The Beautiful Blooms by Jen Christmas centerpiece class was fabulous!  We had so many different interpretations of our centerpiece and we love it when people get creative!

This floral design class was packed as we headed into holidays, especially since this arrangement was sure to knock their stockings off!

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• Sarah explained to everyone the different techniques to making a full and lasting arrangement.

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• Traci and Ana always have fun at our classes!  The are a creative dynamic duo!

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•These ladies were hard at work making sure their pieces turned out perfectly… and they did!

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• The winter greens make the arrangements so full, long-lasting and fragrant. Nothing beats fresh pine!

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• The arrangement had a little  more traditional look with greens, red flowers, plaid ribbon and a candle.  They were a beautiful addition to everyone’s tables!

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• These girlfriends had so much fun and look how beautiful the centerpieces turned out!

Thank you to The Cinnamon Stick for allowing us to use this space as well as indulge in coffee, pies, and other treats!

We love to host classes of any kind. As the only Certified Florists in Northwest Ohio, Jen Linehan, CF, CFD or one of our other talented designers will be your class instructor and all classes include all tools and supplies needed to make a gorgeous arrangement. We can custom design a class to fit into your budget. Most classes are in the $35-50 range. Please call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821 to schedule your class!

For this blog I (Sarah) will be guest writing while Jen takes maternity leave to spend time with sweet Jaxon and his big brother Cooper.

Just recently we hosted our Thanksgiving Centerpiece design class at The Cinnamon Stick since we can’t fit 20 plus people in our small little flower shop. I have floated around and help to assist in design classes for the past couple of years, but for this last class Jen and Colleen gave me the opportunity to teach my first one! When I say “gave me” the opportunity, it was more like “spring it on me 15 minutes before the class started”. Anxiety alert, especially when this was my first time teaching and in front of so many people. If I may toot my own horn, I am happy to say it ended up going great!

Check out the pictures below to see what everyone created!

For all of our classes we give basic guidelines and tips, then everyone is able to use their own creative flair to create a custom centerpiece.

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-Sarah Carver, one of our floral designers, helping to lead the class.

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The first stem was to begin by greening in. 

 

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Then we added each flower, one by one. 

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Check out the gorgeous finished product!

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More finished products. I love how they all turn out just a little different!

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This table all looked the exact same!

We have a Christmas class coming up on December 21st, which is at full capacity. However, we did add another class for the 22nd with 9 more spots available. If you are interested give us a call at the flower shop, (419)-517-8821 and we can get you signed up.

We love to host classes of any kind. As the only Certified Florists in Northwest Ohio, Jen Linehan, CF, CFD or one of our other talented designeres will be your class instructor and all classes include all tools and supplies needed to make a gorgeous arrangement. We can custom design a class to fit into your budget. Most classes are in the $35-50 range. Please call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821 to schedule your class!

We are so excited for Miracle on Main Street this weekend!  Beautiful Blooms by Jen is going to be in the Festival of Lights Parade on Sunday and we need your help! We want to fill our van that is usually full of flowers, with Unwrapped Toys,  Diapers, and Wipes that will benefit Heartbeat of Toledo!

Help us fill the van with donations!

Help us fill the van with donations!

For every item donated this week, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a free holiday centerpiece!  Plus, the first 15 people in with donations will receive a free succulent magnet!

Beautiful Blooms by Jen is open Monday-Friday 9:30-6pm and Saturday 10-2pm for donations.

Lots of options of magnetic succulents! First 15 to donate get a free one!

A wide variety of options of magnetic succulents! First 15 to donate get a free one!

Please drop your items off during our regular hours:

Monday-Friday 9:30-6pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.

