Hi, I’m Billie! I live out in the country and create floral art inspired by the Ozark Mountains. Here is a bit about my journey and how Flowers by Billie came to be:
I moved out here to the Ozark Mountains when I was just 4 years old and grew up on a small farm with my family. Ever since I was little I have always had a love of the outdoors that started with helping my dad work our farm. I always would enjoy playing outside with all of our animals, from cows and goats to chickens and rabbits, and much more! Once I got to about junior high school age, my dad trusted me to help him work the hay field and even be there to help him pull baby calves when our cows were giving birth. By the time I was in high school, I got my own horse to take care of and would bring him to horse shows and do barrel racing with him for fun. Agriculture was always a big part of my life growing up so when I was in high school I joined the FFA (Future Farmers of America) club and joined the competitive horticulture team. Through my FFA team, I learned to make corsages and boutonnieres and found out that through my “girly side” I loved to work with flowers!
After I was out of school, I got married to my high school sweetheart and my love of the outdoors grew even more! With my husband I found my “redneck side” as we enjoyed going mudding with trucks, going to monster truck rallies, fishing, and hunting. Shortly after we had a baby girl that we even decided to name Hunter because of our love of the outdoors. We raised her with our same passions of the outdoors and she grew up fishing and hunting with us. After I had my daughter, I became a stay-at-home-mom to take care of her when she was little. During my period as a stay-at-home-mom, I found my love of florals again and decided to take courses to become certified in floral artistry. My passionate hobby of creating and selling my florals at festivals quickly became a side hustle to help my family in times of economic struggles. No matter what, I always had my supportive husband and daughter right by my side with me!
With the support of my family, in 2019 Flowers by Billie became a full-time business for me. I love to help people, and through my business I have helped provide my services for many different area chambers of commerce, been a part of Branson’s Festival of Trees to help provide donation for Christian Action Ministry’s local food pantry, and donated to the Taney County 100 Club, the Branson Humane Society, and different local high school FFA chapters. I also have a passion for running and have been a part of many local 5K fundraisers for different organizations.
Over the years I have tried to do many different “genres” of florals from contemporary to farmhouse styles. I’ve learned that creating florals in these styles are just not me and do not make me happy, so I now solely create florals in a style that is my true passion: rustic and vintage decor. There is nothing more that I love to create than rustic pieces that feature real deer antlers, turkey, and pheasant feathers. This is the story of how my passion came to be and I hope you enjoy my floral masterpieces as much as I love creating them!
Want to meet me in person and hear a redneck story or two? Stop by and visit me at one of my events!
Why is my name Flowers by Billie?
My business name actually was created by my husband when my business was just starting up as a hobby. We were at Silver Dollar City together where he surprised me with a sign he had gotten hand-painted for me with the name Flowers by Billie on it. My husband has always been extremely supportive of me and my business and even would push me when all of the naysayers said I couldn’t do it. He helped push me to take those floral courses when I first started, and would always be there helping at my festivals and building displays for me. I keep my business name as Flowers by Billie because it holds sentimental value to me and reminds me of all of the love and support I have had from my husband through the years!