Welcome to Foxtail Cottage Floral
Foxtail Cottage Floral is a floral design studio nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains just outside of Charlottesville, VA in the town of Crozet. Foxtail Cottages was founded by Karen Thorsey in 2013. Karen attended Bowdoin College and graduated with her B.A. in English and Art History from The University of Virginia. She envisioned a design studio that embraces the creative and celebrates flowers! Karen has been involved with the arts, design, and flowers nearly her entire life. Previously, Karen was integrally involved in establishing multiple locally owned high end floral shops in their wedding industry success.
Simply, F.C.F. embodies love, joy, remembrance, and life through flowers!
Foxtail Cottage Team:
Katy Mae -
She is a native of the area and long-time plant enthusiast and horticulturist. Karen worked with Katy Mae is previous endeavors before bringing her onto Foxtail Cottage. She is responsible for creating and arranging the beautiful florals you seen in Foxtail Cottage weddings!
From Fredericksburg, VA, Cassandra moved to Charlottesville after graduating from VCU with interest in communications and business. She is the Foxtail Cottage Business Manager and Social Media Director. She works with Karen as the first point-of-contact for inquiring brides.
From Charlottesville, Michaela is a recent graduate of Christopher Newport University. She received her B.A. in Communications with a minor in Writing. Michaela is Foxtail Cottage's Production Assistant within the studio and assists with our social media.
Bonnie served as Vice President for nearly 30 years at Bank of America. Following this she was the First Vice President of Citizens & Farmers Bank of Virginia. Always having a love of flowers, Bonnie found her way to Foxtail College following her retirement.
Karen and her team are amazing. I initially met with Karen when I first started planning my wedding and I had no idea what I wanted. Karen guided me and provided her expert advice to help me come up with a vision. She’s talented and tasteful, which shows in her work. The prices are extremely reasonable and Karen does not skimp on anything. Every arrangement I received was luscious and full. My wedding flowers were more beautiful than I could have ever imagined (and more beautiful than anything I’ve ever seen on Pinterest too!). I would recommend Foxtail Cottage to anyone and everyone. They’re the best.
Karen and her artistic team of designers did a beautiful job with the flowers for my daughter's wedding at James Monroe's Highland in mid-October. The wedding ceremony was outdoors with reception in the barn and we wanted everything to be very organic with a touch of white, yellow & blue. We were not disappointed. The bridal bouquets & bridal crown were gorgeous!! The table arrangements and ceremony flowers were perfect!! The entire staff were a delight to work with from Day 1 through the wedding day. I am so grateful for your help in making her wedding day so special!
I can't say enough positive things about Karen and her team at Foxtail Cottage Floral! They seriously went above and beyond for my wedding! They are so sweet and so easy to work with. When we first met with Karen and had so many ideas; from antlers on the table, crates, and sequins. She took all of our crazy ideas and created something that was above and beyond anything I could imagine! I had a few bridesmaids cry when they saw the flowers because of how beautiful they were! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! So grateful for this amazing team and I am hoping to work with them in the future!