Posts made in March 2020

Floral Dimensions COVID-19 Update

EDIT: Floral Dimensions has made the difficult decision to close to the public. This has been a hard week of adulting, where we have to look hard at the facts of our current situation, and make difficult choices. Bringing beauty, comfort, hope and happiness to durham is our mission. It’s why we get out of bed in the morning. So when we made the choice to close, it was one of the hardest things we’ve done in recent memory, and we’re 35 years into this floral business. We’re going to miss the faces of our regular customers over the next few weeks, and each other.

One of the very best ways you can support our small businesses like ours is through the purchase of a gift certificate. Gift certificates are available by emailing Bea, our owner at bea@floraldimensionsdurham.com

 

Here at Floral Dimensions we’re settling into the new rhythms of a small business in Durham, NC weathering COVID-19. That means disinfecting, playing catch up on business in the quiet time, and planning for the future. If we’re being completely honest this is kind of worrisome time. It’s made slightly less daunting by realizing that small businesses everywhere are facing the same issue.

Durham Florist, succulent bowl, jade plant, Floral Dimensions at Academy Court, DUrham Florists

As we move deeper into this season of managing a business in the wake of COVID-19, we’ve made a few adjustments. First we’ve adjusted our hours.
We’ll be open Monday through Friday 9:30-4:30 
We’re open Saturdays 10-1 for deliveries only. 

Through the end of the month, we’re offering 20% off all local delivery orders. You can order online, by phone or email. We highly recommend giving the gift of a plant! We have a beautiful selection of succulents, and birds nest ferns. Make sure to call the shop to order your spring plants. They’ll brighten your quarantine as we all work together to flatten the curve.

Durham Florist, garden box, peace lily, pathos, spider plant, Floral Dimensions at Academy Court, DUrham Florists

We’re looking forward to welcoming the people Durham back to our store soon.

 

On Small Business and Unsung Heroes

Today we’re thinking about the myriad of unsung heroes among us right now. First responders and medical professionals come to mind, but were also thinking of school custodians disinfecting our classrooms, daycare workers, nursing home caregivers, sanitation workers. Their contributions to this effort go largely unnoticed and unthanked.

If you’re reading this and you’re in the first line of defense, we thank you. You’re helping to flatten the curve. Words dont express well enough our gratitude.

We’re using this time to support each other well and build bonds that will carry us through the next few weeks or months- checking on elderly neighbors, sharing our hand sanitizer and toilet paper, and extending extra kindness and respect to everyone will take us far. We hope that you also find ways to do small things with great impact in this time of intentional slowness. We’re glad that Durham is doing hard things for the benefit of everyone. 

When you have the opportunity, we’d love to invite you to learn more about how you can support small business in Durham and salute those unsung heroes in your life.

WTVD suggests the following ways to support small businesses:

  • Shop online or via phone. While some stores already have online shopping, others will help customers order via phone or FaceTime- gift flowers and other goods to first responders in your life.
  • Buy gift cards to use at a later date to support businesses now, even if you don’t currently need anything-gift them to the people working tirelessly to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Order takeout or delivery and tip the same amount as you would dining in and send it to your exhausted friends in the medical service industry.

We wish everyone the best while we practice social distancing and isolation and we’re excited to welcome you all back to the store soon!

 

Durham Cookery Wedding Flowers

Here in our Durham NC florist shop, we love a good wedding. One of our favorite things to do is to sit down with engaged couples and help them decide how flowers fit into their wedding planning and how to maximize their effect.

As we ramp back towards wedding season, we’re getting in every kind of blooms into the studio. And today, we’re very excited to share a recent wedding from Will Greene at The Cookery- one of our favorite Durham wedding venues.

Our couple created a beautiful and modern white floral palette, with lillies, hydrangea and freesia in the bouquet. It really popped against the brick walls of the Cookery.

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Blue and White hydrangeas in a wedding bouquet create stability and depth for bridal bouquet arrangements.

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Will Greene is a great photographer and we love how this image can bring together a floral design: this wedding bouquet and boutonniere look fantastic together against the blue suit and purple tie.

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The floral arch below was designed and installed by our designer Jose. It looks really great with the green and white palette our couple designed with stephanie.

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Our groomsman and ring bearer boutonniere looked great on everyone. We designed it using white spray roses.

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A neutral champagne gold color we really modern and beautiful, and brought the wedding look together in a simple and elegant way.

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As we move into the wedding reception, our couple chose to keep it simple with beautiful blue and white hydrangea blooms placed on long farmhouse tables.

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We’re so glad that we were able to be part of this beautiful wedding day. We are honored that couples place their trust in us to create and bring to life part of one of the most important day of their lives. Its no small honor and we take the privilege seriously.

If you liked seeing these images, we invite you check out the rest of our website, especially our wedding page.

You can learn more about Will Greene here and the Cookery in Durham, NC here.

Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day is one of our favorite holidays here at the store. As a woman’ owned business in Durham, NC, there’s nothing that satisfies us more than a day that celebrates the contributions of women to all areas of society.

At the same time that we’re in a truly celebratory mood, we recognize that both here at home and around the world, there’s many women that lack the options and privileges we have. They lack agency, freedom, and equality. And while we acknowledge the contributions of women in our lives and celebrate the progress we’re making towards equality, Women’s Day is also an opportunity to acknowledge that for many women, their day hasn’t arrived yet and we hope for them and with them that it’s coming soon.

We encourage you to learn more about women’s day here.

Here at our small Durham Florist shop, we’re prepping some orders for the day. Stems of roses and lilies and are coming together in beautiful arrangements and we’re excited to see them head out to the people they’re gifted to. We invite you to honor the contributions of women in your life by visiting our online store, donating a cause that supports women’s issues or simply exploring the day itself.

 

Durham Florist, whhite lily, pink rose, peruvian lily, alstromeria, silver dollar eucalptus, white stock spray,Floral Dimensions at Academy Court, DUrham NC Florists

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