Father’s Day Gifts for Sophisticated Dads

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Father’s Day is June 18 – and although you could head out to the hardware store or sporting goods emporium as usual, we have a new suggestion this year. How about sending Dad a sophisticated, dramatic or elegant floral arrangement for his office? You may not have ever thought of giving flowers to Dad, but these arrangements are bold and confident and perfect for anyone – and are sure to be conversation piece wherever they are sent. For Father’s Day gifts that are unexpectedly beautiful, come to Breen’s Florist.

Did You Know? Father’s Day is a relatively new holiday, established in 1966 by President Lyndon Johnson. The inspiration behind the holiday was William Smart, a single dad who had raised 6 children single handedly. His daughter felt that he deserved the same level of praise and recognition as moms traditionally received on Mother’s Day. Even though it was decades in the making, Father’s Day was finally recognized.  Continue reading

Spring Florals – Peonies to Tropical Arrangements

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Every season has its own charms – and in the springtime, flowers are on display.  From the blooms on the side of the road to gardens overflowing with color, flowers are one of the most visible ambassadors of this time of the year. As we head into the summer, it is time to throw open the windows and let the fresh air in – and fill your home with these popular late spring florals from Breen’s Florist.

Although there are many choices of floral varieties, these are two of our favorite ways to decorate with flowers – peonies and tropical arrangements.   Continue reading

Inspired Mother’s Day Ideas for Your Mom

mother's day ideasEvery mom is special, with her own unique personality. And although every mother has her own gifts, talents, interests, and passions,  each mom has the power to make her family’s life richer and more beautiful. This Mother’s Day, Breen’s Florist would like to help you to find just the right way to honor your mom – from local outings to beautiful flowers! To find the best Mother’s Day gifts, start with your mother herself. What makes her happy?
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Beautiful Flowers on Mother’s Day

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Your mother is amazing, and she deserves better than the run-of-the-mill gifts on Mother’s Day. At Breen’s Florist, we specialize in going above and beyond your expectations. In that spirit, this year we are making the process of ordering gorgeous Mother’s Day flowers simpler than it has ever been before – but the floral arrangements are more beautiful than ever!

On May 14, don’t settle for the ordinary. Come browse our new “color theme” floral designs, created by our experts for this special occasion. And remember, we deliver not only to the greater Houston area, but are happy to facilitate delivery anywhere in the United States.   Continue reading

Desktop Flowers & Plants for Administrative Professionals Week

Administrative Professionals Week

Behind every successful business are a few really organized support personnel – and in April, as we celebrate Administrative Professionals Week, you have the opportunity to give these superstars their due. Maybe you are thinking of the friendly receptionist who puts your clients at ease. Perhaps a personal assistant who never lets you miss a meeting comes to mind. In fact, there are likely many hard-working, unsung heroes in your organization. You couldn’t imagine running a business without them. So for all they do, Breen’s Florist has the floral designs and gifts you need to show your appreciation.

Did You Know? There are approximately 4 million administrative professionals in the United States. Only 5% of them are men. However, until women entered the workforce en masse in the 1950’s, secretaries were nearly always male.  Continue reading

Rescuing Mason – National Puppy Day

National Puppy DayNational Puppy Day is March 23rd and is a wonderful day to celebrate the very special bond between dogs and their owners. However, the main reason that Colleen Paige fought to have the day established was to encourage people to adopt and rescue puppies from shelters, as well as to educate them as to the horrors of the puppy mills. We thought this was a great opportunity to tell you about our shop designer’s own personal story about rescuing her dog, Mason. Here is Carly’s “puppy love” story, in her own words: Continue reading

Create Wild, Beautiful Style with Succulents

wild accentsOne of the most beautiful ways to elevate your floral arrangements to another stylistic level is by incorporating wild accents. These unique elements create an aesthetic that is truly out of the ordinary, and is even a bit unexpected. When you desire to send a spectacular design that stands out from the rest, trust Breen’s Florist. As professional designers, we are passionate about our art.

Wild accents can include grasses, natural twigs and branches, berries or cattails. They are details which accentuate the floral display with organic grace and a bit of rustic beauty. Some of the more popular wild accents are succulents. These diverse plants come in such a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors that they textural interest to any arrangement. succulents

The simplicity of White Orchid and Succulent is key to its beauty. When one of the most elegant blooms in the floral world is combined with the hardy succulent plant, it creates a balanced and striking effect. Lightly nuanced with delicate grasses, this floral design is a stunning and special gift.

Another variation of orchids, succulents, and wild accents is presented in Natual Harmony. White phalaenopsis orchids, exotic green cymbidium orchids and succulents are arranged in a bed of moss and rocks. The graceful turn if the curly willow adds just the right artistic touch, creating a sophisticated design for home or office.

