Your name: Melinda Page
Your Business name: Fancy Blossoms
Your Location: Rexburg, Idaho
How did you start your business?
I’ve always wanted to be a florist and once I graduated with my B.S. in Horticulture from BYU-Idaho I went to work. Once I had some clients I put together a blog and word has spread from there.
What is your design aesthetic?
I’d say my aesthetic is modern simplistic. I try to let the flowers speak for themselves and keep it simple.
What inspires you?
I’m inspired by the flowers themselves. A peony in full bloom is about the most exciting thing to me. I can’t quite wrap my mind around how something can be that pretty.
What are the trends, flowers & colors that are unique to your region?
As far as trends brides in our area are gravitating to vintage themes. Many brides want timeless flowers like peonies, ranunculas, and tulips. I have seen a lot of white bouquets happening. I think it is a classy option and will always be in season.
Are you a retail shop, studio/warehouse or home based?
I am home-based, I love the freedom that comes with being at home. However, I look forward to the day I can own a retail shop and be able to bounce creative ideas off of my co-workers. And it would be nice to make a mess somewhere else.
Do you offer any services in addition to floral designs?
Nope, just flowers.
What does your toolbox look like?
I’ve got all kinds of things like wire, clippers, glue gun, stapler, scissors, knives, wire cutters, pins, floral tape, ribbon, baggies, and picks. It’s usual somewhat organized…somewhat.
What tool in your toolbox can’t you live without?
Clippers…or good scissors….or maybe wire cutters. All of which stress me out when I can’t find them.
What’s your favorite flower?
Scabiosa, Pincushion Flower. I grew up in a greenhouse and it reminds me of my days tending to the potted plants.
Anything else you’d like to share with Flirty Fleurs followers?
I feel like I have so much to learn. Every job I’ve done so far I find new things I can improve on. I guess that’s why I enjoy designing flowers so much, I feel like there is always room to grow. (No pun intended, haha)