How it Started
Flouwer Co. sprouted from a unique intersection of passions between two friends. Originating as an outlet, or perhaps more accurately, a shared passion project, our journey began when we met as neighbors and became fast friends. Our connection was rooted in our enthusiasm for cooking and enjoying lively gatherings, often accompanied by a well-crafted cocktail.
Theresa possesses not only culinary prowess but also a green thumb, brimming with botanical knowledge. Meanwhile, Kristen, though more relaxed in her gardening pursuits, harbored an unwavering love for fine dining and an insatiable curiosity for emerging food trends. When Theresa introduced Kristen to the world of edible flowers, it was as if fate had intervened, and the rest, as they say, is delicious history.
Since formally establishing Flouwer Co. in 2019, we’ve blossomed into a company dedicated to crafting items that ignite inspiration, provide guidance, and elevate various aspects, from garden to gathering.
What initially began as a two-woman venture has now flourished into a dynamic team of artisans who share our passion for both food and flowers. Together, we've nurtured our kitchen and witnessed this team blossom more every day.
Our valued partner stockists are the lifeblood of our business, fostering a growing interest in Flouwer Co. that extends to every corner of the country. In 2022, we embarked on an exciting new chapter by opening our first brick-and-mortar store in our beloved Denver neighborhood, and we eagerly anticipate the exciting future ahead.
A little About Kristen
Prior to Flouwer Co. I lived in Chicago and worked in the world of finance. Although I held very little interest in my day job, I usually found excitement in hosting get-togethers, attempting a new recipe, or planning for the holidays. Martha Stewart quite literally saved my soul with her printed periodical, Living(R.I.P.). However, life had other plans for me and I’ve found myself back in my hometown of Denver, co-founder of Flouwer Co. and juggling this demanding role with my most cherished one: mom to my two kiddos.
Though fine dining in the city has a special place in my heart, it's become a rare treat and admittedly, I may hold the unofficial title as the "Queen of Pinterest Fails," but my determination to create beautiful spaces, recipes and experiences remains unwavering. This unofficial, self-proclaimed title is the primary reason why we always ensure our products are easy to use and our recipes are simple to make!
When I find that life has allowed a spot of free time you will find me seeking solace in the rhythm of a good run with my pup. Life is a delicate balance of roles and interests, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Favorite Flouwer Co. product: Classic Floral Garnishing Salt is omnipotent, but my favorite product of ours has not been publicly launched yet – stay tuned!
A little About Theresa
Gardening has been an intrinsic part of my life from the very beginning. My mother, a talented artist and passionate gardener, imparted a profound appreciation for nature's beauty. One of my most vivid childhood memories is inhaling the delicate fragrance of a dew-kissed peony blossom, all my senses ignited. My mom showed me how to gently pull the stamen out of the bottom of a honeysuckle plant and devour the flower’s sweet nectar—a moment of instant fascination. When my family moved to Indonesia later that year, I remember being captivated by an ice cream stand that used fresh, edible flowers to make their ice cream flavors. I still dream about that ice cream to this day. In hindsight, that experience planted the seed for what would later become my passion and eventually, my business.
My journey has led me to embrace the art of crafting natural tablescapes, infusing vibrant flavors, and incorporating edible flowers into my dishes. While I relish hosting any gathering that brings loved ones together for good food and laughter, there's an indelible place in my heart for garden parties. Flouwer Co. isn't just a creative outlet; it's a silent tribute to my mother's wisdom, teaching me about the beauty of nature and how to incorporate it into everyday life.
Favorite Flouwer Co. product: French Lavender Cocktail Cubes