Tim and Pat Thomas have been serving Broken Bow since 1983. Custer Floral and Gifts isn’t just a business to them, it’s a way to connect with people and spread happiness. Floral arranging and designing is a labor of love and creativity. Pat has always had an artistic bent. She used to be in a craft shop business and then had a fabric shop business. Her eye for color and texture guide whatever she’s working on, whether it’s a grapevine wreath for the wall or a small vase of fresh flowers for a friend. Her designs include modern, classic, silk and fresh flower arrangements of all sizes.
At first, arranging was something Pat learned as she went. But it wasn’t long before she started taking classes to become a Nebraska Master Florist, a distinction she has now held for many years. Pat makes a point to stay current with the market and changing times. She is always learning and creating. Creative thinking makes this little shop shine, as seen in the whimsical carousel animals used to decorate the store just to keep it fun. If a client prefers sweets to scents Pat can create a candy bar bouquet.
Custer Floral and Gifts carries a wide variety treasures like windchimes, waxed scented bears, plush animals, balloons and cards. There’s something here for everyone. Gifts for both men and women are available. Pat uses different themes throughout her displays. Some of the most popular are country-western, gardening, golf, hunting, sports and fishing. Custer Floral and Gifts also carries many religious items that can be sold separately or incorporated into a design using silk or fresh flowers: angel figurines, crosses, stones and plaques. Fresh green plants, both bloomers and non-bloomers, adorn a large portion of the store as well.
Pat believes in delivering a quality product and excellent service. She uses the best flowers she can find and is willing to do whatever it takes to see a project through. Her goal is to try to be the very best at what she does and to make her clients happy.
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