Ruston Florist is an old friend with a brand new look. Now called “Trappings – Home of Ruston Florist”, this unique establishment offers the same quality customer service and warm, relaxed atmosphere that has served this area for more than 40 years. Trappings provides one-stop shopping under one roof. Under the able management of new owner, Melodye Tanner, Trappings is taking its signature qualities to a new level.
The boutique captures the essence of classic, elegant charm with a stylish collection of jewelry, clothing and accessories for women. Gift and home furnishing areas offer cookware and mixes for the gourmet, bedding, furniture (antique and new); and a new gift section for men. The well-known floral department continues to provide Trappings the same quality of floral design that is the defining feature of Ruston Florist.
Trappings offers expanded lines in all departments. The boutique features jewelry by Brighton, Julie Vos, Susan Shaw and Alisha D. Foxcoft, Crown Linen, Match Point, Mosaic, Lior, Sympli, and Up are included in the new clothing lines. Crown Linen Bedding and Cozy Earth made from bamboo and silk, are exclusive to Trappings and offer unparalleled sleeping comfort and beauty.
Jack Black and Frey offer a variety of toiletries, including shaving kits and beard care items, as well as laundry products with the man in mind. In the men’s section you will also find Brighton belts, money clips, cigar cases, barware, leather weekend and messenger bags, boot jacks, sporting desk accessories and so much more.
Trappings also offers many fragrance options: Porter Cale and Michel candles; scents and soaps for both men and women; and several decorative defusers.
The perfect gift for any occasion can be found at Trappings. The shop carries a large selection of kitchen and tabletop accessories. Arthur Court and Vagabond House are an addition to any table. Staub cookware and grillware by Wilton Armetele are also available. Treat yourself or gift someone with handsome decanters, beautiful serving pieces and other unique items found nowhere else in Ruston. Shop and register for your special occasion in our gift department, and don’t forget – we giftwrap and deliver.
Trappings – Home of Ruston Florist has fresh flowers, plants, and floral arrangements, custom baskets and balloon bouquets that can be made to order. Under the able leadership of Kathy Plunkett and Shelby Barnett, with over 81 years combined experience, our floral designers can create a wide array of silk arrangements suitable for funerals and cemeteries.
Flowers are very personal and can bring joy and positivity even in dark times. We choose flowers to celebrate life’s special moments – birth, love, marriage and even to honor our loved ones in death. A single flower or a large arrangement may express love, remembrance, apology, support or simply be a thoughtful gesture. The giving of flowers is one of the oldest human traditions, playing a significant role in celebrations and as expressions of affection. Though specific meanings and traditions may change, flowers remain a part of life’s special moments. Trappings – Home of Ruston Florist embraces these life events and will help you select the perfect flowers to relay your message. Rounding out all departments, Rene Womack makes sure your deliveries come to you in good condition and in a timely manner.
There are big plans in the future for Trappings. In addition to online shopping and extended hours of operation, the store’s back patio will be transformed into an outdoor space for luncheons, afternoon teas, style shows, special occasion gatherings, and photoshoots.
“Our goal is to carry the legacy of Ruston Florist forward while continuing to offer new products and our trademark customer service,” Tanner said.
Trappings – Home of Ruston Florist is located at 1103 Farmerville Highway in Ruston, Louisiana. Contact them at (318) 255-8747, www.rustonflorist.com, and like and follow them on Facebook.
Store hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m.- noon Saturdays.
Make plans for mid-June to attend the week long Grand Opening of Trappings – Home of Ruston Florist.