January 2018 | Ellis County BUSINESS JOURNAL | 13
Her world of freshness From greenery to guardiolas, The Flower Shoppe has it all By Alexis Bierman email@example.com
Ifeel-good n a world of fresh flowers and service, a locally owned
flower and gift shop certainly makes the list for a successful, womenowned business bringing hometown spirit and sweet smelling bouquets to Midlothian. Putting beside a collective 20 years in education, Jane Nelson decided to take her career in a slightly different direction. After stating she “just wanted a change,” the brains behind the bouquet business decided a flower shop was just the solution.
The Flower Shoppe by Jane is located at 118 North 8th Street in downtown Midlothian.
“I started this as a second career,” Nelson said. “I used to teach in Oklahoma and Venus, and then I decided I just wanted a change. I don’t know exactly why I wanted a flower shop, but there was just this draw.” A one-stop shop for anyone seeking out flowers for homecoming, holidays and everything in between, the doors behind this six-year-old business are home to jewelry, apparel, candles and cards — and that was just the beginning.
“The best part of this job is the customers.”
“Besides pretty, fresh, gorgeous flowers, we probably have the most unique gifts in Midlothian,” Nelson said. “It’s one of the things my customers say a lot is they see things in here that they don’t see in other places, so that’s what makes it special and what I think keeps people coming in.” With a desire of “delivering smiles” to all those who frequent the downtown Midlothian business, Nelson has worked diligently at maintaining a satisfied customer base to fulfill an already blooming reputation.
But lucky for Nelson, working with Midlothian residents makes her job easy. “The best part of this job is the customers,” she said. “Midlothian has the greatest customer base. They’re all just really kind, sweet people- just a lot of fun.” As for the future plans the local business may have, Nelson has decided to keep things simple. “We’re just going to keep on keeping on.” The Flower Shoppe by Jane is located at 118 North 8th Street in downtown Midlothian. Summer hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To place an order, contact (972) 775-1090.