Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday Shipping and Closing Schedule

2008 Holiday Shipping and Closing Schedule

Holiday Closings

Our offices will be closed on:

November 27-28, 2008
Closing at Noon, December 24th. Closed December 25-28, 2008
January 1-2, 2009

Holiday Shipping

We are as efficient as possible in getting your orders out, however, since holiday magic can be a bit unreliable, please use the guidelines below to help you plan your orders so they arrive on or before December 23rd.

US Destinations:

Shipping Method:
UPS Ground* (Order by: December 15th)
USPS Priority Mail* (Order by: December 18th)
UPS 3-day Select (Order by: December 18th )
UPS 2nd Day Air (Order by: December 19th)

*not guaranteed

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend Super Sale!

It's the official kick-off of the Holiday shopping season! Does the idea of huge crowds, long lines, and unbearable traffic have you ready to crawl back under the covers? This year save some time, money, and perhaps your sanity by shopping Flower Peddler's 4 Day Thanksgiving Sale. You'll find fabulous pampering gifts for the entire family at great prices listed throughout our website. Enjoy savings of 30% on regularly priced merchandise, FREE PRODUCT BONUSES for orders of $50 or more, PLUS FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders of $100 or more! We also include FREE SAMPLES with each and EVERY order.

Sale starts at 12:01 AM EST November 28th and ends at midnight EST on December 1st. That's an amazing 4 days of savings with incredible deals on exclusive holiday gift sets and select products. Be sure to check out our Fa-La-La-La Gift Guide to help you with those tough gift decisions. Redeem your savings by shopping in person on Friday or Saturday or by shopping online Friday through Monday using coupon code SUPERSALE at checkout. Let us do the work so you can rest on your laurels.

*Thanksgiving Super Sale begins 12:01 AM EST November 28th and ends at midnight EST on December 1st.
*Free ground shipping applies to all retail orders shipping to addresses within the continental USA. International orders will incur shipping charges.
*Discount code SUPERSALE must be entered in the coupon field at checkout for discount to be applied. Discount does not apply to past, pending, wholesale, or custom orders.
*Free product bonus offers will appear automatically once merchandise total reaches $50 after discounts and before taxes, shipping.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

From the team here at Flower Peddler, we wish you and yours a warm, safe, and blessed Thanksgiving.

Our offices will be closing at noon on Wednesday, Nov 26th. We'll be back open bright and early on Friday, Nov 28th to kick off our annual Thanksgiving Weekend Sale. See you then!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Coupon Bonuses

Our holiday items are selling fast with a couple of our limited edition soaps almost sold out already! Here's a little incentive to shop early so you don't miss out:

Now through November 13th enjoy extra savings! Save $10 on your purchase of $50 or more with coupon code 10OFF50 OR save $15 on your purchase of $75 or more with coupon code 15OFF75. Hurry! Offer expires at midnight, November 13th, 2008. Must use coupon code to redeem savings. Offer not good on past or pending orders.

Monday, November 10, 2008

We're looking for a few good people...

Flower Peddler is currently seeking experienced and energetic, independent sales reps with strong contacts in all markets. Flower Peddler works on a commission-only basis and is seeking reps to distribute to a range of marketplaces including spas, salons, baby and maternity boutiques, upscale gift shops, and gift shows. Representatives with showroom and trade show presence or established relationships with high-end boutiques a plus. If interested in promoting a fresh and unique brand, please fax your resume with experience, availability, terms, and brands currently represented to 804-496-6382 or email to info[at]flower-peddler.com.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Deck the Halls!

We're dressed up for the holidays!

Drop by our showroom and see and smell all our seasonal lovelies in person.

Saturday, November 08, 2008


Our Holiday 2008 Gift Guide is up.
Have fun! We did! :)

Friday, November 07, 2008

Holiday Product Highlight

This is the first of our planned holiday product features. We'll pick an item or two to highlight each week. This set is already selling fast so don't wait!!

