Lee Industries is a truly unique home furnishing company that has vision and commitment. This family owned and operated company has been setting new standards in the home furnishing industry for over forty years. Their mission is to create not only high quality home furnishing products, but also to do so in a completely sustainable and environmental friendly way. Using cutting edge technologies, each item is built in the U.S.A. Their designs are innovative, stylish, top quality and all made from uncompromised materials. Each piece goes beyond a piece of furniture and transforms into a piece of art that remains functional yet comfortable. For more information about Lee Industries, visit their website. Their designs, company story and environmental goals are truly inspiring and will leave you wanting more!
I love their use of fresh colors that pop yet remain classic. Some of my favorite pieces are the outdoor furnishings that you can uncover and are easy to maintain. In true form, Lee Industries redefines outdoor furniture too.
Looking for something to do tomorrow? Check out Abstractions Art Show at Scarlett Thicket Farm (284 West Street Road) in Kennett Square from 2-7 pm, featuring several talented local artists. Details below.
Spring finally seems to be making an appearance and soon enough, we will be spending more time outdoors and entertaining. Whether it be a casual night on the patio with friends or hosting a birthday party or bridal shower, flowers are perfect on any occasion – a simple way to add ambiance. Add any Chive, Inc. vase to display those flowers, and you have a piece of work that speaks for itself.
Since 2004, the creative little powerhouse, Chive, Inc. based out of Toronto, Canada has been designing an expansive line of innovative, yet simple flower vases intended to highlight the natural beauty of flowers. Their vases effortlessly compliment any setting – from formal to casual – and are a wonderful addition to any home, office, wedding or special event.
Beautifully crafted using a wide variety of mediums including glass, resin, plastic, aluminum, porcelain and ceramic, Chive releases new collections biannually, consistently keeping the line fresh and exciting. You won’t find just your everyday tabletop glass vase here. Chive, Inc. adds a modern twist, with designs such as wall-mounted, magnetic, test tube, apothecary, hanging and antiqued (to name a few) available in a variety of beautiful colors. Their truly unique collections definitely set them apart.
Check out some of their incredible designs below (browse all their products here), followed by their pictures of their amazing trade show display at this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show – where I first discovered Chive, Inc.!
*all product images above courtesy of Chive, Inc.
Chive, Inc. display at The Philadelphia Flower Show earlier this month (above)
my new collection of succulents & Chive planters I picked up at the Philly Flower Show (above)
This year’s Philadelphia Flower Show was packed with beautiful, creative exhibits, but ‘The Mad Tea Party‘ seemed to be an overall smashing success – and was by far, my favorite. Petals Lane of Philadelphia captured all the whimsical details and magical moments of the literary classic into their ‘mad tea party’ exhibit.
Glimmering chandeliers, blooming table settings, ‘flowering’ mushrooms, a card deck croquet set and handcrafted bronze characters from Wonderland Bronze by Robert James Workshop Ltd. of Dorset, England immediately transport you to the fairytale tea party.
‘The Mad Tea Party’ described by Petals Lane owners Brittany Gillespie and Michael Phinney:
‘Tea is used as a moment for intimate conversation, set with traditions and charm. Alice found herself at a tea party of answerless riddles, nonsensical poetry, and arranged as “mad as a hatter.” The mish-mash of mismatched furniture, natural plant life, ornate wrought iron, elegant crystal chandeliers, and floral arrangements created a cohesive madness.’
If I were to ever imagine life as Alice in Wonderland, this would be it. Take a look for yourself…
It’s been said that the Philadelphia Flower Show, the largest indoor flower show in the nation, is the precursor to spring’s arrival. This year, from March 2 – 10, experience the whimsical heritage and cultural icons of Great Britain first-hand at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
This year’s theme “Brilliant!” transports visitors across the pond with exhibits created by the nation’s top growers and designers celebrating the lush landscape and charming gardens of Great Britain, along with its rich history of pop culture and royalty.
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the 184th Philadelphia Flower Show beautifully captures the ‘Best of British’ theme with features such as the 38 ft. tall digitally enhanced rendition of Big Ben, cottage gardens, Royal table settings, the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, foggy London streets and a scene from The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’, to name a few.
It was a captivating experience — pictures simply cannot fully portray the sheer brilliance of this year’s show. If you have a chance, it’s absolutely worth the trip!
[left : visitors enter through Buckingham Palace's Royal Gates / right : Big Ben surrounded by water gardens]
[The Lych Gate Garden display by the Garden Club of Wilmington]
[‘Pure Britain’ royal table setting by PURE Design of Philadelphia, PA]
‘Simply Fascinating’ : themed store window display’
[left : part of the Beatles 'A Day in the Life on Abbey Road' exhibit / right : store window display featuring the iconic London double-decker bus]
[the main PHS exhibit, assembled from reclaimed wood]
[vertical gardening : the benefits of gardening with eco-friendly peat]
[A rustic greenhouse is part of an English garden designed by Hunter Hayes Landscape Design of Ardmore, PA]
[Dutch shoes are part of the exhibit by the Netherlands American Business Association of Willow Grove, PA]
All proceeds from the show support both the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and their urban greening programs, including City Harvest – a citywide partnership that has grows and donates fresh produce to help feed families in need.
P.S. a separate post on the amazing exhibit, ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ will soon follow — stay tuned!
* photography by blair lindley