Hello to all who may read this! It has been a long seven weeks since I last wrote on our shop's blog and a what strange time it has become!
Manzanita has been closed to walk-in customers since March 21st due to Oregon's governor's request to "Stay home and Stay healthy". I had to lay off my wonderful staff a few days before that. I hope it won't be too long before I can have them back to work, but this virus has it's own timeline! I have been taking orders for flower deliveries by phone from home (shop number is forwarded to my cell) and have connected with customers who are wanting to send loved ones some cheer, to celebrate birthdays, and offer get well wishes. It has been a pleasure to make my "no contact" deliveries as I wait until I see them pick up their flowers that I left on their porch, and their smiles warm my heart!
This means a hardship on Ashland's small business community of retail shops, restaurants, and bed and breakfast establishments. We all have a challenging 5 months ahead of us without the thousands of visitors and playgoers OSF brings to Ashland. We are putting our hope and faith in our belief that Ashland and Southern Oregon offer a beautiful and diverse vacation destination for wine tasting, river rafting, mountain biking, and just plain relaxation.
Our shop, Manzanita Home and Flowers, is ready and waiting with a beautifully curated selection of items perfect for accenting your home, or for wedding gifts, birthday surprises, or special gift for someone just because you love them!
Please stop in and say hi as soon as you hear that downtown Ashland is up and running again! We are located on the plaza between our neighbors, Mix Bakeshop and Greenleaf Restaurant. In the meantime, if you would like to send flowers in Ashland or Talent to someone who needs cheer or an expression of your love, please call me at 541-488-1588 and I will be thrilled to design your bouquet with the same care and passion as always!
In the meantime, if you find yourself close to our flower shop on the plaza in Ashland, maybe going to get a yummy treat from our neighbor, Mix Sweetshop, our checking our our other neighbor, Greenleaf's new remodel, please stop in and say hi! We have some great new items in our gift shop, and it's always nice to choose some spring flowers in the middle of winter to take home and enjoy for yourself!
Happy Valentine's Day!
My staff and I at Manzanita Home and Flowers have been Santa's helpers for the past few weeks, and soon Christmas will be here! We are now busy designing and delivering floral gifts of Christmas centerpieces, Hannukah celebrations, buffet arrangements, party decor, and....Yes!....our Ashland and Talent residents are still celebrating birthdays and anniversaries! And that is just our flower department.
We have the most wonderful customers imaginable! Every day we get the privilege of interacting with our Rogue Valley shoppers who seek us out here in downtown Ashland for holiday decorations and unique gifts. We try to make your experience at Manzanita a fun and satisfying one, and with customers like ours, it is easy to do!
I wish all of you a happy holiday filled with comfort, love, and laughter. Please stop in and say hello whenever you are near our shop on the plaza!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!
LouAnn and staff
My goal has been to remain current in trends while keeping my commitment to quality of flowers and merchandise that my shop offers. This blog will help to inform my dear customers of the latest in floral and home decor trends, fun tips on flower arranging, and tell about fun happenings that occur in a flower shop environment. I will let you know about exciting new merchandise when it arrives in the shop.
Currently, Manzanita is brimming with decor and ornaments to help you bring holiday cheer to your home or office as well as many gift ideas you will not find in the big box stores. We welcome area residents to visit our shop and experience the scent of fresh flowers, the marvel of crystalline Campbell pottery, and the sparkle and magic of Christmas during this month of December!
If you are reading this from far away....maybe you found our website by ordering a flower delivery for a loved one who lives here in Ashland. We hope you find some enjoyment in viewing the shop through our camera's lens. We will be adding photos regularly so you can see first hand what we're currently up to!
LouAnn David, Owner of Manzanita Home & Flowers (formerly FlowerTyme) in Ashland, OR, since 1982. Still excited about Floral Design for over 35 years in business!!