Friday, October 30, 2009

Inspiration: Around the Web

Thanks so much to everyone who visited us at our Open House! What a treat to meet so many of you in person . . . We hope you enjoyed it - Stay tuned for more pictures and recaps soon (and the JTV episode too!)

Happy Halloween everyone! Don't you love this beautiful decor via Ritzy Bee? Gorgeous!
*Everyone loves our water pearls! They're perfect for creating a dramatic effect, especially on a budget! Paired here with the Rota Vase.Via Blooms by Martha Andrews
Via Beautiful Blooms *Celebration Vase, Deco Sand
Via Beautiful blooms *Rota Vase, Water Pearls

A yummy and festive centerpiece (Try the Mira Vase)
*From Julie’s Floral Lifestyle Blog
Here's a halloween/fall centerpiece that's not only festive, it's down-right elegant! Try it with Estate glass, or the classic Glass Cube (via Style Me Pretty)Mercury glass gives your designs a cool-weather look, perfect for fall and the "new" vintage-y trend that is so popular right now (via Meg Perotti Photography from Style Me Pretty)
*Check out our Cameo Collection, the Fat Cone collection, Ilume, Glitz, or Julip to recreate this look.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

More Details: The Open House


Don't forget, our Open House starts tomorrow! You can still RSVP online here. There will be floral designs by Els Teunissen; unveiling our newest products, trends, and collections; ideas and inspiration; filming of JTV; cash and carry shopping for discontinued and samples; 20% off orders placed at the Open House; and refreshments will be served.






Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sneak Peek 2: The Details

Just a few snapshots of some of the details from our showroom as we prepare for our Open House this week. Come back soon for more pictures and inside looks!



One More Hello from Overseas

We are on our way back home, feeling inspired and ready for our Open House, with lots of new products picked out for you! Here's a few more shots from our trip . . . See you this week for our Open House!

While we were in Hong Kong we visited one of our customers - Needless to say, they were a little surprised to see us! They said it's worth paying shipping for our unique and beautiful products.Lots of pots in Vietnam . . .

Monday, October 26, 2009

Getting Ready for the Open House

We are SO busy around here, getting everything ready for our big open house this week! (Oct 28-29, RSVP here if you're coming!) I just wanted to give all of you a special sneak peek into the goings-on at our showroom the next few days. To start with, here's a little look at some of the amazing flowers and working space . . . just to give you an idea of what you have to look forward to. Oh and did I mention, we picked up even MORE flowers yesterday?




Lots of buckets just waiting to be filled with flowers!
Cleaning supplies abound when your showroom is full of glass (and fingerprints!)
Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of our fabulous showroom and florals! Oh and hopefully we will see you soon at our Open House!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Come Shop with Us!

Visit our showroom in Norcross, shop our cash and carry (discontinued items, samples, one of a kind items and more!)

And come next week to see our Open House and all our newest products, designs, florals, meet Els and see the filming of JTV.

Stay tuned for some sneak peeks of our open house coming soon to the blog!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Be Inspired!

From Overseas:
Thinking outside the box (or the window!) in Vietnam.
Enjoying all the sights, sounds, and colors of Hong KongBy weddings:
(via DrewB's blog) Design by Square Root
*Carnival Vase, Monet Collection
*Clarinet Vase, Monet Collection

By our customers:
(Sebesta Design, www.sebestadesign.com)
*Sea fan, river rocks

Monday, October 19, 2009

Weekly Update: Monday Morning

Weekly Savings:This week, visit our specials section to save on the recycled glass Facet and Oakland collections. They really are gorgeous and they are recycled? Wow! Perfect for everything from events to home decor. Also save this week on the iridescent ornaments, a classic ornament with a modern twist!

What's In Stock:

I cant believe how many containers we have arriving in stock this week! Place orders this week for everything arriving in stock for Christmas!
Replica Diamonds
Metal Pieces: Nikki Candleabra, Gobi Lantern etc.
All the ornaments
Ceramic pieces, including the SoHo, Silo and Metallico
Colored Glass: Dawson, Knobby, Alyson and more!

**Don't forget to RSVP for our Open House next week! Featuring specials, new collections, JTV filming, Els' designs, refreshments . . . Oh and place your order at the open house to receive 20% off your entire order (totally worth the trip I'd say!)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Tip of the Day: Grant

How to care for the Grant and Ashton collections:

You can use WD40 to polish off minor scratches and polish it up but for major problems:
One of our found this method after having lily pollen stain on the white Grant Planter. She used the sandpaper and water method. It worked like a charm!
【 Serious smears or cuts
  They may be eliminated by rubbing with abstergents and cloth. More intractable ones may be eliminated with fine sand paper (180~400). Then Polystone will restore its luster after rubbed with cloth and water.

