As reflected in the five selections above, each week at Company Flowers we hear happy excitement  about our flowers!     If your words seem to stumble or fail, flowers can say boldly a Happy Birthday...  or express a Deepest Sympathy... or a Get Well Soon... or especially some Congratulations for a newborn!  And the widest selection of floral arrangements can be found in Other Arrangements.

 SPECIAL THIS WEEK:  "BOXWOOD BEAUTY" -- This magnificant boxwood Christmas is all natural -- apples, berries, small pine cones, sprigs of holly, and more... all decorations from nature, topped by a cheerful ribbon crest.  The 21/22-inch height includes a container (a shiny metal or colored glass cube or round ceramic bowl)  with a compact design that has been orchestrated to survive through the holiday festivities.   For that last minute gift, we can deliver it locally (mostly inside the Beltway) for our usual $9.50 but we can't guarantee similar all-natural decorations for dleivery outside our own area. Higher prices add orchids or rose blossoms.  $85   $95   $120  
   Christmas Bells
 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
                           1863

 I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet 
The words repea
f peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till, ringing, singing on its way
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The Carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
‘There is no peace on earth,’ I said;
‘For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!’

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
‘God is not dead; nor doth he sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men!’

God gave us memories so that we might have roses in Dcember.

-- J  M  Barrie

 

EVENING BAG --  A lightwweight triangular eveniing bag, in ghold or silver, fits the temperment of today's fast-ruhnning pace -- big enough for the few essentials and not too dressy so it's great for a run to the mass as well as an evening at the orchestra.