Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Art Inspired Events

Bloomster's is once again excited to be participating in the Art Inspired Event this year.

"Art Inspired Events" is a special evening event in collaboration with the San Jose Museum of Art and the Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE). The evening's decor will be inspired by the exhibition of Frank Lobdell: Wonderland on exhibit March 10th – August 5th, 2012 at the San Jose Museum of Art.

Guests will sample tasty morsels from our premiere caterers, see design inspirations from our event sponsors, view outstanding works of art throughout the Museum including Frank Lobdell's 2.22.93–4.8.93 Bleeker, 1993 which is just one of the several pieces of art that inspired the evening's decor.

In the Wendel Center, guests will have the opportunity to meet and learn from Natti Pierce-Thomson, the evening's event designer, as she transforms the Wendel Center's room decor by "painting" with light. Ever wonder what a "gobo" is? Can uplights really make a difference? This is your chance to ask the expert and find out for yourself.

"Art Inspired Events" is an award winning experience, you don't want to miss!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Bouquets to Art 2012

We are once again excited to be participating in the 2012 Bouquets to Art Event at de Young Museum in San Francisco. We encourage all our fans to attend this event to witness the floral arts at their best! Here is a look at last years contribution by Bloomster's, your premier San Jose florist!

Celebrate spring at the de Young, when Bouquets to Art, the glorious annual floral exhibition and fundraiser, returns March 13–17, 2012.

The five-day event, produced by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, features designs by 150 innovative floral designers, who create displays that pay tribute to and draw inspiration from the de Young’s permanent art collection.

General admission allows access to all galleries. Tickets to floral demonstrations, and seated lunches and teas are required and include general admission.

General admission to Bouquets to Art is free for museum members. Advance ticket reservation is available but not required.

All tickets go on sale February 13.
Online: tickets.famsf.org
Phone: 800.777.9996

Member Free
Adult $20
Senior 65+ $17
Student with current ID $16
Youth 6–17 $10
Child 5 and under Free
Group (10 and more) $16

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Harker School Fashion Show 2012

As one of the premier florist in San Jose, Bloomster's is excited to participate and donate 12 floral arrangements for this years Harker School Fashion Show to be held on Friday, February 24, 2012 at the San Jose Convention Center.

This year’s gala event will showcase those moments in our lives, both big and small, that we love to celebrate. From holidays to the last day of school, 1st bike rides to winning scores; the theme of Celebrate! is a perfect way to showcase our K-12 family in a very personal way. Our award winning performing arts program will work their magic into the show, making the theme come even more alive with their high energy performances.” Laura Lang-Ree

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Best Florist In The Industry Award by NACE!

It is a complete honor to be recognized by the National Association of Catering Executives for the "Best of the Industry Award" in the category of Florist!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bloomster's Christmas Boutique Now Open!

The holiday season is upon us and Bloomster's invites you to swing by the shop to enjoy this years Christmas Boutique. You will find a lovely array of holiday merchandise perfect for your home this season. Ornaments, Ribbon, Candles & Fully Decorated Trees are but a few of the lovely holiday decor items you will find this year. Bloomster's Holiday Boutique is certainly your one stop shop for all that is unique this wonderful season. We look forward to providing you excellent service as usual!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Small Business Saturday®

Receive a free pre-selected ornament with any purchase this Saturday and help support a local business this holiday season. First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Now there's Small Business Saturday on November 26, 2011.

This November 26 is a big day for everyone at Bloomster’s. It’s the second annual Small Business Saturday®, when people across the country come out and shop to support their favorite local businesses.

This cause is asking millions of people to shop small at their favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. When we all shop small, it will be huge. This is the perfect way to celebrate America’s small business.

We hope to see you stop by the shop this Saturday after Black Friday. As always we look forward to giving the personal experience that only small shops can give.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Cypress Manor Wedding

Kristina and Shawn - The Cypress Manor Wedding... from Larisa Marr /HD Video Memories on Vimeo.

A lovely video by Larisa Marr at HD Video Memories, capturing the natural essence of this organic like wedding that Bloomster's was selected to do a variety of the floral and design work for! As a premier San Jose florist, Bloomster's was happy to be a part of this event.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Bloomster's is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For every Premium Pretty N' Pink Bouquet and Pink Sunshine Bouquet that is ordered during the month of October, Bloomster's will donate $5 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bloomster's Designs on Vimeo!

Regina and Andrew, Mission Santa Clara & Rosewood Sand Hill from Thomas Hughes Films on Vimeo.

Check out this fun video that showcases some of the work we did at a recent wedding at Mission Santa Clara and Rosewood Sand Hill.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Triton Fall Floral Festival

Bloomster's is again excited to participate in the Annual Triton Fall Floral Festival on October 15 & 16, 2011. As a local San Jose florist, Bloomster's was one of the florists chosen to feature a floral design created through interpretation of Triton Museums collection of art. Below is a look at last years contribution by Bloomster's.

