Do you design custom orders?
Yes- we will happily take orders for your specific needs. Similar to a fresh flower shop- we can provide most needs, but used materials that are dried and preserved. We recommend that you come into the shop to meet with any one of our experienced florists to help select and arrange the flowers and foliage for your design. Since weekends tend to get busy, during the week is best for custom order consultations as we want to ensure that you receive the attention needed to create the order. Please note that the minimum order is $150. Any order needed in under three weeks will incur a $20 expedited fee.
Can I bring in a container for an arrangement?
Yes- Feel free to bring in a container or wreath of your own for us to build with, or choose from the many containers and wreath bases we offer in store.
Do I need to make a deposit?
At the time of the initial consultation we ask that a deposit be made based upon selection of materials and a client approved budget.
How long does it take to complete an arrangement?
It typically takes no more than three weeks for an order to be completed, with a phone call or email to notify you that your order is ready for pick up.
Can you "refurbish" an older dried floral arrangement?
Yes- We happily refurbish any dried flower wreath or arrangement, replenishing the past creation with new flora. Refurbishments are taken as custom orders with a typical two week turn around.
Do you do weddings?
Yes- We have designed pieces and schemes for many weddings and we’d love to create for yours. We offer custom bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres, arrangements, flower crowns, and garlands for your special day. Please email email@example.com for more information in regard to pricing and material selection.
How do I care for my dried and preserved flowers?
Dried and preserved flowers are mostly care free. The main factors that effect them are light or humidity. Direct sunlight can cause flowers to fade, and moisture can be absorbed and make certain flowers "wilt". If they end up getting dusty, we recommend canned air or a blow dryer on a low cool setting.
How long will my dried and preserved flowers last?
It truly depends on the flower. Preserved flowers do tend to last longer, as they have been set in a glycerin bath and dyed. Dried flowers last best when kept out of direct sun and moisture. As long as they are cared for properly, you should get a year or more out of the flowers and foliage.
What is the difference between dried flowers and preserved flowers?
Most of our dried flowers have been naturally dried, while some have been dyed and dried. Preserved flowers have gone through a process of preservation in a glycerin bath. The glycerin replaces the moisture that was once within the flowers and foliage, giving them a pliable feel and a fresh flower look. After preservation, the materials are dyed for a natural appearance.
Do you preserve flowers?
No- We work with flowers that have been dried and preserved by large producers both national and international. While we don’t preserve flowers in house, we’d be happy to recreate a bouquet or arrangement with the flowers that we do carry, in some cases, incorporating flowers you may have dried from the original arrangement.
Is anything on the site edible?
No- Currently all of our product is not food safe.
Do you have multiple locations?
No- our only location is at 2115 Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh’s strip district. However our online store makes it easy to shop from anywhere at any time.
What if you’re “sold out” of an item online that I’m interested in?
Because dried and preserved flowers are naturally occurring materials- they are subject to issues of seasonality and harvest factors. We restock items online as soon as we can- send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can let you know when they will return to season.
Do you deliver?
Yes- Within 5 miles of the shop we deliver for a minimum purchase of $45, plus a $15 delivery fee. Over 5 miles from the shop we deliver for a minimum purchase of $65, plus a $20 delivery fee. Part of the charm of dried and preserved flowers is the ability to ship them without the worry of watering or wilting. If you're too far for delivery, we can safely pack up and ship any order.
Do you ship internationally?
No- At this time, we do not ship internationally.