Virginia Boxed Holiday Gift Set

Bring a little bit of Virginia home for the holidays with this beautiful gift set inspired by the glory of the Piedmont region. We include two of our best-selling products, our Petals Hand & Body Lotion and Blossoms Hand Creme, and a coordinating handmade soap elegantly arranged in a gorgeous festive gift box and tied up with a bright and cheerful coordinating satin ribbon. Choose from our Virginia Collection fragrances including Blue Ridge Berry, Chesapeake, Mountain Heather, Mountain Mint, Shenandoah Rose, Valley Apple Blossom, or Virginia Dogwood.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Holiday Open House

It's our Annual Holiday Open House!

Come join us Friday, November 14th from 11:00 - 7:00 pm


Saturday, November 15th from 10:00 - 5:00 pm

for a special open house. Drop-in and spend some time enjoying a relaxing and unique shopping experience. Take a tour of our mini-factory; try out some of our luxurious products; get a jump on your holiday shopping all in a spa-like setting.

We'll be offering:

  • Refreshments

  • Door Prizes

  • Chances for additional savings and free gifts

  • Beautiful ready-made gift sets or build your own

11138 Air Park Road, Suite H (next to Hanover County Airport)
Ashland, VA 23005
Phone: 804-496-6381

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Horrifying Halloween Sale!

Choose Your Own Sale!
Things a little scary out there? Not in here! You'll find slashed prices and chilling deals throughout our website.

And best of all, we're running our 2nd Annual Horrifying Halloween Sale. This year you pick the savings.


FREE SHIPPING on retail orders of $40 or more.
Just use coupon code SCARY at checkout.


Save 15% on your entire retail order with coupon code SPOOKY.

You choose your sale. But hurry! These spooktacular savings are only good until October 31st; then they're up in smoke until next year.

Fine print: These specials are only good for retail orders placed between October 24-31, 2008. Offer not good on previous or pending orders or wholesale orders. Free Shipping offer applies to retail orders shipping via ground to addresses within the continental US.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Holidays are coming!

Even though it was 85 degrees here today, we still began loading the first products in our Holiday 2008 Collection on the website. We have gorgeous gift sets, fragrant candles, and beautiful soaps all decked out in the season's finest. We're still adding descriptions, but if you just can't wait to get started on that shopping list, all items are available for purchase now. Just shoot us an email if you would like the details on a particular product. See the collection here: Holiday 2008.

And because you asked for it, we will be bringing back our Fa-La-La-La Gift Guide this year. Watch for it soon!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

We're still Celebrating!

We've extended our FREE SHIPPING special through October 12th. Party on!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Day 6 & 7 Special!

Day 6 & 7 Special!

Use Coupon Code BIRTHDAY for free shipping on all orders shipped to addresses within the continental US.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Day 4 Specials!

Day 4 Specials!
Pedicure Items on sale.
Enjoy 25% off the following products:

Tea Tree Foot Creme
Sole Glow Peppermint Foot Polish
Sole Soak
Tired Tootsies Foot Spray

Thursday, October 02, 2008

It's our Birthday!!

And you're invited. This month we're just tickled to be celebrating our one year anniversary in our new location and seven years total in business. A big thank you to all our wonderful customers who have made this milestone possible - without you we wouldn't be here. We wanted to do something a little extra special this year so we will be offering irresistible pricing for some of our most delectable pampering products for the next seven days. Each day we will post a new special that will last for 24 hours. Each order placed during our special anniversary promotion will also earn an entry in a drawing for our beautiful Time for Her Gift Set.

Our celebration runs from October 2nd - October 8th. Be sure to check here each day for our latest special.

Day 1 Specials!
Enjoy 25% off the following products:

Autumn Petals Lotion
VA Collection Hand Creme
Goat's Milk & Honey Lotion
Petals Lotion
VA Collection Lotion
Blossoms Hand Creme
Extreme Creme
Gardener's Salve
Whipped Silk Creme
Loco for Cocoa Butter
Mad for Mango Butter
Petals Shea Butter

Friday, September 05, 2008

Shh! It's something special just for you...

Try out some of our gorgeous new fall products and fragrances while enjoying significant savings during our Welcome to Autumn Sale! Stock up on our New Spiced Pumpkin Creme Scrub, our ever-popular Naughty Scarecrow Lotion, or our fabulous Lavender Pumpkins Soap. Hurry though! These savings are only available for a limited time. Click here to go shopping!

