LAGNIAPPE Peoria Style

 

New Orleans comes to The Sheared Edge for the holidays!  You can experience all the excitement of New Orleans through the fabulous holiday decorations by Gregg Florist starting Friday, November 24 from 11 AM to 4 PM.

 The Sheared Edge decked out for the holidays

The Sheared Edge decked out for the holidays

 

 

When Dan Callahan, owner of Gregg Florist agreed to decorate The Sheared Edge for the holidays, I was ecstatic! I knew we would get something better than expected.....lagniappe.  That's Cajun French for a little something extra, like the 13th doughnut added to your dozen at no charge.  Boy did we get something extra special!
 

 Dan Callahan

Dan Callahan

It was 20 years ago when I was living in Virginia that I first heard about the magic worked by Gregg Florist.  Family and friends bragged about a local man who made flower arrangements which were a cross between Architectural Digest and extreme artistic boho!  I was intrigued.  So, to finally meet Dan and work with his talented team was a dream come true!

Let's take a look at some of the fabulous colors and textures by Gregg Florist waiting to greet you when you enter The Sheared Edge zone!

 This festive sign at The Studios on Sheridan will direct your path to The Sheared Edge!

This festive sign at The Studios on Sheridan will direct your path to The Sheared Edge!

Jewel-toned glass balls, shiny gilded garland, exotic 'feathers', ribbons, and free-form chandeliers (you won't know where to look next) will be waiting for you.  ALL for sale!

 Feast for the eyes!

Feast for the eyes!

Dan's team (Galen Holland and Mary Markovich) showed up with with a breathtaking assortment of colorful delights!   I knew the second they walked in that something unique/special would happen!  Galen recently moved to Peoria from Chicago and is an outstanding designer!  He hung from the rafters to create an enchanting effect!

 Galen hanging chandeliers

Galen hanging chandeliers

 

 

You may remember Mary as the owner of the one-of-a-kind bakery called Gem Stone Confections in Peoria.  She packaged delicious cakes in beautiful satin boxes, topped with antique jeweled brooches!  Her creations were spectacular! Neiman Marcus liked them enough to sell.

 Mary Markovich

Mary Markovich

 

While you're visiting The Sheared Edge, you might want to have your photo taken in front of our window.  It's the perfect holiday backdrop.  Just be sure to give credit to Gregg Florist for the surrounding beauty!

 Lorna wearing her new coat purchased at The Sheared Edge

Lorna wearing her new coat purchased at The Sheared Edge

 

If you want to celebrate the holiday in style, visit Gregg Florist at 1015 E. War Memorial Drive, Peoria Heights, IL 61616 for any decorating needs.  Or call 309-688-0725, toll-free 800-376-9106.  www.greggflorist.net
 

20171120_174531.jpg