Follow us on Facebook

Monday, March 23, 2009

A little pink bouquet, perfect for Mother's Day!  Steel flowers painted and sealed so they're suitable for indoors or out.  The container is a vintage sap bucket from Quebec which I painted and decorated with a tin flower.

6 flowers (2 ft tall)......36.00
Sap bucket...28.00

Sunday, March 22, 2009


These are our new little 2-foot tall painted steel flowers.  No worries if you plant these in your garden!  No need to water or weed......just enjoy.  A bunch of 6 is $36.00.  Multi color.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The watering can is a vintage European can that I painted and decorated with a flower made from salvaged ceiling tin, reclaimed copper wire curly-cues and a few glass beads.  The flowers in the background are painted steel and look charming in a garden.  No fuss!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Tomorrow's the last day of the Flower Show.  We're exhausted but happy!  Thank you, Philadelphia, for a great time.  We enjoyed the show as much as anyone (amazing displays, and the first time I've heard opera live). Great food, too!  We have a long drive home, but will enjoy a little quiet time in our small town after the energy and activity of the city.  And I think that after all the birdhouses we sold here the wrens will have some hot digs in the East this Spring.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

We won a ribbon for Third Place-Garden Accessories at the Flower Show last night....a good feeling after all the effort that goes into preparing for and doing this show.  We've seen lots of our customers from last year and a lot of new ones, too.  It's quite exciting for a couple of small-town midwesterners to do a show in a major metropolitan area.   (Not that we've never been in a city before, of course......we do shows in Chicago, Detroit, Colorado Springs, and Minneapolis to name a few).  We've been enjoying the Philadelphia friendliness and especially the food.  It's been a memorable experience so far!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Philadelphia Flower Show

The flower show's official start was today, and there were huge crowds here to enjoy the wonderful displays.  This year's theme is "Bella Italia".  The designers have created courtyards and gardens full of ancient-looking sculptures evoking both ancient and modern Italy.  There's even a garden portraying Atlantis peopled by mermaids and other fantastical and mythical sea creatures.  My favorite!