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Fresh Cut Christmas Trees In Roslindale

Posted by Rick Canale on Mon, Dec 07, 2020

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You've all read about the Christmas Tree shortage this year. This is very true. Tree demand is at all time high and supplies are low.

Please come early. 

A few things to share:

we start with 400 Christmas Trees at our shop in Roslindale. You can view 75 standing on the lot from all angles. No hidden bad spots.

Our trees come from Canada. We carry both Fraser Fir and Balsam Fir.

Trees prices range from $60-$150.

We will give your Christmas tree a fresh cut, wrap it and tie it onto your car.

No hidden fees. No reservations needed. We close early but are here 7 days.

This is our 90th Christmas. Thank you. We appreciate you.

 

Tags: Symbols of Christmas, Christmas Trees, Christmas

The Old is New this Christmas

Posted by Suzie Canale on Tue, Dec 01, 2020

Each yuletide season, trends continue to change from everything to lighting, tree decorating and even celebratory cuisine.  As we prepare to take on the 2020 holiday whirlwinds, it’s fun to invest a little time in learning what’s hot on the menu for designers.  There’s no reason why we can’t take a peek to find out how to copy their taste on an affordable budget.  There’s no rule saying hosts must break the bank to recreate looks seen in magazines and lucky for us, this year’s theme relies heavily on the recycling of already owned items.


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Experts say that acclaimed designers are heavily relying on the idea that “Old” is the “New” when mapping out their selections for décor this Christmas and Hanukkah.  Instead of purchasing contemporary lines of modernized props, they are hunting yard sales and online auctions for previously owned memorabilia which dates back to more than a few decades ago.  Trunks, basements and attics are also busy places where professional decorators are scavenging to find old boxes, milk containers and other reminders of years past.  Remember that ancient train set you stashed in the closet years ago?  Or maybe you just couldn’t let go of a teddy bear from your childhood?  Well, now’s the time to pull them out of retirement because these are the exact props designers are looking for!  Think small trucks, wooden toys, antique dolls and wool hats for possible accessories to place amongst poinsettia plants, Christmas trees (used as ornaments) and outdoor urns where they will turn a plain arrangement into a real conversational piece!  Don’t worry if they have chipped paint or missing parts since this will only add to their authentic appeal.  We’re going for a “traditional” appearance this year so make sure to select pieces that you have warm memories associated with.  


Once you’ve collected your things, now what do you do with them?  That’s a very good question…  Creating your own displays can be as easy as investing in some seasonal roping and strategically placing the trinkets within the beautiful the pine.  Hang on banisters and lay across the hearth to make a merry presentation for family and friends or attach to wreaths on the outside of your door.  If you are interested in applying this technique to your floral arrangements, you can use the same application process as long as the items are small enough not to distract from the blooms in the vase.  A little goes a long way with this style so don’t cramp containers which will make them look junky and less professionally done.

Tags: Holiday Decor, Christmas, Holiday Memories, Christmas Flowers

Introducing The Thomas Kinkade's Hero's Welcome Bouquet for 2020

Posted by Rick Canale on Thu, Nov 05, 2020

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Home for the holidays! An instant Christmas classic, this lush arrangement of red roses and fresh winter greens accompanies a festive Thomas Kinkade collectible with light-up windows (starter batteries included) and hand-painted details.

 

Tags: Traditions, Thomas Kinkade, Christmas, Holiday Memories, Christmas Flowers

Double Deck Those Halls with Our Deck the Holly Bouquet

Posted by Rick Canale on Wed, Dec 04, 2019

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Hand-glazed with a shimmering finish and jolly holly details, this keepsake ornament jar is a festive vase for a lush Christmas bouquet, then becomes a beloved home for holiday treats!Teleflora's Deck the Holly Ornament

This festive bouquet includes red roses, red miniature carnations, variegated holly, noble fir, and white pine. Delivered in Teleflora's Deck the Holly Ornament.

This ornament jar with lid, can be filled with holiday treats throughout the season and for years to come.

Tags: Christmas, Christmas Flowers, Christmas Ornaments, Holly

Fire Up The Cheer with Thomas Kinkade

Posted by Rick Canale on Fri, Nov 29, 2019

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This holiday, we reflect and honor everyday heroes with a vintage, rustic twist - making this iconic Christmas scene an instant classic.

