The Curly Willow is a unique full-service florist, upscale gift shop, and gourmet coffee bar.
Since opening in 2004, we have provided the local and Greater Pittsburgh area with exceptional fresh flower arrangements at an affordable price. Our family run Greensburg location has grown to include the opening of an Event Planning Center in November of 2009.
The vision of owner and designer, Jim Shawl and his wife Linda, The Curly Willow was born as a creative outlet for artistic Jim. His love for flowers and plants and his desire to spend more time with his family, led him to make a career change from the hectic world of corporate sales to the world of floral design. Thus, The Curly Willow was created–a place where Jim could express his ability to create and Linda could utilize her skills in business...(.and the children could find their own nitch from sales and marketing to assisting in the day to day operations.)
Jim began his floral career as an intern at a florist in Pittsburgh and later became certified in Floral Design through the renown Floral Design Institute of Portland, Oregon. His artistic style, incredible sense of color, and creativity have caused him to quickly develop into one of the Pittsburgh area’s finest floral designers. Originally graduating from college with a degree in education, this preparation has enabled him to become a popular speaker and seminar presenter regarding the creativity and design of flower arrangements. Specializing in custom designed weddings and events, Jim and the Curly Willow have been awarded the prestigious “HALL OF FAME” award from THE KNOT for 5-Star Excellence in wedding service for 5 consecutive years…2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. His attention to budget, creative use of flowers and colors, and incredible skill level has drawn brides from all over Western Pennsylvania to utilize his services.
And if that didn’t keep the Curly Willow busy enough.....we also house a full-service take out coffee bar. A tremendous lover of coffee, Jim enjoys brewing a Cappuccino for local “regulars” during the early morning hours while discussing the days events. A customer was recently heard saying....”Coffee and beautiful flowers–there’s no better way to start the day!” The storefront also houses the areas most unique collection of gifts and artisan chocolates.
The Curly Willow is also the area’s finest producer of “Gourmet Gift Baskets.” Supplying both individuals and corporate accounts, our gift baskets are incomparable. Gift baskets are available for pick-up, delivery, or mailed across the US. We use only “stand-alone”items—things that you would buy on their own to give as a gourmet gift. All of our items are hand-selected from the finest vendors and food award winners across the nation. They are truly“the Gift of Great Taste!” for the discriminating gift giver.
Whether you’re buying a cup of fresh brewed, locally roasted gourmet coffee, ordering a Mother’s Day flower arrangement, or planning a corporate event, our excellence shines through in our products and especially our service. We are committed to each customer’s satisfaction and work hard to go the extra mile to give you that custom, one-of -a kind “Curly Willow” experience that has propelled us to the forefront the floral business.