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

There Go Our HeartsThere Go Our Hearts
Wanted: Heart-shaped candy box seeks lace adorned card in brilliant red to spend one special day together. If you're still the one after reading this, please respond to your Funny Valentine, Sweet Comic Valentine.

Where do we begin when writing about love? According to our dictionary love is the emotion of strong affection and personal attachment. Well, that's a start, we suppose. But, we think we can do better with a more heartfelt understanding of this crazy little thing called love.

Here, there and everywhere we see the people, places and things in Sarasota that cause our hearts to flutter. If we had to describe what love feels like when we're closest to what enchants and delights us then we'd say it's like a magical ride to the moon that fills our hearts with song and lets us sing forever more.

On February 14th find love, share love, remember the ones you love and, above all, sing your heart out for love.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Eve, Alan & Martha

Creations from La ContessaWhat To Wear
Plan your own red carpet moments as a stylish trend-setter with artisan made creations from La Contessa, this month's featured jewelry designer at Awesome Orchids.

Up the glam factor by pairing a crystal and bead necklace and earrings in brilliant shades of  blue and green with your tee-shirt and jeans.  On a more formal night out, layer several richly toned necklaces for an evening with extra sparkle.

Pamper your inner glamour girl with La Contessa jewelry that's handcrafted in the USA. Pewter, jeweler's brass, Austrian crystals, fresh water pearls and semi-precious stones make for shimmering, yet affordable, style—on or off the red carpet.

Our Tip:  Display your La Contessa rings, necklaces, bracelets and other favorite baubles on these vintage porcelain glove forms now available on our shop shelves.

Found CoralTreasures from the Sea
We can almost hear the ocean waves breaking. Our shop's shelves have been turned into a beachcomber's paradise.  Beautiful found coral along with spiral, fan and star shaped seashell finials, forever held in place by hand-forged lead, sit atop vintage glass bottles reminiscent of sun-drenched days relaxing at the beach.   

Frosted, clear and light blue 19th century bottles (larger versions have several individually arranged pieces of shell or coral), pair perfectly with orchids in peaceful whites, yellows and soft blush hues.  Arranged on your bedroom nightstand or family room credenza they create a tranquil Sarasota beach style for when you can't get away to gather seashells by the seashore.

Ribbon PotsNew! Ribbon Pots Are Here
Tucked into a corner, placed on top of a kitchen counter, lined up in the center of a dining room table, our new ribbon pots are so cool you may find yourself searching for the perfect resting place in every room of your home.

Contemporary, maybe, but with a gentle twist created by overlapping top to bottom tiers, these pots fit oh, so nicely into any home or office décor.  Catching and reflecting the light in unexpected ways, they're are a shining example of what makes us swoon.

Our new ribbon pots are available in peaceful neutral colors including white, ivory and shades of light to darker gray.  But why choose just one? Collect a variety of pot sizes in a range of your favorite hues.

Gimme SugarIn Bloom Give-away
Love is in the air at Awesome Orchids.  Indulge yourself with Tokyo Milk scented soaps, lip balms and perfumes. Spark some romance with aromatic candles and reed diffusers from K. Hall Designs. Flatter your sweetie with playful cards from Papaya! that say it all for you.

This month, our randomly selected In Bloom winner will take home  one of our palm-sized porcelain trinket boxes (perfect for charms and gems) that have I love you written all over them. February's In Bloom Give-away winner is Margo.

Check your email later today Margo for details on choosing one of our fab + fun  porcelain boxes and picking it up from our shop.

Not our give-away winner? You're the top! But, until you're the the smile on the Mona Lisa, 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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