Americana Tablescape DIY

Hello everyone! We have a very fun blog post to share with you all.  We put together a fantastic Americana themed tablescape that we wanted to share with everyone.   It’s so fun and will be perfect for the 4th … Continue reading

Organizing tips from DFC!

Spring is almost here which means it’s time to start preparing for some Spring Cleaning!  When it comes to Spring Cleaning I think we all can agree with the fact that getting organized is top on everyones priority list (was it also one of your New Year’s resolutions?).

Designer Flower center offers some great products to help get your organized!

Here are a few of our favorite organizing tips and products to use!

  1. Containers.
    Designer Flower Center has a HUGE variety of containers that can be used for organizing and cleaning up different rooms of your home.  Not only will your stuff be organized but they will look stylish as well.
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    We have a great assortment of glass containers with wicker around them, different shapes and sizes that are perfect for all kinds of stuff.   Wouldn’t that big one on the bottom be great for organizing nail polish?  the middle medium size for on your office desk holding pens, pencils, scissors etc.img_1211.jpg
    Our galvanized containers are popular.  They would make great containers on your kitchen counter holding dry pastas or rice!  Or, ditch the plastic bag cotton balls come in fill the smallest galvanized container with them and place it on your bathroom counter, so cute!
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2. Wire ribbon rack.
If you’re like the most of us your ribbon is thrown in a drawer somewhere, all of them unraveled and looking a little messy.  Time to organize them!
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We love this wire ribbon rack, it neatly displays all of your ribbon and it looks great.

3. Labeling.
I am a huge fan of labeling just about everything.  It helps me quickly know where everything is without having to dig through all of my stuff and it also helps me stay organized.  Chalk board-everything, is so popular right now so of course Designer Flower Center has these stylish chalk board tags.

What’s great about using the chalkboard tags to organize and label with is you can always wipe it off and reuse them.

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Thanks for reading, hopefully this post gave you some great ideas and will give you a jump start with your Spring cleaning!

Do you have any tips you want to share to help us all get organized?  comment below, we would love to hear.

Have a great day!

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Gardening with Designer Flower Center.

Hello and Happy Monday from Designer Flower Center!

 Winter is here and our gardening instincts are starting to kick in!  Garden planning is so much fun, but what do you do when you have a very limited space for a garden?  One great solution is to head on into DFC for some awesome new gardening solutions!

We recently brought in a few new items from a company called “Potting Shed Creations” that we know you all will absolutely LOVE!.   They have a lot of the same beliefs in products as we do.  We both love repurposed, earth friendly and organic!

First up are these snazzy “GrowBottles” They come in basil, mint, chives, oregano, and parsley!

Each bottle includes:  seeds, repurposed wine bottle, soil-less mix, wool wick, plant nutrient, cork coaster, growing directions. Bottle 8″ high x 2.75″ diameter.

Perfect if you don’t have much space for a garden, these awesome bottles don’t take up much room and they are for sale at DFC for $38.90

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Another great product we have brought in is “Garden in a bag” and they come in 6 different styles: basil, mint, parsley, oregano, cilantro, and lavender.

Each bag includes: seed, growing medium, coconut husks for drainage, directions and are only $10.00 each!

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Both of these products are are made in Idaho USA, organic, repurposed and earth friendly, just the way DFC likes it!  We care about the earth and have the future in mind.

Here is a coupon for all our wonderful customers, just in time for these awesome gardening products!

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Garland Sale

When it comes to garland treatments, they can be hung just about anywhere and they will make your home look absolutely gorgeous! We have done some fabulous garlands in the past when designing for the holidays, so we thought we’d share some of those designs with you to inspire and delight! We also have some more great tips for designing your own garlands, as well as the do’s and don’ts for hanging your garlands in your home! Plus, Garlands are now on sale until December 14th!Untitled 5

How much ribbon? And how to run ribbon through a garland…

  • For a 9 foot garland you will need 10 yards of ribbon. 
  • Take your ribbon at the 5 yard mark. (You can find the middle by unrolling the spool and folding it in half.)
  • Meet the 5 yard mark/middle of the ribbon with the middle point of the length of the garland. Twist the ribbon into the garland using two branches.
  • Then, move to one of the very ends of the garland and twist the ribbon into the garland, leaving a tail. Do this at both ends of the garland before tying down the middle parts. You should only have ribbon twisted into the garland in three places at this point: the middle, and two ends. This ensures that you end up running the ribbon throughout the entire garland evenly using all 10 yards. 
  • Twist in the rest of the ribbon in a pattern: side, middle, other side. It’s sort of a zig zag pattern. This ensures that the ribbon is evenly dispersed and looks beautiful from all angles. So not matter if you are looking at the top or bottom it will give the illusion that the ribbon is running through the entire garland. 

