A luxury flower shop has opened in Bluff Dale and you won’t believe all the beauty it’s creating.


Taylor Ashlynn (Branded Palomino Photo)

By SARA VANDEN BERGE


Taylor Ashlynn has always been creative and she has always loved beautiful things.


As a child, she watched her grandmother grow colorful flowers – yellow roses are her favorite – and worked alongside her in the garden.

“My Wela is a crazy flower lady,” Taylor told Beneath the Surface News. “She is 90-years-old and still works in her garden every day. When I was growing up, she was extremely particular about the yard and I was always helping her pull weeds and pick flowers.”


That innate love for things that bloom followed Taylor into adulthood, and today, she owns one of the most unique flower and plant stores you’ll find in the area.


PinaTaylotta Petals opened in Bluff Dale on Feb. 9, and it’s already making a big splash.

The sustainable shop carries an array of unique market-style blooms set in clear vases that customers can choose for themselves.


“We carry only premium specialty flowers,” Taylor said. “All of our flowers come from Holland and we pick them up at Dallas Love Field Airport every Monday.


“And we are a sustainable shop; we care about the earth.”

As a way to care for the environment, the shop uses chicken wire instead of Oasis foam in its arrangements and gives customers 20% off purchases when they bring in glass bottles of any kind to use as vases and chicken wire.


Taylor’s career in flowers began about five years ago when she worked for a high-end luxury shop in Dallas, where she learned to create extravagant arrangements for a variety of big events.


When she moved closer to the area, she worked for Granbury Flower and Gifts, but by then, her work as an independent freelancer was exploding.

“I was already doing lots of freelance work for weddings and I needed space to rent because I didn’t have room in my home (to store the flowers),” she said. “And it was just time - I wanted to express my art in the way that I wanted.”


So she rented a building in Bluff Dale and ventured out on her own.


Soon, PinaTaylotta Petals was born.

“In our short time that we have been open, we’ve already done the Tarleton gala, many opening day florals for new boutiques in Stephenville, several weddings, and we are in the works for the Women of the West national awards ceremony at the Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth.”


Taylor also works on photo shoots with Tony Lama and Topo Chico.


PinaTaylotta Petals is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday.


Delivery is available in Erath and Hood counties.

WHAT ELSE YOU’LL FIND AT PINATAYLOTTA PETALS


If you need a little pampering, PinaTaylotta Petals also carries a gorgeous array of self-care products like moisturizers, candles and soaps as well as home décor and gifts.


“Everything in our store is made by small artisans in the United States,” she said. “I’m indigenous – Apache and Sioux – and we also sell turquoise and Native American jewelry that’s ethically sourced.”

They also carry rare and unique plants and dried flowers.


The short drive to Bluff Dale to check out this beautiful storefront is worth your time - and Taylor is one of the most interesting people you will ever meet.


She is also an Army veteran, so supporting her small local business feels twice as nice.