The Blue Box Flower Company News

  • Severe Weather Warnings Affecting Deliveries This Week

     

    Unfortunately, we have been hit severely by the bad weather again on St. Mary's. At present, all flights are on hold, and a cancellation to the mid week boat we usually use means disruptions to our deliveries this week.

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    We will endeavour to send out our bouquets as soon as we can, and are hoping for a delivery at the end of the week. If you have any questions, or queries, or would like to amend your order, please don't hesitate to contact us on:

    01720 423767

    orders@scentednarcissi.co.uk

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  • Chinese New Year

    This year, we have launched an exclusive limited edition, Chinese New Year Bouquet. Celebrated on Friday January 31st this year, the year of the horse, bring a little luck and fortune to someone dear to you.

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    The Narcissi, in particular, the Paper White Scented Narcissi, has long been representative in Chinese culture. It signifies the promise of Spring and conveys wishes of good luck, prosperity and longevity.

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    Our exclusive bouquet includes other traditional elements of Chinese culture. Your card will be placed in a red envelope used for special Chinese occasions. The tradition of red envelopes comes from a story about a demon who was vanquished during the Sung Dynasty. A young man with a magic sword defeated a demon that was menacing a town. The town presented him with money in a red envelope to reward him for his deed.

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    In Chinese culture, red is the color of the auspicious, signifying reunion, health, happiness, harmony, peace and prosperity.

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    The gold/yellow in the tissue paper selected for this bouquet is one of the most revered colours in Chinese culture, held as the symbolic colour of the five legendary emperors of  ancient China. The bouquet comes tied in the iconic decorative knotted red tassles, synonymous with Chinese culture.

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    This bouquet is a symbol of luck, longevity and prosperity, so make sure you are one of the lucky few to get this limited edition bouquet delivered on Chinese New Year, Friday 31st January.

  • Stormy Seas on Scilly

    We would like to say a huge "Thank You" to our wonderful customers who have been so understanding with any delays to deliveries in the last week due to the extreme weather faced. Below are just a few images captured by some of the locals on Scilly during the last week.

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    Sea Crashing Over the Quay. Photo from @radioscilly

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    The Aftermath. Photo from @TootsTaxis

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    Thank You again for your continued support at this challenging time for all of us on Scilly- as a testament to the quality of our flowers, you will be pleased to know they are still standing strong, protected by the hedgerows of our small fields.

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  • Merry Christmas!

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    A very Merry Christmas to you all, and a huge Thank You for all the support you have given us over the last few weeks.

    From all of us at Scented Narcissi

  • Paperwhite Narcissi Top Christmas Flower

    It's official! Paper White Scented Narcissi are in the Telegraph's top ten Christmas flowers!

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    This article by the Telegraph tells you exactly how to grow your own Narcissi in time for Christmas, but fortunately, our Isles of Scilly flower farmers here on St.Mary's have done the hard work for you, so all you need to do is click here and you can have your own ready made bouquet by the end of the week!

  • The Scented Narcissi Isles of Scilly Flower Christmas Gift Guide

    With our wonderful range of new Christmas bouquets, we thought we would give you the definitive Isles of Scilly Christmas Flower Gift Guide to you make sure your Scented Narcissi Christmas Bouquet is the right one for you to send or receive.

    1. The Figgy Pudding Bouquet

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    We love the handcrafted candles from our friends at the St.Eval Candle Company in North Cornwall, so were delighted when they showed us their fantastic range of Christmas Candles this year! 

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    This bouquet combines the festive fragrance of seasonal Scented Narcissi with an iconic "Figgy Pudding" Christmas fragrance. With 40 hours burn time, this candle will be a welcome addition to any Christmas mantelpiece. This bouquet comes wrapped in gold and cream Christmas themed tissue paper, and finished off with beautiful Merry Christmas ribbon. Your own exclusively designed handwritten Christmas card is the finishing touch to this scent sensation.

    2. Dr Victoria Heaney Christmas Edition

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    Dr Victoria Heaney is a fantastic Isles of Scilly based artist- She opened her first studio on St. Mary's in 2008, as featured on BBC 2’s ‘An Island Parish'. Specialising in original screen and linocut prints and hand-decorated chinaware, Vickie’s designs are inspired by the islands wildlife and marine heritage. Using her zoological background as a starting point, Vickie’s artwork employs clean stylish lines and vibrant colours to explore the bold patterns and images abundant in the natural world.

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    This beautiful Dr. Heaney design of Scented Narcissi, on a 2 pint ceramic jug makes a striking addition to any household. As with all our bouquets,  it is carefully wrapped in gold and cream Christmas themed tissue paper, and finished off with beautiful Merry Christmas ribbon. Your own exclusively designed handwritten Christmas card is the finishing touch to this iconic bouquet. 

