The Alternative florist & Earth store
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welcome to the Good Old Days...A feel good - earth friendly place of only US grown flower artistry, floral apothecary, unusual finds, and vintage goods. And yes we are a real florist in New Windsor. Enjoy..and scroll on down! 🙂Lynn & Willow
**See page bottom for helpful shopping tips**
News...Our shopping area is just fresh updated & new but not quite finished-if you have issues, just please call the shop By Phone: (845) 562-2820 or Toll Free: (800) 368-7831 to place your order! Thanks a bunch. 🙂
|Tussie Mussies||Couture In Bloom|
|A Little Something||Flowers For Children|
|Home - Office - Adventurous||Birthdays, Balloons and Parties|
|Corsages And…||Sympathy Tributes|
|Roses & Their Petals||Vintage Designs|
|Dried And Permanent||Home Decor|
|Wonderful Wreaths||Natures Whimsy|
|Antiques With Flowers||Fruit & Sweets|
|Pet Baskets & Goods||Finishing Touches|
|Native Made||Design Classes|
|Online Specials & Secrets||Plush Animal Kingdom "Stuffies"|
>>> learn why we are red-white-blue and green
and keep scrolling to understand just what “green” is.
All the best, Lynn
Shopping Help & Guidelines
THE FLOWERS & DESIGNS
*All of the fresh arrangements offered here would be perfect for nearly any occasion, regardless of circumstance. There are some designs that are of course, historically traditional to certain occasions, but we truly feel that any floral design would be fitting for any reason, and we encourage you to think outside the box. Every design shown can also be created in permanent flowers with no price change. These are then a forever design and shippable anywhere.
*As practitioners of green floristry, we do not cater to worldwide importers with vast varieties of foreign product, but use those which are eco/organic, US, and sustainably grown. Hence, some of the flowers (and containers & vessels too) at times may be altered when necessary (i.e. season or crop issues) but only with equally effective varieties to replicate the design. As a further courtesy, we have also given approximate dimensions of our designs as an assistance and general guideline for your reference, we hope they help you.
We are sticklers for giving you what you ordered-with no surprises.
Please note that prices at times can fluctuate around the various Holidays.
WILLOW SAYS** Family member Willow the rescued greyhound has acquired a greyt amount of knowledge in these matters and freely gives her tips, hints, and at times-aristocratic opinion for you. Look for her paw logo while shopping and throughtout the site. Be sure to visit her personal page Willow Says
THE PRESENTATION*This is of the utmost importance, contributing to the entire experience of receiving a gift of any kind-especially flowers. Each order is presented as we would like to receive or gift it-impressive wrap, box, or Victorian bag with ribbon trailers-and a complimentary sachet of fresh rose petals for bath or bowl. Your purchase is properly primped-we fuss.
THE DELIVERY***Online orders for same day delivery must be completed by 9 a.m. or telephone by 11 a.m. Notations are made as to which may not be available for that day but may require 24 hours or more due to their complexity and/or variety. Although….incoming flowers arrive daily from our various sources, so it doesn’t hurt to ask! As always, if you prefer to telephone us at the store direct-we love to hear from you.
**We apologize, but we cannot deliver to any address without a telephone number-it is a must nowadays!** We cannot guarantee a specific delivery time (excepting for wedding and sympathy) as we route the orders according to area/township for fuel, energy, and time conservation. This enables us to keep our charges stable for you. However, if you do require a guaranteed time, immediate, ‘doghouse‘, Sunday, or a Holiday delivery in our local area, we can usually accommodate you with our express delivery; giving your order priority, for an additional 19.95. **Feel free to inquire at any time on the status of an existing order by calling the store direct at 845-562-2820 Tues.-Sat. from 10 a.m. **As the only East Coast eco florist, we have a very large delivery area and have priced it accordingly.
Our local delivery charge of 9.95 services: **Balmville, Cornwall, Cornwall-On-Hudson, New Windsor, City of Newburgh, Vails Gate
Surrounding townships range from 12.95-19.95 Ardonia, Beacon, Clintondale, Chester, Central Valley, Fishkill, Gardener, Goshen, Highland Mills, Highland Falls, Middlehope, Marlboro, Modena, Mountainville, Monroe, Montgomery, Maybrook, Milton, Middletown, New Paltz, Poughkeepsie, Plattekille, Pine Bush, Rock Tavern, Salisbury Mills, Sugar Loaf, Wappingers Falls, Walden, Wallkill, West Point,
*Just a few of the notable places we service:
New York Military Academy 3.5 miles Orange County Choppers 3.7 miles Stewart International Airport 5.8 miles West Point Military Academy 10.2 miles Woodbury Common Shopping Outlet 14.8 miles Vassar College 19.3 miles Culinary Institute of America 21.8 miles
**New York City and the tri-state areas are priced at $1.50 per mile
Sending flowers out of state?