Most smears do not threaten Polystone
  Polystone is a solid, imporous and compact material which has the character of resisting the corrosion from various smears. Most smears, including foods, edible oil, soy sauce, vinegar, alcohol, iodine, citric acid, lipstick, shoeshine, and ink, do not threaten Polystone. Its durability is excellent. Besides, maintenance is easy and waxing is not required so a lot of expenses can be saved. Therefore, it has been widely used in households and for commercial purpose.
Easy daily cleaning and maintenance 】
  Water stains or a small quantity of smears may be eliminated easily by using wet cloth and a few household detergents or soapy water.

Strong smears, cigarette stub burning or a few scores
  Smears or scores may be eliminated with sand paper and water and polished with polishing machines. With regard to more serious damages, please contact Polystone’s distributors, who possess techniques and equipment for repairing scars.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hello from Overseas . . .

We are busy on two sides of the world right now . . . Preparing for our fabulous Open House here in Atlanta (well Norcross really)
(*Don't forget to RSVP!)
And we're also busy scouring the globe for hidden treasures: new products from India, Europe, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam and more!

So stay tuned for some sneak peeks of our brand new products. Oh and we might even ask your opinion . . .

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday Morning Update


Have you RSVPed for our Open House yet? We want to know who's coming to see us . . . we're SO looking forward to seeing you there!

Visit http://adopenhouse.eventbrite.com to RSVP today

We are so excited about our 2nd annual Open House! Visit us for the filming of JTV - We are hosting our second annual open house October 28th and 29th. You do not want to miss out on this opportunity to save 20% on your purchase made at the open house. You MUST be there to receive discount. Totally worth the trip! (plus refreshments, designs, meet the team, chat with Els, see the filming of JTV, and more!

You can also visit our facebook page or this blog post for more information and to RSVP.

Other Stuff

Christmas specials in our October flyer - available online now.

Save on ornaments, mercury glass, cloches and more! (and don't forget that you can save an extra 20% by placing your order at our Open House!)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

AD Design Contest: Antique-Chic

Antique-Chic Tablecenter
by: Christopher Grigas

The combination of vintage & antique items with upscale design and flowers is more popular in the industry every day. This design takes the vintage look of the farmer’s “milk crate” and gives it a chic look with interesting blooms and creative design.

Ingredients
Accent Décor Vintage Crate/small pots (item 98645)
Brown 2.0 Aluminum Wire from Accent Décor (item 29860.25)
4 Antique Garden Pots (item 98590)
8 stem Kermit Mum
4 stem Lady’s Mantle
8 stems burgundy Scabiosa
4 ‘Amnesia’ Rose
8 burgundy Ti leaf
6 stem Sedum
1 stems antique Hydrangea
8 Chocolate Orchid ‘Sharry Baby’ Oncidium
Fresh sheet moss
Oasis foam

Steps
-Start with the Accent Décor Vintage Crate/small pots (item 98645)
-Fit each pot with soaked Oasis foam and cut flush to top
-Divide the 12 mini pots into 3 groups of 4 pots
-In set 1, create low domes of Kermit Mums with burgundy Scabiosa accent
-In set 2, create low mounds of Sedum and Lady’s Mantle blooms
-In set 3, wrap 3 burgundy Ti leaves around the Oasis and tuck into small pot
-Tuck Antique Hydrangea and a single ‘Amnesia’ Rose into the center of the wrap
-Use Brown 2.0 Aluminum Wire from Accent Décor (item 29860.25) to wrap the rim of the pots that hold the leaf wraps, hiding the ends by bending and poking in between the pot and leaf.
-Arrange the pots in a random pattern in the crate
-Use 8 Chocolate Orchid “Sharry Baby” Oncidium by poking two stems into each of the leaf wrap pots…
-Next, connect stems by gently bending and wrapping the tips around a lower lateral stem.
-Last, use 4 Antique Garden Pots (item 98590) turned over and embellished with fresh sheet moss to place the floral arrangement on.

Els Says:
What a fabulous centerpiece, I love your use of color, and the beautiful, graceful flow of the orchids making this, indeed, a chique design!
I can see this as a display in Garden setting outside weddings buffet table etc.