Stationery That Pops

February 26th, 2014
Topiary Card

Topiary Card

We’re finally in the last week of February and spring is just four weeks away…  That means we’ll be coming out of hibernation and actually saying yes to social events, and planning some of our own.

Butterfly Card

Butterfly Card

It’s time to put away the holiday themed cards and invest in some springtime stationery to say thank you or wish someone a happy birthday.  Top on our list is the new line of pop-up, laser cut cards by our great friend and the queen of entertaining, Kim Seybert.

Balloon Card

Balloon Card

Available at Neiman Marcus and Caspari, as well as on Kim’s own website, these lovely note cards come in a box of six and would make the perfect hostess gift.  And what a wonderful way to let someone know you appreciate them, too!

Birthday Card

Birthday Card

Congratulations Card

Congratulations Card

Thank You Card

Thank You Card

Is spring popping up in your neighborhood yet?

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Monday Mood

February 24th, 2014

It’s Monday – what mood are you in?

Rosy Posy

Mary McDonald’s Rosy Posy

Rosy

Pronunciation: \ˈrō-zē\

Producing hope for success or happiness in the future…  We’re thrilled by the rosy response we’ve received on our new line, BLOOMS, and the lucky winner of our giveaway is Jen from New Milford, CT, who is expecting a little girl in July and the Pink Peonies and Roses would be perfect in her nursery!

P.S.  And don’t forget to enter The Ultimate iDesign Giveaway sponsored by Garrison Hullinger – you have until March 1st!

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Introducing BLOOMS and a Giveaway!

February 19th, 2014
BLOOMS

BLOOMS…  Coming Soon!

After fifteen years of creating couture collections for our high-end clientele and stores, we’re happy to announce the launch of our new brand, BLOOMS by Diane James, a line of bouquets and plants that is just as pretty and a little less pricey!

Blue Hydrangea and Rose Bouquet

Blue Hydrangea and Rose Bouquet

Think of these beauties as our “ready-to-wear” designs that can be placed in the guest bedroom or bath (while our couture designs can grace your living or dining room), or given as a special hostess gift.

Echeveria in Faux Stone Bowl

Echeveria in Faux Stone Bowl

This collection embodies our signature “fresh from the garden” style and best of all, they’re still handmade in Connecticut!  BLOOMS by Diane James are exclusively available online at Bloomingdales.com.

Moth Orchid in White Ring Pot

Moth Orchid in White Ring Pot

To celebrate the launch of BLOOMS, we’re giving away a bouquet today!  Since the new collection is a mix of clean and contemporary and pretty and feminine, we’re offering you a choice…

White Ranunculus and Hydrangea Bouquet (10" w x 11" l x 11" h)

White Ranunculus and Hydrangea Bouquet (10″ w x 11″ l x 11″ h)

or

Pink Peonies and Roses (9" d x 8" h)

Pink Peonies and Roses (9″ d x 8″ h)

All you need to do is visit our site on Bloomingdales.com and let us know what you think, either in a comment below or by email at thebuzz.giveaway@gmail.com with BLOOMS in the subject line.  And please make sure you let us know which of the two bouquets above you’d like to win!  You have until 11:59 pm on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 to enter and we’ll announce the winner on Monday, the 24th.  Good luck!

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Monday Mood

February 17th, 2014

It’s Monday – what mood are you in?

Raising the Bar!

Raising the Bar!

Leisurely

Pronunciation: /lē′zhər-lē/

Unhurried and relaxed…  We’re taking full advantage of all the snow we’ve had and are hitting the slopes this week (and perhaps partaking in a little après–ski lounging, too!)

Which team are you on – ski or après–ski?

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14th, 2014
Edibles

Edibles 2a.

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and a (wo)man cannot live without love.
~ Max Muller

Shoreline Treasures

Shoreline b.

Hellebores e

Hellebores e.

Natural Companions

Natural Companions #184

Heart's Ease

Heart’s Ease

Elle's Orchids - Cymbidiums

Elle’s Orchids – Cymbidiums

Wishing you all romantics out there a day filled with bon bons, bubbly and of course, blooms!

P.S.  Aren’t these scanned bouquets beautiful?  You can see more of Ellen’s work at the Connecticut Flower Show in Hartford, February 20 through 23.

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Guest Post: True or False?

February 12th, 2014
Celerie Kemble - Hamptons Designer Showhouse 2013

Celerie Kemble – Hamptons Designer Showhouse 2013

Having been in the business of designing faux flower bouquets and plants for the past fifteen years, we get a lot of questions about their origins, their production, and their care – and we also hear things about permanent botanicals that just aren’t true.  So we thought we’d play a little game of True or False to test your knowledge…  join us on Garrison Hullinger’s blog today – click here to read more!

Michael Smith - Chicago Apartment

Michael Smith – Chicago Penthouse

In case you haven’t heard, we’re partnering with this talented Portland-based design firm in The Ultimate GH iDesign Giveaway – $5,000 of Fabulous.  You can find out more about the contest here!

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Monday Mood

February 10th, 2014

It’s Monday – what mood are you in?

Kelly Wearstler's Golden Moment

Kelly Wearstler’s Golden Moment

Glorious

Pronunciation: /ˈglôrēəs/

Worthy of fame and admiration; beautiful and delightful…  We’ve been watching the Olympics and cheering our team on to glory!  Do you have a favorite sport or athlete?

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Sweet Hearts

February 7th, 2014
Red Hot Macarons

Red Hot Macarons

Valentine’s Day is a week away and while we’re not ones to really celebrate the holiday, we know that many of you do so here are some our heartfelt picks for your special someone…  For all of you whose love is just starting to bloom,

Sacre Coeur Heart Vase

Sacre Coeur Heart Vase

to those who still sparkle after many years…

Mini Heart Sparkler

Mini Heart Sparkler

and for the “ball heart and chain” in you life…

Patmos Heart Necklace

Patmos Heart Necklace

or the one who wears her heart on her sleeve chest…

Heart Print Top

Heart Print Top

may all your cups run over with love!

Fragile Hearts Mug

Fragile Hearts Mug

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Snow Day!

February 5th, 2014
Single Snowflake

Single Snowflake

And the second one this week!  All this snow is getting a bit much so we think we deserve a “real” snow day…  filled with lots of hot chocolate,

Yummy!

Yummy!

a favorite novel,

Page-turner

Page-turner

a cozy throw,

Barefoot Dreams

Barefoot Dreams

and cupcakes!

Snow Angels

Snow Angels

Clearly the person who said this quote doesn’t live in New England – when our forecast says snow, it means it!  And we’re suppose to get another storm this weekend…

Really?

Hmmm…

How are you spending your snow day today?

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Monday Mood

February 3rd, 2014

It’s Monday – what mood are you in?

Garrison Hullinger

Garrison Hullinger

Tailored

Pronunciation:  /tā′lərd/

Having simple lines and a neat appearance…  How would you like to have a room tailored-made for you ?  We’re excited to be part of Garrison Hullinger’s Ultimate GH iDesign Giveaway which launched this weekend – $5,000 of Fabulous.  Click here for more information and to enter!

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