Reflecting on 2018

January 6, 2019

For City House Country Mouse, 2018 was such a journey! We took a big leap and moved from our home studio, to a studio on the Hill with retail hours. While customers are sometimes surprised to open the door and realize they’re not in a more “traditional” flower shop with lots of other types of gifts, people are intrigued by the fact that our small space is a working studio first and foremost – we are always glad to put an arrangement together on the fly, and often do have pre-made arrangements and bouquets available for walk-in purchase. Keep visiting our studio to see what’s new!

Our business continues to work at being as sustainable as possible. Ways we cut down on waste include offering bouquets without a vase if requested, having a vase return discount, and NOT including flower foam or plastic wrap in our arrangements. Plus being able to offer local flowers as frequently as possible. 🙂

We really appreciated being given the opportunity to chat with media outlets this past year about our passion for flowers. Here are some links where you can listen to us chat with some great people, and learn a little something if you missed these the first time around:

  • Fox2 had us visit on the air 3 times! Once for a chat about the meaning of flowers, another time to feature upcoming wedding trends, and a third time to talk about easy-growing summer flowers
  • We were interviewed by Debra Prinzing, the founder of Slow Flowers Society and an inspiration to florists and flower growers trying to make sustainable choices and help educate the public on why buying local is important
  • We were also interviewed by our friend and local guru on all things green, Jean Ponzi on her KDHX program, Earthworms
  • Our Hill neighborhood newspaper, Il Pensiero, took time to write some really nice pieces around our studio opening. We are the first florist on the Hill in a number of years and are so appreciative to the nice neighbors who have welcomed us and our business to the neighborhood.

As City House Country Mouse continues to grow, we need to say THANK YOU so much for your help – whether you book us for your wedding, order flowers or plants with us, share our events with friends on social media, or take one of our workshops. We appreciate you and couldn’t do this without your monumental support!

Here’s an album including some of the events and instances that make us happy from 2018. Check back here or sign up for our e-mail newsletter for more updates in 2019! And keep following along on Instagram and Facebook.