Situated in Old Town Lewisville is a flower shop that is the buzz of the community – because it’s much more than a florist. Filled with décor, flowers and whimsical gifts, Flourish Flowers and Gifts is an experience.
“Flourish is a full-service florist and gift shop, bringing beauty to the community and its people through fresh flowers, plants and unique gifts,” says owner Cynthia Dearnbarger.
Cynthia opened her beloved shop in June of 2017, when her nest was empty and she craved something creative to fill her time.
“During this season of my life, my kiddos were heading off to college, and I was finding myself twiddling my thumbs at home. My older daughter is the one who actually encouraged me to dream big,” she says.
“I would say, it was probably 10 to 15 years of wanting to do something like this. I didn’t know exactly what ‘it’ was that I wanted to do, but I knew it would have gifts and bring people joy!”
And she has succeeded. Cynthia says Flourish is devoted to creating the perfect, individualized floral arrangement and gifts for customers.
“Who doesn’t love flowers? We believe that flowers bring life, joy and brightness to anyone,” she says, adding that Flourish is not your typical florist.
“We love the garden-type style. This allows us to have creative freedom to learn and grow our creative art. So, there are no two arrangements that look alike,” she says. “Trust is a big deal to us. When a client calls for an arrangement and explains to us what it is for, we start there and really put thought into it. It’s not just flowers – we want the arrangement to be the perfect arrangement.”
Cynthia’s shop itself is as popular as the unique arrangements she creates.
“We offer a large selection of cards, journals and devotionals; a cute selection of jewelry, candles, home décor; and the perfect gifts for any occasion in life,” she says. A customer favorite is the succulent bar – a DIY planting area within the shop.
“We provide a variety of succulent plants, house plants, cacti, air plants and dirt,” she says. “With an eclectic mix of pots, planters and add-ons, there are endless ways to make your new plant come to life … It’s so simple, even your kids can do it!”
In addition, Flourish offers events and classes for the community. “Our events consist of weddings, baby and bridal showers, birthday parties and family gatherings. We really are a part of so many life events,” Cynthia says.
Class offerings include floral arranging, succulent gardens, wreath making and other crafts.
“In our classes, we have so much fun learning, being creative and making new friends.”
Cynthia says she is appreciative of all of the local support her shop has received from customers and neighboring businesses.
“One of the things we love so much about Flourish is being a part of such an amazing community. Our Old Town Lewisville community really has a sense of comradery, support and love for one another,” she says. “It’s such an honor to be able to grow into this new chapter together with great people.”
For more information about Flourish Flowers and Gifts, visit flourishflowersandgifts.com.