An instant holiday classic! Capture the vintage charm of small-town Christmas with this this festive Thomas Kinkade fire station sculpture. Set atop an arrangement of red roses and fresh winter greens, the hand-painted keepsake lights up for years of fun!

This charming gift features red roses, white carnations, red and white miniature carnations, oregonia, noble fir, and white pine. Delivered with a Thomas Kinkade's Festive Fire Station Keepsake.

In addition to the whimsy and charm of this truly heroic scene, this fire station lights up to make holiday spirits even brighter.

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Tags: Traditions, Thomas Kinkade, Christmas, Christmas Flowers

Melt Hearts With Winter Warmth

Posted by Rick Canale on Wed, Nov 20, 2019

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This season it's all about keeping cozy, enjoying hot cocoa, and bringing frosty snowmen in from the cold to add delight and charm to your holiday decor.

Welcome home winter with a cozy bundled-up ceramic snowman mug, fill it with cocoa and keep those warm holiday feelings all season long. This mug is FDA-approved to safely serve and store food.

This festive friend features red roses, miniature red carnations, miniature white carnations, white sinuata statice, douglas fir, white pine, oregonia, and birch. Delivered in a Send a Hug® Snowman Mug.

This charming mug also makes for a great teacher or coworker gift, either filled with flowers or without.

Supply is limited.

Tags: Christmas, Christmas Flowers, winter

Go Vintage This Christmas

Posted by Rick Canale on Wed, Nov 13, 2019

 

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This season, what's old is new again. Rustic reds, burlap and copper accents, vintage trucks and lots of evergreen pine create a very merry vintage motif.

This season, we are reminded of what endures. This is our 89th Christmas as a family owned florist. We have endured. We are thankful for our traditions and thankful for you, our clients.

In partnership with Teleflora, we are proud to offer this Quaint Christmas Bouquet. This vintage container celebrates and honors all those who have purchased Christmas Trees from us.

Capture the quaint charm of a country Christmas with this vintage-inspired metal cube, arranged with lush holiday roses, fresh winter greens and festive decorations!

This vintage-inspired bouquet features red roses, white spray roses, red miniature carnations, white waxflower, flat cedar, noble fir, and oregonia. Delivered in a Merry Vintage Christmas Cube. Celebrate the timeless magic of Christmas with this vintage-inspired metal cube, bursting with charming holiday blooms!

 

Tags: Teleflora, Christmas Trees, Christmas, Christmas Flowers

Thomas Kinkade - A Holiday Flower Tradition

Posted by Suzie Canale on Fri, Dec 15, 2017

If you’re an art fan like I am, you may have come across the infamous painter Thomas Kinkade at one point or another.  1 in 20 homes across America owns an original painting by the artist whose work appealed to a wide variety of eclectic tastes and preferences .  His brilliant use of chiaroscuro – the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, made him a favorite for many enthusiasts who are moved by the unique style and emotion he depicts throughout his work.  Critics who often criticized his shallow perception within this field are often brutally abutted by popular perception of the market which continues to drive up Kinkade’s marketable value.  One reason behind this is the note of inspiration behind his work that is commonly said to be attributed to a religious region- a source of his true passion.  Others argue that many of his ideas stemmed from a deep connection to the outdoors and the importance of “home” and what that truly meant.  You can’t miss the abundance of houses featured in the vast majority of his paintings and the gorgeous colors typically emanating from within the structures.  Although Kinkade passed away at an early age in 2012, his artwork still goes on to affect thousands of people with his talent for using oils.

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Art dealers aren’t the only one who strive to keep Kinkade’s memory alive since the flower world has decided to take a piece of his essence and add it to this season’s holiday floral line!  Thanks to the visionaries behind Teleflora, this December customers will be able to purchase the very first, “Thomas Kinkade's Family Tree Bouquet”.  Using varieties of carnations, magnolia leaves, white pine, noble fir and cedar, the scent of the arrangement is just as appealing as the Christmasy vision it illuminates.  Not only does the centerpiece feature these stunning hints of the yuletide season, each one comes with a Thomas Kinkade hand sculpted, ceramic collectable that can be saved and reused for years to come.

