By Carlie Kollath/NEMS Daily Journal
DB’s Floral Designs N’ More
Owner: Danny Brown
Est.: January 2004
Address: 388A Mobile St., Saltillo
Phone: (662) 869-3620
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; available for funerals on Sunday.
Primary business: Gift shop and floral arrangements
Advice: “Try to get some hands-on experience. Know what you are doing before you get into it.” or “If you want to learn something, you can learn something.”
Danny Brown is a self-taught floral designer who has quite a following as the owner of DB’s Floral Designs N’ More in downtown Saltillo.
Brown has been in the industry for more than 20 years. He learned the trade working for another flower shop before he struck out on his own. He did arrangements and decor for festivals and special events before opening his shop eight years ago.
His business specializes in funeral arrangements, but he also creates many custom birthday and special occasion arrangements. Plus, he offers free wedding consultations for his services.
Brown delivers all over Lee County but can deliver to funeral homes farther away as needed.
His store sells potted plants, silk plants, Mississippi-made items, outdoor decor items, candles, wreaths, gift-wrapping materials, gourmet food items, Willow Tree angels and religious items, such as angels and crosses.
The store also is known for its Christmas open house that features at least 20 trees.
“It’s a big thing for us,” he said.