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Booth House of Flowers Going Out of Business

The Stratford flower shop's last day will be Nov. 17, according to a post on Facebook.

According to a Nov. 7 post on the Booth House of Flowers Facebook page, the business near the corner of Nichols and Barnum will have its last day on Saturday, Nov. 17.

"Sad day here," the post reads. "It is with a VERY heavy heart that I am annnouncing that Booth House of Flowers will be closing up shop."

A going out of business sale started Nov. 8 and runs through Nov. 26. Everything except fresh flowers and plants is 50 percent off. Christmas-themed items are available, as well as some of the shop's furnishings and fixtures. Cash only, according to the Facebook post.

"So, so sad to see this chapter end, but when one door closes, another opens, right???" the post concludes.

Stratford Patch will be reaching out to Booth House of Flowers for a full-length feature.

max November 14, 2012 at 12:07 PM
sorry to read that Stratford has lost a great small business, best wishes to the owners as they move on with their life and work.
Hal Baird November 14, 2012 at 01:17 PM
It's always sad to see a business close, especially a "mom and pop" operation. Thanks to the owners of Booth House of Flowers for many years of beautification through their flowers and plants. Good luck on the next chapter of your lives.
karen November 14, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Booth House has been a stratford staple for so many years. Stratford will miss you much, but wishing you well wherever Life next takes you.
Baseball Mom November 14, 2012 at 02:50 PM
So sorry to hear that. Alice you are a wonderful person. You have helped my family so much. You will be missed.
No1stAmendement November 14, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Thanks to all the great economic rules, regulations & incentives from the local, state & federal government. High taxes, Higher taxes & HIGHER taxes and only $200,000 owed by everyone under 158 before they even attend college. N0bama & MAlloy are doing are great job, protecting their jobs. Blame it on anyone else.
Gina Iannotti Edmond November 14, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Please clarify..is the last day the 17th or the 26th? Thanks
Jason Bagley (Editor) November 14, 2012 at 04:11 PM
According to the Facebook posts, the last day of business (making bouquets, etc.) will be Nov. 17; the sale continues through Nov. 26.
alice November 14, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Booth House is closing its retail side of the business on Nov 17th - meaning there will be no more orders taken or deliveries made. The shop will be open through Nov 27th with a GOING OUT OF BUSINESS Sale. Some furnishings, office supplies and equipment, home decor, Christmas gifts, Yankee Candle items, vases, baskets. ribbons, etc
Laura Caselli November 14, 2012 at 04:59 PM
So sorry to hear this Alice, you have made such beautiful works of art with your flowers. Much success in your new phase of life.
Linda November 15, 2012 at 03:07 AM
I remember drawing the pans for that little addition you put on in the back. I was just out of high school and the builder hired me to draw them so he could submit them to town hall. it was about 30 years ago or more.
Linda November 15, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Plans
Shirley B. Backus November 16, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Many fond memories here. When my mom passed on, I wanted lilacs in her bouquet because they were her favorite flower. Booth didn't have any fresh lilacs in the store, so Alice brought in some from her own yard just to make my mom's last service special. I will never forget the personal service and wonderful atmosphere of Booth Flowers. They will be greatly missed.
mary young December 11, 2012 at 11:06 PM
I found out the "hard way" when I went to make a purchase and saw the sign posted in early December. I hope the owners check these comments and will know how grateful their customers are for their beautiful work and heightened sensitivity to making each occasion a special occasion. Here's one more story... After calling all stores throughout Fairfield County with a special request, it was only Booth Flowers who could accommodate my request. My mother was a supporter of all things French and when she recently passed away I was looking for french flags to put graveside. You can imagine American flags are plentiful, but no one could sell me a french flag; EXCEPT Booth Flowers who at no extra charge made me a french flag using available resources in the store without any advanced notice. The tears on my face that day were mixed with sadness at losing my mother, but also with gratitude to Booth Flowers for assisting me in creating not only the best bouquet of flowers I'd ever seen, but adorned with a French flag, which meant the world to me. If anyone hears info about a new location or service the owners might start up; please post! Inquiring minds would like to know. THANK YOU BOOTH FLOWERS!! Mary Young, Stratford

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