About Us


Bouquets and Bows is a specialty boutique, gift shop and full-service florist located in the little East Texas town of Van, home of the Van Vandals. The owner, Barbara McMillan, bought the store in 2005 when her youngest went off to TCU and she was looking for new challenges. After earning an MBA and working in the corporate world for 18 years, she was blessed for the next 18 years to work at the best job ever, a stay-at-home mom. After being involved in church and community volunteerism and serving as an elected school board member in two different cities, Barbara decided that owning  a retail shop with no prior experience was the thing to do.

Within a year, Bouquets and Bows moved to a larger renovated location on Main Street and never looked back. As one Dallas Market rep said, "She brings a little bit of Dallas to East Texas".

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and are always on the hunt for specialty products that you won't see anywhere else. We love our customers who are truly our friends and no request is too big or too small. Barbara's passion for community service is reflected in the many donations, giveaways and free product she gives the schools, sports teams and clubs. She gave 40 acres of land to the city for a fabulous new park and established a dual credit endowment for Van High School so every student, regardless of their circumstances, can earn one full year of college credit while still in high school. We have such fun serving the needs of our East Texas customers and beyond and are so grateful for their business.