Awesome Orchids pots plants and more
In-Bloom Awesome Orchids pots plants & more January 2011

Holiday TraditionsHappy New Year
Sometimes looking back is the best way to move forward.  It's January, the month of new beginnings.  As we say our farewells to 2010 and carry out our resolutions for 2011, we'd like to share a few reflections from the past year's journey.

Our enjoyment in creating a place where inspiration grows was featured in local Sarasota magazines and blogs and in November's special online posting by Melinda Graham, charming owner of Surroundings, a casually elegant Sanibel Island home goods shop. 

Looking around our shop, we're constantly reminded that beautiful, locally grown orchids and plants combined with artisanal objects that stand the test of time add so much unexpected delight and tranquility to our lives. 

But, at the heart of Awesome Orchids it's you, dear customers and friends, who continue to inspire us.  Wherever your travels lead, may you be surrounded by beauty and peace to look back upon throughout the coming year.

Eve, Alan & Martha

P.S. Thank you, kind voters!   Awesome Orchids was chosen SRQ Magazine's Best Tropical Holiday Window Display.  We're pleased as punch that so many of you took the time to vote during your hectic holiday season. 

Winter Wonderland with Creamy White PhalsBeautiful Phals Are Here
Ring in the New Year with new inspiration. Small changes can make a big impact.  Now's the time for in bloom Phals with their double blooms, extra spikes and oh, so many color choices.

Our tables and shelves are bursting with color—cherry red, apricot and sunburst yellow Phals are mixing it up with their more subdued white and soft blush color cousins.  Select your favorite hue and mix solid, spotted and striped patterns for an orchid grouping that will command center stage in your home, office or special event gathering.

It's the first weeks of January and, true to form, we're pulling out all the color stops at Awesome Orchids.  Stop in soon and be inspired!

Satisfy Your Color Cravings

Lime Green Ginger Jar Jars Jars
We did a double take when we first set eyes on these gorgeous high gloss ginger jars. Definitely Asian-inspired and most certainly welcome in any décor, lime green ginger jars, organic- and geometric-shaped containers and good luck foo dogs usher in a new season with vavava voom color. 

Pair your lime green selections with vibrant fuchsia Phals, red and orange cattleyas and flame colored oncidiums for a captivating yin meets yang makeover at home or work. 

Haven of Happiness
Pillows from Lacefield Deisgns and Kevin O'Brien SutidoIn a busy world it's not easy to find a restful space to recharge your spirit.  So, stop searching and resolve to createa soothing retreat for you and your family.

Answer the question of what inspires you again and again as you piece together your personal oasis.  Try one or several light, colorful pillows, like these beauties from Lacefield Designs and Kevin O'Brien Studio, that feel good to your touch while looking great.

Continue to smile broadly as you bring fresh touches of color and pattern into your life throughout the year.   Be patient.  Sometimes it takes time to find the perfect addition to feather your nest. But, once you do, you'll discover that it was well worth the wait. 

In Bloom Giveaway - Engraved Beach GlassIn Bloom Give-away
Our shop's gathering table has been turned into a beachcomber's paradise brimming with seashells from the seashore and antique glass bottles topped by hand-forged shell and coral finials.

This month, our randomly selected In Bloom winner will take home a palm-sized engraved beach glass fragment from our shop shelves.

January's In Bloom Give-away winner is Charon. Check your email later today Charon for details on selecting and picking up your word-carved beach token from our shop.

Not our give-away winner?  It's the season to organize and declutter.  But, until your cabinets are color coded and sand free, stop by our shop or visit us at the Downtown Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings to see what's new and blooming. 

All current In Bloom subscribers are automatically entered to win in our monthly Give-away.

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