10 Things You Didn’t Expect to Find in a Flower Shop

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Find gorgeous gifts of all kinds at Peoples.

When you step into a Peoples store, you are surrounded by the delights of fresh flowers, bouquets, and custom arrangements. But that’s not all you’ll find. From dainty ceramic blue birds to stained glass to fountains of green ivy, Peoples is the answer to all your gift and decor desires.

1. Candles
Enjoy the warm glow of scented candles when you shop for Bridgewater Candles at Peoples. We carry any array of soothing, spicy, and floral-scented candles in colors to match your mood and decor. With their universal appeal, candles make gift shopping easy.

2. Garden decor
Peoples Flower Shops is a celebration of all things floral. That means our stores also carry decor for your own garden or for giving as gifts. For example, a bronzed metal sun will truly light up your yard no matter the weather.

3. Silk flowers
Silk flowers aren’t just for hobby and craft stores. Peoples carries a colorful selection of high-quality silk flowers for long-lasting, low-maintenance decorating. These are the perfect solution for people with allergies or anyone who needs a durable alternative to real flowers.

4. Ceramics
Peoples stocks colorful ceramic items, whether it’s a whimsical bluebird or a unique vase to hold your flowers. You are sure to find something irresistible.

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We carry decor for inside and outside.

5. Interior decorations
When you’re looking for a way to personalize your home, come get some fresh ideas at Peoples. From ornate plant stands to tall decorative vases, we have interior decor items that will tickle your fancy. Browse our stores to discover a delightful selection to beautify the home.

6. Unusual Gifts
When you want to add some oomph to your gift-giving plans, stop by Peoples. Pick out a bouquet and then add even more flair with a beautiful bird gift box or adorable stuffed animal. We have gifts to fit every personality.

7. Edibles
Chocolates and flowers go hand-in-hand when it comes to classic gift ideas. Peoples has partnered with local candy maker Buffet’s for a selection of outstanding chocolates. We don’t just cater to sweet tooths. Order gifts packages ranging from lobsters to steaks to hot sauce collections to college survival kits through our website.

8. Stained glass
You probably didn’t expect to find a stunning stained glass peacock in a flower shop, but it’s one of many unusual gifts and decor items we have at Peoples.

9. House plants
Healthy house plants add life and fun to any home. Peoples always carries a wide variety of plants that can thrive inside. Choose from gorgeous greenery or flowering plants that bring cheer to any room. Check out our tips for keeping your flowering plants happy and blooming for a long time.

10. Gift baskets
Albuquerque relies on Peoples Flower Shops for bouquets, but we’re also a top resource for gift baskets of all kinds. From personal “thank-yous” to business gifts, we have a the perfect basket to get your message across. Got a golfing dad? Try our Only Fore Dad Golf Tray.  Got a special lady in mind? Check out our Mandarin Spa BasketCome into our stores to customize a one-of-a-kind gift basket.

For the Love of Silk (Flowers) + Peoples’ Silk Sale

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Silk flowers are bright and lovely.

Ah, silk. It’s a symbol of luxury and strength. Silk flowers embody the beauty of the material and their real-life inspirations. Many modern artificial flowers are sometimes made of materials other than silk. You may find a combination of cotton, polyester or silk. The appeal of these flowers is obvious. It’s a way to capture the glory of nature in a durable and long-lasting form.

Why Silk?
Silk flowers have a long history. Once enjoyed by royalty, they are now available to all. Silk flowers are prized for their long-lasting beauty and artful design. Many mimic real flowers such as roses or orchids, but they maintain their color and loveliness for the long term. Silk flowers are lightweight and don’t require maintenance other than an occasional dusting.

Silk flowers travel well and hold their petals. They aren’t subject to wilt and are resistant to fading. One of the big bonuses of silk flowers is that they are suitable for people with allergies. You can still enjoy the beauty and natural form of flowers without all the sneezing. Pet owners with cats or dogs that can’t leave real flowers alone can use silk as an alternative and still enjoy the color and form of flowers in their homes. Silk flowers are available year-round, so you can find your favorite flower even if it’s out of season.

Silk Flowers for Weddings

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Silk flowers are a durable choice for weddings.

Silk flowers can be a wise choice for extreme weather weddings where you may be concerned about real flowers wilting in the hot sun or freezing in the cold. You can easily mix silk arrangements with real flowers. Use the silk for the outdoor reception or for decorating the entry to the celebration and the real flowers for the inside ceremony.

Silk flowers can give creative brides an opportunity to play with different floral arrangements ahead of the ceremony without worrying about damaging delicate flowers. There are some advantages to using silk flowers in the bride’s bouquet. They can withstand handling and still look crisp for the ceremony. One lucky bridesmaid will get a bouquet that still looks great after the traditional bouquet toss during the celebration.

Silk bouquets can be kept after the ceremony and re-used for other events, around your house, or as reminders of your special day. Save them for your anniversary celebration every year or give them out as take-home gifts for wedding attendees.

Sizzlin’ Summer Silk Sale
Peoples Flower Shops’ Sizzlin’ Summer Silk Sale is going on right now through August 11. Take 50 percent off any silk arrangement in our stores. Take 10 percent off all candles, sachets, oils and chocolate. We have four convenient locations around Albuquerque in Nob Hill, Downtown, the Northeast Heights and Far North on Montgomery. Stop in and browse our colorful selection of silk to brighten your home, decorate for a special event or give as a thoughtful gift.