Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What's all the Hype About?

People are loving our showrooms so far. We're looking forward to the Vegas show next week, but I thought that I'd post one more inside/behind the scenes look at our Dallas and Atlanta showrooms for anyone who wasn't able to visit in person.
They even interviewed Frank in the paper about our showroom and the popularity it enjoyed during this show:
The retail customer "took the year off in 2009," said Frank Hofland, president of Accent Decor Inc., an Atlanta-based floral container importer that expects to see a 20 percent sales increase this year. "They're back and ready to go."
-Read the entire article here.

"I found some wonderful things in that showroom!" - Mandy Majerik Aifd

"Love your new glass wear and containers." - Jackie Willingham

So thanks for visiting - and see you in Vegas!

Wednesday Inspiration

Everyone needs a little inspiration to make it through that mid-week hump. This Wednesday, I thought I'd share some of my favorite pictures, designs, colors, flowers etc from all over the web.
Rota Vase, Celebration Vase
*Gorgeous images via Pure by Lindsay

*Using Aluminum wire and Fat Pyramid. More inspiration in our latest T2 video.
Featuring the Zodiac Vase. Want more inspiration with the Zodiac Vase? Check out the premier T2 Video here.
*From Beautiful Blooms - read the full post on her speaking engagement here.
*from 100layercake
*A little yellow inspiration from Ashley Baber Weddings
Rota Vase
*from Eclante Design, photo by Cliff Mautner

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Expanded Design Gallery

Just wanted to let you know that we've expanded our Design Gallery and added some new images. The Gallery features designs from the talented floral designer Els Teunnisen using our products in new and innovative ways. It's set-up according to the latest trends and color schemes, offering you inspiration and creative ideas for all your designs.
Visit and be inspired today!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Monday Morning Update - Tips and Tricks

This week's episode of Tips and Tricks is now online! Episode 4 features Hitomi Gilliam using our popular aluminum wire in a creative and inspiring way.

Aluminum wire is available in 12 colors and 3 widths. Affordable and versatile, it's a great choice for all your designs. Visit our website to view and purchase.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Hot List: Top Sellers from our shows

One of my favorite things to do after our shows each season is to look at the list of top sellers. I just find it so interesting, and for some reason I get really excited when the list is mostly made up of our new items. Maybe because it means we did a good job selecting and putting together our new collection! On this season's list (well, it doesn't include Vegas since that hasn't happened yet - maybe I'll post a separate Vegas top-seller list later), 9 of the top 12 items are brand new. And I know I said 12 items, I love item 11 and didn't want to leave it off the list.

Without any further ado, here's this season's "hot list" - the top 12 sellers from our Atlanta and Dallas shows.
12. Motley Pot (4.8"x5.5"x4" in green)
11. Blossom Name Card Holder
10. Silhouette Vase (6.5"x30")
9. Delphi Pot (6.5"x6")
8. Enchant Pot in green (7"x6.7")7. Zodiac Vase (4"x12" and 4"x16")
6. Birch Pot w/Zinc (7"x6")5. Essence Vase (5"x12") and pot (7"x6.7")
4. Raw Cork Pot (6-9"x8")
3. Nikki Candleabra in white (40")
2. Moxie Urn
in White and in green (18.5"x30") (the entire Moxie collection sold really well)
1. AD Light (all 3 sizes)

*Visit our website (click item names for link to specific items) to purchase these popular pieces today. Because who knows how long our stock will last!?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wedding Lunch at the Special Event Show

At the Special Event show, they used lots of our product at the special wedding lunch exhibit. For those of you who missed seeing it in person, check out the beautiful designs featuring our products!

Again, visit our Facebook page to see more beautiful pictures from this event!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Special Event Show: An Inside Look

I promised our online customers a behind-the-scenes peek at the Special Event show from last week, so here it is. Thanks so much to Hitomifor the beautiful designs, and to her son (Colin Gilliam) for the beautiful pictures.

*Go to our facebook page to see more pictures from the Special Event show.