Vessel Inspiration

When entertaining in your home, selecting the right vessel is just as important as choosing the perfect flowers and color palette.  With so many exciting new options arriving at the shop, we wanted to highlight a few of our favorites that have a metallic accent to bring that extra sparkle to your table this season.


Gold works in many home decors, and is a naturally choice with a warmer color palette. A pedestal compote vase (shown here in a gold mercury glass) is an elegant way to elevate the florals up off of the tabletop and create movement and drama.


While an elongated sleek vessel can create a more modern, lush, and compact feel on more slender tables.  For a sophisticated look and versatile size, a sculpted ceramic vase with a gold rim bridges the gap between modern and classic.


This time of year the focus is on the endless bounty of textured elements – from berries, to pods, to gilded foliage, succulents, and persimmons (oh my!)  These unexpected touches create interest on the table and get people talking!



While the tones of rich sienna, burnt orange, and gold work well in this setting, we will be happy to guide you through choosing the perfect vessels for your space. Your home may be more rustic, inspiring a series of birch and bark vases containing natural elements like greens and ilex branches.  Maybe its classically “Old Town”, where silver juleps and your Grandmother’s silver punch bowl filled with luscious florals creates that festive tabletop. The possibilities truly are endless – and we look forward to dressing your table with you!


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Enchant your Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so to set the mood, here are a few of our favorite romantic designs to help you look like a superstar.


“The Romantic Gardener”

Wow your flower aficionado with an abundance of blossoms – lilac, hellebores, hydrangea, roses, cymbidium orchids, and succulents gathered in a rustic cement vessel.


“The Jewel Box”

Is your Valentine a glam girl? Surprise her with an exotic array of jewel-toned beauties!  Amethyst vanda orchids, pink sapphire roses and orchids, and ruby red roses are accented by sparkling crystal accents and dressed up in a silver cube.


“Cymbidium Drama”

A favorite among orchid lovers, cymbidium stems exude style when artfully accented with foliage, grasses, and willow. Sure to make her swoon!


“Pure Passion”

A decadent duo of luscious roses and fine chocolates is a feast for the senses! Dressed up in a luxe metallic cube, these roses en masse are as intense as your love.

(Available sans chocolates)


“Sophisticated Beauty”

For the woman who’s colorful enough – our signature look of whites and greens takes on a romantic feel in a contoured glass vase. Hellebores, lilac, hydrangea, and lisianthus are quite lavish all on their own – no roses needed!


“Edgy & Exciting!”

This electric display will light up your Valentine! Featuring shocking pink mokara orchids, freedom roses, vibrant umbrella foliage and grape wire accents in a black glossy vase – this one’s not for the faint of heart.


“True Love”

Our version of classic romance. A bouquet of tantalizing texture including roses, orchids,  hydrangea, and ribboned foliage – all elevated in a bronze vase for added allure.


“Lady in Red”

  Designed in a low chocolate cube, this lush grouping of ‘Cherry Love’ roses is perfectly sized for a desk or coffee table. Stems will be hidden and out of the way so that only the cherry red blooms will be on display!


“Pretty in Pink”

Does your valentine love roses, but not necessarily red? Our favorite sweet unique roses in bubble gum pink are a refreshing alternative to the traditional red.

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Introducing the alluring Alixx candles!!

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We are beyond delighted to be the exclusive local retailer for the Alixx candle line – a premium collection of handmade candles, using European and American raw materials.


Founded by French designer Alixx Fort de La Mensbruge, these exotic scents are enveloped in luxurious hand blown Belgian glass vessels that can later be repurposed as vases or home decor objects. A Master perfumer created the sumptuous scents in Grasse, the world capital of perfume in France. The state-of-the-art wax is responsibly made following environmental standards and using cotton wicks – so you can really relax and just breathe in!

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What we were most drawn to was the complexity of their scents, and how they seem to align perfectly with our desire to offer ‘Nature Inspired Design’, whether that be in our floral designs or our gifts. Each scent has an organic element combined with something unexpected – you may just have to come in and sniff for yourself!


We currently carry 5 scents in 35 hour and 80 hour sizes.

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Bois de Figuier – A shop favorite!

“This soft and pleasant fig fragrance is awakened by a touch of spicy notes. It is blended with an exceptional wood to offer a sensual perfume…”

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Fluers D’Agrumes – In our signature Enchanted Florist citrus green!

“The spice of life is associated with a sparkle of several sunny fruits. The white tea leaves soften the scent to bring freshness…”


Gingembre – Perfect to pair with our ‘state of Zen’ arrangement.

“The bergamot orange and an exotic fruit bring a zen feeling. A pleasant ginger ends in the bottom of a mysterious wood…”

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Pivoine – When Peonies aren’t in season, this is the next best thing!