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Mirroring the warm feeling the artist inflicted in each and every canvas, designers have worked out a beautiful and festive tribute to his memory using seasonal flowers and greens.  These blooming works of art not only can be used as a fantastic addition to your celebratory dinner tables but also make the perfect gift to that special someone on your list.  Enjoy this precious holiday creation today by calling your local florist~

Tags: Traditions, Thomas Kinkade, Christmas, Holiday Memories

Bear Themed Floral Christmas Arrangements

Posted by Suzie Canale on Wed, Dec 13, 2017

If you’re one for cuddling and canoodling around the fire, you’ll absolutely adore the new “Bear Themed Floral Extravaganza” many Boston florists are defining their holiday line with. Teddy bears are EVERYWHERE this Christmas, from stuffed animals being propped within centerpieces to bear designed containers showcase seasonal blooms.  These cute creatures are popping up in every inch of creative space that has designers quick on their feet to come up with new and interesting ideas to further market this trend.  Both children and adults can revel in the sweet popularity of teddy bears this December and if you’re looking for thoughts on how to create your own this season, here are some fun arts and crafts using flowers that will keep the whole family busy through Christmas.

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This is an expert level project but if you have the tenacity to try it- Go for it!  You’ll need a wedge of oasis that’s been carved into the shape of a bear and a bunch of small button pom-pom daisies.  Once the material has been formed, cut the flowers about 1 ½ inches long and stick the stem into the pre-soaked oasis.  Be careful not to put too many in one spot or leave holes in the back. Once the bear is complete, you can either put him in the middle of an arrangement or place him inside of a cup or bowl depending on the size.  Tie a red ribbon around his neck and you have a beautiful gift for someone special!


If the oasis teddy bear seems a bit too challenging, then here’s a great option that is easy-peasy to make.  Browse the shelves of discount stores such as Job Lot or Christmas Tree Shops since they almost always have a collection of teddy bear coffee mugs available for sale.  Once you’ve found the one that you prefer, take it home and fill it with seasonal blooms such as pine, red berries and red/white roses.  These make excellent presents for children and teachers which can be made quickly at a minimum cost.  Plus-they’ll have the perfect cup to enjoy hot cocoa when the weather turns cold!

Sometimes we think about ways to use a prop in the most complicating ways when a simple answer is standing right in front of our noses!  Those stunning Christmas trees you just purchased are going to need lots of trimming with decorations so why not use teddy bears as this year’s theme?  Again, shop local discount outlets for low cost teddies and stick them here and there throughout the branches or string them to make ornaments.  The kids will love the cuddly presentation and the effort you made to bring joy to them this holiday!

Tags: Teleflora, Christmas, Holidays, Christmas Flowers

Decorating Christmas Wreaths

Posted by Suzie Canale on Sat, Dec 09, 2017

As you’ve probably noticed, streets are slowly being filled with lit up homes dressed in garland and other festive décor that lets everyone know it’s their favorite time of year.  For decorators and floral designers, it’s the busiest time of the year where they put their creative thinking to the test to manifest stunning holiday pieces that will encourage the holiday spirit.  From trees to pine roping, experts are hard at work accommodating their customers tastes and needs to produce beautiful reminders that Christmas has indeed arrived.  One area of particular interest is the demand for personalized hanging door wreaths which are an increase of demand.  In past years, trends have shown an absence of interest in this item but in 2017, wreaths look to be making a gigantic comeback.

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One reason why they are returning to so many Christmas lists is the fact that this symbol encompasses the true meaning of the season, which embraces unity, love and the centrality of togetherness.  The circular shape of the ornament is the expression of eternity where there is no end, just the continuation of interwoven branches that signify the bonds between family.  The significance of the wreath dates back to centuries ago where people made their own decorations using material they had available and replicated formations of icons they found of importance. The circular shape being one that held the most importance during celebrations-particularly Christmas.


Although you see many wreaths made out of pine, there are many different types sold in tree lots, flower shops or ones you can whip up on your own.  You can use a variety of materials to create breathtaking décor to be placed on your door and several can be found for little to no cost at all.  Here are some of my favorite branches and foliage which are fabulous for this type of project:

Leather Leaf

Eucalyptus

Pussy Willow

Grape Vine

Privet Berries

Ruscus

Boxwood

Evergreen

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Depending on what you have chosen for greenery, you can add ornaments to the piece by using a hot glue gun to secure the items.  Ribbons, pine cones and small charms make wonderful additions to holiday wreathes or you can forgo further design to allow a natural style for you to enjoy.

Tags: Holiday Decor, Christmas Wreaths, Holiday Roping, Christmas

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