Ted and Debbie’s

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Even in the dead of winter, Ted and Debbie’s Flower and Garden, 3901 S. Harvard Ave., offers passers-by a splash of color, with flats of flowers blooming on racks out front and bright decorations hanging from the fence.

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Pansies and Johnny jump-ups provided a burst of color on a recent midwinter’s afternoon, while indoors, heart-shaped gifts of every imaginable size and type reminded shoppers that Valentine’s Day wasn’t far off.

In addition to floral arrangements and seedlings for planting in the garden, Ted and Debbie’s offers planters, birdhouses, stepping stones, candleholders, flags, and a host of other gift items.

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Big fabric flowers bloom in a pot next to a display of garden markers with clever sayings. A birdhouse designed to resemble a gnome with a surprised expression on his face — his mouth open wide enough to admit avian residents — hangs from a shelf near a display of ladybug-themed candleholders.

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Faux stones trumpet gardeners’ loyalty to any of several college teams (including OU and OSU), and a shelf inside the building is covered with jars of locally produced jams, jellies, and canned Porter peaches.

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None of that is particularly out of the ordinary — but what sets Ted and Debbie’s apart is its extensive selection of blown-glass ornaments.

Every imaginable occasion is celebrated with a delicate glass ornament, from sparkling Thanksgiving turkeys to pastel-colored Easter eggs and golden crosses. Cigar-shaped ornaments announce, “It’s a Boy” or “It’s a Girl,” while other ornaments are designed to resemble movie popcorn, telephone booths, school buses, and more.

Ted and Debbie’s is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Grades:
Value: B
Service: B
Convenience: B+
Products: A
Overall: B+

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~ by redforkhippie on February 10, 2007.

One Response to “Ted and Debbie’s”

  1. I went in there to visit and it seemed like it had some nice things. The staff didn’t seem too friendly though.

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