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When you want something more than a traditional bouquet of flowers, when the ordinary just won’t do – come to Breen’s Florist. We are dedicated to creating the most original, beautiful and unique floral designs in the Houston and Belleaire communities – and we can’t wait to show you! Browse our website or come in to speak with us today. Let’s create something amazing.

Jewish New Year- Rosh Hashanah

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Rosh Hashanah is one of the high holy days of the Jewish calendar. Observed the first and second days of Tishri, the holiday is also referred to as the Jewish New Year. It is marked by prayers of self-reflection and festivities with loved ones. Because many of the Rosh Hashanah customs are faith-based, and many have to do with celebrating with family and friends, the holiday is rightly described as a combination of the weighty and the joyful. If you are away from loved ones on Rosh Hashanah, send a heartfelt bouquet fromBreen’s Florist to tell them you are thinking of them.

Rosh Hashanah is traditionally an opportunity to look back at the past, confess, and pray penitent prayers. While the holiday does not have an official color associated with it, white is considered appropriate symbolically, as it represents new beginnings, purity, and innocence. For thoughtful floral accents, blue blooms such as delphinium or hydrangea signify divinity and a reverence for the deity of God.

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Here are some customary Rosh Hashanah traditions:

  • The Yamim Nora’im include the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The month leading up to this period is meant for contemplation and contrition, and penitential prayers are recited.
  • The shofar, played like a trumpet, is made from a ram’s horn and is used to produce 100 different tones during this period. It is blown each morning for the month preceding, as well as during Rosh Hashanah. The sound of the shofar is meant to rouse the faithful from their sleep and remind them to the coming judgment.
  • Rosh Hashanah is also the day of “Yom Hadin”, known as Judgment day.
  • On Rosh Hashanah, families share challah bread and apple slices, dipped in honey.

If you want to wish your friends and family L’Shanah Tovah (a good year), simply call Breen’s Florist for a meaningful floral design. Send flowers across the miles, or bring an arrangement to dinner. In Houston and Belleaire, we are your best choice for holiday florals.

Autumn Colors and Autumn Flowers

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When you think of autumn, what comes to mind? No doubt you have memories of fall festivals or pumpkin picking, sipping hot cider or taking a hayride. But when it comes to a visual representation of the season, it is the colors that come to mind. Rich reds, vivid oranges, bright yellows  – the vistas of the changing leaves and the beauty of the autumn flowers is a sight to behold. When looking for a way to decorate your home or celebrate the season, stop by Breen’s Florist for spectacular floral designs that embody the spirit of the season. autumn flowers

Yellow roses and sunflowers are front and center in this beautiful display named Autumn Unfurled. Orange lilies provide a vivid backdrop, and twigs and leaves finish off the arrangement.  Our Tuscany Bouquet starts with many of the same blooms – yellow roses and sunflowers, orange lilies – but they are designed in a tall vase and accented with exquisite Bells of Ireland; the green flowers add dramatic effect and create a sense that these flowers were fresh picked from the meadow this morning. autumn flowers

Our popular Noir collection showcases vivid flowers in black ceramic containers, which creates a distinct contrast in bright and dark. Sunset Noir is part of our autumn collection and is strikingly beautiful, featuring brilliant orange lilies and roses, bells of Ireland, and yellow sunflowers and unique mums.fall flowers

What is your fall style? Whether you prefer classic sunflowers and daisies or enjoy the sophistication of a more elegant design, Breen’s Florist has the perfect bouquet for you. To decorate with the beauty of autumn flowers, we are your local Houston source for the blooms and colors that will bring all the ambiance of the season into your home – shop all of our Fall Collection online.

Inspiring Romance with Flowers

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August is National Romance Month. And while we understand that some people are naturally more romantic than others, this month gives everyone the chance to express their feelings to the person they love. At Breen’s Florist, we know that inspiring romance is as easy as having a bouquet of flowers delivered, but what should you send? If you live in Houston or Bellaire, our professional floral designers have many ideas for you. After all, we have seen many acts of true love over the years!

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Breen’s Florist has some creative customers, and they have inspired ideas guaranteed to keep the romance alive. In honor of National Romance Month, we’d like to share some of the love stories we have heard over the years.

  • Bring a single rose home to your wife once a week. This will guarantee she always has a reminder of your love, freshly cut and in bloom.
  • Have our professionals design a bouquet of flowers that is meaningful to you as a couple – for instance, spoil her with the same flowers you brought to her on your first date, to prove that the memory is special to you.

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  • Show us your wedding photos, and our designers will create a replica of her bridal flowers. Bring to a romantic dinner, and surprise her with your thoughtfulness.
  • Work with Breen’s Florist to deliver flowers to an unexpected place – during dinner at your favorite restaurant, or to a park bench as you talk. The surprise delivery is sure to melt her heart, and shouts your love for her to the world.

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Flowers inspiring romance are just a call away. During the month of August, celebrate National Romance Month with roses, orchids or lilies from Breen’s Florist.