Fine Print: Use coupon code AUTUMN at checkout. 25% off is valid on RETAIL ORDERS placed through Monday, September 8, 2008, midnight (EST) on items from our Autumn 2008 Collection only. Not valid on previous or pending purchases. May not be combined with any other discounts.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Autumn 2008

The first items in our Autumn 2008 Collection have officially launched! Your favorites such as our uber-popular Lavender Pumpkins Soap and Naughty Scarecrow Lotion have been joined by new seasonal offerings like our Spiced Pumpkin Creme Sugared Body Polish . These little beauties will help get you in the mood for cooler temperatures, bonfires, and hayrides. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Name a Soap Contest!

It's no secret we like to have fun with the names of our soaps. Why be "Orange & Patchouli Soap" when you can be "Sterno Bum?" Right? We get the inspiration for our soap names from a variety of places like movies, songs,and cartoons but also from the suggestions of our customers.

So we're holding our third (who knows, it might become an annual thing) "Name the Soap Contest." If you have an awesome suggestion for a soap name leave us a comment on our blog. Make sure you include your contact information in case your suggestion wins. Make as many suggestions as you like, but all must be entered as a comment to this blog. Be creative, but keep it clean please; this is a family website. :) We'll round up our five favorite suggestions and post a poll on our blog for a vote. The winner not only gets the honor of naming a soap for our 2009 line but will also receive 3 bars of their namesake soap after it goes into production next year.

We'll take suggestions up through September 15th and then post the poll on our blog on September 22nd. Poll will end on October 1st. The winner will be the top vote-getter and will be announced on our website October 2nd.

Have fun!

Fine print: We reserve the right to disregard any name suggestions that we deem offensive or inappropriate or may be subject to trademark laws.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fall 2008 Product Line Sneak Peek

Our Fall product line is in full production here at Flower Peddler. All items will be available later this month, but we thought you might enjoy a little preview.

We have three terrific fall fragrances we're rolling out including two that are returning by popular demand and one brand new blend. You'll find these fragrances available in our Autumn Petals Lotion, Autumn Sugared Body Polish, and also new this year, a 6 ounce soy candle tin.

  • Enchanted Fig - Gorgeous and exotic golden figs blended with rich Arabian Frankincense and surrounded by green floral notes of jasmine and rose highlighted by sweet peach and musk

  • Naughty Scarecrow - Fall leaves and crisp autumn air resplendent with wild violets balanced by just a touch of rustic pine

  • Fuji Applejack NEW for 2008! - crisp, sweet fresh apple blended with luscious tropical fruits including papaya & mango and a twist of hot, aromatic ginger and a dash of cinnamon for the perfect well-balanced fall scent

Also new this year:

Spiced Pumpkin Cream Sugared Body Polish
This creamy, rich body scrub will add glow and sheen to dull-looking skin by gently polishing away dry skin cells to leave it feeling moisturized and smelling beautiful. Rich pumpkin pulp combined with nourishing pumpkin seed oil help dissolve dull, dead skin cells. Pure cane sugar and a creamy blend of rich oils and skin-loving shea butter are blended with a mouth-watering fragrance combination of pumpkin, warm spices, and whipped cream. This scrub rinses away cleanly to leave no oily residue behind in your tub or shower.

Your favorite fall soaps are being stocked now including Apple Cinnamon, Orange Clove Pomander, Lavender Pumpkins, Saffron & Spicecake, and new this year, Black Mischief. Remember, many of these are limited editions and they move fast. So don't miss out!

End of Summer Savings

Save 20% off your entire order. Stock up now on your favorite summer items before they're gone. Just enter coupon code AUG08 at checkout.

The fine print: Coupon valid on RETAIL orders only - no wholesale. Offer expires midnight EST 8/17/08. Not good on past or pending orders.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Tell us what you see

Sometimes we get a little surprise when we are cutting soap - think Rorschach Test. This one was a doozy. Tell us what you see:

Monday, August 04, 2008

Richmond Kickers Family Fest

Come out and see us this Saturday at the U of R Stadium for Family Fest!

The Richmond Kickers are pleased to host the first annual FAMILY FEST, presented by Ukrop’s, on Saturday, August 9th, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the University of Richmond Stadium (just off the Downtown Expressway). The Festival caps off the Kickers 15th anniversary season and will feature food, live music, activities for kids and fun for the whole family!

