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, friends, family and careers. We sold a house we built before we could live in it. I closed the doors to the legendary "brick & mortar" of the full service shop that 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 CHOF alive so I modernized the business model and brought it with me!
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 my style is old-world, painterly, elegant yet rebellious... individualistic. It's always the same, yet always different. Grateful for childhood days being sent to the garden by my grandma, I learned a language 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 to make something that drips with soulful details - loose, wild, texture-full abandon, and shared inspiration. Beauty brings joy to life, work and home so let's make the world a better place. 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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