The Perfect Mother's Day Gift!
Beautiful handmade toleware botanicals!
Detailed specimens available in many colors
Also in whites and golds ...
Available in pots, urns or the customer's own containers
Here are white flowers with greenery...
Dramatic palm trees that climb the walls all the way to the ceiling
are available in gold or colors as well
Stately plants awaiting placement in just the right spot!
These two are available through Bergdorf Goodman
Life like specimens that even I can't kill...
I happened upon Tommy Miller's booth as I was leaving market last week in High Point. His wife, Marty, was manning their show space alone and spoke to me as I walked by. Marty caught my eye, because she still looked fresh and was pleasant, which is amazing on the last day of show at the eleventh hour. You would have thought it was the first day of the show and I was the first buyer. She excitedly shared her husband's work and explained every detail to me. At first, I thought, wow! I have really found something here! I can't wait to share with the world! After further conversation with my new sweet friend, I discovered that I was late to the party ! It seems Bunny Williams, Phoebe Howard and a host of other greats had discovered Tommy's work as well. As we stood and chatted I had a hard time focusing on conversation for the temptation to look at every flower. Simply exquisite and so lifelike! Each flower is created from copper and tin then tediously hand painted and shaped to mimic the real flower. Truly works of art. My favorite kept changing as I walked around the booth. It was really hard to leave without purchasing one. Of course several varieties have been added to my wish list for future purchases. To own something so beautiful, which will not die and lovingly made locally is too good to be true! What more is there to want?
Eventually, Tommy strolled up and was as gracious and pleasant as his lovely wife.
I wish I had taken a picture of Marty and Tommy, but here is one of Tommy...
If you will remember my post on Mr and Mrs Howard on Friday, with this vignette?
Note the Tommy Mitchell Flowers on brackets above the sofa!
I truly wish my photography was better. These pictures do not do this line justice.
Click over to their website and see more here! These would make great Mother's Day Gifts!
Stocking dealers are listed on The Tommy Mitchell Company website.
If you have trouble finding them locally email me at Lmende@gmail.com.