Thursday, December 27, 2007

Annual Sale

We will have our Christmas merchandise on sale thru January 5, 2008. Here are a few of the pretty decorations still available.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Laura Brazak

We have three more weddings to create before we say good bye to 2007. And we are eagerly waiting for all the images of the past Bridal season to be added to our website.
But here are a few beautiful photos taken by Laura BrazakProfessional Photography. She has a unique style and tonal quality that many of our Brides rave about.
Click on her link.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Counting My Blessings

Thanksgiving kicks off the busy Holiday Season. Our clients have been coming in a steady stream to pick up a beautiful centerpiece like the one above and view the Christmas decorations throughout the store. This year I'm counting my blessings like never before. Looking past politics, stock markets, gas prices and wars I am grateful to God for all the things I do enjoy. And must I remind myself to see the beauty around me with "fresh eyes" each day. Syracuse is a great place to live.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tis The Glitter Season!

Round about November I come home with tiny sparkly bits of glitter stuck to my face. My husband will say "Uh oh, the glitter season has started!". Eventually glitter will spread to my entire family. But they don't complain too much because what would the holidays be without a bit of twinkle and sparkle...
One whole corner of the shop is devoted to a "Retro Christmas" theme. It's fun, nostalgic and verrrry glittery.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Birthday Revisited

Flower cakes are not a new idea but they are still a sugar-free and inexpensive way to say Happy Birthday. And, to add an additional element of fun, we decorate the treat with festive cellophane and tissue.
Thank you to our friend Pam who talked me into "baking" her a cake. Another shopper saw the cake and ordered one...then someone else...then someone else.
We can make one for you too.
Starting at $39.95 as shown

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Crazy Weather!

If you were depending on the weather to provide clues for the upcoming holidays you would be mislead. Here are a few photos of the shop before we get into full blown Turkey season. Can you believe that in 4 weeks we will be setting the Thanksgiving table.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Halloween Treats

Colleen was having fun with flowers today. Cute designs with jiggly eyeballs and spiders with gerbera, sunflowers, celosia and other wickedly fresh blossoms.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Happy Wedding Party

The smiles say it all! Congratulations to the happy couple and their families.

Lady with Red

Check out these pics from Bill at Herloski Photography. He really captured the romance of a classic red rose nosegay. Always a stunning contrast for a white gown

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Friday, September 7, 2007


And now for something completely different-Abracadabra roses, hypericum berries, sunflowers and seeded eucalyptus entwined through an abundant grapevine armenture. The natural stems were then wrapped with moss green French ribbon and secured with green pearl pins.
Wrapping ribbon around stems is a common and economical way to finsh a bridesmaid bouquet but the bold choice of plant material really makes this design zing.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Another beautiful photo (and text) by the multi-talented International "Fun-ster "Emmanuel Vaucher of emanphoto. We used it for our advertisement in the new copy of Syracuse Wedding Magazine.
It is available in stores around town.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Little Detail - Big Impact!

Our traditional Bride was certain she wanted an extraordinary look for her cake but was uncertain how to accomplish it. Kim suggested renting our large silver cake stand and all the guests oohed and aaahed!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Ten years to find this cutie!

In 1997 while on a trip to Germany to visit our friend Gregor Lersch we saw this charming little Nertera on display in his shop. Unfortunately, we could not find anyone in America that knew about them. Finally those clever Dutch Canadians have begun marketing Nertera. We have some in the shop and they are every bit as engaging as in our memories of that wonderful trip.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Very Vogue

Elegant and understated...white hydrangea, Vendela roses, calla lilies, Queen Anne's lace, lizianthus and caladium foliage. A special bouquet of sympathy designed by Kim and sent on behalf of Vogue Magazine.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Happy Roses

Yes, it's a fresh rose!!! Mother Nature didn't go crazy...they are colored using an absorbtion dye and each peatal is a differant color. Happy Roses are brand new this week and walk in customers are loving them. A bit pricey but your gift will get lots of attention. Call and ask for Happy Roses.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Happy Birthday Chick

Happy 60th Birthday to Chick! This cake was "pay back" for the fuzzy blue Poppa Smurf lamp sent to a florist friend in Buffalo. It was embarrassing to go through Wegman's check out with so much junk food but the look on his face was worth it. What will the Buffalo florists think of next year! Note the pretty pink rose centerpieces in the background.

Monday, July 30, 2007


Candy Buffets are always popular with Wedding Guests. The bold and vivid colors were perfect for a hot summer evening. The Staff at Justin's Grill tells us not a single piece of candy survived!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Early Summer

An early summer offering of hydrangea, fushia ranunculas and porcelaina roses. Updated with Kermit pompons and purple fountain grass.

Friday, June 22, 2007

How's this for life like!

One of our favorite customers brought in her urn to be filled with silk botanicals. We thought it was an appealing combination of color and texture. Nature is never boring.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Welcome to the Whistlestop Florist Blog!

Welcome to the Whistlestop Florist Blog! Please keep checking back for featured arrangements, in-store savings, and special sales.