4.25.17 Admin Professionals Week Is Near

Reward the hard work of your staff!

Everyone enjoys a thoughtful gift. Our Administrative Professionals’ Collection is full of affordable and attractive desktop options for every budget. Simply stop by any of our stores or order online and we will deliver on your behalf. 

Did you miss Good Morning Arkansas?

Our Chris Norwood showed Todd Yakoubian of KATV Channel 7 a few of his favorite picks for Administrative Professionals’ Day. If you missed the segment, we have all the details here on our blog! Chris and Todd Yakoubian discussed the numerous options that are available for gift-giving during Administrative Professionals’ Week. This season’s desktop favorites include colorful blooms and organic terrariums. This is a perfect gift for a small space! Terrariums are easy to care for and long lasting. These thoughtful gifts are sure to be treasured.

Terrariums are affordable and attractive. Our terrariums start at $27 for the small size and go up to $55 for the larger size. Terrariums are just a few of our current favorites for Administrative Professionals’ Week. Another gift idea that Chris showed during Good Morning Arkansas was the Got a Gerber arrangement. This arrangement is a best seller and an attractive addition to any desk. The Got a Gerber arrangement is tall and narrow, making it an ideal arrangement for a small space.

What is the Most Popular Gift?

Our most popular Administrative Professionals’ Week gift is the Tipton Hurst Delight. This gift includes a bright 4″ blooming plant, a box of cookies, and a box of tea. This joyful arrangement begins at $30 for the standard size and is also available in a Deluxe version at $40 or our Premium size at $55.

Bold n’ Beautiful is the best selling arrangement at Tipton & Hurst. This gorgeous clutch arrangement is rich with color! When you want to make a statement, go with the Bold n’ Beautiful arrangement.

We carry local products!

A local favorite in Arkansas and beyond are LUX Candles. These heavenly candles are long lasting and are famous for their decorative boxes. No need to gift wrap these beautiful candles! Our current LUX Candle fragrances include Blue Hydrangea, French Lavender, Grapefruit Candle, Orange Blossom, Veranda, White River, Cape Jasmine, Lover’s Lane, and Shine. Come in and see us at Tipton & Hurst and find your favorite!

We deliver!

We want to make gift-giving as easy as possible for our customers. Our delivery option is fast and reliable. Everything that we do at Tipton & Hurst is 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We want our customers to know that we stand behind everything we create. Customer satisfaction is our top priority.

Where is Tipton & Hurst located?

We have four locations to serve you. We are located in the Heights area of Little Rock, Conway, Baptist Hospital, and in North Little Rock. Give us a call at 501-666-3333 and let us help you make this Administrative Professional Week memorable for you and your staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Floral Forecast

2017 has arrived, and this year is already shaping up to be a hot one in the floral industry. From exciting new color palettes to creative new textures, here are some trends to watch for this year.

Color My World

Pantone recently announced their pick for the 2017 ‘Color of the Year,’ and this year’s winner is one that ties in extremely well to the floral industry. In fact, the name itself – Greenery – is something that florists use every day!

According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, the newly crowned Greenery is ‘nature’s neutral’ and is symbolic of new beginnings.

“Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we year for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose,” Eiseman said.

Greenery is a very versatile color that is considered “trans-seasonal” and thus lends itself to many complementary floral color combinations, including last year’s co-colors of the year, Serenity, and Rose Quartz.

A Twist of Modern and Antiquity

Each fall, the Society of American Florists previews some trends in the floral industry that they think will be at the top of every fashion-forward list for the upcoming year. This time, SAF identified four trends to watch for in 2017.

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    The French Connection – This trend is all about the beauty and romance that surrounds the French culture. Thoughts of cobblestone streets and quaint countryside cottages were the inspiration for this trend which features a color palette of reds with hints of chocolate, burnt orange, golden yellows, sage grey-greens, charcoal and muted pink. Featured flowers include multi-petaled blooms such as garden roses and peonies combined with textured berries in aged metallic pedestal containers and distressed ceramic vases.

