By Caroline Gurton
When I first entered the store, a family stood at the counter trying to place an order for flowers that would best honor their mother and grandmother. The family began overwhelmed, but I watched as Tassie Smith, owner of Flowers with Sass, carefully walked them through the steps of choosing the perfect arrangements. Tassie was thoughtful in all the details – highlighting the colors and flowers their mother loved best, while taking note of any flowers that she would not have enjoyed. This kindness allowed a grieving family to view these blooms as a symbol of celebration, rather than a symbol of mourning.
Tassie began her career in the floral industry eighteen years ago at another local shop, where she worked her way up the ladder as she gained more experience with design! She had always loved flowers and decided to enroll at the Flower Design School of America in Atlanta, GA to further her knowledge of the craft under director, Michael Gaffney. She is now a seasoned florist and decided to venture out by opening her own store, Flowers with Sass, in November 2020.
Owner, Tassie Smith (Center), with employees Sheila Woods (left) & Jackie Martin (right)
The mission of her store is to make sure that every customer walks out with something that she would want to take home. She puts a lot of value into customer service, and her sweet employees do as well! They offer funeral work, wedding work, everyday arrangements, and can customize fresh or silk flowers for every occasion. Flowers with Sass offers free delivery to local hospitals, nursing homes, and funeral homes. Business and residential deliveries can also be made for a small fee.
Some of Tassie’s favorite products are their Brumates, sympathy gifts – like their Willow Tree Angels, the Soap Maker line, and Sweet Grace laundry products. Flowers with Sass also offers a unique treat – Friday Hooray Bouquets for $15 each week. You can sign up for notifications about new products, special discounts and more through their text program pictured below!
Text "Sass" to (731) 200-5300 to sign up!
Check out the store in the shopping center at 611 W. Reelfoot Avenue in Union City or on Facebook! You can also contact the shop at (731) 507-0443 or visit their website: https://www.flowerswithsass.com/