Nashville mom shares passion for flowers with young daughters


NASHVILLE, Ind. — Village Florist designer Jamie Rumple is passing down her love of flowers to her two young daughters on their goat farm in Brown County.

When she takes home unsellable flowers from work, the little girls design their own arrangements for their rooms.

“At 6 and 3, they have tons of talent,” she laughs.

Rumple remembers always having a flower garden at her own mother’s house. That’s when her interest began.

“We planted some beautiful Star Gazer lilies and every year when they come up, she [her mom] reminds me that those were planted just for me and she sends me pictures.”

Rumple’s career in flowers began at 13, when her family moved to a house near a florist in Rush County. She decided to check out the shop and walked away with a job that she held off and on for 15 years.

“Flowers [are] my passion,” she said. “I like more extravagant, nice, high-style design and weddings. Weddings are a real knack for me. I really enjoy them.”

Now in Brown County, she’s living out that passion as Village Florist’s main designer.

But it’s a process that’s difficult for her to explain.

“Usually it just kind of flows,” Rumple said. “I don’t know. It just comes naturally there’s no way to explain it. It just happens. It’s just like a vision, and it just happens… It’s not as easy as it looks.”

She has big dreams for her floral career. She’d love to become certified by the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) and have her designs widely published in magazines. She wants to be a floral designer to the stars.

At the root of it all, though, are flowers.

“They’re just beautiful,” she said, “and to be able to make something nice and for it to put a smile on someone else’s face, just brings great joy.”

See Rumple’s designs at Village Florist, 188 S. Jefferson St. Order an arrangement by calling (812) 988-7045 or visiting the flower shop’s website.

Posted on: September 27, 2015Linda Margison

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