  2. The Force of Nature – The focus of this trend is all about our love for nature and the connection we have within in our lives. Bright teals, ocean blues, and mossy greens, blend flawlessly with muted gray undertones in this nautical-inspired palette. Natural textures such as driftwood, sea glass and shells complete the trend with featured flowers including delphinium, hyacinth, veronica, and Nigella.
  3. Modern Wonders – This dynamic trend stresses simplicity. A blend of modern, sophisticated lines with furnishings from other cultures and metallic finishes; this trend unites young and old with a fresh new approach. Featured colors of this trend include plum red, lavender, taupe, gray and copper with floral selections including bold single blooms or uniquely shaped flowers like Protea, red ginger, cymbidium orchids and muted lavender rose shades.
  4. Into the Jungle – The final trend is an untamed, wild mix of jungle-inspired colors that excites the senses in a classic departure from more formal, muted palettes. Bright shades of orange, yellow and green mix with animal prints, hand-woven baskets, and hand-carved wooden vases, highlighted with tropical flowers and foliage including bamboo, moss, and cork.

Wedding Trends

In addition to the new trends in floral design, weddings also play an instrumental role in determining what’s hot and what’s not for the upcoming year. While each wedding is unique and the design choices are ultimately determined by the wedding party and their florists, certain trends signal a preview of what brides will be asking for in 2017.

Organic and natural is one of the top wedding trends for 2017, and loose, unstructured arrangements are becoming a popular choice for many of this year’s brides as many choose cascading bouquets that appear to flow like a floral waterfall.

Those with tastes leaning in the opposite direction may opt for a simple, more traditional round bouquet with bold eye-catching colors. Some brides may elect to take that simplicity a step further with bouquets consisting of only one to three flowers for a dynamic effect.

Of course, there are also the giant, oversized statement bouquets which have been popular in recent years. That trend has been strong for a while and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Whatever your style dictates, and however your tastes decide, consider giving some of this year’s floral trends a try, or better yet, start a trend of your own! We’re here to help you find the perfect bouquet for any occasion, and our design team will be happy to work with you to help make your world beautiful in 2017!

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.

4 Gift Ideas for National Bosses’ Day!

Thursday (October 16th) is National Bosses’ Day, which makes it the perfect opportunity to send your supervisor a gift from Tipton & Hurst! We specialize in exclusive, custom gifts and arrangements that will be sure to brighten anyone’s day. If you need assistance determining which present will suit your boss the best, don’t worry! We have fantastic collections for you to browse. Read More 4 Gift Ideas for National Bosses’ Day!

We’re headed out west!

TIPTON HURST EXPANDS WITH
NEW WEST LITTLE ROCK LOCATION

 

Little Rock, AR, 7.30.2014 – Tipton Hurst, Arkansas’ oldest and largest florist is expanding with a new  location in West Little Rock located within The Promenade at Chenal shopping center.

 

The new Tipton Hurst store will be located in the former Coldwater Creek space at the front of The Promenade main entrance.  The store is expected to open mid to late September 2014 and will offer a unique array of seasonal and holiday focused décor, floral arrangements, gifts and more. Special creative learning seminars will also be offered for the DIY customer later in the year.

“A seasonal Tipton Hurst location at The Promenade is a perfect addition just in time for our holiday shoppers. We are proud to have them join us for what we hope will be a very exciting end to 2014. ” Linda Hinton, General Manager, The Promenade at Chenal

Coldwater Creek vacated The Promenade at Chenal with the recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of Coldwater Creek, Inc. that instituted the closure of all 365 stores in the company portfolio.