WHEN: Saturday, August 9th 2008, Gates open at 4:00 pm

WHERE: University of Richmond Stadium (a few blocks from Carytown or just off the Downtown Expressway)

WHAT: The festival will feature live music by local musicians, food, arts and crafts, an interactive fun zone, video games, face-painting, a petting zoo, mascots and prizes. In addition, everyone in attendance will be invited to participate in small-sided soccer games, juggle-a-thons and soccer drills, to be held on the field at the stadium, throughout the day.

PRO SOCCER: The Richmond Kickers pro soccer game highlights the event as the Kickers host Crystal Palace Baltimore at 7:00 pm in the regular season finale.

TICKETS: Bring the whole family before 6:00 pm and purchase a $5.00 ticket that allows admission for the whole group.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Back to the Market!

Hey local folks! We'll be back at the 17th Street Farmers Market this Thursday, July 31st. See you there!

It's Beginning to smell a lot like...

Fall/Christmas, hmm take your pick. Oh, if only you could smell the shop this week! We have notes of pumpkin, gingerbread, peppermint, frankincense, hollyberry, pine, and cranberry wafting around. If smells divine! Almost makes you want to sing a carol or two. That is until you open the door and the July heat hits you.

Our Fall 2008 Product sneak peek is coming soon! We'll drop some hints here later.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

It's a Rent Sale!

Well, not really. We just thought it sounded good. We really are trying to make room for our fall and holiday products so some terrific spring and summer items just have to go. Check out our clearance page to take advantage of some great savings up to 50% off. We're adding more everyday so check back often. Enjoy!

Go shopping here: http://flower-peddler.com/store/Sales-Specials-p-1-c-252.html

Monday, July 28, 2008

Bloggy Carnival Is HERE All Week Long! Over $975.00 In Prizes!

Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival Button

The Bloggy Carnival is here! Starting on July 28th 2008 and ending at midnight Pacific time Saturday August 2nd 2008. You will have several ways to win the AMAZING prizes listed on our blog. Winners will be announced by Wednesday August 6th. Remember to visit all of the other participating blogs at the Bloggy Carnival. We are just one stop of hundreds! Many of our contributors ship internationally, so don’t be shy, everybody whether you are in the US or not, or whether you have your own blog is welcome to participate!!


Readers, here’s how to enter the contest. You can do one or all of these things, and each one will give an additional entry and thus MORE chances to win.

1. SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter here on the right hand side of the site. You MUST verify your subscription via the email the site will send you. Unverified subscribers will not be entered into the contest. This option is for new subscribers only.

2. Post this blog post in it’s entirety with a link to our contest here at your blog, group or website and you will be given additional entries to win. You MUST post the links where you have shared the info in one response here in this thread. The more places you post the event, the more entries you get, so spread the word! NOTE: Don’t worry if your post doesn’t show up right away or you get an error message, the spam filter on the site will catch it if there are too many links. I will approve your posts so no need to worry, if this happens please don’t post your list multiple times. Check back later in the week to see if it is up.

3. Visit each of the sites who have contributed to our event below and pick ONE favorite item from each store and come post the LINK to that item or the page the items is on here in this post. You can do one or all of the sites, you get an entry for each business you visit and the ONE item link you post here. Try to combine all of your items into one big post. NOTE: Don’t worry if your post doesn’t show up right away or you get an error message, the spam filter on the site will catch it if there are too many links. I will approve your posts so no need to worry, if this happens please don’t post your list multiple times. Check back later in the week to see if it is up.

4. Make a purchase today from ANY or all of the retailers participating on our page (see list below) and send us a copy of the receipt for your purchase to: racoo.smith @ gmail.com (no spaces) for an additional entry. You get entries for every purchase you make. Be SURE to put WSIMD Contest Entry in the subject line so it doesn’t get lost in our spam filter.

5. Read through our Weird Stuff in my Desk blog and find your favorite post and come back here and post the LINK to it. One favorite post per contestant please.

6. Come back daily to see more options for winning and possibly more prizes to compete for. New companies or prizes may be added to the bottom of the list.

