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Catherine B! She has won the beautiful Rose Fest flower arrangement. Congratulations!!

Our special, very thoughtful winner is, Colleen Cole, for the below entry. Colleen wins a cute, 6 piece wine set!

I would love to give the The FTD® Share My World™ Bouquet C4-4032 CA 45.99 to my SIL on August 8th. That is the day her daughter will be born at William Osler in Brampton.

This little girl has been a long time coming. Her older sister is 8 years old, and her parents have been longing for a sibling for years. Finally, next month, she will arrive.

Angela’s favourite colour is pink, and she loves roses, so I picked out this bouquet especially for her.
Thanks for offering this contest!


Thanks to everyone for participating in our contest! Details of our August contest are coming out soon! We were a bit busy with a number of wedding overs the past month, so we apologies for the delay!

As well – of course – I wanted to show that we reviewed everyone’s entries (some had multiple entries per post :S) and from the randomizer we got #7, which was Catherine in our tally.

Thanks again!

This month, I’m happy to announce our give away is for a fresh flower arrangement (valued $50). The best part – you get to pick it 🙂

I think this is a great idea as, I LOVE  fresh flowers. The colours. The smells. The beauty. Everything about flowers make me smile and I’m lucky enough to work with them every day! For most people though, we forget how special flowers are and the feeling they can evoke. From celebrating an anniversary or a birthday, to showing a friend you’re there for them, to honouring a loved one – flowers are a thoughtful gift for any occasion. But where is the thought you ask? I mean you’re JUST getting flowers!

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Well, in my opinion the ‘thought’ is when you pick flowers for someone with care and with them truly in mind. I’ll give you an example. I recently had a customer giving flowers as a gift for mother’s day. Instead of assuming what type of flowers to give, I asked the customer questions such as, what’s your mother’s favourite… flower? …colour? or is she more classic or a colourful type? etc. By asking these questions, I was then able to put together the perfect arrangement for the customer and his mother LOVED the flowers. Although the customer didn’t know what to get, by sharing with me some information about his mom, I was able to help him show how thoughtful he was.

For this contest, to win I would like to see YOUR thoughtfulness!


One extremely lucky reader is going to win a beautiful fresh flower arrangement!!! $50 in value!


To be entered to win;

  • You must ‘like’ our facebook page
  • Please visit to select your favourite fresh flower arrangement. Let me know in a comment, which one (state the name and product code) and what occasion you would like it for (i.e. Anniversary, Birthday, etc.).
  • Selected Flower Arrangement must be $50 or less.
  • Contest is open to Canadian residents, +19. Contest closes August 12th, 2010.
  • Can enter on a daily basis but you must pick a different flower arrangement each time.


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(can be retweeted daily – leave me the links} RT @shalimarflowers WIN a beautiful, fresh flowers! Value $50


In the spirit of my post, I want to reward my most  ‘thoughtful’ reader with a BONUS, cute 6 piece glassware set with tray ($15). To win this prize, further to your entry, let me know why getting this arrangement would mean something to you or to someone you would give it to.

Adrienne, now a married woman!

Our good friend Adrienne got married last night to her long term boyfriend (of 11 years!) at City Hall. I got the honour of making her bouquet – something simple but contemporary, with bright colours (very reflective of her personality).

My daughter attended the wedding and from looking at the pictures, it looks like it was a really nice and cute event. The couple looks fantastic. The nice thing I heard was that Adrienne loved the flowers so much that she going to get her florist in Croatia to create the same look (their more formal wedding will be Croatia in June). Too bad I couldn’t make it her wedding there in Croatia. Imagine how great that would be!

For pictures, we’ve posted some on facebook:

For other wedding flower bouquet ideas, visit Shalimar Flower shop at or specifically the wedding section at

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