Saturday, December 20, 2008

Baby, it's cold outside!

For the many friends of Lola who have been missing her this week....this is just not Chihuahua weather! With highs of -7c, a windchill factor of -18c and a carpet of snow....instead of coming to work, Lola has been hunkering down at home in her faux mink blanket with her lavender heating pad...

Meanwhile, back at the store, we are making these fabulous white Snowdon Mum arrangements embellished with chartreuse baubles & ribbon for only $35!

We also have Paperwhite Narcissus, Amaryllis, Myrtle Topiaries and a great assortment of flowers & flowering plants to gift to others or....for yourself! because of the weather conditions we will be closed tomorrow (Sunday) but will be open Monday & Tuesday 8-530 and Wednesday (Christmas Eve) until 1pm.

Monday, December 15, 2008

These are a few of my favourite things....

Some of my favourite ideas for Holiday gifting & decorating.....

White Hyacinth in 15cm ceramic pot $24.99
SORRY!!!! As of Sat. Dec 20th.....due to overwhelming demand we are sold out of white Hyacinth...we have some pink available now and will restock white & blue on Monday Dec. 21st if available....
Hyacinth Bulbs are locally available starting in December and continuing throughout the Spring. Their sweet scent is a reminder that winter doesn't last forever.... Hyacinthus is available in white, blues, & pinks & lasts about 2-3 weeks in the home or office. It should be purchased when still tight in bud so you can enjoy watching it grow and bloom. You can increase the life span for weeks by keeping the bulbs cool...put them outside at night or while you are at work during the day....but no colder than +3c

Cypress Tree in white glass vase with Maribou cuff $55.00

This variety of locally grown Cypress is suitable for indoors or outdoors. A fantastic way of bringing the beauty of Winter inside the house with a fresh chartreuse colour and a lemon scent. The trees themselves are 50cm tall and available planted in a variety of vessels. (The sample shown above is 65cm total height) Try grouping on mantels,credenzas or buffet tables...These are also available in a larger 75cm height and are fabulous outside in pots or in my own case, in a paisley shaped hedge in my front yard!

Red Carnations arranged with shiny red baubles: Starting at $34.99
Oh the glory of the Carnation when it is used tastefully!!!
For so long the Carnation has been used in ways that have resulted in a "tacky & cheap" image...but at this time of year the bright red & pure snow white of these old fashioned blooms are fabulous. Used in a modern way...massed and shaped into Snowballs or tight arrangements and embellished with baubles they are really quite magnificent! With a vase life of up to 14 days they are also a great value (see above!)

White Branches & clear baubles in white glass vase with Maribou cuff: $60-$200
(as shown $100)
A very modern & clean way of bringing Winter inside....white painted branches are graceful and magical feeling. The perfect touch for a sleek white modern interior, especially if you have spot lighting!

Monday, December 8, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Fabulous glass ornaments...

and Christmas Crackers with really GOOD stuff inside...


20% OFF all Lupicia Loose Teas, Teabags, and gift sets (including Tea Honey!)

The most Fantastic blends of Green & Black Teas....and we are the only store in Canada to carry this line from Japan. I found these last year in Waikiki & fell in love with them!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas...

White Roses, Snowdon Mums, & Pearl Baubles
Centrepieces for the super sleek all white modern home.


For the more traditional White Christmas

White Roses, Snowdon Mums, Jade Green Trachellium, Green Hypericum Berries, Pearl Baubles, Cedar and Pine Boughs...
Fresh Centrepieces & Arrangements starting at $60.00