Friday, October 29, 2010

Trick-or-Treating at the Boutique this Saturday!


We understand that Halloween falls on a Sunday this year -- the only day that the boutique is closed during the week. So, we are getting a head start this year! Visit the boutique in your awesome costume and get yummy candies on us!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Order Your Holiday Plants Today!!!!


Order your holiday plants today for your home and office! We are offering free delivery with a minimum purchase of $150! Order must be placed by 11/11/10.

Poinsettias are available in red, white, pinks and the prices are as follows:
4in = $5.99
6in = $11.99
7in = $23.99
8in = $31.99
10in = $39.99

Deliveries are available starting 12/2/10 to the following counties: Bucks, Philadelphia, Mercer, Montgomery

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wine Tasting - November 3 from 6:30-9PM


Petals and Paper will be participating in "Wine Tasting Around Town: A Grown Up's Scavenger Hunt" on November 3, 2010 between 6:30-9PM. This is a charity event benefiting Hope for the Animals and Quilts for Kids

Location: Yardley Borough
Time: 6:30-9PM or until you decide to go home
Register w/ cash or check fpr $40 @ The Face & Body Spa located on 9 South Main Street.

Enjoy a few of the local shops and a few tastings of wine and take a stroll along the Jack-o-Lantern lit canal. On this evening, you will be able to browse through Petals and Paper's fall showcase of beautiful floral arrangements and centerpieces. Also, take advantage of these special offers on this night only for Wine Tasting attendees:
- 20% off all floral arrangements on display
- 20% off all teas and teapots
- 10% off all vases
- Free gift with $100 purchase!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Flowers....Not just for your homes and offices


We have so much fun with flowers at the boutique! Our favorite thing to do with flowers other than design with them? Wearing them! Here at the boutique, you can custom order any type of flower to wear - real or silk! Flowers make great hair accessories for weddings and social events! Check out this veil piece we made for a very special bride using a big blue peony and feathers!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fun with Gerber Daisies




Gerber daisies are also timeless and very versatile. Young and fun brides enjoy incorporating these blooms into their bouquets and centerpieces. Gerber daisies are a lot of fun to use for holiday decorations and centerpieces. We might not always associate them with the seasons coming up, but they are always sure to brighten up any occasion! Check out the gerber centerpiece that Designer Gerry Toh made! It is one centerpiece that has two sides to it! This is a great idea for a special event that utilizes multiple spaces!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ravishing Red Roses





Maybe it's red fever here in Bucks County (after all, the Phillies are playing for another victory againts the Giants tonight!), but red roses have been very popular with our clients this week! Check out some of the arrangements that went out this week using red roses! You'd think it was Valentine's Week here at the boutique!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Why Do We Hate on Carnations???





Time and again, we hear a client say, "Oh, and I hate carnations, so please refrain from putting any in my arrangement." For one reason and another, carnations have developed a bad reputation with flower lovers. Why? We're not sure, but let us introduce you to perhaps sides of carnations you haven't had the pleasure of discovering yet.

Some of the reasons why we love carnations:
- They come in a wide range of colors! Some more natural than others, carnations can come in red, orange, and yellow but they can also come in blue, green, and purple! This makes carnations very versatile! You can even have fun with your own spray cans at home with white carnations!
- No part of the carnation goes to waste! Here at the boutique, we use both the flower and the stems in our modern creations. They are very useful in creating interesting designs and patterns in our work. See pictures above!

- They are affordable! This allows them to be enjoyed by everyone and also allows us to use more stems in our creations!

- They are suitable for all occasions! From wedding flowers to sympathy arrangements, carnations can be used for pretty much any occasion.

- They last a long time! As long as you take care of them by changing the water, feeding them flower food, and providing them a nice climate, carnations can last more than 2 whole months!

Featuring Paintings from Local Artist Carolyn E. Calkins Holland




Starting this month, we are featuring artwork from local artists in the boutique! This month, we are showcasing oil and acrylic paintings of fruits and flowers from Carolyn E. Calkins Holland. Ms. Holland, who received her training from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, lives and paints in Yardley. She has been an exhibitor at the Rittenhouse Square Show and Sale for 15 years! All her paintings exhibited in the boutique are for sale. She accepts cash and all major credit cards.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

In a Hurry!? No Worries!!!

With our busy schedules, sometimes we just don't have the time to spend a whole lot on selecting and sending greeting cards and invitations.  If you are in need of predesigned greeting cards for the holidays or invitations for an upcoming fall or winter wedding at reasonable prices, Petals and Paper has solutions for you!

