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Back to School – A Perfect Time for Flowers!

back to school bannerIt’s that time of year once again – summer vacations are winding down and school is back in session (or will be very soon). Whether you’re excited about this time or year or are already missing the hustle and bustle of summer activities, it’s an excellent opportunity to start anew. It’s a special time of year with a clean slate or new memories to be made and new friendships to formed, so why not take the time to celebrate the occasion – and what better way to celebrate than with flowers?

No matter what you role you play in the start of a new school year, there are plenty of opportunities to spread some cheer with some fresh flowers or plants. Here are a few ideas:

Apples are so cliché

Why does nearly every illustration of a classroom depict a big, juicy apple on top of the teacher’s desk? It may be a nice gesture in theory, but in reality, it pales in comparison to a beautiful bouquet of flowers! Even better would be a lovely green plant that would last the entire year.

Argenta by Tipton & Hurst

Argenta by Tipton & Hurst

It takes a village

Most people immediately think of teachers when they think of school, but it takes a finely tuned machine comprised of dozens (or even hundreds) of people to make a school run smoothly. From bus drivers to librarians and administrators to custodians – and everyone in between; there are many behind-the-scenes areas where people spend their time. Why not make these spaces special with some pretty petals?

Empty nest? Fill it with flowers

With kids back at school, the house is probably a lot quieter this time of year – which makes this an excellent reason to treat mom and dad to some beautiful flowers. They’ll appreciate the gesture and it’s a nice way of saying thanks for all their time spent on summer activities. Conversely, if you have older students leaving home for school, what better way to warm up their dorm or apartment with beautiful flowers and plants?

Whatever the reason, flowers are the perfect way to make someone’s day a little brighter. Tipton & Hurst can help you find the perfect gift for any occasion, whether it’s school-related, a birthday or anniversary, or just something out of the blue. Give us a call today – we’ll take care of the rest.

Mediterranean Masterpiece (as featured in At Home in Arkansas)

At Home in Arkansas magazine recently featured a husband-and-wife homebuilder team that created the perfect kitchen for entertaining.

In their latest masterpiece (located in Hot Springs, Arkansas), a Mediterranean style lakeside villa built in 2011, the kitchen is a hard-working showcase ideal for entertaining.

We were honored to provide the floral arrangements for the photoshoot, and you can see the full feature here: http://athomearkansas.com/article/mediterranean-masterpiece-0

How to Create a Spring Floral Arrangement on Good Morning Arkansas

Vice President Chris Norwood demonstrated how to create a gorgeous, tall arrangement on KATV’s Good Morning Arkansas.
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The design includes yellow budding forsynthia branches, iris, tulips, hyacinth, dianthus balls and lily grass, and it is a part of our 2015 Spring Collection.

Watch the video here: http://www.katv.com/clip/11213446/spring-floral-arrangement
Or purchase the arrangement at http://shop.tiptonhurst.com/little-rock-flowers/spring-splendor-578296p.asp?rcid=349722&point=1

Valentine Floral Ideas on Good Morning Arkansas

Vice President Chris Norwood gave several gift ideas for Valentine’s Day on Good Morning Arkansas.
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His recommendations included:
– A Dozen Roses
– “Vintage Valentine” package of a dozen roses, chocolates and a plush animal
– “Lil’ Sweetie” arrangement which is perfect for a child
– “Fun Love” arrangement which includes a small box of chocolates, also perfect for a child
– “Orchid Simplicity” arrangement in a heart-shaped vase
– Classic red tulips
– “Sweet Love” arrangement
– “Always and Forever Love” premium arrangements
– Gift baskets

See the full video here: http://www.katv.com/clip/11121781/floral-ideas-from-tipton-hurst

Can’t Go Wrong with Flowers from Tipton & Hurst – as featured on AJ Wears Clothes blog

Tipton & Hurst was recently featured in the Valentine Gift Guide article on the popular fashion blog AJ Wears Clothes.

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When listing the best presents to give for Valentine’s Day, Tipton & Hurst was the only florist mentioned:

“Flowers are always the ultimate Valentine, and now that Tipton Hurst has joined The Promenade, it’s easier than ever to pick up a bouquet. They have cash & carry in store, or you can order ahead of time and pick up – or better yet, have them deliver! They also have an impressive selection of gift baskets.”

Read the full article here.

Tipton & Hurst Floral Designs for the Governor’s Inaugural: Featured in At Home Arkansas

On Tuesday, January 13th, Asa Hutchinson was inaugurated as the governor of Arkansas. That evening, the “A New Day in Arkansas Inaugural Ball” honored the new governor and first lady of our state. Tipton & Hurst was asked to design the floral arrangements for the event.

Shayla Copas, of Shayla Copas Interiors, served as the designer of the Arkansas Inaugural Ball. As featured in At Home Arkansas, Shayla shares her experience in planning and preparing for the big event, and here’s what she had to say about Tipton & Hurst:

As I do for many of the soirees I design, I first met with my “dream team,” the key players, whom I knew could bring their awesome talents to the project. 

First up? Chris Norwood, Vice President of Tipton and Hurst Florist. Chris is a good and longtime friend, and his incredible floral designs have graced many a gala in our state. To give you a little background on Chris, he is a floral genius who has served as National President of the American Floral Institute of Floral Designers and, in the past, as their CEO and chairman. Last year, Chris was given the prestigious honor of being named as a fellow of the organization. Locally, you can catch Chris most Tuesday mornings on KATV sharing with Central Arkansans his brilliant floral design ideas.

See the full feature and photos here.