Adding Ornaments to a Garland…
There are a few different ways you can go about placing ornaments in your garland…

  1. If you want the primary focal point of the garland to be the middle, you can place all of your ornaments in the middle portion of the garland, with the ends and/or corners being accents. (For example: The garland in the picture just above.)
  2. If you would like to have ornaments throughout the entire length of the garland a good way to place your ornaments, as well as plan how many to buy, is to divide your garland into 3 foot sections. Set a pattern for the length of the 3 foot section, and repeat it 3 times. (For example: The garland pictured below.)
  3. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. Expand the overall look of the garland. The picture below draws your eye upward, to the top of the candles, all the way to the lowest hanging ornament. Your eye does not just see a narrow garland running across the mantel, but instead it has expanded into a 6 foot span. When adding candles for height in your design, bring the pine/greenery up as well with the candles and the garland. It really brings the look together, like it is all one piece. (The 3M hooks in this picture were used to hang a wreath, which the candlesticks frame, also tying together and completing the look.)
  4. Hanging ornaments with fishline and draping beaded garlands from your garland and mantel, really highlight the ornaments instead of the pine. This is a great way to showcase your most prized or delicate ornaments, instead of hiding them in the tree. 
  5. Hanging stockings can be challenging when you have a beautiful garland also hanging on your mantel. A great tip for this is to use 3M hooks to hang the stockings. Attach them to the fireplace and use coordinating ribbons to hang the stockings from the hooks. It will look like the stockings are hanging from the garland but they are really hanging from the mantel. The hooks are removable and you can also use them to securely hang the garland on the mantel. 

Hanging Garlands on a Staircase…

Here are a few tips for hanging a beautiful garland on your staircase or railing.

  • To figure out how long your garland needs to be, measure the length of the of the railing.
  • If you want your garland to run across the top of the railing, you will need the same length as the actual measurement of the railing.
  • If you want your garland to dip, you will need 2 to 2.5 times the amount of the actual measurement of the railing.
  • For a lit garland, always be sure to plug it in before you hang your garland, to make sure all of the lights are still working properly.
  • Also for a lit garland, always double check which end of the garland has the correct end of the cord you will need to plug into the wall. You don’t want to get it up and not be able to plug it in because the correct cord is on the opposite end.
  • Bring the ends of the garland all the way down to the floor, this makes it easier to reach the wall outlet in order to plug it in, and it will also hide the outlet and plug.

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Seasonal Changes Have Begun!

A couple of weeks ago, Lisa and Dean returned from their buying trip in Atlanta with tons of inspiration, excited to get started on planning our seasonal showroom layout! We got right to work and completely transformed the showroom! If you have not been in for a couple of week, you will definitely notice all the great changes we have made. We moved and switched displays, creating new areas that are sure to inspire you! Just take a look at some of these pictures featuring our finished product…but to really experience the big transformation, you must come in for the full effect!!setup1Everyone was working hard…we moved most of the showroom around all in ONE DAY! The team did such a great job!!!
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set3Fall and Halloween are around the corner…already??!! It sure is, here at DFC! We’ve unpacked, unwrapped, and opened last year’s and brand new Fall and Halloween foliage, pumpkins, witches, and more! It’s fun, festive, and the the right touch of inspiration and creativity to get you ready for the big transition into the holiday season!
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Park Hill Hand Selected Designer Home Accents

For years, Designer Flower Center has been the place to find unique specialty items that you’re not likely to find anywhere else in the Central Valley.  With the recent addition of the customer favorite, Park Hill Collection, this is now more true than ever…Park Hill Collection features some of the most unique specialty pieces that would look great in your home and set it apart from all the others! In the next couple of weeks, you will need to act fast if you want to get these amazing home accent pieces at a great sale price! Each week we are featuring different items and placing them on sale…for ONE WEEK ONLY! So don’t miss out on your chance to add one of these pieces to your home, for a great price!

This week, you’ll find some great treasures for you home!
Versatile wicker covered glassware that is perfect for beautiful fresh or silk flowers, green plants, candles, and so much more! With so many shapes and sizes, you’re allowed the creative freedom for filling this wonderful glassware! wicker glass photo 2The Vintage Decorative Wall Panels pictured to the left are absolutely gorgeous pieces that would look fabulous in any home! They can hang  just about anywhere and are so unique…you’re sure to receive many compliments on them! The Vintage Luggage Shelves are definitely a one of a kind find that you will fall in love with! A great look but they are light and easy to hang, they would easily fit anywhere in your vintage decor. Use them to display frames, trinkets, and more!
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These French Wall Art pieces have been a customer favorite since they first hit our showroom floor! If you are one of the ones who have just raved about how much you love these, you definitely won’t want to miss this one week opportunity to get them on sale! photo 1Decorate like a Grand Champion! These unique accent pieces would look lovely in a variety of ways for your home. One customer has mentioned they would love to have these for their son’s room…if your family has roots in agriculture and showing animals these would be a charming addition to your decor! 

