About Silk Flowers of Care
Mrs. Sandra Fuller, Founder of Silk Flowers Of Care
Mr. William Fuller, Co-Founder of Silk Flowers of Care
Silk Flowers of Care has been in business for over 10 years.
Over the past years, Silk Flowers of Care has received print media coverage, and has been the subject of a feature story on “Ancestor House” a popular Manhattan based television show.
Mrs. Fuller’s meticulous attention to detail, and artistic vision has led to a loyal following, and a substantial roster of clients. She has several prominent New Yorkers in politics, the arts, and academia, who have her arrangements in their homes and offices.
Mrs. Fuller selects flowers, and vases from markets and vendors nationally. Her flowers are often known for their life-like quality. Her favorite plant to work with is the bird of paradise, which is indigenous to South Africa, and known for its stalks of purple and orange flowers resembling a bird.
On most days, Mrs. Fuller can be found at her in-home studio, where she devotes many hours assembling a variety of arrangements, which reflect her design philosophy. “I don’t just put flowers in a vase. I use lots of color in the floral arrangements. I try to work on the principals of blend, scale, and balance. When I walk into my studio, it’s almost like the flowers are at attention. I’m always surrounded by them.”
With the dedicated support of her husband, who is also retired, Mrs. Fuller credits him with being an integral part of the venture. The Fullers have been married for 54 years. “I could not do this without my husband. There is so much that you have to do to make an arrangement. He makes many of the soil mixes, the boxes, and takes pictures for the website.” Additionally, Mr. Fuller constructs the unique fountains that their business also sells.
Customers have come to Mrs. Fuller to design arrangements for many occasions, including weddings, birthdays, and various holidays. The flowers come in an array of sizes, colors and textures. While she has some standard designs, she also works with clients to create custom orders to meet their needs.
Mrs. Fuller is often complimented on the beauty of her work. However, she is equally proud that she has received accolades for the longevity of the pieces. “Once I put my flowers into an arrangement, they stay. I only use top quality silk and other materials. I want the best.”
The company's customer base continues to grow, because the Fullers keep a calendar to sell the arrangements at events throughout the New York metropolitan area.
In addition the Silk flowers of Care studio is warm and inviting. Mrs. Fuller serves refreshments as customers tour the studio, discuss their needs and select flowers from a huge array of silk floral arrangements. The studio is by appointment only.