Monday, August 31, 2009

Fall's Falling!

My favorite time of year is almost here! I love fall. It’s just so beautiful. Living here in the Tennessee valley makes it even more enjoyable. Wherever you go you are surrounded by stunning vibrant yellows, rusty oranges, and burnt reds. Whether you see it while driving through mountains, dangling from a tree, blowing through the wind, or even crunching beneath your feet, the sight is something to stop and appreciate.

We are trying to do nothing short of that here at the flower shop. Even though mums aren’t my favorite flower, there is something about walking into our cooler and seeing all the fun fall mums in for the first time this year. They just do something for an arrangement that the color of other flowers cannot capture. Not only that, but out front, soon our floor with be covered with crotons ready to be sent out on delivery.

Another one of my favorite things is all the pretty fall wreaths that go up on every door. The ones made here are just beautiful. Something very frequently requested in wreaths, and sold alone, is bittersweet. It captures the essence of fall with its beautiful orange seeds that soon crack open to expose its stunning red center.

Overall, I just love fall. It’s beauty is unique and unsurpassed, and we do our best here to capture that beauty in everything we do.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Austin Hatcher Foundation

Just recently we at Humphreys have decided to partner with a very worth while cause called the Austin Hatcher Foundation. If you have never heard of this organization you should definitely check out their website at and read their story. Under the “Who We Are” tab you can learn the heart wrenching details for why Jim and Amy Jo Osborn decided to begin this foundation.
As a result of the initiative that these two have taken to help raise money for research of pediatric cancer, many people have joined along side them in order to help out. That is exactly what we at Humphreys want to do too. In order to take part in this, all you have to do when you call in to order is specify that you want part of your purchase to go to the Austin Hatcher Foundation, or when ordering online use the coupon code “Hatch.” This will ensure that 5% of your order will be donated to their organization. Please join us now in helping Jim and Amy Jo raise money to further research in pediatric cancer—a cause worth supporting.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sweet Treating

So I don’t know about you all, but I love being able to multitask. Although I sometimes prove to myself and others that my ability to do so is not too great, I still love the feeling of trying to be efficient. Well if you’re like me, I have an idea for you. This Friday, August 14th, we will be having an employee bake sale here in our shop. All of the proceeds will go to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research. Not only that, but all customers who buy a bake sale item will receive a free rose too. Talk about multi tasking! You will be able to make a small charitable contribution, take home a beautiful rose, and satisfy the typical Friday afternoon sweet tooth craving!

Men, what a way to end your day??? Come in and get a sweet for you and take home a beautiful rose for your wife, all while contributing to a good cause as well! Women, you know you crave those sweets, (especially on Friday afternoon) well this Friday afternoon at Humphreys you can totally justify that craving with benefiting a good cause and getting a free rose! I don’t think that I would be able to resist such a great, and efficient, little stop—so make sure you don’t! Make Humphreys one of your Friday lunch break stops, and you’ll be glad you did!