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.
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.
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!
Thank You Card
Is spring popping up in your neighborhood yet?
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“Kiku in the Japanese Garden” opens today at The New York Botanical Garden and we can’t wait to catch a glimpse of the beautiful cascades, cones and columns of brilliantly hued chrysanthemums. For the past two years, the Conservatory Courtyards have been transformed into a setting that evokes the gardens of Kyoto including undulating masses of ferns and perennials and the exquisitely handcrafted pavilions which showcase these amazing floral sculptures of kiku (Japanese for chrysanthemum).
"Driving Rain" Display at The New York Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden experts work up to 11 months to grow, train and shape the kiku on display, and sadly, this is the last year these beautiful plants will be shown in this setting. Luckily, we have found other mums to celebrate fall’s fleeting beauty!
Liora Manne - Mum Rug
Caspari - Chrysanthemums Napkin
Red Ruby Rose - Pink Mum Clutch
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Martha Stewart - Chrysanthemum Cupcake
Todd Alexander Romano - Small Chrysanthemum
The exhibit runs from October 17 through November 15. For more information and tickets, visit The New York Botanical Garden their popular blog Plant Talk.
Photos from The New York Botanical Garden, Liora Manne, Caspari, Red Ruby Rose, NYBG Store, Martha Stewart and Elle Decor
While we’re on the subject of blooming bulbs, did you know that the birth flower for March is the daffodil? These harbingers of spring are well-loved by all, even William Wordsworth…
“I wander’d lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”
Brecks - Giant Daffodils
Brecks - Pink Daffodil Mix
So set the table and celebrate spring in style with some of our favorite daffodil designs!
Daum - Daffodil Vase
Neiman Marcus - Daffodil Dinnerware
Paddywax - Daffodil Candle
Caspari - Daffodil Paper Napkins