RAVES & REVIEWS
The flowers provided for our school's promotion event were exceptional, and working with Valerie was delightful. The ordering, follow up and delivery was super efficient. This is definitely a "go to" place for flowers anytime and for special occasions, too!
Ms. Patty / Oakland
Valerie and Robin were amazing! I came in frantically on my way to memorial service not knowing I wanted flowers. They had a wedding appointment five minutes after I came in, so they were very busy.
They made me this incredible bouquet within 10 minutes, and were so gracious. Their flowers are fresh and amazing! While I was there I saw loads of fresh flowers come in! Highly recommend this place! Thanks again ladies, sorry for being so frantic!
But please call them in advance for bouquets, because they do it with love and it takes time!
Shimmy S/ El Cerrito
J. Miller pays special attention to detail. They always impress with the bouquets and arrangements! We use J. Miller at Lakeside Park in Oakland. They are there in a pinch when we need to send flowers on short notice. The best customer service ever! Highest recommendations!
Cheryl M. / Lakeside Park Oakland
Just wanted to say Thank You for your excellent service. The flowers were so beautiful!!
C. L. / Alameda County: Training & Education Center
You guys are the best! My family has been buying flowers from you since 1963 and before... Thank you!
T. Pugh - Orinda
J.Miller Florist is my favorite florist. They prepare things of beauty for the eye and the spirit.
Robin - Oakland, Home of Eternity
Thank you! Flowers make every day happy.
C. Wilson - San Francisco
Valerie and Robbin have always been first on my list to order, purchase, and pass on the great work they do on orders. You can always count on having a wonderful time with them too. Best wishes to all!
M. Mocked - Piedmont
Thank you so very much for putting together presentation flowers for the Piedmont High School Track + Field Awards Banquet this evening on such short notice. The entire team and coaching staff thank you!
S. Prost - Piedmont
You designed beautiful flowers for my daughter's wedding. And my friend sent flowers to her best friend. They absolutely made her day and really made her SO HAPPY. Thank you so much for the great work.
B. Scott - Oakland
Holy smokes - The flowers are spectacular. A true work of art. Forget Bouquets to Art; I'll take this any day.
Nancy was ecstatic, and said it lifted her spirits immensely. Blessings to you and your staff. Thank you!
Gray C - Editor / Piedmont Post
The flowers were gorgeous at our event. Thank you for working with me long distance. Thank you for making our party a success!
With great appreciation!
M. Morrison /West Desmoines, IA
Thanks for sending the photos. They were so beautiful and such a perfect addition to the tables and the wedding. P and R were thrilled!
Thanks for your creative talents.
All the best,
B. Anderson / Piedmont
Thank you so so much for the amazing bridal bouquet and the flowers for our wedding. Everything was absolutely gorgeous and the flowers received so many compliments. The little butterflies and birds were also so cute! I'll drop by soon with a thank you card.
Maria K / Oakland
Dear Valerie and Robbin and all my friends at J. Miller - Thanks to all of you for the beautiful flowers that you always send when you know I am involved. My family and I have enjoyed your flowers for decades!
They are always creatively designed, long lasting and outstanding in every way!
You have the world's greatest flower shop!!
Cameron W. / Piedmont
Thank you so much for helping us with our Cancer Auction at Claremont Country Club. Jane D. was the lucky winner of your beautiful orchid plant.
We had a record number of ladies come so we had a huge success. We raised over $30,000 - we are all so pleased! You kindness and support through the years made the event a success! Thank you so much!
Merci and big hugs,
Royanne G / Piedmont
Thank you for sending the beautiful flowers and plush animal. I was Facetime'g with the family at the time you delivered the arrangement so got to see it. They were very pleased as was I. Nicely done.
Your Flowers are the best, and always are fresh and so very wonderful to look at. I receive flowers from a lot of people and yours are ALWAYS exceptional. Thank you for the fine work and talent you share.
Kay absolutely LOVES the succulent garden!She says it brightens up her dorm room. I can't thank you enough for putting that together for me. It is perfect! You guys are the best!
Elizabeth T., Mill Valley
As always, your flowers looked fabulous!!
R Lahti, Oakland
I wanted to thank you again for the extraordinarily beautiful flower arrangements you provided for our large dinner event. The arrangements were exactly what I wanted and I really loved them. I also received many verbal and email comments from our guests about how beautiful they were. As there were 15 table arrangements in all, at the end of the evening I sent one each home with many of our guests--they were delighted to get them. And the 2 large and very special urn arrangements remained in the event hall so that the members of the many classes held there during the week could enjoy them. I couldn't have been happier with the caring service, choice of flowers. arrangement design, and room set-up provided by the two of you and your staff.
Many, many thanks,
I had ordered two arrangements for my son's Bar Mitzvah last weekend and I just wanted to let you know that they were lovely!
|I love having fresh flowers in the house and always strive to at least have something by our front door that is immediately visual to anyone entering. I think it conveys feelings of warmth and welcome. So several years ago my husband gave me one of the nicest birthday presents ever--a year's worth of bouquets that arrived each month on the day of my birthday. I doubt he had planned on doing this beyond that year, but he too so enjoyed getting the flowers, that we continue to look forward to our newest bouquet of the month.