Miracle on Main Street Schedule of Events:

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FRIDAY | DECEMBER 1
5pm-8ish Red Bird Arts District First Friday Art Walk

NEW Mistletoe Marketplace on Maplewood Avenue with 15+ artisans and crafters
Corner Park
6pm Sylvan/Maplewood Choir (4th and 5th graders)
6:30 Lighting of the Square with Mayor Craig Stough

7-9pm Strolling Carolers from Cutting Edge Theatre Company

Heritage Center Museum
5pm-8pm | Deck the Halls for History: A silent auction fundraiser of one-of-a-kind holiday decor at the Sylvania Historical Village

5pm-10ish Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce: Warm up in a tent on Maplewood avenue with holiday movies, hot cocoa and popcorn available for purchase, and a cash bar. Live music from Mikes With Mics from 7-10ish

SCAC Pop-up Gallery at Kevin Charles Sylvania
• Bring in a toy donation and enter a raffle for a Make Over. All donations support Caly Cares
• Piano Performance by Christine Stammer
• Jewelry | Stacy Sprung-Spinazze
• Letterpress & Stationary | Pineapple Press-Design
• Tara Otten | Jewelry and Glass
• Fibers & Pottery | Mary Weiss
• Illustration Prints | Johnathon Lightle
• Tara Hubbard Handbags (Friday) and Originals by Kina Hoffman(Saturday)
• SCAC Banner Bags and Shirts

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Kathy Rennels Design with Children’s Illustrations

Reve Salon and Spa
Jewelry | Rachel Najarian

Harmony in Life
Art Carved Candles

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Mosaic Glass Guitars | Animal House Glass, llc

Eden Fashion Boutique | 30% Off all shoes & Accessories
Book signing with Local Author Amy Seiffert from 5-7pm | Chin Up, A beautiful book about motherhood that would make the PERFECT Christmas gift!

TK Lanes Boutique
Lake Erie beach Glass Jewelry | Mary Ann Strayer

Sylvania AdVantage Newspaper
Galaxy Rose Crochet

Inside the Five Brewing Company
Pop-Up Shop with Merchandise

Chandler Cafe – Orchestra & 10 Year anniversary

The Sodbuster Bar – Live Music with Scott Biddle & Nichole Koury

River Centre Foundation – New Artist Hope Olson and Craft Beer

Hudson Gallery – Cool Yule Exhibit and Jewelry Trunk Show
Featuring Sue Szabo, Regina Jankowski and Katy Mims

SATURDAY | DECEMBER 2
10am-4pm ART WALK CONTINUES for more shopping during the holidays!! See list of artists above! Enjoy a special Pop-Up Gallery and Mistletoe Marketplace with 20+ vendors!

1pm-4pm Warming tent with live holiday music by Megan Fitzpatrick andJohnny K AllDay and SV High School String Quartet
kids crafts with McCord Road Christian Church and hot cocoa

1pm-4pm Deck the Halls for History Silent Auction at the Heritage Center Museu

5pm-9pm Beer Tasting at River Centre Gallery – Buy tickets here $25 –https://rivercentrefoundation.ticketspice.com/river-centre-gallery-holiday-brews-event

Upside Brewing – $1 off Noale – a Christmas ale with optional caramel honey and cinnamon sugar rim

SUNDAY | DECEMBER 3
12pm-5pm Deck the Halls for History at the Heritage Center Museum & Historical Village will be open.
12pm-5pm | Chamber Warming Tent on Maplewood – Holiday Movies & Music, Hot cocoa & popcorn available for purchase, Kids activities & cookie decorating
3pm – Visits with Santa start
3-8pm | Beer Garden with Upside Brewing in parking lot
4pm – 5k Run/Walk starting on Main Street (Register)!
5pm – Santa’s Little Helper Kids Dash
5:30 pm Festival of the Lights Parade

Full list of events and times – visit miracleonmainstreet.org

Presented by Dave White Chevrolet and 13abc Toledo in partnership with Sylvania Community Arts CommissionDowntown Sylvania Association,Sylvania Area Chamber of CommerceSylvania Historical Village, and Red Bird Arts District

We are so excited for our annual Holiday Centerpiece classes on December 21st and 22nd. Due to the demand last year, we have decided to have two classes this year! These classes are the perfect Christmas gifts to grab a couple friends and come together, or moms and daughters, etc.

