Stop and smell the roses!

October 8, 2009

Stop and smell the roses! By: Katie DeVito

(Follow me on Twitter @kdevito)

When was the last time you took time to smell the roses? I did on Tuesday when I visited with Georgianne Vinicombe the Founder & Owner of Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co. nestled in Princeton Forrestal Village. Monday Morning is an adorable boutique flower shop where you can run in and purchase a beautiful bouquet (a few are even available in a case to grab if you’re in a rush), pick up some adorable vases or meet with the owner to discuss arrangements for an upcoming event. They also have tons of beautiful fall decorations to accessorize your home, office or give as a gift.

Monday Morning Staff

Monday Morning flowers staff I fell in love with a gorgeous arrangement, which consisted of calla lilies, hypericum berries, and birds of paradise among others, that really said “autumn.” Perfect to bring as a hostess gift for a nice fall dinner with friends. It would also make for the perfect centerpiece (on my dining room table if my husband is reading this…).

Georgianne has been in business in Princeton for over 21 years and at her Yardley location for 12. She loves being around flowers and truly enjoys working with her phenomenal staff and fantastic customers.

Georgianne literally started her company by delivering flowers, plants and vases on Monday mornings. She was attending school and cleaning offices and realized quickly flowers might be a good business for her. After delivering flowers and plants on Monday mornings for a while, she decided to rent space in downtown Princeton, which led to her current location in Princeton Forrestal Village. The company was such a success that she opened a second location in Yardley, PA.

Georgianne loves to work with brides-to-be and even has a special space to meet with them. When the bride comes in to the store, she leads them around to her secret bridal nook. Ok, it’s really not a secret now that we told you about it. The room has many photos and books to look through and an abundance of vases and stands to choose from. There is even a couch for the groom, bridal attendants or family members to hang out on. It’s a nice private area where there are no distractions and customers are able to sit there and discuss their wedding or upcoming event.

Monday Morning works with FTD, Teleflora and 1-800-FLOWERS. Not only do they handle floral event orders and walk-in bouquets, but they also do balloon work and corporate events. Monday Morning Flowers and Balloon Co. have been featured in numerous print magazines, including every bride’s favorite “The Knot”.

Not sure if Monday Morning will deliver to your area? Visit their website which provides an extensive list of the areas they service as well as companies and facilities they work with

Georgianne is always on Twitter and interacting with her customers. Follow her @mondayflowers and see what she’s up to. She always posts photos of projects she is working on and events she attends. Stop in to Monday Morning Flowers, mention Princeton Scoop and receive 10% off your purchase. You may also use the code SCOOP to save 10% with any online purchases at

Monday Morning Flower and Balloon Co. Princeton Forrestal Village 111 Main Street Princeton, NJ 08540 1-888-497-7363

Written for Princeton Scoop ( by Katie DeVito

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