WINCHESTER — Donnie Fincham generally desired to possess a flower shop with her mother and her sister. Following shedding both equally to most cancers in latest many years and the latest sale of the spouse and children farm, she decided it was time to make that aspiration a actuality.

So she opened The Ivy Upper body Floral & Decor at 11 E. Boscawen St. with her daughter, Kaleigh.

“This was type of our aspiration yrs back, to a person day have a flower store. So, in honor of them in a way, this is our desire together,” Donnie said. “I like looking at people today occur in and locate things to enhance with. It tends to make me pleased producing people today satisfied.”

The shop specializes in wedding and occasion flowers — both silk and contemporary flowers — and decor for gatherings as very well as uncomplicated home decoration.

“We do a ton of customized function with wreaths and centerpieces, anything you like. If you have a particular bow or coloration of bouquets, we’ll function with that,” Kaleigh stated. “And we appreciate to teach men and women how to do it as effectively.”

Most of the merchandise in the shop are handmade, but the Finchams also sell ornamental things they pick up in their travels. And they hire decor to clients for gatherings this sort of as birthdays, bridal showers, toddler showers and weddings, presenting goods these kinds of as cake stands, champagne glasses, lanterns and platters.

Commencing next week the shop should really have refreshing flowers for sale. Lessons on creating decorations are also planned.

“I like shades,” Donnie said. “You’d be astonished with some of the colors these brides decide out. I like rolling with what they are thinking and including things to it.”

The Ivy Upper body has been open up for about a thirty day period, just as individuals ended up setting up to get again into the complete swing of marriage setting up as COVID-19 constraints eased.

Kaleigh mentioned the shop is happy to assist those people who are going along in the arranging levels for their marriage ceremony, along with any other function that may well arrive up.

The place that The Ivy Upper body phone calls property was “a diamond in the tough,” Donnie said. Previously, it was mainly made use of for storage and had cinder block walls. She and her daughter have since turned it into a boutique with a farmhouse-model featuring wooden slats on the walls.

“It’s the sweetest small constructing,” Donnie said. “It experienced so much allure.”

They’re satisfied with the location, also.

“We appreciate downtown Winchester. We’re extremely pleased to be down below. A ton of people today occur from out of city and they come in and they enjoy Winchester,” Donnie reported. “They generally say the persons are so awesome. You never see that typically.”

The Ivy Upper body Floral & Decor shop is open up Sunday as a result of Wednesday by appointment, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

For more details, go to or discover the shop on Facebook and Instagram at The Ivy Chest Floral & Decor.