7. Add us as your friend on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/bittenbybooks

Add us as your friend on Facebook: http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=614064436

Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/weirdstuff

8. Stumble or share the post with any social networking sites. There is a button right at the end of this post that says share. :)

Be sure you leave a valid email and your name when posting here so we can contact you if you are the winner. We will contact the winners and request your first/last name and a valid email which we will give to the retailer whose prize you have one. It is up to the individual retailers to award your prizes. If we do not hear back from winners within one week of contacting you, you prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be chosen. We reserve the right to delete any inappropriate or inflammatory remarks or comments.

Be SURE to visit our sister site Bitten by Books will be offering a $50.00 Amazon.com Gift Card as well as HUNDREDS of dollars in different prizes, books and gift certificates for the Bloggy Carnival ! Go here: http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=738 and see what you could win! The directions for entry are set up there as well! Have fun and happy Carnival!

A BIG thank you to our fabulous contributors!!

Here is the list of AMAZING prizes you are trying to win!

KLEAN Bath & Body - $100.00 Gift Code

Klean Bath & Body provides luxurious, hand-mixed, bath and body products at an affordable price.

Flying Needle Gallery - $20.00 Gift Certificate

Gifts for the body & home: Offering velvet scarves, silk pillows, eco-friendly napkins & handkerchiefs and more. Includes FREE shipping if the prize winner is in the US — but will ship worldwide.

Broken Teepee Designs - $25.00 Gift Certificate

Beautiful beaded jewelry. Made in Montana. Free shipping on your order, will ship internationally

Get Happy Goat Soap - $10.00 Gift Certificate

Handcrafted soap made with the milk from my Nigerian dwarf goats Pricilla and Abigail plus other rich ingredients. Get happy! Free shipping on your order, will ship internationally

Starring…! Fragrances - $26.00 Gift Certificate

Organic & Natural Perfumes & Body Products that Star you in Sweet, Sensual Scents!

Little Black Boxes - 2 $20.00 Gift Certificates for Little Black Boxes

The Little Black Box is the perfect place for consumers to learn about our wonderful online retailers before purchasing. It’s a handmade revolution!

Bovine Bubbles and Hogwash - Canadian Company - 2 $25.00 Gift Certificates

Udderly the best handcrafted body care in the world.

South Main Designs - $25.00 Gift Certificate


Beautiful jewelry at affordable prices! Shipping to US and Canada.

Lillian Skincare - $50.00 Gift Certificate


At Lillian Skincare, we believe that caring for your whole body not only means being careful about what you eat, but also what you feed your skin from the outside.

Pampertini - $25.00 Gift Certificate


We offer a variety of pampering items for you to enjoy, whether you are a shower person or love to indulge in a tub of bubbles, come by for some ONE STOP SHOPPING fun!

Bauble Bath - $50.00 Gift Certificate


Thick Creamy scrubs as well as bath bombs in indulgent fragrances.

Crater Lake Company - $30.00 Gift Certificate


Delightfully Wed - $15.00 Gift Certificate


Delightfully Wed supplier of wedding accessories, supplies, decorations, and favors, specializing in western-themes. Shipping is free within the US - we will ship internationally if the winner wishes to pay the shipping costs.

Candles and Woodcrafts - $15.00 Gift Certificate


We provide a wide array of items from wooden soap molds and displays to wax tarts, finished woodcrafts, clocks, lighted holiday items….way to much to mention in one line so come on over and take a look!

Ginger’s Garden - 2 - $10.00 Gift Certificates


Come visit Ginger’s Garden for handmade soaps, skin and body care, gift baskets, toiletries, Zodiac Perfume blends, sculpted soap flowers and more. US Shipping Only.

Snowberry Creek - A Gift Certificate for a sampler box valued at $22.95


A box full of luxurious, fragrant samples and full-sized items, such as handmade soaps, lotions, massage oil, bath teas, bath salts, shea butter, votives, tarts, bath bombs, teas, coffees, decorative soaps, potpourri, jewelry, candles, bubble bath and much more. Shipping is free within the US - we will ship internationally if the winner wishes to pay the shipping costs.

FeltLikeStitchin - $20.00 Paypal Gift Certificate - UK Company


DiDi Dolls are small, unique hand stitched felt dolls, each with a note in its pocket with the name and date of creation. Will ship worldwide from their store.

