The holidays at Madison Flower Shop and Garden Center in Madison, Connecticut are always a wonderland of glitz. I dare you take a point-and- shoot camera in here this time of year and take a bad picture, it just won’t happen.
The place is jam packed with anything and everything you might need for holiday entertaining. Wreaths, ribbons, Santas, ornaments, candy, flowers, Christmas trees, glittered everything, angels and glass, stop me when you’ve had enough.
Colors? Every one you can thing of, even if you want to do a purple Christmas tree. Don’t worry there there is plenty of good ole red and green galore. Speaking of old-fashioned, there are small bottle brush trees around the shop that bring you back to the 1940’s.
The owners, Donna and Jay Santoro have their three daughters working away inside over most holidays to ensure that things run smoothly, the sisters have grown up in the store.
I know for a fact that this crew can create anything you might need for the holidays at your house including even knowing where to get a hold of a machine that can make snow just in case it doesn’t fall on the night of your big holiday open house. I just remembered that conversation Donna and I had years back, well now you know about it.
All of this eye candy coupled with the kind of flowers arrangements they are capable of conjuring up, and you would have yourself one gorgeous wedding too. This time of year might be off season for most nuptials, but it’s high season here.
The Santoros are only the second owners of the flower shop and garden center, they speak fondly of the family who first set up shop here. It’s grown by leeps and bounds since that time nearly fifty years ago, but still has that New England charm of a place you want to go back to especially around the holidays. Now if you’ll excuse me. I’m off there for another “glitz fix.”