Thursday, December 30, 2010

Jack Tripper lived here.

arial view of a lovely little scape we created last week. Jack Tripper and the Solid Gold Dancers might have camped out in this scene. You give us some adjetives, and we roll with it....

fancy dancing faceless ladies...

kind of pretty right? Two of these great orchid plants just arrived today. We are not really heavy into the orchid thing, but just look at this. Nature Rules.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

ok, so we sold some trees....

Happy Holidays Everyone, we hope you love your trees!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Johnny Heads.... AWESOME!

What's not to like about Johnny Heads? I mean, if you get creeped out that easily... well... buck up.

There are two sizes for these baby head statues, and four color options. Solo or grouped, they rock it. If your not in Chicago or New York, you can get them from our site....... right about....HERE

Friday, December 17, 2010

Welcome to the Glamour Preservation Society

At least that is the name of creators of this new line of porcelain pieces that we just got in, pretty special. Simple and fun. Link to them HERE if you like. Do you like?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

This is one.

Hot Dish....
So what is it's a votive. Thats great too. But look at this Bianco Decretive Dish, it's here if you want it.

moss filled cylinder with crazy ups....

moss, glass, curly wood and some stones get into a cab together, that is about all we know, that is the last thing the remembered from the night. They just know they ended up in some really nice persons home. They don't seem to mind so much, and that is kind of troubling.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

What do you think I do?

You think I just Monkey around don't you? Your not so thoughtful then are you? I have purpose. I keep wine fresher than the Fresh Prince. I know I know, you say you never leave a bottle of wine unfinished... well some people do, and I"m on this planet to be of some help to them. Look at me, I"m a handsome resin headed Monkey, and I have a stout little cork body, my body is the perfect shape, wait, I know what you're thinking, and well, I'm not that type of Monkey, I bring up my perfect body because it's absolutely perfect for corking up wine bottles, not because it's some kind of sexy monkey body. Sexy Monkey Body? You are out of line. I have friends that understand me, Horse, Tiger, and Silly Snake. We are a posse of wine stoppers and we live at Sprout Home.

This would look so nice with snow.. but whatever.

We are very happy to have our Fraser Firs and Balsams back. We have been getting these two types of trees from the same two farms for the last 8 years. The Fraser's come in from North Carolina, and the Balsams come from Nova Scotia. Quality, and many many sizes. 4' up to 14'. We also have very rugged Xmas tree stands, even though we always order more each year, those stands to fly out the door. Lot's of freaked out December 20Th Xmas stand shoppers in the past. If your not down the the trees that are no longer alive, you can start a nice tradition around a Norfolk Pine. Norfolk's are amazing potted indoor evergreens, very Charlie Brown Christmas type trees. We have several little table top guys, and then they jump to around 2.5' and we were lucky to nab a nice 9 footer. Really great indoor plants. They like bright light, and thrive with some help with moisture, an occasional misting will do the trick. Go Season of Giving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

So.... it's about that time of year.

Over the last few days we have received lots of Seasonal Goodies. Balsam and Fraser Xmas trees, 4'-14'. Wreaths from basic to super pimped out, Door Swag..... I mean, come on, we have a type called Big Daddy Door Swag, as well as Pine, Cedar, and Fraser. Garland of Fraser, Balsam, and Pine. We also have some really cool cut branches, you can use them in so many ways, Eucalyptus Pods, Sumac, Dogwood, SnowBerry, Juniper (you can get started on that home style gin). Here are some shots of the above mentioned Seasonal Goodness we have for you. Not pictured, but equally important, Xmas Tree Stands, Removal Bags, and well.. US! Come ring the the season.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

This weeks new Terrarium Workshop grads.... Good Work!

Another lively group of people came to our most recent terrarium class last tuesday. Much fun was had, much was learned, and many new terrariums have new life in them. We really enjoy showing people that they can do this. Classes abound at both stores, Brooklyn and Chicago! Anyone can learn about the art of terrarium planting for sure, and we would love to show you how.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Such a good group of terrarium class peeps!

We had a nice terrarium workshop last night, pretty fun! It is so great to see everyones different styles, woodsy, clean, packed, simple. And the choices of terrarium critters is always a funny one. A couple mail carrier figurines, a couple dogs, a rabbit. Love it! Everyone left with a new addition for their homes, and we like that.

working it out!

Teachers rule!

two amazing styles
super cool science type beaker, and you might not be able to see the Gator in the white planter, but it is way neato in the forest of succulents.
Variation, and scale.... Perfect

This in not just a jar, this is a new world. Nice work!

This rabbit has no idea its being stalked by a cute little pup..... run rabbit run.
Yes you did!
If you are interested in signing up for these classes, just contact us here at the store. We list our events on our website, Brooklyn store will give you Brooklyn class info, Chicago store will give you Chicago class info. Hope to see you at the next one.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Trick or Treat.... how about grow and grow?

Black Cat and Skeleton, the latest super ghostly Nyokkis. Stop in, or grab them at our site

Nyokki means "grow, grow, and grow" and that's what a Nyokki does. An adorable cast of original characters, Nyokkis are hand-made in Japan from glazed ceramic, shaped like an egg with little fabric legs. All Nyokkis are filled with a soil media and rye grass seed. Nyokki are easy to grow - seeds germinate and grass grows to full height in less than two weeks. Style Nyokki's "hair" or cut it and watch it grow again!

Friday, October 8, 2010

I love you Purple Oxalis

I like the way you close at night

I like the way you shine in the sun, your backlit just right in my eyes

I like your little tinkerbell flowers

I like your funny tuber roots

I like your toughness, yeah.... you sometimes look skinny and all gangly, but really... your tough.

I love you Purple Oxalis