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Unique San Jose Florist

Presenting Bloomster's Floral Designs - Part 1 from Larisa Marr /HD Video Memories on Vimeo.

As a premier San Jose florist, Owner Kren Rasmussen gives a behind the scenes look on what it takes to run such a unique business. Tom Vo, from Tom Vo Photography, ask some basic questions that will give the viewer a bit of insight on the in and out operations of an everyday florist based in San Jose. This is part one of a two part interview with Kren Rasmussen, AIFD., owner of Bloomster's.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival

Bloomster's, your premier San Jose florist, will be participating yet again in this years 35th Annual Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival. We are excited to be back with even more sunflowers than last year!

This weekend on September 18, 2011 at Almaden Lake Park, Bloomster's will be passing out a sunflower to the first 3000 attendees that visits our booth and lets us thank them for over 24 years of supporting our business in Almaden Valley.

Voted one of the best festivals in San Jose, that features something for everybody! All proceeds of the Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival are donated to non-profit organizations and local schools in addition to supporting merit based scholarship programs for local students.

We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend and we hope you enjoy the sunflowers!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Almaden Days

Bloomster's is proud to be our communities premier San Jose florist, which is why we will be participating through donation in the annual fundraiser, New Almaden Days. The event will be held by the New Almaden Community Club on Saturday, September 10, 2011, beginning at 11:00am.

The funds raised from this event will be used to support the local community and maintain the historical significance of New Almaden, the first mining community in California.

We urge other local merchants to contribute as well by contacting board member Jennifer Deghuee, (408)927-7411 or jdeghuee@att.net, at the NACC.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Heart of the Parks Celebration 2

As your leading San Jose florist, Bloomster's is excited to support the Martin-Fontana Parks Association's 2nd Annual Heart of the Parks Celebration on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Jeffrey Fontana Park. We will be donating for a raffle two lovely 13' Trees to support our Neighborhood Parks.

The Martin-Fontana Parks Association is a non-profit organization to work with PG&E and the City of San Jose to ensure safe delivery of power while preserving and enhancing the beauty and function of TJ Martin and Jeffrey Fontana parks that stretch 1.2 miles beneath PG&E high tension power lines.

Raised funds will be used to plant new replacement trees in areas of the parks which are not directly under the lines most affected by tree growth.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation

Bloomster's would like to recognize Chicago Title for supporting the Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation for more than 18 years running through the annual Santa Clara County Slo-Pitch Tournament, which has raised a total of $250k since its inception.

This year Bloomster's will be donating to this cause that will aid the organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

This year the tournament will be held August 8, 10, & 12, 2011 at Twin Creeks Sports Complex in Sunnyvale, CA. For further information or to make a donation, please contact any Bay Area Chicago Title Sales Representative or email our Chicago Title contact Sharon Hunter.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

2011 AIFD National Symposium "Imagine"

Bloomster's kept busy this 4th of July weekend preparing the 2011 AIFD National Symposium "Imagine." Bloomster's was given the prestigious honor of providing floral decor at the coveted Annual AIFD National Symposium, where top floral designers across the U.S. and abroad meet to showcase current trends in the market place.

For more information on this event please feel free to view the AIFD Symposium Brochure. To attend this event, you must register accordingly. The Symposium will continue from July 4-9, with the following schedule and AIFD recommends the following hotel accommodations.

To view the entire album of the work we showcased at this event, please visit our Bloomster's Facebook Page.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Graystone Elementary Home & School Club

This year Graystone Elementary Home & School Club reached out to us and asked if we would like to make a donation towards their Spring Celebration 2011 Event. Of course, Bloomster's was more than happy to oblige.

We have been told by the event co-chairs Holly Case & Katrina Healy, that the fundraiser was a huge success with over 600 guests and 756 items auctioned.

The donation of goods or funds helped raise money for technology, science, library, music programs, and all of the other vital programs funded by the Home & School Club at Graystone Elementary School.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Recommendations from Friends!

Facebook now allows you to write recommendations for your favorite business, so that your friends can see what's hot and what's not! Simply go to any business or place page that you "like," and you have the option of writing a recommendation on the right hand column side of that business's or place's facebook page.

Bloomster's encourages our fans on facebook to take the time and write a recommendation for us based on their experience with our services. We continue to appreciate all the support that is shown on our Bloomster's facebook page and it is our mission to continue servicing our clients with our unique designs and floral arts.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Bloomster's Landscape Designs

A vivid look into the creative details Bloomster's can bring to your yard!

Video Edit By: Eric Dennis, erdennis6@gmail.com
Music BY: Radical Face - "Welcome Home, Son"
Landscaping By: Kren Rasmussen, AIFD. Bloomster's

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bret Harte Middle School Silent Auction 2011

On May 11, 2011 Brete Harte Middle School held its annual silent auction event to raise funds to support their sister school, The Doris Dillon School in Cambodia. Efforts for this event went to nursing and providing scholarships for girls in impoverished families. Bloomster's answered the call and provided a donation for the silent auction to help support those abroad that have limited opportunities.

