A Little About Us…
Trace our roots from our midwestern beginnings as a producer of dried flowers to an international wholesaler of giftware, home decor, silk floral and more.
It all started with a seed … quite literally. We got our start in 1985 as Melrose Gardens. Our small, Quincy, Illinois-based company cultivated and dried local flowers and then sold them to area florists. Offering quality products and superb customer service, we found success quickly in our small niche. At one time, Melrose was the largest U.S. wholesaler of German Statice, the popular Limonium often used for wreaths, table arrangements and as filler and backdrop.
But one bad crop year in the early 1990s forced our company’s original owners to branch out into others areas of dried floral and complement that with a silk floral line. Ever mindful of the market, our executives soon brought on a new group of investors and together explored a promising new opportunity—giftware and home décor.
Remaining steadfast to our commitment to great customer service, by 2002 Melrose was again on top of its industry, becoming a key player in the home décor and giftware industry. That year we dropped “Gardens” from our name and re branded as Melrose International.
Today, Melrose International is a leading wholesaler for giftware, home décor, silk florals and more. And although our industry and name may have changed, we as a company never have. We continue to provide our customers superior service, quality products, expert design and outstanding value. And we believe that is what brings so many of our customers back season after season.
Tell us, how long have you been a Melrose customer? What brings you back?