    3. A Cornish Christmas

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    Customise your Scented Narcissi Bouquet with mouthwatering slabs of Venezuelan Milk Chocolate Shards with Seasalt from Cornish Chocolatier Nicky Grant . With the best ingredients such as Cornish cream, butter and eggs as well as a hint of Cornish seasalt, who will you spoil with these Isles of Scilly Flowers?

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    Finishing touches are added with gold and cream Christmas themed tissue paper, and beautiful Merry Christmas ribbon and your own exclusively designed handwritten Christmas card .

    4. White Winter Wonderland

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    For Paper White lovers everywhere- the perfect Christmas Flower Bouquet from the Isles of Scilly. Guarantee this highly sought after variety in your home this Christmas, presented in our exquisite Christmas Wrapping.

    5. The Christmas Bouquet

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    Make your Scented Narcissi offering a little more unique this year, by transforming our Scented Classic Collection Bouquet into a festive Christmas Bouquet to remember. With gorgeous Christmas ribbon, and tissue paper and your own handwritten Christmas Card, this makes the perfect Christmas gesture this December.

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    That brings us to the end of our wonderful Christmas Guide- to see all of our Christmas Collection, click here. If you couldn't find what you were looking for, why not think about sending one of our luxury gift vouchers, or call us on 01720 423767 and we would be happy to help you find the perfect gift! We are already taking orders for Christmas, and with limited availability with some of our bouquets, we suggest you get your order in and your Isles of Scilly flowers reserved!

  • Facebook Competition

    This week we have been running a fabulous Facebook competition giving one of our lucky Facebook "likers" a chance to win our gorgeous White Winter Wonderland Bouquet.

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    We had a fantastic response to this competition- with some really lovely things said about one of our newest bouquets- so thank you to everyone that shared, liked and commented.

    The winner of our Facebook competition is Holly Jenkins so a huge congratulations to her- we can't wait to arrange a delivery date with you!

    If you haven't already, take a look at our Facebook page to keep up to date with any special offers, competitions and of course news from the farms over our Christmas flower period.

  • We Have Changed: But It's Still Us

    Well where do we start with the changes this Season? If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you will have seen over the last two weeks sneak previews of what it is we have been doing. If you haven't? Let us show you!

    1. Our Brand New Logo:

    We have gone from this:

    Scented Narcissi's Old Logo

    To this:

    We wanted our new logo to look as beautiful as our flowers, so we called upon one of our friends, Graphic Designer Jacqui Stephens of Design Jellyfish to help us achieve this beautiful logo! We are now rolling out this logo on beautiful new bespoke flower boxes, designed to get your flowers from us to you in perfect condition.

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    2. Our Courier Company

    We have changed our courier company to the wonderful APC this Season. We speak with our Cornish contact, Ross, every morning to discuss the delivery of our flowers, so they are picked up within moments of being delivered from St.Mary's to Lands End in Cornwall, and start their onward journey.

    3. Farmer Tags

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    We are proud to support the family run Scented Narcissi farms here on St. Mary's and St.Agnes, and we want to give our farmers more credit, and you more of an idea where your flowers are from. So now enjoy Scented Narcissi Farmer Tags with each bouquet we send out- so you know exactly where your Scented Narcissi came from! Can you collect a tag from each farm this Season? Click here to meet all our Farmers!

    4. Message Cards

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    Our new message tags are delicately hand- tied around each bouquet with our bespoke branded ribbon, containing your personal message to your recipient. With Flower care instructions on the back, once untied, you can prop this card up next to your vase, so you always remember how to look after them!

    5. Website

    Using the wonderful Insite Digital, we have created a brand new website for you this season. Not only does this design give you more access to news about our flowers and farmers, it also gives you more ways to shop and an easier way to check out- especially for all of you placing multiple orders. If you need any help at all navigating your way around our new website, we are on hand: 01720 423767, orders@scentednarcissi.co.uk

    6. New Collections 

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    We have teamed up with some great Cornish and Isles of Scilly companies this Season to bring you the most varied and exclusive bouquets on the island. From our Scilly Inspired Collection to our wonderful Christmas Bouquets, we have the best and most unique bespoke British bouquets you could want.

    7. Same Flowers, Same Scent, Same Service, Same People

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    Finally, we want to assure you that just because we have changed some things this Season, we are still very much the Isles of Scilly flower company you know and trust. The changes we have made this Season have all come from our tiny team putting their heads together and listening to the feedback you have given us, to create something beautiful that you will want to send and receive. It is still our beautiful Isles of Scilly Flowers, Scented Narcissi, you are receiving, and our hands that arrange your beautiful bouquets.

    Click Here to Start Shopping Our Collections Now

    The Isles of Scilly Flower Farmers Thank You For Your Support

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