The Flower Goddess opens in ThomastonGrand opening April 1
Thomaston — What use to house The Personal Book Shop on Main Street in Thomaston is now home to a new flower and gift shop.
The Flower Goddess held a soft opening March 28 and will have its grand opening Tuesday, April 1.
"It's time for me to do my own thing," said owner and operator Laurie Tracy, who previously was the floral designer at Hoboken Gardens in Rockport for the past three years. She brings more than 25 years of experience with her to 144 Main St. in Thomaston.
In addition to a floral shop, The Flower Goddess offers a myriad of unique gifts including candles, soaps, wooden carvings, ceramics, Maine books, jewelry, and metal mobiles to mention a few. Seventy-five percent of the products are made in Maine.
Tracy said she is very interested in magic and wanted to mix that in with her artistic floral touch, along with contacting several local artists.
"We are a shop-in-progress," said Tracy adding "We are always willing to talk to local artists and artisans alike."
A self-proclaimed flower child, Tracy is not only a designer of floral bouquets, she is an artist — drawing, painting and designing her own sign complete with a ferry from one of her favorite pieces.
The shop has a sitting area for consultations for weddings, funerals or any other special occasion.
"I love what I do and am lucky enough to be able to pull together a bunch of other unique things that I love as well," said Tracy.
Shop hours are Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, check out theflowergoddess.com or call 354-2000.
Courier Publications reporter Beth A. Birmingham can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 125 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.
Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington and RSU40.
Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.
Aside from photography, Beth enjoys working out, ocean therapy sessions and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 16.