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The benefits of flowers in the workplace

Now, obviously we are a tad biased when it comes to flowers, and being around flowers almost constantly is something that we would be reluctant to change for ourselves. However it seems that it is not just us, as research studies have shown that there are genuine benefits to having flower arrangements in your workplace, both for the employee and the employer.

At Blue, we deliver fresh flower arrangements to businesses every week, and the feedback we get is wonderful. A welcome splash of colour and life to the sometimes drab office environment can make a real difference for a number of reasons, with research indicating that flowers can have a significant impact on our mood, creativity and productivity. The increases in these areas then inevitably lead to positive impacts on our overall well being and health.

Evidence suggests that flowers and greenery can have significant effects on our creativity, with both men and women not only demonstrating more innovative thinking, but generating more ideas and creative solutions to problems when working in an office environment that included plants and flowers.

It may not come as a shock to you to hear that looking at flowers can make us happier, and evidence has shown that flowers can help reduce stress at work, lower blood pressure, and even reduce absenteeism. There is also evidence to suggest an increase in productivity as a result of these benefits of having flowers around you while you work.

Not only will flowers boost our mood, but they are also a great asset to the actual office environment, improving air quality by removing toxins while also increasing the amount of moisture in the air.

If this isn’t enough to convince you to place a weekly order, just have a follow of our Instagram and Facebook to see what we can do, and we are sure you will want a little bit of Blue wonderment in your workplace!

‘Build a Bouquet’

traditional hand tied bouquet

Welcome to our new “Build a Bouquet” service!

Here at Blue we have created a flower ordering service that is easy to use, allowing you to easily create your perfect bouquet.

Our page is so simple to work through, first of all choose the shape and style, next your colour scheme and finally your favourite flowers. You can choose your budget right from the start, finally, in addition we will include a complimentary card with the message you leave with us. As a result your flowers will be tailor made for you.

We keep delivery charges as low as possible, as a result we can send to any UK destination. If you would like to collect your flower bouquet in store, just select ‘click and collect’ and we can usually have your order ready within two hours of you placing the order.

We are getting great feedback from our satisfied customers but of course, we are ready to make changes to improve our service even further. We are really enjoying providing such a unique service to our customers here in Shropshire, but of course the flowers delivery service can be accessed from anywhere in the world. To date we have received orders from New Zealand and Australia, Scotland, and all over the UK!

So give it a try for your next floral purchase, you won’t be disappointed!

 

SS17 Collections Launch Event

Our shop is now overflowing with beautiful new collections, unique accessories and of course, flowers galore! So we thought we would share it with you, and invite you all to a launch event on 29th March.

Bubbles, treats, and a chance to try on all that you can fit in the changing room with you (we have big changing rooms)! Come alone or with friends, and join us in celebrating the beginning of the season of the dress and no woolly tights!

With the re-branding of Braintree to Thought, the uplifting prints that Lily&Me continue to delight us with, Nomads easy elegance and unique patterns, and Mudd and Water’s cool casuals, the items we have in store are not to be missed, and will lead you into the sunny season with eye-catching style.

So come along and join us at the end of the month, we would be over the moon to see you!

 

Say hello to Thought…

It has arrived! The new collection from Thought, the recently re-branded Braintree, has landed in our store.

Jan and Alice recently went to visit the lovely people of Thought on their stand at the huge International Gift Fair at the NEC, and suffice to say, they were beyond impressed. Every item really has been “Thought” about, with colours, shapes, and fabrics which will make you want to fill your wardrobe with the entire range.

So, who are Thought, and why are they such a beautiful brand?

Their story starts when friends David and John wanted to wear “natural, cool clothing” in the heat of Australia in 1995. They started with a capsule collection of men’s shirts and beachwear made of sustainable ramie and hemp. In 2002, John  brought the brand to England, opening pop-up shops in Portobello Road and Camden Lock Market. Their hard work soon meant that independent boutiques wanted to stock the growing collection.

By 2005, the brand had their own website, office, and a warehouse, as well as starting a women’s collection too (lucky us!). Rachel now heads up the design team, a team that “shares the same vision: that contemporary fashion and sustainability go hand-in-hand.”

Thought clothing is effortless, beautifully crafted, and made sustainably. A brand with items to covet and love. We are very excited to welcome the range, and welcome you all to come along and find your perfect match!

Stay tuned for news on our Open event in mid March, where you can come along and try all of our new ranges and pick yourself up some goodie bags!

Valentine’s Day at Blue

Valentine’s Day, two words that strike fear into even the bravest of people. “What do I get them?”, “Where do I get it from?”, “How much do I spend?” Yes, most of the time, they will be happy with whatever, as long as it’s from you! But if you want to do it well this Valentine’s Day, MORE than well, we have the answers here at Blue.

At Blue, we buy top grade roses for our Valentine’s Day bouquets. Each long stemmed rose has a large, full head, and a longer shelf life. Jan settles for nothing less than the best when it comes to your Valentine’s flowers, and our talented florist Nele will create unique and stunning arrangements for your loved one.

For this February 14th, we will have a selection of bouquets available in store, as well as being on hand to take orders and make deliveries.

The following are just a few of the options that we will have available to order and pick up in store:

The luxury dozen red roses- £65

Mixed bouquet with three roses, complimented by other flowers and foliage -£45

Single bud- vase with red rose and foliage – £9.50

Our single red roses will be £6 each.

Trust in us this Valentine’s Day, we won’t let you down!

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