About Tipton Hurst

Since 1886, Tipton & Hurst has been constantly evolving, innovating, and raising our own expectations, all with the goal of satisfying yours. Tipton & Hurst was built on a foundation of family — meaning we put our name on everything we do. With that in mind, we work to make sure that every plant, every flower, every gift, and every interaction meet the Tipton & Hurst standard of excellence.

With an award-winning team and vast resources that include our own wholesale warehouse and a network of the premier suppliers around the world, Tipton & Hurst continues to work hard to make sure that you, your friends and your family always get our best.

About The Promenade at Chenal

The Promenade at Chenal is a 303,000 square-foot open-air lifestyle center located in the Chenal Valley Neighborhood of west Little Rock, Arkansas. The shopping center is home to a variety of upscale national, regional and local merchants, many of which are first or only to the market, such as Apple, Anthropologie, Nike Factory Store and J Crew. In addition to the shopping, visitors will find an array of dining and entertainment options, including the Chenal 9 Theatres with IMAX.

Little Rock Flower Delivery

Google Economic Impact 2014

Each Year Google selects one business and one city from every state to feature in their Economic Impact Report. This year, Tipton Hurst is proud to announce that we were selected to represent the state of Arkansas. We are more than honored to have such a company recognize our online marketing and e-commerce efforts.

Google came into our store in May to take pictures and interview President and CEO, Howard Hurst about his use of Google within his business and the efforts of his staff to create Tipton Hurst’s online presence. While in the interview Howard said  “[The Internet] is how people find you today, whether they’re on the next block or overseas”  and  “People will email us or contact us and say, ‘I’m overseas,’ even service members in Iraq and Afghanistan. We get them emailing us and saying, ‘Hey, I found you online and I’m looking at your website.” How awesome is that?! With the help of Google and the internet a local business is able to send flowers around the world! 

Our customers deserve a HUGE thank you for all of your loyalty and support. Without you all there would be no marketing, no e-commerce and no Tipton Hurst.  We know that you have a choice when sending flowers and we are so thankful that you place your trust in us to handle all of your floral needs.

 

You can read the full story on Tipton Hurst and view the Economic Report Below.

 

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Anniversary Sale

Family owned and operated since 1886, Tipton Hurst has spent more than a century working toward delivering customer service that exceeds customer expectations. With every sale, every customer interaction, and every plant, flower or gift that leaves our store, our goal has always been perfection. Because at Tipton & Hurst, we understand your satisfaction is vital to our success!

This month marks 128 wonderful years of service to central Arkansas and our customers around the world! We at Tipton Hurst view being the area’s oldest florist as an honor and we are excited about what the coming years will bring! We are so excited, in fact, that we had to celebrate with our customers. So, starting this month come in to any Tipton Hurst location and receive up to 90% off on select home decor, mesh, wire frames and silks. Come see us and take advantage of these great savings!

 

 

National Rose Month!

Did you know that  June is national rose month?

In fact, in 1986 President Ronald Reagan signed a resolution making the rose the national floral emblem. As a part of that resolution President Reagan said “Americans have always loved the flowers with which God decorates our land. More often than any other flower, we hold the rose dear as the symbol of life and love and devotion, of beauty and eternity.  For the love of man and woman, for the love of mankind and God, for the love of country, Americans who would speak the language of the heart do so with a rose.”  With that said, Americans have communicated feelings via roses for a number of years. However, did you know that different colors of roses mean different things?  Here are just a few:

Red : Love, Beauty, Courage and Respect

White: Purity and Innocence

Pink : Appreciation, “Thank You” and Admiration

Yellow: Joy, Gladness and Friendship

Yellow with Red Tips: Falling in Love

Orange: Desire, Enthusiasm

Peach: Appreciation, Sincerity and Gratitude, Closing The Deal

Lavender: Love at first sight

Could you imagine showing up to a final business meeting with lavender roses instead of peach roses? That would just be awful.

So once you’ve bought the correct roses, how do you arrange them?

Look no further, our own Chris Norwood was on television this past week giving advice. Check it out!