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Sale is on the three items listed and pictured above! 

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Specialty Park Hill Chandeliers and Mirrors

For years, Designer Flower Center has been the place to find unique specialty items that you’re not likely to find anywhere else in the Central Valley.  With the recent addition of the customer favorite, Park Hill Collection, this is now more true than ever…Park Hill Collection features some of the most unique specialty pieces that would look great in your home and set it apart from all the others! In the next couple of weeks, you will need to act fast if you want to get these amazing home accent pieces at a great sale price! Each week we are featuring different items and placing them on sale…for ONE WEEK ONLY! So don’t miss out on your chance to add one of these pieces to your home, for a great price!

This week’s specialty items are Park Hill’s Chandeliers and Mirrors!  Add a rustic touch to any room by simply adding one of our unique pieces!

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Mirrors can also make any room look and feel bigger and can change a room drastically!

This week only Park Hill Mirrors and Chandeliers on sale for 25% off!

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Smaller mirrors are excellent gifts and make great room accents!
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These chandeliers are easy to install and would look great in any home!
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Specialty Items…ON SALE!

For years, Designer Flower Center has been the place to find unique specialty items that you’re not likely to find anywhere else in the Central Valley.  With the recent addition of the customer favorite, Park Hill Collection, this is now more true than ever…Park Hill Collection features some of the most unique specialty pieces that would look great in your home and set it apart from all the others! In the next couple of weeks, you will need to act fast if you want to get these amazing home accent pieces at a great sale price! Each week we are featuring different items and placing them on sale…for ONE WEEK ONLY! So don’t miss out on your chance to add one of these pieces to your home, for a great price!

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This week only, you’ll find these great pieces on sale 25% off the list price.

Reclaimed Wooden Bracket Console: This piece would make a great bar, breakfast bar, or even desk! It’s made of gorgeous reclaimed wood and has beautiful scroll details on each bracket. A great thing about this piece is that it attaches to a wall and therefore can be customized to fit any height that you would like. (Stools sold separately, and not included in the sale.)

Vintage Tin Molding Mantel Piece: This mantel piece is rustic and lovely! It can be used to create a great mantel above an already existing fireplace, or it can serve as a beautiful and unique shelf in your living space. Either way it is stunning and would look amazing in your home!

Vintage Kitchen Island: Get all the charm of a vintage kitchen island that looks like it’s been around for decades, with all the functionality of a brand new kitchen island. Don’t let its looks fool you…this kitchen island is well made and sturdy enough to provide extra space in your kitchen! Use it as a buffet or to cook and prepare food! It’s versatile and in style for the perfect vintage kitchen look!
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Also make sure to shop our 30% off Flower Sale for one last week! Don’t miss it, sale will end Saturday!flower salephoto 1Summer Hours began today and will be in effect until the day after Labor Day, September 3rd!

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July Sales and News!

Happy July 1st!! It’s hard to believe that July is already here! Today, we have some important in store news…make sure to mark your calendar, and make a note: We will  be closed Thursday-Saturday this week to celebrate the 4th of July! When we re-open on Monday, July 8th, our Summer Hours will be in effect. So don’t forget to note the days we will be closed and the change in hours!
closed and summer hoursWe still have some great 4th of July product that would make perfect last minute decorations for your 4th of July Celebration! Containers, Red-White-Blue Deco Mesh and Ribbon, Carnation Bushes, Patriotic Star Picks, Flags and more!! Hurry in before time runs out!
4th of julyAnd don’t forget about the incredible sales going on in the store…right now!! Don’t miss out!
flower saleSale excludes florist supplies and satin acetate ribbon. The sale can not be combined with any other sales, coupons, or discounts. 

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DFC’s HUGE Rummage Sale

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We are so excited to announce that this Saturday, June 29th we will be having a HUGE Rummage Sale in our back parking lot. Shop early, for best selections AND to beat the heat! The Rummage Sale will be open from 7am to Noon! (The showroom will still be open from 9am to 1pm)

You’ll find some amazing items! Tons of ribbon, glassware, furniture, lamps, containers, urns, flower heads (that are great for kid’s headbands and hair bows), silk arrangements, store fixtures & shelving, and so much more!rummage sale 2Furniture, Tons of Ribbon, and Gorgeous Flowers! rummage saleRustic and vintage items, Fabrics for sewing projects, and Tons of Containers and Urns!rummage sale craftWe’ve also got some Super Cute embellishments that would be great for any crafter! These jewel and flower embellishments would also be awesome for adding to hair bows and headbands! Untitled 2 2

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