Categories: Floral, Gifts & Decor | Issue: March 2020
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Keep an eye out for 75th Anniversary Specials!
Dorothy's Flowers in Claremore first opened the doors on February 6, 1945, and has been providing customers with the best-quality products and personal service ever since. The owners Ken & Holly Thompson purchased the business from Gertrude Riddle in August of 1999. Gertrude worked for the original owner Dorothy Bernet until 1975. When Dorothy retired Gertrude and her husband Clarence purchased the shop. When the business opened in 1945 it was located on Missouri street 2 doors down from the old Yale Theater, a short time later it was moved across the street to where the Rogers County Bank drive up is located now. In 1964 the shop made its final move to our current location 308 W Will Rogers Blvd, and the name was changed to Dorothy's Petals & Poodles (Dorothy loved her poodles she raised & sold them out of a kennel built in the back of the building). Of course the Poodle was dropped eventually and the kennel was turned in to storage space. However they do like to boast that some things never change. The phone number that was issued in 1945 with only 3 numbers at the time (692) has only changed slightly to 341-0692, having the same phone number for over sixty years is just to cool. People come in and tell them that they did their grandparents and parents wedding and now they want us to do there's as well. When people mention the GOOD OLD DAY’S, or back when something was made to last they like to think that their little shop can be included in that nostalgia. They feel that they are caretakers of a local landmark not the owners. Their staff invites everyone to come in and look around they have a lot of old pictures and items from years past and love to visit and reminisce. They take enormous pride in creating their arrangements and hope that they are able to provide you with a unique design for your special occasion. They create custom orders, call or email and let them know what they can create for you. Customer service is their top priority when you call them; you will be speaking to someone in their shop, not a call center in another state or country. There are no hidden fees or false promises rest assured what you order is what you will get. Their own designers create all arrangements in store. Their lead designer has been with Dorothy’s Flowers for over 25 years. Dorothy’s Flowers employees bring a combined total of over 50 years design experience into creating your arrangement. They offer specialty gift baskets, candy and goodies for school parties, flowers, plants, silks, unique gift items and much more. They also offer delivery on all orders. You can order over the phone (918)-341-0692 or visit their retail location in historic downtown Claremore. Visit their Facebook page to stay up to date on what’s available in store on a daily basis. They also post weekly specials, sales and free giveaways as well as holiday specials and prices.