The doors to our flower shop opened in 1968 close to the south Georgia countryside, just up the road to the coast. Founded by Elmer & Carolyn Phillips, it's been family operated ever since. A boutique is not a thing I ever dreamed. However, Colonial House of Flowers provides in ways I never could've expected.
It brings me joy.
In 2020, my family moved four hours from our south Georgia roots to Atlanta to take advantage of resources that celebrate dyslexia. We left plans, dreams, life long friends, family and careers behind. We sold a house my husband built before we could live in it. I closed the doors to the "brick & mortar" of the legendary full service shop that once was so iconic it had the first Christmas lights in the state. "People drove for hours to get lights," Mrs. Carolyn said. Leaving is one of the hardest things I have ever done.
I had to keep the business that's been so good to my family alive so I made some changes and CHOF is here in the Big Peach today!
Plants, flowers and a story are my medium to create intimate, high-end, bespoke, artistic partnerships, workshops and curate an online store.
I’d say the CHOF style which has become a reflection of me is old-world, painterly, elegant yet rebellious and individualistic. It's always the same, yet always different. Grateful for childhood days being sent to the garden by my grandma plus mom's allowance of creative independence, I learned a full sensory language dirty and elegant langage that gracefully translates into the magical world of floristry.
Good fun, strong women, genuine kindness, tight friendships and tough families make the world go around. Come along! Meet me somewhere special. Let's make something that drips with soulful details - loose, wild, texture-full abandon, and shared inspiration. Let's make the world a better place.Beauty brings joy to life, work and home. I remind myself all the time, "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful."
Thanks for stopping by, being a part of the Colonial House story.
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