For holiday greeting cards with personalized messages, please visit:
www.holidaycardwebsite.com/petalsandpaper

For wedding invitations, please visit:
www.yourinvitationplace.com/petalsandpaper

Through these websites, you can customize your information and messages, select the quantity you need, and place and purchase your order.  As always, feel free to call the boutique at 267.392.5763 or email us at petalsandpaperboutique.com should you have any questions or difficulties navigating these websites!  Please enjoy 25% off your entire order of greeting cards or invitations if you place your order by 10/31/10.  Have fun!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Bosses' Week - October 10-16

We are celebrating Bosses' Week this week at Petals and Paper.  Show your appreciation for that great leader in your life by sending her or him a beautiful fall floral arrangement.  Arranged in a vase, a basket, or our pumpkin ceramic container, your flowers are sure to express your warmest gratitude to your favorite boss.  Order your flowers by 2PM for same-day delivery! 

Your boss is allergic to flowers?  Why not send her or him a gift basket filled with fresh fruits?  How about a basket of our premium loose leaf teas and a beautiful porcelain teapot?

Whatever your gift idea, Petals and Paper is here to help you make all your gift-giving decisions!  Call or email now and place your order! 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Introducing the Petals Program

Petals and Paper is excited to introduce the new Petals Program!  Petals Program offers clients an easy way of gifting fresh flowers on a regular basis.  Open to any individuals, groups, and businesses, our Petals Program is sure to please you with all its perks!  

Here is an assortment of programs we are currently offering:

Platinum Program - starting at $300/month
- 5 floral arrangements in a vase delivered in our signature mesh and ribbon wrapping 
- select any 5 recipients including self!
- free delivery to following counties: Bucks, Mercer, Philadelphia

Gold Program - starting at $250/month 
- 4 floral arrangements in a vase delivered in our signature mesh and ribbon wrapping
- select any 4 recipients including self!
- free delivery to following counties: Bucks, Mercer, Philadelphia

Silver Program - starting at $200/month
- 3 floral arrangements in a vase delivered in our signature mesh and ribbon wrapping
- select any 3 recipients including self!
- 50% off delivery (savings of $6 per delivery) to following counties: Bucks, Mercer, Philadelphia

Our Petals Program is a great way to appreciate others, celebrate birthdays, and express your gratitude without having to remember to order your flowers each time.  It is also a great way to express your love for that special someone who loves receiving flowers on a regular basis.  Corporate businesses can also take advantage of the program to decorate their office and meeting spaces without having to place an order each week.  Since your information will be securely stored on file, all you need to provide us each month is your recipient information and messages you'd like to send.  

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Thanksgiving Cards







Order your Thanksgiving cards before October 20, 2010 and receive 10% off your entire order! As with any cards we create, all designs and messages are personalized to meet your taste and needs.

Read All About It!!!

An article was written about Petals and Paper this week in Yardley News. Read all about it!

Petals & Paper opens shop at Main and Afton in Yardley Borough

Friday, October 8, 2010

By Petra Chesner Schlatter; BucksLocalNews.com

There's a new business in town run by two sisters called Petals & Paper, located at 14 South Main Street near the intersection of Main Street and Afton Avenue. Opening day was Sept. 1. Originally from California, the two sisters who own the shop now reside in Yardley.

Joon Kim, 27, moved to the east coast to be closer to her sister, Jessica. Both women received several degrees. Joon got her bachelors degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where she majored in psychology. She also received a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She is the company’s CFO (chief financial officer).

Jessica, 30, has a bachelor’s degree in fine art from UCLA Irvine where she also received her master’s degree in education. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania and taught at Columbia University Teachers College. She is the CEO (chief executive officer) of Petals & Paper.

Both young women had a desire to work in business together. Jessica wanted to use her creative abilities.

“We design modern floral arrangements,” said Joon. “We do custom invitations. We have tea products. We have seven different flavors from green tea to white tea.”

On the flower side of the business, which is the main thrust, the duo specializes in events such as weddings, birthdays and funerals.

What’s unique about their floral arrangements is they use a lot of bright bold colors. They use different types of wildflowers as well as anything from sunflowers, rose and mums.

“My sister always had the idea that she wanted to go into business to use her creative side,” Joon said. “Coming from an art background, we thought it would be a good idea to combine our ideas.”

Janie Werner walked in the flower boutique after having her nails done nearby. “I’m thrilled that you’re here,” she told Joon and Jessica. She purchased a card.

“They combine a flower together with a little bit of humor,” Jessica said about the cards. “We also included a coupon for the next time you come in.”

Jessica said there’s something to be said about Main Street America. “The neatest part of being here is you never know who comes in,” she said. “Everyone knows the area really well.