Things That Make Scents - $25.00 Gift Certificate


Things That Make Scents is a Jersey Shore-based candle manufacturer offering superior customer service and a diverse menu of all-natural soy wax candles and scented wax bears. With many scents available, you are sure to find a favorite! Carrying candle accessories, gift baskets, jewelry and great gift items, its your one stop shop for your gift giving needs! Ships to the US and Canada.

Linda’s Gifts and Decor - $25.00 Gift Certificate


Shipping to Canada and US ***Come by on Wednesday for a special offer from this retailer.

The Bath Project - $25.00 Gift Certificate


Handcrafted body care, inspired by nature, crafted in small batches using certified organic ingredients. Will ship internationally.

Chunky Butt Candle & Bath Co. - $20.00 Gift Certificate


As a small business, Chunky Butt Candle & Bath Company, we are dedicated to making a unique candle and bath & body experience. World wide shipping

Bad Girlz Bath Co. - $50.00 Gift Code


Do you have a Fragrance Fetish, a Lust for Lather, Massage oils make you Hot & Bothered? We’re NOT your mother’s Bath & Body shop, we’re SO much more fun!

Just Right Candles - $15.00 Gift Certificate


Just Right Candles you a No Flame, No soot, SAFE alternative to traditional candles.

Lindsay’s Candles & Stuff - Canadian Company - $25.00 Gift Certificate


Lindsay’s Candles & Stuff proudly handcrafts scented candles, soaps and bath & body products.

Lily Gulch Soaps - $30.00 Gift Certificate


Handmade 100% natural cold process soaps, unique bath & body products and natural bath accessories. International Shipping Worldwide using United States Postal Service (USPS).

Bin Hog Designs $25.00 Gift Certificate


Custom embroidered Luggage ID Handle Wraps - choose from one of our many designs or get them personalized!

Pacific Scents $20.00 Gift Certificate


Hand-poured Custom Candles, Bath and Body Products. Over 150 scents!

J.Lynne Cosmetics - $25.00 Gift Certificate


Handcrafted mineral makeup. Purely beautiful, naturally you!

Manic Trout - $25.00 Gift Certificate


Handmade jewelry that is both colorful and unique, using unusual and quite often vintage materials. Worldwide shipping.

Vintage Body Spa LLC - $15 Gift Certificate


Vintage Body Spa handcrafts natural, luxurious and paraben-free spa products designed to ‘Indulge Your Body’ ™.

Flower Peddler - $30.00 Gift Certificate


Naturally-sourced bath, body, and skincare - always fresh, never boring.

Wylde Ivy - $50.00 Gift Certificate


Wylde Ivy is all about unique and inspired scent blends, high quality handmade products, and exquisite little luxuries!

Weird Stuff In My Desk - $20.00 Sephora Gift Certificate


Soapier - $30.00 Gift Certificate


The Blue Raven Tea Co. - 2 $10.00 Gift Certificates


Let us delight you with our irresistible and fragrant teas. Every cup is a journey. Shipping to US and Canada

AFTER you have gone to these sites, go HERE to post a comment about your favorite product!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Ahh, Summer!

What is with all the back-to-school sales already? Why does summer seem to fly by faster every year? Well, we're going to hang onto it as long as we can. Here are a few reminders of some terrific summer products we still have available:

Summer Lotions and Body Washes in Cucumber Lettuce and Luscious Lilac

Strawberry Jam Soap

Killer Rabbit Soap

Rabbit's Revenge Soap

And this is the part that pains us to say... Our fall product line is already in production and will be available soon. Ouch!

Friday, July 25, 2008

We're looking for a few good people...

The great sales rep hunt is still on! If you have experience in this area check out our opportunity below. If you're interested in working with us, give us a ring. We would love to chat with you.

