January 22, 2010

Eco-Friendly Container With A Twist

Blumebox, an Oregon-based company that offers eco-friendly flower containers. These unique boxes made from recycled paper are perfect centerpieces for weddings, showers, birthday parties or every day bouquets. The blumeboxes come in a wide range of colors, sizes and patterns. As an easy DIY centerpiece, you can add ribbons, streamers, or place cards to create a coordinating, low-cost look you want.  Try using three of varying sizes with coordinating flowers to create a centerpiece with height and dimension.

This is a simple and elegant solution to house bridal bouquets before and after the ceremony. Why leave your bouquets abandoned and wilting on the table while you and your bridesmaids hit the dance floor? Place them in a blumebox around your cake table or on the bar for to help beautify the room and preserve the blooms.

The uses are endless! The best part is that once your event is done you can store them flat to reuse in future events or simply recycle. 

January 21, 2010

Target Acquires Smith & Hawken Brand

Target Corporation acquired the Smith & Hawken brand of outdoor furnishings and gardening products as well as other intellectual property from Smith & Hawken, Ltd., a subsidiary of The Scotts Company LLC, on Dec. 30, 2009.

“We’re thrilled to own such an admired and iconic brand,” says Kathee Tesija, Target’s executive vice president of merchandising. “We believe the Smith & Hawken brand complements our existing portfolio of owned brands and provides our guests with another compelling reason to shop Target.”

Smith Hawken for Target, a collection of high quality, affordable outdoor furniture, gardening and d├ęcor, has been available exclusively at Target stores nationwide and at Target.com since 2006.

source: Florists' Review Magazine

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