Now through Mother's Day we are offering 10% off all kinds of wonderful gift ideas for Mom. Some of the gifts we have are sachets, gift baskets, gift bags, soaps, candles, natural gifts such as birdseed ornaments and decorative wood slices, hand-painted mason jars, potpourri and so much more. Our products are also available at Honeycomb Creative at 415 N. Monroe Street, Monroe, Mi - in Downtown Monroe. Love this store. They also have Fusion paint! We are planning on redoing our kitchen cupboards using that paint this spring. Our products are with Vintage Market Home in Downtown Wyandotte at 110 Sycamore Street, right next to Stroh's Ice Cream. They have a lovely display there of our products and I just recently resupplied them. See picture above. There are additional products on the shelf to the left as well as the table.
Floral Design News: We are running about 4-6 weeks processing time on our floral designs. Single Bouquets I may be able to get to before that time frame. However, larger wedding parties please allow minimum 4-6 weeks, with 8 weeks being the best time frame. I can occasionally accommodate a rush order, but it really does depend how many orders I have at the time.
Our Etsy shop floral design listings have been revamped. I have combined the floral designs listing to include all the matching boutonnieres, corsages, and bouquets on ONE listing for each type of bouquet design. This way customers don't have to go searching on the shop for the coordinating boutonnieres and such. I have also included bud vase arrangements for each listing. I recently supplied these for an order and they worked out Great! They are basically a downsized version of the bouquet made to fit an approximately 9-10 inch tall bud vase with a 1-to-1-1/2 inch opening. These dimensions can be tweaked if you have a bud vase outside these parameters. Just send a note with your dimensions. A small bouquet is usually good for a pint or Quart mason jar arrangement. A medium bouquet would be equal to a larger table arrangement and the large bouquet would be equal to an ex-large table arrangement. I have updated shipping also to also better accommodate ordering multiple items.
E-commerce: Our website e-commerce should be up and running soon. I know I have been promising, but we are getting close! I just need to add our floral design. This way you can come right to the website and order direct through us. We will be keeping our Etsy shop as well that way if you enjoy shopping on Etsy you can still have that experience. The benefit to the E-commmerce web is I am able to offer discounts or sales not available with Etsy due to the fact the E-commerce does not have a transaction fees associated with it that Etsy does.
Farm News: Michigan has been playing hide and seek with spring. We've had some great 60 and 70 degree weather days, but it's been inconsistent. Hubby and I are getting ready nonetheless. We are getting ready to retill the Monarch Waystation area and reseed as soon as our frost date has passed adding in some milkweed and some new perennial wildflower, bee balm and more. We also will be tilling a new areas to grow other flowers that we use in our floral designs. Hubby has acquired the lumber to make 6 large raised beds. We plan to use some of these to grow florals and some for veggies. In lavender news, the plants are starting to green up on the underside. I am just waiting for it consistently warm up in order to do a good spring pruning. On one of the warmer days they smelled wonderful. I could already get the lovely fragrance of lavender on the warm breeze. Looking forward to this season of lavender! All images © Lavender Rose Farms LLC
All images © Lavender Rose Farms LLCWe are already in full swing (earlier this year than usual) for floral design/wedding parties. I have put an announcement on our Etsy shop that we will need 4-6 weeks lead time to create wedding parties. If the order is for only 1-2 bouquets, we likely will be able to produce those faster. However, PLEASE write a note with your orders if you need the bouquets before 4-6 weeks and we can try to accommodate (but not guaranteed). We actually appreciate when brides or wedding planners provide the wedding date at time of order. I tend to note this on each order so I can make sure I am meeting your deadline.
We have all our listing for floral design auto-set to 4-6 weeks currently. So unless I hear from you specifically in a note with your order that you need it before that time frame, it will be slated to go out in 4-6 weeks.
I've had a few busy brides not check listing times when ordering and found out their orders would not make it out in time for their wedding! Gratefully, thus far I have been able to accommodate each order in a rush capacity. However, we cannot always guaranty that will be the case. It really depends how busy we are at a particular given time if I can push a rush order through. So... to avoid missing your special date PLEASE keep track of our production times.
I periodically post this to our social media and our blog, but it's ALWAYS listed clearly what our floral design timframe is on our Etsy shop page under the Description - Announcement on the home Page. Also frequently asked questions are in this section. Additionally, when you place your order you will receive a shipping date. If this is later than you would like reach out to us. As I said, I will try my best to accommodate but not always guaranteed.
Here is our current notice on the Etsy Page.
"IMPORTANT NOTICE: FLORAL DESIGN is running at 4-6 weeks. Please allow this amount of time before our event at a minimum. If you are just ordering a single bouquet and need it before this time frame please drop me a note. Also, if your order is for a wedding or some other kind of event PLEASE write a us a note with the date of event so we can make sure to meet your deadline. We cannot guaranty rush orders. FLOWERS ARE DRIED, not fresh. "
Each bouquet is handcrafted at the time of your order. No PRE-MADE bouquets sitting around getting dusty or faded. I want your designs to be freshly made. Because our bouquets are not mass produced in advance, we do need the extra time to hand create. Thank you so much for understanding!
Here are some of our latest creations. All images © Lavender Rose Farms LLC