I grew up a farmer’s daughter. As only child I spent time with my dad driving the tractor, picking rocks and helping my Dad plant things. It is with deep grief I lost my Dad during this difficult time. Dad was almost 92. Like my Dad I love all things flowers and growing. I have always wanted to be a florist & a floral designer. Being able to create flowers is what I love, flowers are my happy place. I really feel privileged to celebrate my 36th year in business.
My first real job was at Alice's Flower shop in West Bend. I received hands on training in floral design. My mentor, Doris taught me strong & essential skills. I went on to advanced education & graduated in 1979 from Design Floral in Colorado. Flowers were my passion then and now. This intensive study in elements of art relating to floral design & floral business took me to the next level. Being taught in old school & basics elevates my ability to created new and trending designs.
My artistic flair with flowers has opened many doors. I have created floral designs as part of the Milwaukee art museum Art in Bloom. I have delivered flowers to sports stars & famous people. Some of the most memorable were Clayton Moore, the Lone Ranger. Fun story I did flowers & balloons for publishers clearing house. My designs have been sent all over the USA and the world. I have competed in national and state competitions. My portfolio contains 1000’s of weddings, special events and your family’s life occasions. A lifetime of love, healing, prayers, sympathy, holiday decorations for all of those moments in life.
I opened Fantasy Flowers in 1984 with $750 and a dream. I had almost giving up on starting my own flower shop when the perfect opportunity presented itself. Connie P, real estate agent gave me a call about a cute 200 square foot rental downtown Thiensville. The current Moylneau park. Those first years were difficult but a passion for floral design and a love of people took me over the bumps of life and business challenges.
Years have passed. Styles have changed over the years and so has Fantasy Flowers. Evolving and growing. Flowers are an expression of life. At Fantasy Flowers I focus on creativity, freshness & service. We are your florist. From simple to extravagant. Fun to heartfelt. Single stems of flowers to over the top wow them bouquets. We deliver for you. We practice safe social distancing. No contact deliveries.