The Doris Dillon School is a schoole serving over 200 7th-9th grade students from four remote villages in Cambodia. The Doris Dillon School project is run through American Assistance for Cambodia, which has already built over 400 such schools through the Rural Schools Project.

You can read more about this story of inspiration in the San Jose Mercury News.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Santa Clara County Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament 2011

Bloomster's was honored to to contribute through donation to the Santa Clara County Firefighters Annual Charity Golf Tournament this year held on May 16, 2011 at Spring Valley Golf Course. Bloomster's is proud to recognize those who serve the community so courageously.

The Tournament's mission is to provide a social event to gather employees, families, peers and community members to remember the lives and dedication of their fallen brothers and sisters.

Monies donated and generated in excess of expenses will be placed into the Santa Clara County Firefighters Memorial Trust Fund to be used to benefit the families and charities of Santa Clara County Firefighters and Emergency Workers.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Presentation High School Fashion Show 2011

Bloomster's would like to congratulate the Presentation High School girls on the success of their "On Tour" 45th Annual Fashion Show, which netted $150K for their financial aid scholarship program.

As stated on their website, "At no time has the need for this show, which supports financial aid at Presentation High School, been more important. The cost of education continues to rise." We could not agree more with this statement, which is why Bloomster's was happy to support their show and plans on doing so again next year on March 23, 2012.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Los Alamitos Silent Auction 2011

Bloomster's is thrilled once again to participate in the Annual Los Alamitos Silent Auction on September 24, 2011 with a donation. With the theme of "Walking on Sunshine," their goal this year is to raise money for their award winning SMART (Science, Music, Art, Robotics & Technology) Programs.

With public schools taking the brunt of severe state budget cuts, Bloomster's is more than happy to do its part to support education and encourage others to do the same.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

2011 Gilroy Home Tour

The Gilroy Assistance League is excited to announce their seventh annual Home and Garden Tour, "Impressions", which will be held on Mother's Day weekend, Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7.

Bloomster's is thrilled to provide decor for the home tour this year to showcase the floral arts. We are pleased that our participation this year is welcomed and we look forward to leaving our mark through embellishments of various kinds within the residence we are assigned.

Directions to our Home and Garden Tour: From Highway 101, take the Masten Avenue exit and drive West. Masten turns into Fitzgerald Avenue when you cross Monterey Road. Continue on Fitzgerald and take the first left onto Green Valley Drive through the gates. Continue to 10748 Green Valley Drive to check in.

Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 the day of the event.

To buy advance tickets, please call 408-706-6235 by Thursday, May 5.

100% of all proceeds benefit local children’s programs

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bloomster's Featured In Yahoo! Green

How to keep cut flowers looking fresh
By Trystan L. Bass
Posted Mon May 2, 2011 9:31am PDT

You receive a lovely bouquet of cut flowers on a holiday or just to brighten your day. But you don't want them to wilt overnight.

If you search online, you'll find all kinds of tricks to make cut flowers last longer: add a crushed aspirin to the water, put the flowers in 7-Up, put a copper penny in the vase, add a few teaspoons of bleach or vinegar in the water, etc., etc.

We asked professional florists if any of those home remedies work and what they recommend to keep cut flowers looking good. All the experts agree that commercial flower preservative works better than anything you can concoct at home -- and most florists hand a little packet out free with the bouquet. But that's not the most important thing for keeping cut flowers looking fresh.

According to Kren Rasmussen at Bloomsters, which has been creating floral designs in San Jose, California, for nearly 20 years, cool temperatures and fresh water are the real keys. Keep your flowers in a cooler area of the home and feed them fresh water every day. "People do not realize how much water flowers drink, it really is amazing," says Rasmussen.

"By re-cutting the stems daily, cleaning the vase daily, and placing the flowers in fresh water with floral food, you will be amazed as to how long flowers will last," he advises. Depending on the exact flowers in your arrangement, they should last between 5 and 14 days if treated well.

Clean, fresh water in the vase will do the most to keep cut flowers looking pretty. Adrianna Citti of Citti's Florist, a San Francisco Bay Area florist for 45 years, agrees. "The best way to increase the life of your fresh floral bouquet is to cut the stems on an angle when you receive the bouquet and to fill the vase with water daily," she says.

"Every other day, it's great to change the water," is Citti's advice. "This helps reduce the bacteria, which will prolong the life of the flowers."

There is one home remedy that can revive drooping stems. Rasmussen recommends: "If you have a bottle of alum from your spice rack, you can dab some alum on the bottom of the stem. This help to encourage the flower to draw water and to rehydrate." But again, this is really just helping the flowers get more water.