Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Brown Paper Packages....

The new stock arrives and is ready to brighten up your homes for the sunny days ahead.
Enjoy taking a look online and let me know your thoughts:www.thefloralmadam.com/shop/products_new.php

I can't resist the lovely Sophia White Creamer to display a lovely spring scented posey. Daffodils, Mascari, Tulips, Anemone and Hyacinth .......... heaven.....

Monday, 11 January 2010

New Season Delights

With all this snow it's nice to remember that Spring is on it's way! Along with that we get all the nice new stock designed for Spring/Summer.

Green Gate have released their lovely new catalogue and we are soon to view the collection and make our order.

Here is a preview of whats to come......... Not long now and it will be available online for you to purchase for your summer days ahead.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Open Days

Pop in for a free glass of mulled wine!
The Unit/ Workshop is not finished yet and I realise December is a time when you are missing the shop. So I have made arrangements for the first of The Floral Madam Open Days.

Anyone is welcome to pop in for their much needed supply of candles, gifts, cards, wrap, ribbon and flowers. We will also be showing our beautiful new range PiP Studio that you can see for the first time.

Open Days 11th & 18th Dec

Wycliffe Cottage
The Street
TN 27 9AH

Flower collection of pre-ordered bouquets on 24th Dec
Order Line 0800 13 13 988

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

The Country Living Fair Nov 09

Wow! What a lot of work! I am only just recovering!.......

We didn't have a huge stand but as you can see, we did what we could not to disappoint & cram it full of lovely things for you to buy. We hope you all enjoyed the Fair and managed to push your way through the crowds to see our stall.

It was the first year we have exhibited at The Country Living Fair and we really enjoyed meeting new customers. We tried to talk to many of you but it was hard to keep up!

You may be able to see more of our stock from the photos. Remember, if there is anything that you regret not buying, you can order it now online at http://www.thefloralmadam.com/

Thanks to all who visited our stand, we hope to see you again.

We've moved!

Sadly, after 3 happy years running a shop in Charing High Street we were faced with the end of the lease! Due to the growth of our website and the high outgoings with renting a shop, we decided not to re-new.

On Friday 6th November we had our last day trading in Charing. Once the news was out, many of our local customers expressed their sorrow that they could no longer just pop-in. It was sad to think that this chapter of serving my customers (friends) was over but it's really exciting looking forward to a new way of working.

As of now The Floral Madam is based in Egerton, where we have a Flower Workshop and an Online Shop for Gifts.

Charing was a great place to be and I will miss being at the heart of such a lovely village. Thank you to everyone, young and old, who visited the shop. You all really helped me learn and build the business, thanks to your much needed support and feedback. I now know my customer well and my customers know me and my products. If feel this is what is needed to have a successful online shop where confidence in the retailer is essential.

As promised, you can now look forward to a better website, more mail-outs and catalogues with your favorite items at better prices. The time, energy and expense of running a shop can now be turned to different things. More 'vintage and collectable' pieces that have often been enjoyed and bought in the shop will soon be available online. As will a range of the much desired furniture that dressed the shop. The Floral Madam looks forward to exhibiting at more fairs, wedding shows and organising our very own 'Open Days'. Most importantly of all, I will have the needed time to focus much more on our brides and corporate customers for 2010.
To be kept informed with any of the above, please join our mailing list by emailing sales@thefloralmadam.com.

Press : Cosmopolitan Bride

What 'bride to be' doesn't go out and purchase a copy of Cosmopolitan Bride?

Many brides that walk in the shop and approach me for flower quotes are grasping a tired looking copy full of post-it notes. Often they have fallen in love with one of the featured weddings and want my help to re-create 'the look'. This is obviously great fun but means even more when one of the weddings was actually one of ours!

Yes, we have been featured! Very excited to purchase a copy and turn to page 60-62 in the Dec/Jan 2010 issue. 'Bold & Beautiful', the lovely summer wedding of Tom & Thalia.

Thalia wanted fragrant floral displays, full of colour, spilling out of many of our own jugs, teapots, cups and saucers. It gives me a nice feeling to think that this wedding will now inspire many more brides planning their dream wedding for 2010. It was an added bonus too that the photographer of the wedding was Jodie Chapman jodiechapman.com. She always captures every detail and more, providing me and you with some great flower shots to enjoy.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Rock 'n Roll Bride

Really pleased to see our wedding flowers featured on Rock 'n Roll Bride. Many brides use this blog for inspiration, and I feel this wedding really deserved a mention. It was such a great theme and a really fun wedding to be involved with. I thought everything together worked so well and more importantly, it looked so original.

I was lucky enough to create the bouquets for the bride and the bridesmaids. Tara wanted it bold and bright, with a mix of colours, her favourite flowers were Gerbera and Hydrangea. I thank both Lawrence & Tara for choosing The Floral Madam, as I really enjoyed creating the flowers for their special day.

To read more about this wedding, take a look at the full article

Thursday, 29 October 2009

PiP Studio

We are lucky enough to introduce this new and exciting range of products to the UK retail market, as we are one of the first stockists I am very excited.
PiP Studio is a high quality, great value range of home ware, including bags, bedding, and kitchen ware and bath products. They also do a gorgeous stationary range which is coming soon. I first fell in love with
PiP Studio two years ago and have since been working hard to be a UK supplier. It's NOW IN STOCK, http://www.thefloralmadam.com/ and I can’t wait to show you the gorgeous new range.

About PiP:
Taking its name from the brand owner and Dutch product designer Catherina Van Der Endt, who was nick named 'PiP' as a young girl.
PiP designs products that she would like to buy herself, if she could find them. Her design principle is very straightforward - products need to be so good that you want to keep them for yourself.

Let me know what you think? My favourite are the Fancy Woven Towels and the Shabby Chic bedding and quilted throw! It's so refreshing to see something new and different. Time to start collecting......

Monday, 26 October 2009


Liberty of London http://www.liberty.co.uk/ Who doesn't love Liberty and their lovely designs/prints!

I want to let you know of a new gorgeous, beautifully made stationary range I have in stock of Liberty printed journals, card boxes, address books etc. Unfortunately, I have not got product photos to upload just yet but I am working on it.

They are just one of the new collections that I am launching at The Country Living Fair Nov 11-15th. They are sure to sell fast! Really excited to see customers response as I really love them and can't wait to show them off! They will also be added to our web shop soon, along with lots of other brill things ;)

Here is a preview of the prints....

Friday, 16 October 2009

Country Living

The Country Living magazine has given me much pleasure over the years. I love to read about little shops like mine all over , seeing all the new and exciting creative ideas for the home and garden.

I have also visited their lovely fairs for a great day out. This year, I will be having my very own stall there .....very excited! (currently ordering new stock to tease you with). So if our shop has been too far away for you to visit and you are planning a trip to the show, please pop by. The show is Nov 11-15th and our stand is in the Village Green D7.

Ticket details can be found on the link below. Book quickly to avoid dissapointment, as it is very popular. Hope to see you!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Fabric & Oilcloth

Green Gate always design stunning Oilcloth & Fabric. Shame it's just so hard to get hold of! Still in stock don't miss out....

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Our Flowers

All flowers are beautiful ....but we have our favourites. Really missing the ranunculus, parrot tulips, anemone and hyacinth!