The Thursday night class will be hosted at the Cinnamon Stick at 3535 N. Holland Sylvania Rd. Toledo, OH 43615.  Your investment is $40 and includes all instruction, materials and tools for the design. Coffee, tea, and assorted sweets from Cinnamon Stick are also included. Extra treats and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. You can also pick up a pie for your holiday celebration while you are there!

The Thursday night class will be at 6:30pm on 12/21 and is our Family Celebration Arrangement. It’s a traditional arrangement of winter greenery and red that will last and last!

Family Celebration winter design class by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Family Celebration winter design class by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

The Friday class is at 5:30pm on 12/22 and is our Golden Lights arrangement. It is an elegant arrangement in a gold container with gold candles and berries and all white flowers. This class will take place at Beautiful Blooms by Jen and will include holiday treats! Please feel free to bring a bottle of wine or drink of choice.

Golden Lights Holiday Design class by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Golden Lights Holiday Design class by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

 

Space is limited. Please call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821 to reserve your space.  Don’t want to make your own? You can order one designed by one of our fabulous florists by clicking the links above.

We love to host classes of any kind. One of the Beautiful Blooms by Jen talented designers will teach the class, and all classes include all tools and supplies needed to make a gorgeous arrangement. We can custom design a class to fit into your budget. Most classes are in the $35-50 range. Please call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821 to schedule your class! They are perfect for holiday parties with employees and girls nights out!

Our first opportunity is for kids of all ages!  Stop in at Beautiful Blooms by Jen anytime between 3-5pm Monday December 19th, Tuesday December 20th, or Wednesday December 21st and design a pinecone centerpiece! It just takes as long as it takes each child to design. Typically around 20-30 minutes. Make one, or make a bunch! $5 per project includes all supplies. Perfect for grandparent and teacher gifts!

No reservations needed! Please stop in to have your child design a centerpiece.

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We are also hosting an Adult Holiday Centerpiece Class on December 22nd from 7pm-8:30pm at Chandler Cafe. We picked the 22nd so that flowers will be nice and fresh for Christmas or Hanukkah.

We are so excited to offer our holiday centerpiece adult class again this year. We love the design that we’ve chosen and hope you do too! The design consists of winter greenery, red roses, lotus pods, red ribbon and lily grass.

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The class price is $35 and includes all materials needed for you to make and bring home your own holiday arrangement! See picture above. Other rose and ribbon colors will be available as well.

Make it a girls night! Chandler Cafe will have a wine special for $4 and appetizers for sale. It’s also a great gift to give your mom or daughter and do an awesome activity together!

Class size is limited, so please call 419-517-8821 or email jen@beautifulbloomsbyjen.com to reserve your spot! All spots must be pre-paid to be saved.

Only a few spots are left!

Not available to make the class? You can order one that one of our floral artists can design for you. Please call 419-517-8821 or order online here.

If you’re looking for a floral design class, we typically teach them in our off season which is November-April. We love groups of girl friends, girl scouts, co-workers, birthday parties and more. We can accommodate groups of any size whether it is in our flower shop or another local shop nearby.

The Ability Center is our pick for the December Charity in Bloom! We’ve had so much fun this year with our first year of the program!

Through our Charity in Bloom program, Beautiful Blooms by Jen is proud to contribute during the month of December to The Ability Center, 20% of the proceeds from a specially created floral arrangement. Please check out the beautiful arrangement below.

The Ability Center of Greater Toledo is a non-profit Center for Independent Living (CIL) serving Northwest Ohio. The Ability Center believes in and supports equitable and inclusive communities for people living with disabilities.

The mission of The Ability Center is to assist people with disabilities to live, work and socialize within a fully accessible community.

Please call (419)-885-57335

We chose this gorgeous arrangement of winter foliages, burgundy candles, red and green apples, leucadendron and hypericum berries because we thought it was the perfect winter centerpiece that can be used for any occasion. It could be sent through the whole month of December because it is so long lasting!

December Charity in Bloom

To send this gorgeous arrangement, all you have to do is call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821, order online, or stop in our Downtown Sylvania location to pick one up. We even deliver all over Northwest Ohio and Southeast Ohio if you’re interested.