“Tender and delicate freshness of slightly perfumed peony petals released through the warmth zests of both bergamot and special flowers…”

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Teck – Like a trek through a tropical forest.

“A sublime blend of warm and tropical forests’ scents rouses the senses. A deep fragrance in honor of rare exotic woods that last forever…”

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Blackwall Hitch sails into town!



Summer in Old Town is heating up fast! It seems like each week there’s a new restaurant or hot spot opening up – refreshing our palettes and spicing up our nightlife. Boasting five on-site bars and live music Wednesday through Sundays, Blackwall Hitch has thankfully chosen Old Town for its second restaurant after much success in their Annapolis, MD location.  Offering up sensational seafood right on the waterfront, this swanky sailor seduces with its vacation vibe and classic nautical design, bringing a breath of fresh ocean air to our port town.


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It was our pleasure to jump in from the ground floor and provide florals for their opening weekend! Keeping with the clean and crisp coastal feel – white matte vessels displayed lush arrangements of white hydrangea, bright green foliage, and pops of yellow – reminiscent of a brisk walk on a sunny New England shore.




Looking forward to a Happy Hour on the deck! See you there!
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Cherry Blossom Baby

At The Enchanted Florist we definitely work hard, but we play hard too! Helping our clients plan parties and events is what we love, and when its one of our own we can really get carried away! For Natalie’s baby shower, we decided on a Cherry Blossom and sweets themed evening to incorporate some of our favorite places in Old Town.

It began as a private tour to the Tidal Basin, followed by food and fun in a rooftop suite at the Lorien Hotel and Spa.  The menu for the night included a delicious Italian feast courtesy of Landini Brother’s, with dessert in the form of donuts from Sugar Shack donuts and Lavender Moon cupcakes. It was certainly an “enchanted evening”, and a lovely way to welcome the newest member of the family!













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Carluccio’s in Old Town!

Benvenuto Carluccio’s!

To say that we are excited to have Carluccio’s come to Old Town is quite the understatement!  We are beyond thrilled to have such a vibrant new neighbor who can deliver the taste and warmth of an authentic Italian culinary experience right to our doorstep.

A few weeks ago, we met Cory, the U.S. CEO of Carluccio’s, and instantly felt a connection and couldn’t wait to be a part of their grand opening. To know our shop is to know that we love a theme, and Italian-inspired arrangements are right up there with our favorite looks to create. So when Cory came to us for their opening press party, we knew just what to do! The designs focused on abundant organic elements such as juicy tomatoes on the vine, scented basil and mint, olive branches, and purple-hued Chianti artichokes. Exotic florals in warm tones of peach, orange, and red accented the Tuscan interior while bringing a fresh feel to the modern decor of their space.  Can’t wait to return to dine on their delectable dishes, and shop the temptations of their pantry and market!







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Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th, and we here at The Enchanted Florist want to make sure you are well prepared! To help you express your love and gratitude, we have created a few bouquets as individual and unique as your special mom. These are just a starting point to creating the individual design that your mom will love!


“Peony Perfection” is the quintessential May bouquet.  Designed with two highly seasonal varieties,  this lovely arrangement can’t be created year round and therefore would be the ultimate in decadence for your mom!


The “Bountiful Bouquet” has a little bit of everything!  On trend, and loaded with coral charm peonies, cymbidium orchids and gloriosa lilies – this array of flowers will leave your mom breathless.


“Feminine and Classic”, this soft pastel beauty with a pop of peach is abundant with lush phaeleonopsis orchids, roses, hydrangea and lisianthus blooms.  The flowers are fresh as if they have been just picked from the garden.


“Bold and Modern”,  this fragrant and striking monofleur bouquet of sweet peas is perfect for any mom known for her sense of style and sophistication.


“Thanks Mom!”  A delicate collection of tulips, orchids, hydrangea and a few roses are made whimsical by the addition of a curly willow loop.  To up its sweet factor and give mom a smile, you could even add a butterfly or two!

We hope these ideas can be the start of creating something unique for your mom!

Happy Mother’s day!

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What your flowers say about your Valentine!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and it’s time to order flowers!  This year instead of immediately falling back on a standard red rose arrangement, why not pick something as beautiful and unique as your special Valentine?  Show your Valentine how well you know them by sending an arrangement custom fit to their personality and style.


For instance, if your love is edgy, modern, and sophisticated, then Succulents and Purple is sure to be a perfect choice.



Pink Cymbidium Drama, is an excellent choice for anyone who has a flair for theatrics.  These two stems are emphasized by the bed of silver rocks they rest on and the artful wire sculpture that dances around them.  It is a perfect choice for either the office or box office.


