On July 1st of 2020 we opened the doors to our new Huntsville flower shop! Kettering is conveniently located right downtown at 72 Main Street East - You’ll find the sweet, little shop nestled between That Light Place (amazing Italian food!) and Muskoka Jewellery Design (wildly talented goldsmiths!), across the street from The Nutty Chocolatier (incredible selection of sweets!). We couldn’t have found a better location in the beautiful, quaint town of Huntsville.
Who Are We?
I would love to introduce myself and share the vision behind Kettering. I’m Kailey Jayne Stewart - I am a florist by trade and I love all things beautiful, peaceful, and comforting. My career as a florist began over ten years and I have been self-employed in the industry since March 2018. From wedding florals to everyday designs, I love spending my days being surrounded by flowers. There are so many moments in life where flowers help us celebrate, share special messages, say thank you, and send love from a distance… I am thankful for all of my clients and customers who open up their lives and allow me to create something beautiful for them and their loved ones. It is truly an honour.
How Did The Shop Come To Be?
For the last couple of years I had primarily focused on wedding floral design in Muskoka. With COVID devastating so many industries, it took down the wedding world as well. All of my 2020 weddings were drastically reduced and mostly postponed (indefinitely). My heart broke for so many couples who had spent a year, two years planning their day only to have it cancelled. I was also at a complete loss. My source of income, my business which I had spent years building… gone, just like that. I was forced to shift gears, like many other business owners, I adapted and changed my plans. I had a goal of one day opening a retail shop as an extension of my love for flowers and wedding work. That day came sooner than anticipated! In six weeks, I researched, planned, and launched Kettering as a brick-and-mortar shop… a whirlwind of an experience! So although opening a retail shop during COVID seems like a wild idea - It was really my only choice. Now we're over four months into this journey and I am loving every moment of it.
Kettering is also more than just a full-service flower shop - We have a beautiful selection of curated Canadian goods. Self-care products, home decor, art, candles, jewellery, art… and more! We hope to ease your search when shopping for you or for gifts. All of our products are made by Canadian artists, brands, and businesses. The aesthetic of the shop is calming and soothing - Inspired by Muskoka, California, and Scandinavia… We hope whenever you’re in the space you’ll feel at home. I love being able to support other small business by offering
If you haven’t had an opportunity to come by, I personally invite you to visit us at the shop. I love meeting and chatting with locals and tourists, it brightens my day to be able to chat with so many lovely people. To wrap up, I would also like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has made this dream possible. It is all I have ever hoped for and I have worked so hard to realize this vision.
So next time you’re looking for things to do downtown Huntsville, at your Muskoka cottage, visiting Arrowhead Provincial Park, exploring Algonquin Park, enjoying Fairy/Vernon/Peninsula Lake, or in the area - please add our shop to your itinerary, we are so grateful for your support.
Thank you for taking a moment to learn more about myself and Kettering.
Kailey at Kettering