Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Botanical Brouhaha Expert Discussion Panel: Session 16

Theta Party 043e

The Question:

“I am struggling to find nice footed vases [urns/compotes]... and I see those all over the blogs of my American fellows. Are there any good wholesalers in the US that you would recommend (and ideally would ship overseas...)? (from a designer in France)

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The Answers:

Jamali Garden is not wholesale to the trade, but their prices are decent, and they have a huge selection of vases that I love. I also like Campo De’ Fiori and Homart (not sure if they ship overseas). With both of these you have to set up a wholesale account. Some of my favorite vessels are soup bowls, gravy boats, or pitchers purchased from different stores.  Don't forget to think of the things that are not obvious vases!”

-Sarah Winward (Honey of a Thousand Flowers)

                Note: Homart has international shipping under the following conditions:

International customers are responsible for entry into destination country, including freight
forwarding arrangements, customs clearance and all associated broker charges, import duties,customs fees, tariffs and taxes.  Shipping and other fees for orders denied by customs or
refused by customer will not be refunded.

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“I would recommend you check out C Best, located in the New Convent Garden Market, London. Another good idea is to visit interior design fairs in Frankfurt, Paris, and Holland. There you can find some very good wholesalers and some very nice stuff. I think it might be cheaper than to ship it from overseas.”

-Emelie Ekborg (Svenska Blomsterbloggar)

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Some of my favorites from C. Best:

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And some flowers to go in them…

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image via Rosegolden Flowers and Mandy Busby Photography

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image via Amy Merrick 

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image via Modern Bouquet

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image via Fleurs de France 

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image via Botanique and Eliza Truitt Photography

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You might also want to check out Two’s Company. See their tradeshow schedule for Great Britain here. A favorite from Two’s Company…

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And from a sister company of Two’s Company called Tozai Home, love this one

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Thank you, Sarah and Emelie, for your advice on finding a supplier of footed vases and urns. Does anyone else have a source for these footed vases, compotes and urns? I agree with Sarah and Emelie…most of my interesting urns and compotes were found at estate sales, flea markets and stores such as Tuesday Morning or TJ Maxx.

Have an amazing Wednesday!

2 comments:

Jessica said...

I'm partial to sundae bowls or candy dishes!

Botanique said...

I love designing in urns- they are my favorite kind of vessel. Thanks for featuring my work, Amy!