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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Say Cheese!

We met an new friend this month, Carla Boecklin.  She is an awesome photographer and she took some photos of our merchandise.  It is magazine quality.  So Beautiful with a capital B.
She wrote the nicest things about our store on her blog. Click here to go to Carla's Blog You've gotta read it, then see all the pictures she posted of Bloomingsales.  It is eye candy. 
Here is just a little taste...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Walk in and Take out LOVE!

Everything your heart desires for you and your sweetheart.   Walk in and Take out LOVE!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Baked Brie...

With the change of weather this week, a warm fall appetizer sounds really good.   Looking for a new recipe to take to your fall parties?   How about Brie?   It is fast and delicious. 

Baked Brie with Sun Dried Tomatoes

8 oz. brie cheese, rind removed and cut into cubes
2 oz. sundried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tsp. thyme, chopped
1/4 cup roasted pinenuts
Pepper to taste
Mix everything together.  Transfer to a  brie crock filling to the brim.  Cover and bake at 325 degrees for 20-30 minutes.  Serve warm from the crock with bagette slices or crackers.

This recipe works great with Bloomingsale's Brie Crock, cook and serve in one dish.  A perfect hostess gift, all wrapped up with recipes included.

What is your favorite Brie recipe?   We'd love you to share by commenting below.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Vera Bradley Purse Giveaway

Bloomingsales is now on Facebook!

Visit our Facebook page and click on the LIKE button to enter to win a free Vera Bradley purse.  

Hurry, contest ends November 3rd!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Win a Free Bouquet from Bloomingsales

It seems appropriate for Bloomingsales first blog post to be about flowers.  Flowers are the root of Bloomingsales.  Two friends, Sonnie and Katy, opened a florist shop more than 25 years ago.  Bloomingsales still loves flowers, fresh cut colorful stems that greet you as you enter the store. 

Do you know the language of flowers?   Of course a red rose speaks true love, but what about a pink rose (grace)?  or a blue hyacinth (constancy) ?  Test your fluency.   Match the following meanings with their corresponding flower.   Comment with your answers and enter to win a free bouquet from Bloomingsales!  Contest ends November 3rd.

  • cheerfulness                                                          
  • mistrust
  • everlasting love
  • I mourn your absence
  • Joy in love and life
  • good health and long life
  • grief
  • Good Luck
  • cure for a broken heart
  • anger

  • Baby's Breath
  • Sage
  • Cosmos
  • Zinnia
  • Peony
  • Gerbera
  • Bells of Ireland
  • Lavendar
  • Marigold
  • Yarrow

Our definitions are from a new book, Vanessa Diffenbaugh's novel "The Language of Flowers" tells the story of Victoria, a young woman from the foster-care system who uses the Victorian language of flowers to communicate with others and make sense of her troubled past.

Diffenbaugh created Victoria's Flower Dictionary by reviewing several dictionaries - "The Flower Vase" by Miss S. C. Edgarton, "Language of Flowers" by Kate Greenaway, "The Language and Sentiment of Flowers" by James D. McCabe, and "Flora's Lexicon" by Catharine H. Waterman - and scanning the meanings, selecting the definition that occurred most often or she liked the best. "My goal was to create a usable, relevant dictionary for modern readers, Diffenbaugh said. "I deleted plants from the Victorian dictionaries that are no longer common, and added flowers that were rarely used in the 1800s but are more popular today."

 "Knowing what you now know about the language of the flowers, to whom would you send a bouquet and what would you want it to say?"

Don't forget Bloomingsales "Buy a stem, get a stem for free" every Saturday and Sunday after 2pm

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