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December 21, 2013

A store in bloom

New floral shop opens on Broadway

ANDERSON, Ind. — Kathie Swan said that for more than 20 years she has been fortunate enough to do a job she loves.

That is something customers often realize after walking through the doors of her business, Katie’s Bloomers Floral Shop, 2630 Broadway.

“We love what we do and it shows,” she said. “We listen. We care and we produce the top styles of today, but if you like the traditional styles, we also do those. But whatever your style, we make sure it's right and beautiful.”

Swan said regardless of whether it's the everyday work of filling orders or the crazy, long, hard days florists have on special days like Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day, she enjoys every minute of her job.

That is one of the reasons she decided to open her store.

Katie’s Bloomers offers fresh floral arrangements for funerals, birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions. They also have wall art, home accents, botanicals, fruit and goody baskets, candy, afghan blankets, and stones with floral arrangements that can go to funerals or hospitals.

“I started the business because I worked at K's Blossom Shop for almost eight years and when the owners decided to close, it broke my heart,” she said. “I just was not ready to give it up. I thought for a long time before I decided to do this, but when the doors started opening for this to happen, I decided to walk through those doors. I believe with my whole heart that God had a hand in this. Things just started to open up and it's so great to be able to say, I know that God is in this. I wouldn't want to do it without him.”

Swan said she's had lots of help from friends and family to open her business, including turning the former Ritter’s and TJ’s ice cream restaurants into a flower shop. She said her sister was especially helpful.

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