel Ecommunity
HV Sustainable Businesses
National Forest Project
And….over 30 more Wildlife & Environmental Foundations