Calico Florist and Tuxedo Rental, we would like to say how honored we are that you are visiting our
web-page. Our customers are very important to us and we want the privilege to show you just how special you are to us.
Our promise is to serve you to the best of our ability and make your arrangement "worth more than words".
We understand that purchasing flowers can often be an intimidating experience so let us help because we are not just any flower shop, we want to make an arrangement to meet your need and/or style.
You’ll find that we specialize in making your flower buying experience easier by suggesting several options for your particular situation and/or special occasion.
Calico Florist and Tuxedo Rental is a family owned and operated business located in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee just minutes from beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee.
We make daily deliveries to hospitals, funeral homes, businesses and residential.
Come and meet our floral designers and allow us to become "the florist" you turn too.
Calico Florist & Tux Rental is a Freeman family-owned-operated business in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, and has been creating beautiful floral arrangements since 1984.
But wait, let’s back up and give you a little history.
Sylvia Freeman (oldest of the 6 Freeman children) aspired to be a beautician and in 1964 she acquired her license. At the age of 18, she began her business with Linda Robinson (wife of W. E. Robison) as her first customer. Linda to this day is still a loyal customer but more than that she is a great friend!
1977, Sylvia asked her dad J. C. Freeman (Hamilton County Bus Driver) to build her a beauty shop.
CALICO was established in 1978. Sylvia chose that name because she would be cutting, styling, coloring all kinds of hair.
January 1984, Rick Freeman convinced his dad, J.C. Freeman that he wanted to design and operate a floral business in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee. Little did Sylvia know when she chose CALICO for her beauty shop name, it was perfect because Rick would now be designing, cutting, designing, all kinds and colors of beautiful flowers.
May of 1984, the two siblings, Sylvia and Rick opened and CALICO FLORIST AND TUX RENTAL were born.
While Sylvia was sharing her talent with numerous women (making them beautiful as they would say) she was also sneaking into the florist showroom where she found she had other interests and talents as well.
Rick had such an extraordinary talent that seemed to escalate with each design. In the past, Rick was also the President of the Chattanooga Professional Florist Association. Rick was co-owner and head designer.
November of 2014, Rick went home to be with our heavenly father and we are sure he is designing all kinds of beautiful arrangements now.
In 2014, Melissa Freeman joined Sylvia full time. These two designers and the talent they have is just unmeasurable. Rick's legacy and loving care for our customers carry on in the lives of these two sisters.
In 2019, Janice Freeman retired from Erlanger Medical to join Sylvia and Melissa full-time. Janice had been part-time at Calico Florist for years. Working after hours and on weekends, but now brings her full attention to the table. Janice is our resident delivery person, singer, sign changer and embellisher.
For those who have had Janice singing to you while delivering your floral arrangement = You’re welcome,
I’m sorry, or Congratulations!
And then for those of you who drive by our shop and read our sign - once again = You’re welcome, I’m sorry, or Enjoy!
Calico Florist originally opened and operated in the living room of a mobile home then moved into our beautiful showroom of 1800 sq. ft. We are located at 9123 Dayton, Pike, Soddy Daisy, Tn just off Highway 27.
Come by and meet the Freeman girls at CALICO FLORIST however, I must warn you, the rest of the Freeman family (skilled and unskilled designers) are also called in on holidays, emergency overloads, and special occasions so on any given day you could meet the whole crew - you just never know.
Calico Florist is dedicated to God and HE has truly honored the business as well as our personal lives. Our customers are very important to us and we want the privilege to show you just how special you are to us.
We promise to serve you to the best of our ability and make your arrangement "worth more than words".
We stand behind all of our flowers, arrangements, gifts and within our power we plan to meet your standards.
We are so committed to making the most perfect arrangements for you our valued customer. We want to be your trusted family florist every time you have a special occasion.
"Our arrangements are worth more than words and more than words can say !