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Mimi Peters-Davis
Yonkers, New York
Co-owner of Fly Me To The Moon Florists, a boutique flower shop in downtown Yonkers, NY.
Interests: flower arranging, everyday elegance
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Image Do you have a good plan for getting flowers to your beloved? Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Before you know it, it will be February 14. I'd like to suggest that you take the pressure off and buy them now. 4 Reasons to Send Your Valentine's Day Flowers Now:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at First Come Flowers
A thoughtful compliment will always go a long way in building a relationship. Thanks for your comment.
Marilyn, thanks so much for your comment. I'm with you. Rich saturated colors like the ones you mention always look great together. See how we use color in our boutique flower shop here:
Toggle Commented Nov 20, 2014 on 10 Orange Bridal Bouquets at First Come Flowers
I love paper flowers. So I thought I'd share some beautiful paper flower headpieces I came across while online. I could have called them hats, but somehow that word just doesn't do these stunning creations justice. 5 Paper Flower Headpieces Hayley Sheldon 1. I really love the attention to detail... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2014 at First Come Flowers
"Happy Alien" - Calceolaria Uniflora Butterfly Voyages "Flying Duck Orchid" - Caleana Major Michael Prideaux If you'd like to see more of these unusual flowers, you'll want to check out "17 Flowers That Look Like Something Else" over at the blog, boredpanda. Your turn, what do you think of these... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at First Come Flowers
I used to hate sunflowers. When we opened Fly Me To The Moon I wouldn't even buy them for the shop. But, then customers began asking for them so I had to start carrying them. Floret Farm Here's what I hated about sunflowers: 1) They were over-sized, looked cartoonish and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2014 at First Come Flowers
Fly Me To The Moon It was a dahlia sort of a Monday morning in the New York City flower district today. Fly Me To The Moon There were lovely dahlias everywhere you looked. Fly Me To The Moon Not sure if these are cafe au lait dahlias or blush,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at First Come Flowers
Colorful Peonies - Fly Me To The Moon Florists On my way to the shop this morning, I came across a bunch of old flowers sticking out of a garbage bag. AndI thought, "Why do fresh flowers have to last forever?" Where in the world did we get that expectation?... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at First Come Flowers
Special events lighting - FMTTMF Jamali Floral and Garden Supplies, a store in the New York City flower district, sells just about everything you need for a special event. Think Platinum Weddings. I visited the store one rainy day and thought I'd share my trip with you. My pictures don't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at First Come Flowers
Armchair Collective It's finally feeling like spring here in New York. Wondering what to do with all those spring flowers you're seeing for sale almost everywhere? Don't worry. I've got you covered. Below you'll find links to great posts about info on spring flowers you may not know, ways to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at First Come Flowers
I love posting on different topics, but I thought I'd share a few pictures of some of the floral design work I do at Fly Me To The Moon. If you like them, please feel free to pin away! 5 Fly Me To The Moon Flower Arrangements Fly Me To... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at First Come Flowers
Fly Me To The Moon Florists Spring is finally here! Your favorite flowers will soon be blooming in your neighborhood. No flowers growing near Fly Me To The Moon yet though. But some croci and tulips should emerge in a few more weeks. But while you're waiting, why not create... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2014 at First Come Flowers
A glamelia is a bouquet made from combining petals of many flowers to create one large one. Glamelias are sometimes called composite bouquets or rosamelias, if they're made of roses. They make beautiful bridal bouquets. I did a 4 part series on glamelias, which will tell you just about everything... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at First Come Flowers
Customers often ask how I come up with the floral designs at our boutique flower shop, Fly Me To The Moon. So I thought I'd share me process with you. Begin The Flower Arrangement With The End In Mind My goal in working with flowers is to create lovely flower... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at First Come Flowers
As florists and floral designers, many of us wish we could change our dependence on red, pink and white flowers for Valentine's Day. We have to pay more for them. The quality is not as good, since the growers have been stock piling them for months. And they're in short... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at First Come Flowers
When I think about Valentine's Day two things come to mind immediately. Flowers and hearts. So I thought I'd share some images I've seen around the web of hearts made of flowers. Please feel free to pin your favorites. Feeling inspired to make a floral wreath of your own for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2014 at First Come Flowers
What should you look for in a floral designer? reddingaz Picture this. A bride walks into a flower shop for a wedding consultation. She either has a lot to spend on flowers or she doesn't. She's intimidated by all the possibilities. And has never bought a flower before in her... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at First Come Flowers
Martha Stewart It's nice to have flowers to decorate your tables for the holidays, but you don't have to spend a lot on a fancy floral arrangement. Explore the sites below to find some great and creative ideas for holiday decorating. Here are some holiday flower ideas for you from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at First Come Flowers
Phil Kramer Pantone announced this morning, that the color of the year for 2014 is "Radiant Orchid." We actually use this color a lot in our floral designs at Fly Me To The Moon. Flower color trends tend to follow those in fashion and decor. Therefore, expect to see radiant... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at First Come Flowers
"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed." Maya Angelou Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at First Come Flowers
Learn how to a make simple yet beautiful Thanksgiving table setting for your guests. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2013 at First Come Flowers
Ever bought home a bunch of fresh flowers and wondered what else you could do with them besides plunk them into a vase of water? You should be cutting them first, by the way, but you get my point. Manhattan Craft Room At Fly Me ToThe Moon, I'm always looking... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at First Come Flowers
The black bat flower, or the Tacca Chantrier, is the perfect Halloween flower. It's an unusual flower that looks like a bat with long whiskers. Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at First Come Flowers
Gourds and pumpkins are great for fall decorating. Learn how to create your own displays using gourds and pumpkins with items you already have. Great vases and baskets can be picked up at your local flea market for very little. First Come Flowers Place Gourds in a Vase - It's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at First Come Flowers
Kiku: The Art of The Japanese Garden, is now on exhibit at The New York Botanical Gardens (NYBG). From now through October 27, 2013, you can see hundreds of Kiku at the Enid A Haupt Conservatory. NYBG Kiku, which means chrysanthemum, is the most highly celebrated Japanese fall flower. Experts... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2013 at First Come Flowers