Last July we met with Kathryn from Olp’s flowers in Jacobus. When we met her she had recently taken over the business and was starting to make some changes. We didn’t add any pictures to the article because we could tell that what she envisioned for her storefront was far from what she was working with. Like the work she puts in on the dozens of beautiful flowers and arrangements we checked out she has blown us away with the transformation of her store. We didn’t take any before pictures last year but here’s a few of what Olp’s Flowers looks like now.
Walking through the front door it’s doesn’t even feel like the same place anymore. The upstairs is now used for wedding and event consultations as well as the main office. Out behind the shop you’ll now find a completely refinished area where the “Wine Down Wednesday” events are held. These events take place Wednesdays at 6pm and more details including tickets can be purchased from olpsflowers.com/workshops. To give you a little taste of what kinds of things one would learn from these classes a few upcoming from the release of this article are: self watering planters, air plant containers, and macrame plant hangers. Oh and you can drink while you’re there hence “Wine” Down Wednesday.
Run it back to where I said air plant containers… There’s also a new make your own air plant wall that houses all of the goodies doodads and air plants that are used in the air plant class. I’m going to say air plant a lot, I’m sorry but they’re super cool and Kathryn showed me a few that are massive. Air plants might have to become my new hobby just saying. On top of air plants (last time I swear) they’ve also got some super cool orchids encased in resin, macrame, and a lot of bamboo. The orchids are one of the slickest new products of theirs considering they can be made into corsages, boutonnieres, and even used in arrangements
So to wrap this up, what’s changed at Olp’s Flowers in Jacobus? The entire store has been renovated, their plants are not only alive now but they’re high quality. I wouldn’t describe the shop as your average flower shop, it’s got an artistic and earthy feel that gives off great vibes. Their wedding arrangements and centerpieces are out of this world and accomplish their goal of being different. When I first talked to Kathryn she wanted to change what people thought of when they think flowers or floral arrangements. She wants people to see the art and talent it takes to put together these extraordinary pieces and I think she crushes it. Flowers, plants, weddings, events, and a reason to drink a bottle of wine on a Wednesday… Olp’s Flowers is the place.