“This one woman, Tony, she just told us the history of Yardley and how she used to go to Trenton when she was young,” Jessica said. “She was just a beautiful woman. She moved to Princeton. She said she needs someone to decorate her apartment with live plants. We said, ‘we would love to do that!’”

Jessica taught at Columbia University. “I enjoyed teaching but the commute was a little tough,” Jessica said. “We had recently moved to Yardley. I was commuting two hours a day. I was really missing being creative. I wanted to find an outlet, not just on the weekends and in the summer.”

While Joon and Jessica each landed jobs in their fields, they always had what Jessica calls “entrepreneurial spirits."

"I think we’ve always talked about a business,” Jessica said. “We never went to school together. She has a different background and I have mine.”

A lot of their friends were planning weddings. “We noticed a lot of choices weren’t available to brides and grooms in regards to flower d├ęcor, to custom invitations,” Jessica said. “Everything was either really expensive or very cookie cutter.”

Jessica noted that very little of one's own personality or taste can go into wedding planning. “Joon and I thought there is a niche -- a market out there that we could fill while also helping all of these brides.”

Joon began to think about how she wanted to plan her own wedding. While Joon was doing research, she and her sister couldn’t find a lot of places that could do very beautiful contemporary floral designs as well as custom invitations that were within their taste and budget.

“That’s how we started brainstorming about the idea.” Jessica said. “That’s how we came up with the name, Petals & Paper. Petals represent the floral aspect of what we do and paper symbolizes all the different paper products that we provide or have available to our clients.”

With the current economy, the sisters ask what is comfortable for their clients financially.

Jessica said their service to their customers is personalized. “We make ourselves available off hours.

“The reason why we really wanted to find a space in Yardley is because we live in Yardley and we wanted to work in Yardley,” she said. “Rarely are people able to live and work in the same community and we just thought that was a wonderful idea.

“Our neighbors are our customers and vice versa,” Jessica said. “So far, it’s been very neighborly. Everyone says, ’Hi!’ and waves. We get to know our customers’ names.”

http://www.buckslocalnews.com/articles/2010/10/08/yardley_news/people/doc4caa6427aa828203732348.txt

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Congrats to the Phillies and Roy Halladay!


The Phillies played an amazing game last night at the first postseason game of 2010!  Wear your Phillies gear to the boutique and receive 10% off all floral arrangements this week!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Photo Cards

Did you know Petals & Paper makes photo greeting cards for any and all occasions? To respect the privacy of our clients, we are not posting any samples here on our blog but we can create photo greeting cards for special occasions such as:
- baby announcements
- wedding thank you cards
- holiday greetings
- you name it, we can do it!

If you order by October 20, 2010, we will take 10% off your entire order plus we'll provide free shipping anywhere in the U.S. In a rush to get the cards out? No problem! We can design and create your cards in two business days! Of course, shipping may take anywhere from 1-5 business days. Call us at 267.392.5763 or email us at petalsandpaperboutique@gmail.com for details.

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Think:

Your local businesses give back more to the community.

More of your dollars stay in the community.

More jobs stay in the community.

Shop:

You can find anything you need locally.

You develop relationships locally.

You can find affordable prices in our community.

Buy:

For every $1 spent at local businesses, 45¢ is reinvested locally. Non-local purchases keep, at most, 15¢ in your local community.

Local businesses value, respect and appreciate your patronage.

More tax dollars go to schools and roads in your community.

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Join the movement! Take the pledge to show your support: "I pledge to THINK first of my local economy, SHOP first at my local businesses, and BUY first from local companies who give back so much, in so many ways, to my community."

Monday, October 4, 2010

Gift Baskets!





Order your gift baskets before October 31, 2010 and receive 10% off your orders totaling $100 or more. They are great for personal gifts as well as corporate gifts. Each basket comes wrapped and tied with a bow as well as a personalized message for the recipient. The following are gift baskets we offer here at the boutique:
- fresh fruit basket
- tea + teapot basket
- bath + body basket
- rest + relaxation basket
- custom-made baskets filled with your favorite items

Petals Everywhere!








Lots of petals arrived to the boutique today to make your bouquets and arrangements extra special! Check out these petals!

Friday, October 1, 2010

For All Occasions

Sympathy Flowers

Wedding Anniversary

Fall Birthday Flowers

Petals and Paper can be trusted for all your occasions. Whether you are celebrating your wedding anniversary, wishing someone a happy birthday, or expressing your deepest sympathy, Petals and Paper can create just the right occasion to express how you feel. These are some arrangements that were created this week.