The Flower Goddess opens in Thomaston

Grand opening April 1
By Beth A. Birmingham | Mar 29, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham Laurie Tracy, owner and operator of the new floral and gift shop in Thomaston, takes inventory of her first delivery March 27. The Flower Goddess officially opens 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 bbirmingham@courierpublicationsllc.com.

Just some of the unique offerings available at The Flower Goddess, the new flower and gift shop opening April 1 in Thomaston. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Candles, soaps, carvings and other unique gifts line the walls at The Flower Goddess in Thomaston. Seventy-five percent of the products offered are Maine-made. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Metal wall hangings, pine incense, buoys and books about Maine have their place among the flowers at The Flower Goddess at 144 Main St. in Thomaston. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Made with her own two hands, the sign is ready to be hung at 144 Main St. in Thomaston. Owner/operator Laurie Tracy is not only a floral designer, but an artist and painter as well. The Flower Goddess opens April 1. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Comments (5)
Posted by: Alana Allen | Apr 23, 2014 14:19

Wonderful..... From personal experience I can say her arrangements are beautiful. Definitely is a welcome addition to Thomaston.



Posted by: Rebecca Lynn French | Mar 30, 2014 15:22

Very excited for this to be added to our wonderful little town of Thomaston we needed something to brighten the town we need more things on Main St to bring more people to our town we need to fill the streets in the summer like it used to be......best of of luck, your store looks amazing cant wait to make a visit....



Posted by: Midcoast Homes | Mar 30, 2014 12:51

Wonderful!  Best of luck!



Posted by: Lawrence Butler | Mar 30, 2014 11:53

Welcome!



Posted by: Beverly St. Clair | Mar 30, 2014 07:16

A welcome addition to downtown Thomaston...

 



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Beth Birmingham
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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 Thomaston 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 running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 14.

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