Oopsie Daisy Flowers & Gifts, Carlisle

8 simple stylish cost effective centrepieces

8 simple stylish cost effective centrepieces
Planning your wedding is usually exciting and stressful! Trying to stretch your budget can be difficult but these cost effective ideas for centrepieces will help you stay on track when it comes to decorating your venue. Plus Oopsie Daisy Flowers & Gifts has just launched their Vase and Prop hire range which will save you even more money than buying things you will need for just one day. 1. Cylinder Vases - make a statement with these chunky cylinder vases designed with flowers inside the vase, such as these bright yellow gerberas. Much cheaper than filling the vase with a bunch of flowers! Also look great with roses and calla lilies.  2. Up-turned Wine Glasses - Simple yet unique with so many options depending on the colours and flowers used. With candle for added ambiance. 3. Jam Jars - Fill jars with flowers for a rustic relaxed theme, They look great grouped together or with candles.     4.Lily Vases - these tall vases will give the illusion that your reception is filled with flowers, but each vase will only use 1 or 2 stems keeping those costs down.   5. Globe Vase – great for floating flowers and candles. Can be designed with...
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How to make your flowers last longer!

How to make your flowers last longer!
Almost everyone loves to receive flowers, or treats themselves from time to time to a lovely bunch, so we’re going to make sure you get the most of out of your cut flowers, ensuring they last as long as possible. Here are some simple yet essential tips for the longevity of your flowers. By doing this with every bunch you’ll get the best out of your blooms.   Select an appropriate vase for the amount and length of the flowers, it must be clean as bacteria is a flowers worst nightmare! Once you unwrap your flowers cut the stems to size, preferably at a 45 degree angle, as this will ensure maximum exposure to the water so they can drink more. Add the flower food to the specified amount of water and add to the vase, this will really help preserve your blooms. Before placing your flowers in the vase, make sure there will be no leaves below the water line, this will keep the water cleaner for longer. When finding a suitable place for your vase, out of direct sunlight is always best. Some cool and shady will help them to last longer. Also don’t them near fruit as it can...
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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
It's usually around this time of year that most florists start to begin their Christmas preparation. As one of the busiest times of the year in a florists calendar we have to be well organised. On Monday 5th October I was invited along to The Flower Bank Wholesaler, located just outside of Carlisle, for their annual Christmas open evening. Florists and designers from all over the North of England and the South of Scotland attended this event as The Flower Bank showcased their Christmas items.   I have attended this event previously as an employee of another shop, but was excited to represent Oopsie Daisy Flowers and Gifts for the first time. This time I was able to select items to be able to sell in the shop and use in my arrangements, this was really fun but I had be careful not to buy their entire stock as everything was so lovely. The Flower Bank offers a huge selection of sundries and gift items as well as daily deliveries of fresh flowers. I was able to pick out some lovely gift items plus some beautifully festive containers and ribbons to design some lovely Christmas pieces.   I also took this opportunity to...
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Solway Flower Club Demonstration

Solway Flower Club Demonstration
A few weeks ago I was contacted by Solway Flower Club in regards to doing a demonstration for them in 2016 as they were organising their calendar. I was pleased they had asked me to agreed to be contacted to arrange this, however a couple of days later I was contacted by their secretary Maureen to see if I could fill in at the last minute for their September demonstration. To which I said yes as I thought it would help promote my new business. First of all I had to pick a theme for my demonstration, this time of year would usually depict an autumn theme or a harvest festival theme, but I wanted to mix things up a bit so chose an 'Indian Summer' theme, in hope we may actually get some decent weather! So I began researching Indian culture and native flowers so that my arrangements were authentic. For my first arrangement I did a modern square design using bright orange and cerise pink flowers. My inspiration for this came from the gardens of the Taj Mahal which conforms to garden design of its era which were split into four sections. My next arrangement used sliced oranges and...
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Oopsie Daisy Illuminations!!

Oopsie Daisy Illuminations!!
    Here at Oopsie Daisy Flowers & Gifts we are super excited to be displaying giant illuminated letters on behalf of Northern Love Letters. These are great for displaying at weddings and parties! Shine a bit of light on your event and have something different. We think they look great in our window and they're bringing lots of attention to the shop. You can hire these for your big day at www.northernloveletters.co.uk or enquire in store at 135 Botchergate, Carlisle. Oopsie Daisy Flowers & Gifts also offers vase and prop hire which will be uploaded on the website very soon! Why not choose Mr & Mrs or have your initials. Plus a selection of coloured bulbs to choose from.
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Wedding Fayre at Gretna Green's Anvil Hall

Wedding Fayre at Gretna Green's Anvil Hall
  On Sunday 23rd August Oopsie Daisy Flowers & Gifts exhibited at the Anvil Hall in Gretna for the annual wedding fayre. The Anvil Hall was a former catholic church built in 1917 which its current owner rebranded into a wedding venue for anyone who wished to be married in one the countries most romantic locations.   Before attending the event I had to decide what kind of designs I wanted to show, I usually like to present a mixture of styles and designs. As it was located in Gretna I knew I wanted something with a Scottish focus. So I designed a bridal bouquet with red roses and gerberas with blue thistles finished with tartan ribbon! It got lots of attention and lots of admiration.   I also designed a colourful bouquet to contrast the Scottish bouquet, using peach roses, pink gerberas, purple alliums and lilac asters. When it came to creating table decorations I mixed modern, simple arrangements with traditional country styles, such as a tall modern lily vases, a rustic jug of flowers a simple wine glass display and a jar of flowers for the 'just picked' look.   It was lovely meeting other exhibitors as well as talking...
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Welcome to Oopsie Daisy Flowers & Gifts!

Welcome to Oopsie Daisy Flowers & Gifts!
Welcome to our new website and blog!
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Oopsie Daisy Flowers & Gifts, Carlisle - Opening Times
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