Meet Our Staff

Gretchen Squires

Gretchen Squires

Gretchen: I enjoy owning and operating my business, which I do alongside my Husband Jim. I am the fourth generation of Schrade to carry on the Local Family business. Although I manage all the aspects of the business, I am happiest when I am at my counter creating floral arrangements. My look is most often described as garden/romantic. It is wonderful to be surrounded by beautiful flowers everyday!
Favorite flower: orchids

Kate

Kate

Kate: Over 40 years ago I started designing in my Mother-In-Law’s shop in Wisconsin. She said I was a natural. My favorite flower is: what day is it??? Today ranunculus, tomorrow iris! Wild violets picked for me in the spring are my real favorites! My favorite design to arrange is monochromatic and contemporary designs. I also love to do wildflower or Adirondack baskets. Turning your feelings into flowers is my favorite thing to do for you!

Bruce

Bruce

BRUCE: I don't just deliver flowers, I deliver sentiments! Favorite flower: CARnation

Tim

Tim

Tim: I’ve been in the business over 10 years. I am always looking for new and unusual techniques to utilize flowers and WOW a client! Each day brings the opportunity to paint with nature’s colors on a blank palette. Favorite flower: Bells of Ireland

Tina

Tina

Tina: I’ve been in the floral business for 15 years. I have always been artistic and using flowers as my medium just came natural to me. I love modern, European and garden design. I enjoy coming up with a new color and flower combination to create visual impact. I can’t picture myself doing anything else! Favorite flower: Stock

Craig

Craig

Craig: Craig is our all-around guy here, and works on many projects. He makes sure that all flowers that come from the market are properly cleaned and processed, and keeps our cooler stocked with the freshest, most beautiful flowers. Favorite Flower: Garden Roses

Barb

Barb

Barb: Posie Peddler’s seasonal maverick! Barb creates our Christmas wreaths, boxwood trees and our gorgeous Valentine’s roses and bouquets. Her style is always fluid and inspired!

Denise

Denise

Denise: Our weekend warrior! Denise has been with us over 10 years. She only lends us her talent on Saturdays and Holidays, but with her style and experience we take what we can get. A talented seamstress and overall craft queen, we never know what she’ll be making next!

Valori

Valori

Valori: My jobs here are quite varied. My main focus is maintaining of our website, including photographing, naming and posting new arrangements. I also have the pleasure of delivering our pretty posies Thursday-Saturday. But if I had to pick, my favourite part of the job is getting hands on with the customers and making their vision come to life. I love working in our little shoppe, it's like walking into a fairytale every morning! Favourite Flowers: Snap Dragon, Ranunculus and Campanula

Deb

Deb

Deb does all our accounting and paperwork as well as a million other things! As well as being handy with phones and customers she is a very sharp dresser to boot! Deb loves the Cinema and attends almost every Sunday. Favourite Flower: Hydrangea

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