Make it Your Thyme for Flowers!!
In 1999, after leaving a grueling business meeting with her boss in a large hotel in New Brunswick, Amy Pratico rounded the corner in the parking garage and instantly smelled the scent of flowers. A man was setting up a stand in three parking spaces and was busy putting out an array of spectacular roses. Amy grabbed her bosses arm and stated, “That’s what I want to be doing!” Her boss obviously thought Amy had lost it; after all she was working for a prestigious academic publishing company at the time.
It was there in that parking garage that Amy made up her mind, soon after gave her notice, and went to work for Bob’s Flowers in Peapack, NJ. It was a familiar place where she worked 12 years prior. Her intent was to buy the business, though that did not happen for a variety of reasons. A few months later, her neighbor and realtor had exciting news for her. There was a small established flower shop in Jamesburg, NJ that was for sale. Ms. Pratico didn’t waste any time. She bought the shop in 2000, renamed it Sweet William & Thyme Florist, tripled the business in three short years, moved into a larger building in 2006, and has been serving her community and the surrounding communities for over 21 years.
Sweet William &Thyme Florist caters not just to the Jamesburg area but the surrounding communities within a ten mile radius. The employees, all local residents, are there to serve your every need, for every occasion, when it comes to floral arrangements. The areas they serve daily are Southern Middlesex County, western Monmouth and Eastern Mercer. They are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts with the freshest of flowers from trusted suppliers. Whether it be fresh flowers for a wedding, specialty funeral arrangements, contemporary and traditional arrangements, high style floral arrangements, silk arrangements, or from the heart Valentines arrangements, they cover it all making daily deliveries to Jamesburg, Monroe Township, and many surrounding towns. They are open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, and are closed on Sunday except on special holidays like Mothers Day, and for events such as Weddings and Funerals.
Aside from flowers and arrangements, the large shop also carries, house plants, dish gardens, ‘get cozy’ baskets that include gifts such as teas, nuts, cheeses, and David Bradley chocolates, Balloons, Lovepop cards, vases and containers, and other unique gift items.
“I owe a lot of my success to my dedicated and talented team of which I have been fortunate enough to have by my side,” stated Ms. Pratico. Even her 16 year old shop kitty, Midnight, earns her keep greeting the customers and keeping an eye on the shop after hours.
During the covid pandemic, Ms. Pratico has taken all the precautions to keep her customers safe during their visit by following strict cleaning guidelines, restricting the amount of customers in the shop, following mask protocols and offering a walk up service window for simple orders and pickups. You can also reach them by phone and on the internet. Follow them on both facebook and instagram.
Ms. Pratico is an active member of the Jamesburg Elks Organization, which helps out with children and adults with special needs and veteran organizations, and is also a trustee of the Jamesburg Public Library and Community Center.
Let Sweet William & Thyme be your first choice for flowers. Located at 19 East Railroad Avenue, Jamesburg, they will always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect. Member of the Teleflora network since 1978.