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

Happy HolidaysHappy Holidays
Twinkling lights seem to beckon us from every corner, making everything bright. Church bells, and for some, sleigh bells, ring out a joyful sound making us smile. So many festivities provide special time with those we love, making us merry!

As you unpack treasured ornaments, follow hand-written recipe cards, curl ribbons for brightly adorned packages and deck the halls with colorful care, find joy in the simplicity of rituals passed down and cherished from holidays past.

The season's lasting traditions and memories of kindness touch our holiday hearts. Decorating that's simple yet layered with both the familiar and new, casually cozy entertaining and wish-fulfilled gift giving have the power to bestow upon us, and those we care about most, thoughts of peace and hope for what the season holds and the New Year may bring.

From our family to yours, we wish you Christmas blessings and peace and hope to you throughout the coming year.

CandlelightAll Is Bright
As daylight shortens, candles predictably burn longer. Orchids, sensitive to traditional candle heat and smoke, are best paired with our flameless tea lights and wax candles that come in small, medium and large sizes.

With their light sources that can either flicker or glow, these modern day illuminators look brightly festive alongside classic milky white Phalaenopsis or grouped together inside our glass and wood terrariums. Add a few evergreen boxwood and berry balls or heirloom ornaments to create a magical display on any level surface, high or low. 

When it's time to settle down for your long winter's nap, candle lights out is as easy as one click of the remote or relying on the handy built-in timer. How safe and simple is that?

Festive Tables By Design

Bird Ornaments Owl Ornaments Swan Ornaments
Setting your holiday table should be effortless and fun. Begin by selecting a style that inspires you and then decide on the mood that you'd like to create. Whether it's a festive afternoon tea, sophisticated dinner party or come as you are open house, you'll dazzle your guests with a naturally neutral palette that's been accented with vibrant color twists such as lavender, mocha, burgundy, or shimmering silver that reflects the season's flickering bright lights.

Our Holiday Tip: Neutrals, known to be rustic, can be sophisticated, too. Arrange glittering swan, owl and bird ornaments atop a mirrored tray set with flameless candles and mini Phals (looking adorable in mercury glass votives). For a more tropical feel, jazz things up a bit with fuchsia plants' or bromeliads' brilliant hues.

ChandeliersUnexpected Surprises Are the Best
Now that the table has been set, Martha wants us all to look up. Whether it's seaside cottage, mid-century modern or industrial chic, your chandelier is ready for some holiday cheer.

Inspired by wintry landscapes, Martha's woven together beaded garland in an antiqued pearl finish, shining leaf and acorn branches and dangling ornaments in silver, gold and frosted white. Her advice: indulge your imagination for an unexpectedly adorned ceiling fixture that your guests will marvel over.

Our Holiday Tip: Try as we might, we simply cannot share all of the irresistible inspirations just waiting to be discovered throughout our shop.

From our woodland Bella Room to our timeless green and red Wisteria Hall, you're invited to stop into our shop to select the perfect gifts for everyone—both naughty and nice—on your holiday wish list.

Poinsettia OrnamentIn Bloom Give-away
In the lane snow may be glistening, but, our nature-inspired ornaments truly sparkle and shine. Create your own beautiful sight with a selection of twinkling ornaments that kindles the holiday spirit. Perfect for Secret Santa, Hanukkah and hostess gifts, too.

This month our randomly chosen In Bloom winner will take home a radiant white poinsettia ornament. Our December In Bloom Give-away winner is Dorothy Jane. Check your email later today Dorothy Jane for details on picking up your pretty poinsettia, to hang or display, from our shop.

Not our give-away winner? December's merry-making has just begun, but until reindeer fly high in the sky, 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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