I met and fell in love with my husband at the Jersey Shore when I was just 15 years old so I was fortunate enough to receive flowers from him for various occasions or non-occasions for a good many years. I became a Neonatal/Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse and spent the last 25 years of my career in Home Health Nursing. In Sept that Jersey Boy and I will be married for 45 years. We have raised four AWESOME children, three boys and one girl, all married and we have seven AMAZING grandchildren - six boys and one girl. We moved around due to my husband's government job but, when we thought of retirement we knew, since we met at the BEACH and we LOVED the beach, it was a no brainer that we would end up living at the beach!!! When we bought one of the Golf Cottages in St James, I decided to make all my own silk floral arrangements. I have always loved flowers and while I was recovering after a bilateral knee replacement, I took a part time job in a florist, so I thought I would try my hand at silks. As people saw them, they asked if I would make one or two arrangements for them and soon afterwards my builder was buying them, and many suggested I start my own business. So, in Oct of 2009, I obtained my business license and set up shop in my basement in Va. I realized that using high quality silks, though more expensive, had people touching and smelling my flowers because they "looked real"! I love to incorporate shells, driftwood, and other things to make one of a kind personalized items for each client and make my wreaths and arrangements look unique and unlike most that you see everywhere else. I make all kinds of wreaths, arrangements, gifts, mailbox swags, centerpieces, driftwood accents, and more! I like to say, "If you can dream it, I can make it." I hope that as you look through my creations you will agree.
Petals and Presents