Shop Small Saturday 2013

It’s important to shop locally and support small businesses in your area! So this Saturday, remember to SHOP SMALL at Designer Flower Center! Come in for a great sale…check it out!

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IMG_1756Get all of your ornaments during our Shop Small Saturday Sale! Whether you’re adding to your own tree, or giving them as a gift…these are some of the most gorgeous ornaments you will find. Take advantage of this great sale and at the same time support your local small businesses!

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Black Friday 2013

We’re so excited to announce our Black Friday Sales! You won’t want to miss out on these great sales–PLUS! Let our beautiful showroom inspire you and get you in the holiday spirit! We will be open 9am to 5pm! So don’t forget to stop by DFC on Black Friday!UntitledSales valid for one day only! Don’t miss these incredible deals!

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Once Thanksgiving has come and gone…Once you have spent time with your family, stuffed yourself full of turkey, and reflected on everything that you are thankful for…It is officially time to start decorating for Christmas! Pull out your tree or shop for a fresh Christmas tree and dust off the boxes of decorations, lights, wreaths, garlands! And if you’re in the market for some new Christmas decor, you’ll definitely want to stop by DFC for all you’re holiday decorating needs! Plus, you won’t want to miss our Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday Sales! Before we get to the sales, though,  we thought we’d share some of our Christmas Tree Decorating Do’s and Don’ts for you to keep in mind while decorating your tree this year!

How Much Will I Need?…

Two questions we get a lot are, “How much ribbon do I need to buy for my tree?” and “How many ornaments will I need?” We have a  formula for figuring out how much ribbon to buy to decorate your tree. Depending on the size of your tree, we used average sizes 9ft and 7.5ft, we suggest the following:

For a 7.5ft tree, unroll the spool of ribbon and find the middle by folding it in half. Start at the top of the tree using the middle, and work your way down the tree using each end separately. For a 9ft tree, start at the top of the tree using the end of one spool and work your way down, when you run out of one spool start where you left off using the next spool.

As for the second question, Lisa says she usually divides the tree into thirds, it’s usually the view of the tree that you can see from the spot you are standing. Then, estimate how many items fit in that third of tree and multiply that number by three. It’s usually a good estimation for how many ornaments you will need.

Run Ribbon Through the Tree First! Always Start at the Top!

Always run your ribbon through the tree first! By doing so, there is much less risk of damaging any ornaments, because there won’t be anything on the tree yet. Always start running the ribbon through your tree at the top and work your way to the bottom in a zig zag. Start at the top and go as far to your left as you can reach, then go the other direction. That way you only have to come down the ladder once to move the ladder. This is more time efficient, as well as, less stress on your body.

Use Pipe Cleaners or Chenille to Decorate Fresh Trees and Make “S” Hooks Out of Floral Wire

To secure the ribbon into an artificial tree, we take two pine branches and twist the ribbon between the branches to secure it. If you are working with a fresh tree, this is not possible. Instead we suggest using pipe cleaners, or what we also call chenille wire to secure ribbon into your tree. It’s much easier to work with than floral wire but will hold it in place just the same! We also suggest making your own “S” hooks out of floral wire to hang your ornaments!

Hang Ornaments Close to the Branch!

When hanging your ornaments, you want to hang them close to the branch to ensure that they will stay, and also for a more professional look! This method allows for more ornaments to fit on the tree and it is just overall, more visually pleasing for the overall look of the tree. See the difference it makes?….

Group Ornament Balls Together!

For more impact, make clusters of ornaments grouped together on your tree. Tuck these clusters inside the tree to give your tree more depth, so that not everything is just on the outter branches. The lights will reflect on these ornaments that are tucked inside and it gives the tree some background.

Brand New! Christmas Tree Essential…

You always want your tree to really stand out and now it can! DFC has brand new Christmas Tree Arms that will attach to the center pole of your artificial tree and is strong and sturdy for holding Santa statues, Elves, Candles, and more! It gives your tree some more depth and makes it really stand out and become 3-Dimensional!  Take a look…

For more tree decorating inspiration, check out some of the beautiful trees we have done in the past…

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Nature’s Bounty at DFC

With Fall here and Christmas on the way, it got us thinking about the perfect way to decorate your home in a way that can easily transition from one season to the next. We’ve named it Nature’s Bounty, after many years of decorating different homes inspired by this look. We wanted to share some of the work we’ve done in the past in hopes that it might inspire you today!

Over the years we’ve decorated some of the most beautiful homes in The Valley. There’s been a variety of holiday themes and Nature’s Bounty is what we like to call the one we are featuring today. It’s the perfect theme if you are looking for a very natural, organic look that is so easy to transition from Fall to Christmas. It features a mix of magnolia leave, eucalyptus, boxwood, grasses, and pinecones. For the fall, accent this bounty of leaves with pumpkins, gourds, feathers, berries, wheat, and rye. And when Christmas comes around, pull the Fall accents and replace them with glittered ornament balls, glittered leaves, feathers, and more! 

This natural look garland with assorted foliages would look great incorporated into your home decor all year long.

The perfect example of a Fall to Christmas transition that is effortless, natural looking and gorgeous at the same time! From pumpkins and gourds to a mix of glistening ornament!

It will look absolutely gorgeous in any home!

Here is another example of using magnolia leaves as the focal piece with a little bit of pine and twigs. When the time for Christmas decorating comes, just add jeweled sprays or branches, and ornaments. 

This fireplace design was inspired by taking natural foliages, layering and tucking them into a wired faux branch around our natural wax remote controlled battery operated candles. It can be easily dismantled for easy storage when Christmas is over. 

Come in to see our wide selection of Park Hill Collection that would be perfect for decorating your home with this  Nature’s Bounty this season!Screen Shot 2013-10-30 at 7.14.02 PMScreen Shot 2013-11-10 at 5.06.56 PM Screen Shot 2013-11-10 at 5.06.43 PM Screen Shot 2013-11-10 at 5.07.07 PM Screen Shot 2013-11-10 at 5.07.19 PM

And don’t forget about our Christmas Open House going on this weekend at DFC!! You won’t want to miss it!
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DFC’s Christmas Open House

ImageDesigner Flower Center is happy to announce the dates and sale information for our 2013 Christmas Open House! Join us as we kick off the holiday season with a great 2-day sale, as well as the beginning of our Winter Hours! Keep reading for all the details…we look forward to seeing you there! Gather a group of friends for a weekend of great shopping and holiday inspiration!

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