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In Bloom
www.awesomeorchids.com November 2010

Happy Thanksgiving  There's a Season for Everything
Once upon a time in a magical place called Sarasota by the Bay there lived a beautiful blooming bromeliad plant.  With each passing day, vibrant orange and yellow flower spikes grew more splendid for all to admire.  Regular watering produced shiny green leaves that were strong and confident. Sunlight glowed upon and flattered our very contented in bloom bromeliad.

Time passed.  The air became cooler and the temperature lowered. A chilled winter's wind wound round stems and leaves that had turned dry and thin.  Our once thriving bromeliad began to fade from the surrounding stress of great change.

Then almost as suddenly as they had disappeared, sunshine and soft breezes returned. A delicate, lovely first days of summer young plant pup appeared. And then another. Until finally our lovely bromeliad was again in full bloom–dazzling and more resilient for all that had been lived through, from one season to another, than could ever have been imagined in anyone's wildest dreams.

Eve, Alan & Martha

glazed log and twig bowls filled with decorative berry balls Giving Thanks
It's the time of year to welcome family and friends into your home to celebrate and give thanks for the season's abundant harvest. This year, make decorating for your Thanksgiving holiday simple, memorable and fun. 

centerpiece topiaries that bring nature indoorsYour autumn festivities will be warm and inviting with these glazed log and twig bowls filled with decorative berry balls in fall's rustic colors.  Display on a foyer table, sideboard or tabletop center for a touch of woodland whimsy.

Lend a garden spirit to your Thanksgiving tablesetting by adding centerpiece topiaries that bring nature indoors. Once the holiday is but a cherished memory, topiaries will continue to grace any room in your home with their natural beauty.

Our tip:  Topiaries make the perfect hostess gifts during  this season of sharing. Stop by our shop to select a simply beautiful  topiary plant for Thanksgiving and December's celebrations. 

Feeling Festive with Our Holiday Gift Guide
'Tis the season to see what's merry and bright at Awesome Orchids!  This holiday give joyfully to family and friends who add year-round sparkle to your life.  Our shop shelves are brimming with delightful gift selections and affordable stocking stuffers for everyone on your list. Gathered below are a few of our favorite holiday gift ideas.

Sketchbooks

Artsy & Colorfully Stylish
Creative young girls and artistic teens will adore the colorful boho chic of Papaya's sketchbooks, notebooks, glitter cards, day planners, Birds and Blooms calendars and more.  Mix and match your budding artists' favorites and watch inspired creativity blossom.

Family Favorties
Evoking a spirit of days gone by, these charming wish boxes, some displaying vintage illustrations, will delight your mom, mother-in-law, sister or best friend forever.  When she slips open the clasp to reveal what's tucked inside–glittery earrings or a ring with bling–be sure your hand-written note is there to remind her of how much she means to you.

Wish Boxes

Graphite Writing Implements

Cool Dudes Rule & Write
Banish writer's block from their vocabulary with these sleek artisan-crafted graphite writing implements.  Sculptural and inspired by nature, any part writes (resists finger staining) for up to 7-9 years of daily use. Makes a really great guy gift for your oh, so hard to shop for father, husband or boyfriend.  Simply elegant packaging closes this story's chapter.

Holidays Made Beautiful
Still not sure what to give those special people on your list who have everything?  Stop by our shop and let us help you choose the perfect orchid or plant arrangement.  Festively wrapped in our gift bag adorned with bright ribbons, it's the perfect way to wish them Happy Holidays!

Holiday Orchids

In Bloom Give-Away: Pine Cone CandleIn Bloom Give-away
Find comfort and joy in our selection of sparkling pinecone candles and botanical-inspired ornaments arriving on our shop shelves this December!

This month, our randomly selected In Bloom winner will take home a pinecone candle for a winter wonderland home that glows.

This month's In Bloom Give-away winner is Maureen. Check your email later today Maureen for details on picking up your seasonal pinecone candle from our shop.

Not our give-away winner?  You'll be at the top of our list before long.  But, until your name is called, stop by our shop or visit us at the Downtown Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings to see what's new and blooming. 

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