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For 20 years, New York–based floral designer Ariella Chezar has crafted remarkable flower arrangements for the White House, the pages of shelter magazines, countless parties, and the popular Flower School New York. Now, she’s sharing her secrets in the new book The Flower Workshop (Ten Speed Press, $25). “I want people to come away with a solid understanding of my approach to combining colors,” says Chezar. “Building on tones is a very practical and, dare I say, easy way to ensure that the flowers you choose will work together.” Growing up in the country gave Chezar a deep appreciation for nature, and she lets her creations of flowers, branches, and fruits go just a little bit wild as a result. The book offers step-by-step guides to more than 45 seasonal displays, from simple single-flower bouquets to a curtain of vividly orange marigolds. “The process of making a flower arrangement involves many of the same principles that go into making fine art,” writes Chezar. She takes on the roles of both painter and florist, keeping color, texture, focal points, and the flower varieties themselves in mind as she builds her enviable arrangements. With the help of Chezar’s lessons, you can make them too, whether you need a Monday pick-me-up or a centerpiece for your next party.

Here, stems of vibrant blue delphiniums fade from deep cobalt to pale robin’s egg.

A mix of dramatic parrot tulips and the larger French variety in peaches, yellows, and corals will always be a crowd-pleaser.

Autumnal euonymus branches, with leaves tinged red and orange, are complemented by dahlias in shades of pink. “The beauty of a branch lies in its architecture,” writes Chezar.

When a special occasion calls for a more elaborate display, Chezar’s arrangement inspired by Dutch paintings fits the bill. It features a plethora of spring flowers, including tulips, ranunculus, and chrysanthemums.

 

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Since Valentine's Day is approaching we found a sweet gift all wrapped up and ready to ship - An ivory rose that will last forever. Show your sweetness to someone you love.

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AIR DRIED BOTANICALS
Beautiful and calming color that would compliment a myriad of rooms, decorating styles and containers.

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Antique wood cabinet in a charcoal color with honest & original paint. Wood closure and deep shelves. This is a stunning storage piece and would look beautiful in any room, either freestanding or sitting on another piece. We can see it used in a bathroom to store towels or in a kitchen with one door left open to display a collection of vintage china.

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This set of four hand-painted terracotta tiles tells the story of winemaking from the harvest through the drinking! First, is “La Vendemmia” or grape harvest; then “Lo Strettoio” pressing the grapes; next “La Mescita” tapping the barrel; and finally “Il Saggio Bevitore” the wise man says “un bicchiere di vino fa buon sangue” or a glass of wine is good for your health. A very wise man!

These hand-painted tiles are perfect for a wine cellar or for any room that needs a little colorful character. Suitable for outdoor use only in mild climates. Each tile has a hefty wire hanger.

These tiles are handcrafted by a small workshop in Montelupo, Tuscany. Since they are handcrafted, slight variations should be expected.

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Countryside Italian Bowls.  They are are the simple old fashion shaped bowl that have been used in Italy for generations!   The shape is great.  You'll find some dripping of the glaze which is the makers mark.  Not perfect and that is why customers love these bowls so much!  Handmade by potters in Puglia, Italy using a traditional Pugliese shape that has been a part of Italian homes for centuries. Set of Four $115

Years ago, large amphora shaped terracotta jars like this were used for wine, vinegar or water.  Today, these antique jars from Puglia, Italy make a unique decorative statement.

The wear, imperfections and history (seen in the  gallery photos) are the qualities that make antique pottery unique and desirable.

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The warm and rustic kitchen we see decorated with baskets, ceramic dishes, old vintage grainsacks and tablecloths.  In the middle of the kitchen is old farmhouse dining table with ladderback chairs.  Check out Omero's collection of wonderful European farmhouse decor.

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Autumn Bounty ~ New Listings

Botanicals

Preserved botanicals are a wonderful way to bring the outside in all year around. The bright green color of our preserved artichokes are lively and induces happiness immediately.

Wall Cabinet

Antique pine wall cabinet has two sliding glass doors and 3 shelves of varying width with plate grooves. The simple design at the top of the cabinet and the extensions at the bottom add just the right amount of adornment to this humble piece.

Breadboards and Pizza Boards

Antique French Breadboard with perfectly worn wood and handle. Stunning piece to add to a kitchen display and to serve from.

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Spring is a time of rebirth, all the trees and plants are beginning to bloom. The sun is brighter and the seagulls are flying at the beach ~ we're a bit excited here at SSO.

Sea Urchins and Drift Wood are here... Shop

Antique Haviland Limoges Oyster Plates 1880's. Set of 2

Large Vintage Purple Barnacle Cluster

Natural Driftwood

 

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French Grape Harvest Bucket

French galvanized grape harvesting basket with all the desirable signs of a time worn piece. A Wonderful basket to hang on the wall. Put your favorite dried flowers in this bucket.

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RePurposed Garden Metal Orb

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Vintage American Industrial Spotlight

A truly antique American architectural artifact. Unique vintage American industrial copper searchlight. Nautical lantern / spotlight.

Exceptional original spotlight by lighting manufacturers Curtis Lighting Inc. Chicago. The light has been beautifully polished to reveal its steel and copper construction. This large, impressive light is mounted on a wooden stand providing a stable and sturdy base. The light is rewired. The glass is original, with Curtis Lighting mark. It is damaged by a bullet hole! We love the originality of this and the story we can make of it (Think: Al Capone, Chicago or WWII as we found the lamp in France and it ended up there somehow). It is very decorative.
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