**Nationwide Delivery with Flowers-By-Wire. Available daily for your convenience for 10.95.
Visit our new fav site we are promoting below for nationwide designers with local grown flowers! Us too. 🙂
THE SHIPPINGWe use only recycled packaging for all of our packing and shipping. Our permanent & dried designs, fresh & dried tussie mussies, fresh wedding packages, antiques, and gifts, are all indeed shippable. All of our fresh arrangements may be created using permanent, silk florals and are also shippable. If you are ordering for a date specific event or Holiday, please contact us direct to ensure you receive it in plenty of time. Your items are very carefully wrapped & packaged and sent with complimentary insurance in the US; and always include a gift card. Due to the fussiness and fragility of fresh flowers and some of the Victorian and Natures Folly designs-the packing and shipping method is of the utmost. We ship via Priority Mail, Federal Express, and UPS altering the carriers as necessary with overnight a standard practice for all fresh products. Good Old Days partners with NativeEnergy.com to offset carbon emissions required to deliver or ship your order. We help erase the environmental impact, so you can feel even better about your purchase! Native Energy helps build and support renewable sources of energy that reduce global warming pollution; creating sustainable economies for impoverished Native American reservations, Alaska Native Villages, family farmers and rural communities. This allows them to live free of costly electricity-if they had any-and ease up our reliance on fossil fuels. See how you can help erase your own environmental impact, visit them today or use our calculator. It costs only pennies and supports so much.
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Read about us and how we are trying to change the world or….
What is Green?Simply put, green is the conscience, compassion, and support of living in balance with our planet and all its beings. Having a care that our planet is not here for our personal use only, but to be shared equally with all living things. Being aware that your every action should have a forethought as to its impact to our wildlife, land, air, water, and another human. We are one of the most intelligent of the earth’s inhabitants, which comes with a huge responsibility of caring for the others we share it with.
Written 17 years ago....
“If today is a typical day on planet Earth, we will lose 116 square miles of rainforest, or about an acre a second. We will lose another 72 square miles to encroaching deserts, as a result of human mismanagement and overpopulation. We will lose 40-100 species and no one knows if the number is 40 or 100. Today the human population will increase by 250,000. And today we will add 2,700 tons of chlorofluorocarbons to the atmosphere and 15 million tons of carbon. Tonight the Earth will be a little hotter, its waters more acidic, and the fabric of life more threadbare.” *David Orr
With the advancement of our society today, being green can seem confusing, too much work, and not easily accomplished. Radically changing our entire lifestyle is the just solution but not realistic to most. However, starting with whatever small change you can…is. These small changes can make a huge difference; with others inspired to follow the path-and then a chain reaction will begin. See our recommendations page for numerous green sites we love for both easy and radical changes, and wealth of information-information that you just never knew….
The Green Definitions
- ECOLOGY - The study of the relationships between living organisms and their interactions with their natural or developed environment
- ECO/EARTH FRIENDLY - Any product, service, and lifestyle that uses renewable resources and/or does not harm the ecology, the environment, its creatures, or its future
- SUSTAINABLE - Any product grown or manufactured in such a way that it does minimal harm to the environment by not destroying the ecological balance of an area and/or without exploiting natural resources, communities, or its workers.
- ORGANIC - Any product manufactured or grown without chemicals in favor of naturally occurring pesticides, fertilizers and other growing aids whatsoever. These are clearly labeled as such by the governing country of the product.
- BIODYNAMIC - Is the relationship between forces and living things. In growing terms, it is the energies, motions, and non-chemical used in farming. The absolute best form of farming and living.
- HYDROPONIC - The practice of growing in nutrient added water without the benefit of soil
- VERIFLORA CERTIFIED - A US certification program for flowers guaranteeing their environmental and socially responsible growth.
- FAIR TRADE - A term referring to fair prices paid to hand made/grown products. Usually associated with those of poor foreign countries.