Flower Peddler is currently seeking experienced and energetic, independent sales reps with strong contacts in the following markets: mid-atlantic, southeast, southwest, midwest, west coast. We work on a commission-only basis and are seeking reps to distribute to a range of marketplaces including spas, salons, baby and maternity boutiques, upscale gift shops, and gift shows. Representatives with showroom and trade show presence or established relationships with high-end boutiques a plus. If you're interested in promoting a fresh and unique brand, please fax your resume with experience, availability, terms, and brands currently represented to 804-496-6382.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Live and in Person

The big news of our day today? Flower Peddler made a debut appearance on WTVR Channel 6's "Virginia this Morning" in a live segment about natural beauty. And we freely admit that live is a little scary (no talented editors to make us look and sound better) but everyone was so nice we almost forget to be nervous. Almost.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008

We need your help

Have you heard of the FDA Globalization Act of 2008? Probably not unless you are a manufacturer of cosmetics or beauty products. Even if you have not heard of it, this proposed legislation will affect you if you purchase bath, body, or beauty products. Chances are you do. So please, keep reading.

In a nutshell the Globalization Act of 2008 is a proposal that will likely put a large number of small independent manufacturers out of business - period. Many of the new regulations and proposed fees, which could add up to approximately $12,000 per year, would be unfairly burdensome for most small companies. If you are a Flower Peddler customer or if you purchase from any other of the thousands of small cosmetic companies out there, you may find that if this legislation goes through, your remaining choices will only be big box businesses. Gone will be the creativity, variety, and price ranges that small, independent manufacturers bring to the market.

While we agree with the importance of regulating the cosmetics industry to ensure the safety of consumers and are proud to say that Flower Peddler is compliant with the Good Manufacturing Practices outlined by the FDA, it appears the proposal does not address methods for increasing enforcement of federal laws nor does it offer consumers any more protection than the system that is currently in place. What the Globalization Act of 2008 will really do is lay the ground work for the monopolization of the marketplace by big corporations by proposing manufacturing practices and fees that small companies could not possibly comply with and remain in business.

Donna Maria Coles Johnson, CEO of the Indie Beauty Network, has organized a campaign against the FDA Globalization Act of 2008. Watch the short video below as she explains the proposal better than we can and then take a moment to sign the petition HERE.

Please, if you enjoy personal care products from independent beauty manufacturers, join us in the fight by signing the petition from IBN. As consumers you are also affected and are an important part of this process. You can help spread the word and let your voice be heard by sending this link to your friends and colleagues. Demand meaningful legislation that promotes and supports small business, not kills it.

To read the draft of the proposed law follow this link.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

It's Hanover Tomato Time!

Come join us this weekend at the Hanover Tomato Festival! We have an awesome soap we stirred up especially for this event. Check it out:

Ta-Mater Soap! Don't ya love it?

Here's the 411:
Hanover Tomato Festival
Saturday, July 5, 2008
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pole Green Park
899 Pole Green Park Lane
Mechanicsville, VA

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Did we forget to mention...

We've opened up an Etsy shoppe! If you're not familiar with Etsy it is an online marketplace for buying & selling all things handmade. The site was launched in June, 2005 and now has over 100,000 sellers from around the world. Etsy's mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers.

Here's a little peek at our Etsy Shoppe:

Thursday, June 12, 2008

What's next on our schedule?

June 21, 2008
10 AM - 5 PM
Tappahannock, VA

Rivafest is a tradition here in Central Virginia that many families whether they live here or have moved out of the area flock to attend each and every year. It is sponsored by the Tappahannock-Essex County Chamber of Commerce. It's a fun community festival that is held in downtown Tappahannock Prince Street. The ever popular Fireman's Parade will open RivahFest on Friday evening at 7 p.m. with a judged parade through downtown, starting on Water Lane and turning on Prince Street. The Miss Flame contest open to young ladies from Essex and the surrounding counties will be staged at St. Margaret's Stage 2 on Saturday morning at 11 a.m.

Back by popular demand this year are a huge Arts, Crafts and Antiques section, Children’s Activities area, an expanded Farmer’s Market and the “Treasures of Tappahannock” historic walking tour. Two Entertainment Stages will feature a wide variety of performers, headlined by the legendary musical style of Steve Bassett, Ammon Tharpe with the Mystic Soul Bubbas and supported by one of Richmond, Virginia's favorite hometown hitters Janet Martin Band.

We'll be there bright and early. Look for our cheerful faces and great smelling soaps in the Farmer's Market area!

If you would like to read more about Rivahfest, visit their website here.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Last call!