We have never been disappointed nor bored. In fact, there have been occasions when these bouquets have arrived during times of stress or unhappiness and have immediately made things much brighter. Each month brings something extremely interesting and unique. Some bouquets have very clever foundations into which flowers are arranged, and I can save and re-use these structures for my own arrangements. The artistry of these creations and the huge scope of flower varietals are truly spectacular.
Added to this artistry, J. Miller is a family owned business, and the owners make it a point to know who you are. They are extremely accommodating when provided with a list of what you like/dislike, as well as with issues concerning the delivery schedule. I've attended one of their flower arranging classes, another service they do exceptionally well. Unlike a lot of floral shops where you get only a few flowers for a large cash outlay, I always feel like I'm getting much more than what I've paid for.
I have really appreciated the personal interest and concern of all the staff at J. Miller, and the wonderful delivery people who each month bring me these extremely unique, beautiful, and creative creations.
Bobbie Z., San Francisco
|I took two terrific flower arranging classes at J. Miller Flowers.
They were fun and reasonably priced, and included refreshments. After each class I took home two flower arrangements. If I had purchased them, the arrangements would have cost more than the class.
Recently I attended my father-in-law's memorial service in Albuquerque, NM. Before the service I went to look at the place where the reception was to be held, and decided it looked too much like a cafeteria. I went home and, using the skills I learned in Valerie's classes, made 6 flower arrangements for centerpieces. They were exquisite, if I do say so myself, and they totally transformed the look of the reception.
My husband's family were thrilled, especially my mother-in-law. She has been very ill and it was nice to see her cheered up for a change. After the reception she gave the centerpieces away to her friends, and they were thrilled too. I was so happy to be able to contribute something to this event, and got a lot of satisfaction from seeing how happy my mother-in-law and her friends were. I got a lot of nice feedback from my husband's family afterward. It was a very satisfying experience. If I hadn't taken Valerie's classes I wouldn't have had the confidence to attempt it.
Janet W., Oakland
|Quality, value and service are three traits that best describe our recent experience with J. Miller Flowers regarding our daughter's wedding in August 2010. I would not hesitate to use them again for future floral needs and enthusiastically recommend them to friends and family as well.
Like one of the other reviewers, we had planned to obtain proposals from three florists. We visited J Miller first because we had been very satisfied with flowers from them in the past. My daughter and I went to the shop in May, a little over three months before the wedding, to make an appointment to discuss flowers for the proposal. Valerie encouraged us to review several of their workbooks to get ideas in advance of the appointment. A few days later, we arrived for the appointment with a list of floral items that we needed for the wedding, swatches of the colors and ideas from the workbooks and their website. We had a modest budget, and Valerie totally respected that. She grabbed flowers to put together mock bridal & bridesmaid's bouquets and table arrangements in order to give us a good idea as to how they would look. She also did mock corsages and boutonnières and showed us the various ribbon choices that we had. As a special treat, we each got to pick a rose stem of our choice upon leaving. We had been a bit stressed about the flowers, but after the meeting we were excited about what we had seen and eagerly awaited the proposal, which came the next day. We were thrilled that the total was actually under our budget. We decided to look no more and went with J Miller.
On the day of the wedding, they delivered the bouquets, boutonnières and corsages to our home right on time; about an hour before the photographer was due to arrive for the bridal prep photos. They were gorgeous!! The flowers were so fresh, and they looked even lovelier than we had imagined from the mockups. J Miller had finished putting out all the table arrangements shortly before we arrived at the venue for the ceremony and reception. I walked into the dining room and was absolutely delighted! We did not know exactly all the flowers that would be used for the table arrangements, but again, they were more beautiful than we had envisioned, and the flowers were so fresh. They looked great even almost two weeks after the wedding! Guests were thrilled to take home the extra arrangements. We were thoroughly satisfied with the quality, value and service that we received. Many thanks to Valerie, Robin, Kelly and the crew at J Miller for doing such a super job with our flowers!
Becky L, Piedmont, CA
|In the past I have ordered flowers for my sister, Martha. She tells me about what she received and often sends pictures of the arrangement. I have never been disappointed. Today she received the Sensational arrangement. From our conversation today I would have to say you far exceeded my expectations. Can't wait to see the pictures of this beautiful orchid. Many thanks!!
P.S. I always give special instructions for delivery and appreciate your special accommodations.
Thank you and the employees of J. Miller Flowers and Gifts for always sending the freshest and prettiest arranged bouquet of flowers. I always receive the most heartfelt appreciation when I send flowers arranged from J. Miller. I will always use J. Miller Flowers and Gifts because I know the flowers will be received with great joy and complete satisfaction. Yesterday was a rush order and J. Miller did not fail to deliver, on time, the most beautifully arranged bouquet. J. Miller is the best the Bay Area has to offer, and the delivery service is superb. Again, thank you!