Send Fancy in Pink if your Valentine can be described as feminine and romantic.  The hot pink metallic vase and pink beaded wire are eye catching and contemporary additions to a classic color combination.



Soft and Succulent, is an earthy arrangement well suited to those who want to enjoy a little peace and tranquility.  It is calming, thoughtful and lovely, just like your amour.



Exotic Globe, featuring cymbidium orchids, in Pantone’s color of the year, Marsala, is an exceptional gift for a modern trendsetter.  If your Valentine is always up on the latest fashions, then you can’t go wrong with this exclusive design.



Modern Red (Tall), is for the person who has traditional values but a contemporary eye for design.  It features a dozen or more red roses, and is accented by green cymbidium orchid blooms, and artful foliage.  The height of the vase makes it a perfect option for an entry or counter statement.



Modern Red (Short), is designed for the person who loves red roses on Valentine’s Day, but likes a new modern approach when it comes to composition.  Here it is featured with pink Vanda Orchids, making it extra lovable.



Garden Delights, is for that perfect someone who has a little bit of everything to offer.  Vibrant, intriguing, and fresh are just some of the adjectives that could be used to describe both this arrangement and its recipient!



Simply Sweet, a small pave of tulips encircled by aspidistra ribbons is uncomplicated and unfettered. This is a great choice for the tulip lover and can be made in any size and in any lovely vessel.



Everlasting Orchid Love, is featured here in both a short and tall design.  This is our longest lasting design that like your love, can stand the test of time.  If your Valentine is vibrant, romantic, and loves contemporary floral design then Everlasting Orchid Love is the clear choice!

No matter who your Valentine is, there is a custom way to express your love, and we hope we can make it easier to do so! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 27th is a day when we take time to celebrate being together and the traditions that keep our culture vibrant. We all look forward to traditions like spending all day cooking with friends and family, staying in pajamas to watch the Turkey Pardon and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, or doing something to help those in need.

It’s a day not about wrapped presents – but gifts of time, gifts of food, and of course – gifts of flowers!


In recent years, some of the staff at The Enchanted Florist have joined Keller Williams in their annual Thanksgiving Dinner Drop. Groups of volunteers meet to distribute full Thanksgiving dinners to less fortunate households.

For more information about this event, check out their Facebook page here.


Thanksgiving is also a holiday about appreciating abundance, so when it comes to florals for the table, why not fill a traditional cornucopia with your fall favorites?


For the contemporary traditionalist, a textural long and low arrangement complete with dried fruit, orchids, succulents, and feathers is sure to make a statement.


When you’re the guest and you’re not sure what to bring, a small bunch of fall flowers is sure to be appreciated by any host or hostess! Just be sure that if they are not already in a vase, they are at least nicely arranged so that all is needed is a fresh cut before going into water. This is important, so that everything does not need to be put on hold while trying to arrange a posy – we wouldn’t want the turkey burning!


Whether you stay home or travel across the country to be with loved ones,

we hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Three Fabulous Fall Parties!

This fall The Enchanted Florist has been lucky enough to work with some fun clients in inspiring spaces!

First up, a rehearsal dinner was held at one of our favorite rustic and hip venues, Virtue Feed and Grain.  A long family- style table was used for this private event, and in order to make it feel abundant, we created several monotype arrangements (lotus pods and foliage) and combined them with mixed florals in Ball jars.


To further unify this tablescape, we used the hurricane candles provided by Virtue, and linked everything with curly willow, bittersweet, ruscus, and rose petals.


As a finishing touch, we tucked small bundles of mums and wheat into the willow and nestled them up to the vases.  Combined, all of these elements worked to enhance the provincial yet romantic look we wanted to achieve on this special occasion.


This next party was for a group that rented out Society Fair for their soiree.  To make a statement from the moment of arrival, we tied two colors of pink ribbon to the patio fencing, announcing that, “Yes!” there is a party here tonight, and this outdoor space is part of it!


Inside, we used colors already prominent in the market’s decor to enhance the impact of the focal florals.  This varied display of submerged flowers and floating candles was the centerpiece around which tasty snacks were presented.


For the bar, a modern sculpture of silver curly willow and exotic purple phaeleonopsis orchids anchored the space.


Perhaps our favorite touch, and one that was not done justice by the picture below, were the hanging carnation balls that floated above attendees heads!


Our third party we wanted to highlight was an event hosted in our client’s home, and in order to help transform her space into a party environment, we imagined whimsical woodland-themed creations.

In a tall birch vase, a trio of birdies perch over the bar.


For the center of the buffet, this green bird of paradise stands proud against a backdrop of pheasant feathers.


And last, but not least, a happy bluebird made a charming cocktail companion.


We hope this glimpse at a few of our fall parties will inspire you to try something new

on your Thanksgiving or holiday table this year!

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