NEW product & displays at DFC, your feel good store!

It’s an exciting time here at Designer Flower Center.  We are getting in all our new Spring product along with a bunch of great designer home decor products as well.  Spring seems to be the best time to spruce up your home, along with the annual “Spring Cleaning”!  We have the cutest Spring garlands, decor, wreaths, and so much more. 10922808_917565851590062_5501877433289590741_n

We truly believe in making Designer Flower Center your “go-to” one stop shop for everything home decor, gifts and more, we are your local feel good store!  What else is great is we don’t have mass produced items like other chain stores, our products are hand selected by our awesome buyer and man; doesn’t she have the best taste!  So come on in to DFC for tons of new product, displays, and a very personable shopping experience!
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Here is a short slide show with some catchy music to show you all our wonderful new product we just received!

Shop small, shop local!  Support your local small business!

We also got in these BEAUTIFUL new picture frames!

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Come see us at the Fresno Home Show!
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Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 5.30.32 PMOn March 14th from 9:00AM-5:00PM DFC will be hosting our 2015 Spring Open House!  This is a great time to bring your friends and family in for a fun day full of shopping and great sales!

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Potter’s Shed Sale! One week only!

If you or someone you know has not been in to Designer Flower Center to see all the amazing changes we have made this year, you must come in and check it out! As a bonus, right now when you shop at DFC you will receive 25% off the list price on a wide variety of garden items in our Potter’s Shed Sale. Choose from silk herb plants, bushes, watering cans, herb signs, herb boxes, herb plant stakes, wire baskets, the old wooden cart, and so much more! Don’t miss this incredible sale!


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Park Hill Wall Art Sale!

Park Hill has some of the most gorgeous wall art pieces!  We love having them hanging up in our show room, they add just a great rustic/natural touch!  We love them so much we are going to be putting them on sale for everyone!!!

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This large wooden oval mirror is very popular!  It would Definitely be a statement piece in any home!park hill mirror collage

Park Hill has some gorgeous mirrors that would look great in any room or entry!

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There is a HUGE variety of Park Hill wall art pieces!  You are sure to find a few that you love!

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Spring Cleaning!

Hello and Happy Monday to you all!

Over here at Designer Flower Center we are doing a little bit of Spring cleaning.  Out with the old and in with the new, we are busy dusting, painting, and even building in our show room!  There are always big changes happening here but Spring seems to be one of our favorites!  The colors get brighter, a lot of walls get new coats of paint and we are going above and beyond by building new walls and “upcycling”  what we already have.

Come on in and check out all the new changes and new displays!

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Don’t these new tulips look so real!  These beauties just arrived!

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IMG_0094Lovely farm table full of new bread!  Did you know that almost all our furniture in the store is for sale! Yep, they are not just for display! These beautiful pieces are unique and a great buy!

newdfcdispWe have many new displays we are so excited for you guys to see, hurry in for a first hand look at everything new and upcycled at DFC!

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Look what’s new at DFC!

We recently received a ton of new products that we are very excited to share with you all!  Come on in to Designer Flower Center Monday thru Friday from 9am – 5pm and Saturdays from 10am – 2pm to check it all out!

We love our spiral boxwood topiaries! They stand at  4 1/2 and 6′ and prices ranging from  $140-$255.  They look great adorning an entry way or even your mantle, and the best part…They never need to be watered!  They can be dressed up for any time of the year by simply adding ribbon!

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We are adding to our displays a brand new product line that has just arrived!  A few of the must see items are our preserved table top boxwood topiaries, preserved artichokes and these beautiful spheres.  These items will dress up any room of your house and the decorating  ideas with these items are endless.

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Seashore or coastal living is still a hot trend as it has been for many years.  We are so excited to have received new products for this always trendy look.  Some of our new products we have received are colored sticks in textured fabrics to update and inspire your decorating ideas!  These fabric wired sticks coordinate with decorative fabric spheres to continue this fabulous look.   Wow, how unique and breathtaking are our metal flower blossom stakes?  They would look fantastic in your yard this spring, wouldn’t they?  The Lilly blossom stake is 49″ and the metal poppy is 33″ and they range from $75-$26.50.  And for an extra flare we also have the gorgeous  flower windmill and that is 63″ and is $56.90

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Looking for a fun and unique way to divide a room?  Check out this lovely and creative room divider on display here at Designer Flower Center!  You can fill each basket with any flower you want and the best part, you can switch the flowers out if you like so it coordinates with the seasons!   You can also fill them with succulents, rattan balls, just about anything you can think of!

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Here is a 25% off coupon, just in time for all these new items we have just received!

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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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The Potter’s Shed Sale

 If you or someone you know has not been in to Designer Flower Center to see all the amazing changes we have made this year, you must come in and check it out! As a bonus, right now when you shop at DFC you will receive 40% off the list price on a wide variety of garden items in our Potter’s Shed Sale. Choose from silk herb plants, bushes, watering cans, herb signs, herb boxes, herb plant stakes, wire baskets, the old wooden cart, and so much more! Don’t miss this incredible sale!Untitledphoto 1 photo 3

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Brenda Allison Art

We have exciting news!  Designer Flower Center has teamed up with local artist Brenda Allison and is  featuring her art in our showroom!  Her beautiful paintings  add vibrant color and character to the walls of our displays.  Each one is unique in it’s own way and we are sure you will find the perfect piece for any room of your house.

Check her out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/brendaallisonartwork

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In order to continue living, I have to dream and be creative!

In elementary school I got in trouble for day dreaming and drawing on my math papers. In middle school art classes were discovered. I survived the basic three R’s, thinking about the next art class. High school was more of the same; I often had more art classes than academic classes. In college, I majored in interior design. It was creative and would provide a living. Interior design and later event design is still my mainstay.
When my children were little, I discovered watercolors and started classes again. As the children grew, my art supplies were traded for housekeeping chores, room mother, cupcakes and my design business–more than a fair trade. As family demands lessened, I found myself visiting Allard’s Art Supply Store and I found my passion again.
What’s interesting about getting older and rediscovering yourself is that art and creativity now come without fear, thus a stronger artist. I find that it’s fun to experiment with odd elements in my paintings, from dripping candle wax on canvas or mixing sand in my paint. Dreaming up new combinations of materials and textures are always waiting to be discovered. An empty canvas talks to me and draws me into endless possibilities.
With paint on my hands and clothes,

 

Brenda Allison”

 

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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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