This picture is $64.95, there is a simpler version for $49.95 or the premium is $79.95.

Each month we choose a different non-profit to support as our Charity In Bloom. We love to support organizations that also support Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Are you having a big holiday party or other event? Beautiful Blooms by Jen would love to help you create the perfect decor! Whether it is flower arrangements or renting items from our vase rental inventory we would love to chat with you!

Lanterns rented from BBBJ, add ambiance to the walkway into the party.

Lanterns rented from BBBJ, add ambiance to the walkway into the party.

Simple holiday arrangement with winter greenery, green fuji mums and winterberry. Perfect for a side table.

Simple holiday arrangement with winter greenery, green fuji mums and winterberry. Perfect for a side table.

Gold, green and red make the perfect coffee table arrangement!

Gold, green and red make the perfect coffee table arrangement!

Add a wow in the entryway of your party with winter greenery, red and white flowers.

Add a wow in the entryway of your party with winter greenery, red and white flowers.

We love when customers ask us to fill their containers! Red, white and green arrangement designed by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

We love when customers ask us to fill their containers! Red, white and green arrangement designed by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Don't they look great for on the way out of the party?!

Don't they look great for on the way out of the party?!

We would love to chat with you as soon as you are ready to start planning your event for Northwest Ohio or Southeastern Michigan. Please call Beautiful Blooms by Jen at 419-517-8821. Check out more of our events on our website!

 

 

We have so many fun gift ideas this year at Beautiful Blooms by Jen ! Below are pictures of options that will fit into any budget!

Holiday plates with assorted matching ornaments.

Holiday plates with assorted matching ornaments are a gift that keeps on giving. They are perfect for the person who is hard to shop for because you can always buy them more ornaments!

Holiday Topiaries

Holiday Topiaries are so easy to take care of and will continue growing all year long. Everyone has poinsettias! Send a topiary! Available in an assortment of pots and decor.

Gourmet Food Line

Our gourmet food line is perfect for a gift or to have on hand for the holidays when visitors surprise you. You just mix them with a few ingredients and you're good to go! Cheese balls, hot dips, soups, ciders and desserts available.

Thai Chili Dipping Sauce with spreader

If you have not tasted our Thai Chili dipping sauce then you are missing out! It's so delicious and all you do is pour it over a brick of cream cheese and eat it with crackers. We have the individual bottles or gift wrapped with a plate and spreader.

Holiday Orchids

Holiday Orchids are a gift that keeps giving because they keep blooming and blooming! Plus they are easy to take care of!

Assorted blooming plants and lemon cypress trees.

Assorted blooming plants and lemon cypress trees.

Reindeer Candle Holder and Airplants

Reindeer Candle Holder and Airplants- Gift wrapped and ready!

There are so many more ideas that we have in the store. Please stop into Beautiful Blooms by Jen in Downtown Sylvania and check things out or check out our website for easy ordering. Happy Holidays!

Not sure what to bring when you’re heading to Passover or Easter supper?  Or you won’t be in town and want to send something to let your family know you’re thinking of them? Beautiful Blooms by Jen is here to help!  The easiest way is to order right off our website and you can pick up in our store or we can deliver!

Our favorite thing for you to order is a designer’s choice for whatever price range you are looking to spend. We LOVE these because we can pick the prettiest flowers in the cooler, plus be creative! For example, baronea is back! It’s a flower that is only in season for a short time, so it’s not on our website, but the color is awesome and the smell is amazing!

Baronea Easter arrangement by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Baronea Easter arrangement by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Customers are always wondering what the different price points will get them. The easiest way to explain it is that $35-50 is appropriate for a side table, $50-75 for a table and $75 on up are your larger, wow pieces. Hope this helps and we hope to hear from you soon!

Other cost effective, WOW ideas are spring bulbs! They last for weeks and then you can plant them in your yard in the fall!

Spring bulb garden by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Spring bulb garden by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Mention this blog post for $5 off your centerpiece by April 4th, 2015.

Centipede vase filled with flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.

Centipede vase filled with flowers by Beautiful Blooms by Jen.