Bringing joy with flowers to Decatur and Atlanta since 1947
See Maud Baker from its begining as a little store to today
Before there was Maud Baker, the quaint Decatur flower shop serving the greater Atlanta area, there was Maud Baker, the stout brunette who had a way with flowers and a greater way with people. Maud worked for various florists in Atlanta, such as Weinstock’s, even getting a chance to help with the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” at the Historic Georgian Terrace across from the Fox Theatre.
In 1947, Maud setup shop for herself in downtown Decatur, half a mile from her home. A year later her son joined her after returning from serving in the military in Germany. With their faithful dog, a boxer named “Sister”, in tow, the little family flower shop with a big heart was complete, sending joy, congrats, and condolences across the Atlanta community.
Unfortunately, a fire ravaged the tiny flower shop in 1967, burning away twenty years of hard work and loving effort. However, Maud’s reputation amongst the community came to her rescue, with florists across the Atlanta area helping her through the Christmas season that year.
After a life spent enhancing the lives of others, Maud retired in 1980, handing over the business to Jack and Jackie Baker. Of course, her spirit is still a strong guiding force behind her family’s shop, with people stopping by asking if Maud is still around. Though she no longer walks through the tiny shop, her dedication to quality flowers, superior service, and a warm smile, continues to live on.