It's the last call for our Spring Product line. We have gorgeous summer soaps waiting to launch! Watch for Killer Rabbit, Rabbit's Revenge, Strawberry Jam, and Tuscan Tomato making their debut in late June.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Don't forget!

If you're in the Richmond area this weekend you simply must check out the Ashland Strawberry Faire on the campus of Randolph-Macon College. We'll be there glowing (ladies don't sweat) in the oh-so-hot weather that's being predicted. We've created a special yummy strawberry soap just for this event. It's a limited edition, so if you want one, you better come early. They're sure to go fast!

Ashland Strawberry Faire
June 7, 2008
10 AM - 5 PM
Randolph-Macon College
Ashland, VA

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Some recent press

We were tickled to have been mentioned in some local publications recently. If you flip through Richmond Magazine you'll see our soaps in the RHealth and Beauty section. And if you live in Hanover county you may have seen us in a great write-up in the Mechanicsville Local. Our thanks to the terrific writers. They made it a lot of fun!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New Market!

We're adding another farmer's market to our schedule! Come see us at:

South of the James Farmer's Market
Saturdays, 8:00 - 12:00
42nd and New Kent Streets, Forest Hill Park
Richmond, VA

And don't forget these upcoming events:

June 7, 2008
Ashland Strawberry Faire
10 AM - 5 PM
Randolph-Macon College
Ashland, VA

June 21, 2008
10 AM - 5 PM
Tappahannock, VA

July 5, 2008
Hanover Tomato Festival

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pole Green Park
899 Pole Green Park Lane
Mechanicsville, VA

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas

It's not too late to make Mom's day extra special with an E-Gift Certificate from Flower Peddler Bath & Beauty!

Still searching for that ultimate, fabulous gift for Mom? Here's a chance to splurge on Mom, Grandma, Auntie, or any of the significant ladies in your life who deserve to be recognized this Mother's Day.

Pampering Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are the perfect solution when you just can't find the right gift or when you're short of time. Have a lady in your life who knows exactly what she wants? Let her pick out her own perfect present and fabulous fragrance combination. We will notify her instantly by email of your gift with instructions on how to redeem it. She'll love her present, and you'll love how easy it was! Shop here

Happy Mother's Day from Flower Peddler Bath & Beauty!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Market Time!

Beginning April 17th come out to the 17th Street Farmers Market at the corner of 17th & Main Streets in downtown Richmond and visit with us in person. We'll be there bright and early on Thursdays and a few Saturdays (when we can drag ourselves out of bed.) You'll have no trouble finding us. Just follow your nose. :o)

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

World Autism Awareness Day

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day

Did you know…

*Autism affects as many as 1 in 150 children and 1 in 94 boys (see this FAQ for more)
*Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the world
*More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with diabetes, cancer, & AIDS combined
*Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
*There is no medical detection or cure for autism, but early diagnosis and intervention improve outcomes
*Autism does not discriminate by geography, class, or ethnicity

We invite you to join the Walk on the Web in celebration of World Autism Awareness Day.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Spring Collection

Say hello to spring! Three great new fragrances, three gorgeous new luxury scrubs.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

New Soapies!

Our Spring Soaps are now available! Look at these beauties! Now if someone would please just invent scratch-n-sniff internet.

Violets are Blue

Spring Clover

Southern Jonquils

Pink Peonies

Friday, February 01, 2008

A Super Weekend!

Don't wait! Order online by 11:59 p.m. EST, February 12, 2008, to take advantage of these special savings. Also receive free standard shipping on your order of $100 or more delivered to addresses within the U.S. No coupon codes necessary.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Guess what? It's January!

Has it really been over a month since we've posted?! Rut roh! Well, for what's it's worth - Happy New Year! We took a little time off and then got right back down to business finishing up our spring line to roll out next month.

We have been furiously making soap to restock from the holidays plus working on our spring offerings. Here's a glimpse of the first of our spring soaps. FYI, these slabs are MUCH larger than they appear!

So what else is going on? We have a nice little clearance sale in progress - great products at great prices. Come help us make room for our new lovelies! We also have three absolutely gorgeous new fragrances that will debut in February.

We'll have more news and product announcements later. For now, welcome to 2008!

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