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Pointe-Claire Horticultural Society Design Show
By Jackie, December 14, 2010

On Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 Mary Ann and I were invited to the Pointe-Claire Horticultural Society's Annual Festive Design Show to do a floral demonstration. We demonstrated how to make three different arrangements.  

We wanted to show some things that are different and unique yet achievable by  those interested in creating something for themselves.  We showed how to make a door swag, a tablescape and floral arrangement using winter greens, flowers and fruit.

The photo shown is one of our creations. It is entitled fruit and flowers and is all green and white. 

You can check out their website at: http://www.pteclairehort.org/

 

How to properly pin a corsage or boutonniere
By Jackie, April 14, 2010

Pinning a boutonniere or corsage...seems like a simple task. Not always!  You have the flower and pin in hand.  Your special day is here, you're excited, maybe nervous or jittery. Now, how do you pin it on?
Here are some tips on this particularly delicate issue, broken into a
few simple steps. 

The corsage and boutonniere should be on opposite sides, so they don’t
touch each other when dancing. The boutonniere is
traditionally pinned over a man's left lapel, and the corsage is placed on the right side of a dress. 

1. Hold the flower arrangement by its stem. The flower is at the top and the stem is at the bottom. Have the flower facing away
from the person and toward you.

2. For a boutonniere, place it so that the flower is on (or just below) the broadest part of the lapel. Start with the pin under the lapel, and push the point through the fabric, then through the stem of the boutonniere and back under the lapel on the other side.  This provides a sleek look without the pin showing.  For a demonstration watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzCaRzGwM4E&feature=related

3. A corsage should be placed lightly onto the
surface of the dress and angled slightly to the outside shoulder.  It may be pinned on a dress strap or over the
bust. Floral trade website Elegance in Bloom says that the optimal
corsage placement "is an average of about 4 inches in from the tip of
the left shoulder."

Push the pin through the fabric on the left side of the stem (i.e. your right).  Bring the pin back out of the fabric and through the stem. Secure the corsage by dipping the end of the pin back into
the fabric, and out again so that the tip of the pin remains on the outside of the fabric.  For a demonstration watch:

http://video.about.com/prom/How-to-Pin-a-Corsage-for-Prom.htm

 

We hope these are helpful tips. Now you're ready to have a good time!


Weddings
By Jackie, July 24, 2009

You're planning a wedding - we can help.  Choosing flowers for a wedding  starts with a wedding consulation with the florist.

We usually meet with the bride and sometimes she is accompanied by her mom, her fiance, or a friend.  It's helpful when the bride brings in photos of any flower ideas she has already seen.  These photos help to give us an idea of the style or look that is trying to be achieved for the wedding day.

During the consultation we will discuss your likes and dislikes and help you make the best possible decisions to reflect your personalities and unique style.  We'll be able to help you select flowers for your bouquets, boutonnieres/corsages, table centers, arrangements, etc.

Just like the bride and groom, the flowers will be in the wedding photographs  forever! Call us to make an appointment to discuss your floral needs for your wedding day.

Jackie and Mary Ann Lecomte

514/ 694-4620

Summertime...
By Jackie, June 13, 2009

Although summer is not officially here yet and we're experiencing a rather cold spring, the summer solstice is soon approaching.

Sol + stice derives from a combination of Latin words meaning "sun" + "to stand still."   As the days lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher until it seems to stand still in the sky.

The Summer Solstice results in the longest day and the shortest night of the year and officially commences in the Northern Hemisphere  on June 21, 2009 at 1:45 A.M. EDT.

Woo Hoo....that's what we're all waiting for!  No more school, a change of pace with warmer temperatures (hopefully) and longer days. 

Just a reminder! At Fleurifik, we'll be closed on the following statutory holidays:

Wednesday, June 24th - St. Jean Baptiste

Wednesday, July 1st - Canada Day

Lakeshore Light Opera's 2009 Production of The Gondoliers
By Jackie, March 9, 2009

Saturday, March 7th was the final performance of the Lakeshore Light Opera's production of The Gondoliers. Fleurifik was proud to support LLO in providing flowers for the final performance. This is LLO's 54th season performing Gilbert and Sullivan musicals and the proceeds of their productions have gone to the Lakeshore General Hospital. Their annual donations, totaling over $100,000, have been used by the Hospital to purchase equipment (not covered by its budget nor by Provincial grants). Visit their website at: http://llo.org/
Congratulations on a job well done and we wish you continued success!

Fleurifik flowers at the Annual St. Andrew's Ball!
By Jackie, December 5, 2008

On November 28, 2008, the Scottish Society of Montreal held their annual St. Andrew's Ball and Fleurifik was proud to be their official florist. This annual event coincides with St. Andrew's Day (celebrated on Nov. 30th) and is a regal affair which includes Scottish Reels and Debutantes.

The table centres included dark pink cymbidium orchids, oncidium orchids, curly willow, assorted greens and real heather, of course.

Here is a comment from a member of the organizing committee:

"The flower arrangements were perfect, they looked absolutely beautiful on the tables and were much sought after items at the end of the ball and I received many compliments about them. Please use my name if you ever need a
reference and Fleurifik will be my florist of 1st choice from this point on.

Ball Committee: Ellen Bounsall, St Andrew's Ball Committee, November 28,2008.

We're Moving On Up!
By Mary Ann, October 15, 2008

This is our inaugural blog entry and what great news do we have to share with everyone but we’re moving locations!

Don’t worry, we’re staying in Valois…we’re just moving down the street to 49A Donegani. We’ll be situated between “Gilbert et Fille” and the “Pointe Claire Deli”. Why…do you ask? Well, the answer is simple. For just a few more rental dollars, we’re getting a HECK of a lot more space. Our space will be approx. 1500 sq. feet upstairs and we’ll have our own basement for storage etc.

We were very happy at our original location and it truly served all of us well. But we are bursting at the seams (especially at holiday times) and we feel the timing is right for us to make the move to EXPAND. We’ll have more space to serve all our loyal customers better and there is the convenience of the parking lot and no stairs at the entrance.

Our phone number will stay the same: 514/ 694-4620

Oh yeah, when is it happening – it should be around Oct 1st, 2008. We look forward to better serving you in our new location…and stay tuned for our Grand Opening wine and cheese.

Mary Ann & Jackie