Flower House makes its way to 30A

Published: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 09:03 AM.

Having never owned a floral shop before, the Millers are learning how busy certain holidays can be. With graduations and Mother's Day, the store has been bustling, which is good news to the business-owners. However, they strive to not be dependent on holidays. Thanks to several house accounts, the shop is busy year-round.

Giving back to the community that supports you is important, Karen said. Flower House regularly donates to charity fundraisers for organizations such as Boys and Girls Club.

The new business is more than just your average floral delivery service. The store also houses a gift shop featuring knick-knacks, unique vases, balloons and more. If you're looking for a more personalized gift, you can opt to have the Flower House designers put together a themed basket — whether it's a picnic basket complete with wine or a kid-friendly beach pail and sand toys. Presenting original arrangements and gifts is important to Jake and Karen.

"It's more personal, people can stop by and pick what they want. We even let them go in the cooler," Karen said. "You can go to Wal-Mart and get any arrangement, but at Flower House we offer different types of flowers, better quality and longer lasting flowers."

Purchasing flowers from a local florist versus chain grocery stores has benefits beyond supporting local businesses. It's a matter of quality, Karen explained.

"Most grocery stores get the cheapest flowers they can get; they might last three to four days," she said. "We have fresh flowers delivered from Pensacola and we pick what we want from the truck and they last up to two weeks. When you have a passion for what you do, you want it to look nice and put a smile on your customer's face."

NEED FLOWERS? Flower House offers arrangements and gift baskets for any occasion through wire-in, wire-out and Florists' Transworld Delivery (FTD), or you could stop by the shop, located at 9961 E. County Rd. 30A, Seacrest Beach. For more information, visit www.flowerhouseflowers.com or call 234-7673. 

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