We are excited to once again start our “12 Days of Christmas Open House” contest on Facebook. Each day we will feature a sneak peek of at holiday decor we have in store. Like and share our posts and you will be entered into our contest! One winner is chosen daily for a $25 gift certificate that can be used at our Christmas Open House. Good Luck!
If you aren’t following us already on Facebook, click here! https://www.facebook.com/KellysFlowersPerth/
This month we are hosting three workshops. That’s right! Three!!! Have a look at what's coming up.
November 15 – Outdoor Urn Workshop – decorate your front porch or doorway with a beautiful and festive Urn. We will be using a variety of seasonal greenery, branches and holiday decorations. The workshop is $.... plus tax.
November 22 – Christmas Wreath Workshop – we will teach you how to decorate your very own natural wreath to adorn your front door. The workshop is $.... plus tax.
November 29 – Winter Gravestone Toppers – Create a beautiful topper for your loved one with seasonal greenery to last all winter. The workshop is $.... plus tax.
All workshops are non-refundable.
Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, 2018
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. And Kelly’s loves to show off our love for Christmas by kicking off the season with our Annual Christmas Open House. This year our Open House will be held on November 3rd and 4th featuring designer decorated trees, displays, in-store specials, live music, prizes and giveaways, holiday baking and product samples. So mark your calendars and come to celebrate Christmas with us.
Thursday, October 4, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
On October 4th we are holding our third annual Thanksgiving design night. It was a hit the last two years that we cannot wait to do it again this fall! It will consist of making a Thanksgiving table centrepiece in a pumpkin! We will be holding this event in the Code’s Mill Atrium just outside of our shop. It starts at 6:30 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. Space is limited for this design night so call to reserve your spot soon. The cost is $50 and we ask that you bring your own pair of cutting shears or scissors. We hope to see you there!
Don't forget to deadhead your flowering plants as we approach the new cooler season. Marigolds and zinnias can bloom late summer into early fall if they well taken care of!
Bring in your potted plants before frost hits, but be sure to remove any unwanted intruders like spider mites before they can spread to your indoor plants.
It has been a long time in the works, but it is finally "perfect" and ready for sharing. Thank you, Laura, from Blacksmith Multimedia I can not believe how perfectly you made 12 hours of footage look! Hope you enjoy watching our Fleurs de Villes video as much as we did.
Wreath WorkshopNovember 23 6:30 - 8:00 pmCode's Mill Atrium
Create a festive Christmas wreath with one of our floral designers at our step-by-step workshop.
Call to reserve your spot. Space is limited. 613-267-7065.
We all know Christmas is my favorite time of year! I am so excited to show you the 2017 holiday designs I have put together, and some wonderful gift giving ideas. I hope you love them as much as I do!
Stop by the store for our Annual Christmas Open House November 4th & 5th, to see our designer trees, in-store specials, door prizes and holiday goodies.
Stay tuned to Facebook for our 12 Days of Christmas Contest.
Perth has a notable florist in its midst.
Kelly’s Flowers and Gift Boutique, located at Code’s Mill, took part in a prestigious flower competition in Ottawa recently — the Fleurs de Villes, where they earned top marks as the Florist Favourite.
“We were excited to be voted Florist Favourite,” said owner Krista Mackler in an email exchange. “All the participating florists were given a chance to vote for their favourite mannequin and design, and we tied with the most votes! Voting is still happening this week by patrons who stop by the display of all the mannequins.”
The Perth flower shop tied for the most votes with Trillium Floral — a first for the Ottawa show to have a tie.
Fleurs De Villes originated in Paris and was brought to Vancouver, B.C. Kelly’s received an invitation to submit a proposal last fall to be a part of this event, a six-city, cross-Canada tour. “We found out (in) February that our design had been chosen of as one of 15 to participate, representing the City of Ottawa,” Mackler said.
"Upon entering our boutique … the most commonly asked question is, ‘Who is Kelly?’ Well, let us tell you who Kelly really is. Kelly is a woodland fairy from deep in the Ontario woods. She lives in a temperate deciduous forest in Lanark County with maples, hemlock, oak and beech trees which supports 1,200 species of distinctive fauna and flora.
“Our design is a reflection of her woods, in which she calls home. We will be using florals and natural product inspired by the natural beauty of Kelly’s woods such as; roses, fresh mosses, grapevines, bear grass and succulents. We hope to capture the true beauty of Kelly and her home, sweet, home."
The team spent hours putting Kelly together and Mackler said they couldn't be more proud of how beautiful she is.
“If you haven't already, we strongly recommend stopping by Bayshore Shopping Centre this weekend to see the amazing mannequins.”
by Laurie Weir
Laurie Weir is a news editor at Metroland Media, including The Perth Courier, Smiths Falls Record News and regionally for The Carleton Place Almonte Canadian Gazette and the Kemptville Advance. Follow her on Twitter @InOttValley or find her on Facebook at any of the publications listed.