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Next generation at helm of The Flower Barn

Next generation at helm of The Flower Barn

The Flower Barn in Jay has new owners but it has been kept in the family. From left sisters Katie and Sarah Mosher took over from their mom Priscilla, seen at right last January. Pam Harnden/Livermore Falls Advertiser JAY — Katie and Sarah Mosher took over operation of The Flower Barn in January but mom Priscilla Mosher’s motto ‘Florists who care about flowers and you’ is still the backbone of the business. Another sister Jocelyn and her daughters Annabelle and Zoe help out during the holidays and when they can. Katie’s daughter Robyn is frequently seen helping in the shop. The Flower Barn opened in the spring of 1980 in a former horse barn attached to the family’s home on Vine Street in Livermore Falls. The girls were seven, five and two at the time and their dad Doug made the sign that still has a prominent spot in the store now located at 160 Main Street in Jay. “They grew up in the business and developed their talent for flower arranging and working with the public,” Priscilla said recently. “After 39 years, Katie and Sarah are now in control of all aspects of The Flower Barn and making their mom and dad very proud.” Katie has worked in the shop since she graduated high school and even before then. Sarah worked at a variety of places but always returned, knowing the shop is home. “I’m a designer first,” she said. “I love doing out of the box designs whether they’re contemporary or woodsy. I’m not a cloner. The art sells the bouquets.” Sarah said Katie does all the wedding consults. The oldest of the three sisters, Sarah often hands the phone to Katie for pricing information and challenging questions. The Moshers don’t like to throw things out and […]

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