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Country Couture

Pretty Purples in Lantern Vase

Who says country and couture can’t come together to create a floral collection that is on the one hand elegant and pretty yet on the other, relaxed and comfortable?  This sense of approachable luxury is what we tried to capture in our new Spring/Summer 2013 collection, where rustic vases like antiqued lanterns or hobnail glass jars are paired with luscious hydrangea and peonies.

Blossoming Bedding

Dahlias, Ranunculus and Roses

The present trend toward a more casual lifestyle allows us to design looser compositions to mirror what you would do with your own garden cuttings, effortless bouquets that can finish any room of the house.  Sprigs of deep purple clematis, vibrant pink geranium and pale green apple blossoms add a whimsical country touch.

Garden Glam

Pops of PInk

And our lovely orchids, whether they are oncidium or phalaenopsis, are always “planted” in naturally mossed hand-thrown terra cotta pots for that fresh from the nursery touch.

Pink Patterned Phalaenopsis

We’re heading into the city on this frigid day to finish our booth at Pier 94 and counting the days until spring!  Will you be walking the New York Gift Show this year?

P.S.  Since we’re stuck selling at the show, we’ll be back next Friday so please stay tuned!

Photos via Diane James Home, Sanderson and Thibaut


The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Ahhh, High School!

As fans of young adult lit (we try to read most everything the boys pick up), we’re looking forward to the movie version of Stephen Chbosky’s bestseller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, especially since it stars the adorable Emma Watson in a non-Hermione character.  Being the mothers of ninth grade boys, this book, which “captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up,” really hits home…

Thibaut – Avalon

Speaking of wallflowers, we dream of one day using modern floral wallpaper in one of our rooms but, like many teenagers we know, we have a hard time making up our minds and committing to something.

Celerie Kemble for Schumacher – Feather Bloom

Thibaut – Yvette

Trove – Nekkar

Perhaps before we take the plunge, we should warm up with one of Anne Ten Donkelaar’s beautiful botanical works.  She takes wallflowers to a whole new level!

Anne Ten Donkelaar – Flower Construction

Do you have a wallflower in the house or flowers on your walls?

Photo via IMDb, Thibaut, Schumacher, Trove and Ann Ten Donkelaar


Monday Mood

Monday Mood

It’s Monday – what mood are you in?

A Colorful Combination


Pronunciation:  ˈvaɪbrənt

Bright; full of life and energy

Photo via Thibaut