Ice branches on a winters morning

A peaceful morning from our shop window.  Enjoy the calm of the day after Christmas.  Many countries celebrate boxing day today.  Giving gifts to employees, and helpers, and service people like the mail man!

Enjoy the calm with a cup of tea and our bistro and tea house!

Old World Christmas Ornaments

December 13, 2008

Old World Christmas Ornaments

Wonderful and affordable ornaments by Old world Christmas, select styles available in our shop, Mug of beer, slice of watermelon, hot air balloon and many more.

We are kicking up our heels at Ferns and Flowers

We are kicking up our heels at Ferns and Flowers

Fun display this year at Ferns and Flowers, we try to make everyone feel the excitment, and want to find a special gift or ornament to bring the fun home or to some one they love.  Come visit our family when in Warwick.

Christmas fun!

The fun is about to begin, in our florist and gift shop.

My door stocking Christmas

December 11, 2008

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I used up all the damaged toys, ornaments and scraps, spray the insulation foam on a piece of plywood. Working extra fast make a three D collage for a door topper.  I then hung it over the door, placing yard clippings of evergreen around the top.  Stuffed misfit toys in the stocking after I filled the foot with old plastic bags. and topped it with more evergreens.  placed my old red Colombian on the step.  Cheap and easy, and I can store it, and use it in five years and it will be new and fresh again.

Our front door christmas-2008-083

This is the front door of our shop this Christmas, drivers go by at 40 miles an hour, sometimes 50.  A simple clean look is what is called for. With the sneaky addition of lights to the door swag we add the sparkle.  See on the hing side of the door I send the plug to the garland set of lights, with enough slack to swing the door in with out it unplugging.  It works well, we have hundreds of guest coming in every day during the holidays.

A neighbors door, with New England charm.

A neighbors door, with New England charm.

Christmas in our neighborhood is special, each house has it’s own look, most built in the 40’s and 50’s, charming for walking and knowing each other.

I was asked to make something simple for the front door for this house, with plaid ribbon berries and greenery.  I added the gold ribbon to reflect the door knocker, and also because the house faces north, the shadow darkens the colors, and contrast is important when working with a black door.

They wanted traditional, no glittery looks, but we have to have something eye catching, she was very pleased.

This is Gandma's house this year, all ready for the snow!

This is Grandma's house decorated and waiting for snow!

This is grandma’s chalet in the traditional tones, with berries and greens if only we had snow, but who can complain about the 50’s for weather.

That picture was last week, this morning a dusting of powder sugar snow!

I’ll take a new photo.

We re-create, Christmas past, into Cristmas Present.

We re-create, Christmas past, into Christmas Present.

After a few years, the excitement of a decoration is just not there.  Storage and dust, damage and the “additions of stuff”  gives it a yard sale cast off look.   Sometimes the room that it belongs in has received up date, with new color, furniture, and a style.

Bring me your tired, week, and ugly.   With our professional make over, even ugly “A Wretha” can become a new star of the Christmas Holiday season!   Michael

Candy Cane and Toy Dreams

November 29, 2008

Toy soldier and Sweet dreams

Toy soldier and Sweet dreams

This display could accent your front hall, or a toy shop display, or even the children’s day care.  give us a call, before it’s to late!Cane Cane Lane Tree