Friday, November 18, 2011

Holiday Inspirations from Detroit Garden Works

When I’m searching for inspiration for my holiday decor, I am so fortunate to have Detroit Garden Works nearby.  You can see why Garden Design Magazine named Detroit Garden Works one of the top 25 garden stores in the country, and why they were recently featured in Martha Stewart Living magazine.This shop has so many fabulous unusual items for the garden and home, many imported from Europe.   Deb Silver, founder, and Rob Yedinak, manager, are both extremely talented in not only selecting magnificent merchandise, but  also have the talent to create some of the most breathtaking unique displays.  

Detroit Garden Works has a web site , and they ship anywhere.  In addition, Deb has a very informative blog, Dirt Simple,  where she shares her extensive knowledge and creative ideas.  

If I had a place in our home for this old doorway, it definitely would have gone home with me.

Isn't this dog adorable? 

Rob created this tree with old branches he found.  I would have liked trying this in our home for a Christmas tree this year, but we have 9' ceilings and this really lends itself to a room with high ceilings.

Look at all of the milkweed displayed so beautifully in the urn above and how it catches the light.    

How sweet are these little knit birds?

Here is one of those adorable little birds perched on the window frame.

In addition to Detroit Garden Works and Deb's landscaping & design business, she also founded a company called Branch.  The dog sculptures above were designed and fabricated by this company.  They also manufacture garden pots and planters, furniture,  and sculptures.  You can visit the Branch website here

This was one of my purchases today.  I just couldn't resist this charming willow wreath with its milkweed branch that reminds me of my younger days when we used to play with these pods.

The image above and below are from Deb's blog, Dirt Simple.   You will see DGW and its ambience as it is photographed in the evening;  exhibiting, once again, the many talents of Deb, Rob and the staff at Detroit Garden Works.   

 You will learn how Rob created this “pot of fire” using white light strings, "tree of heaven" branches and some dried weed.  Rob has the skills to take some of the simplest ordinary items and turn them into something so unusual and extraordinary.   

It is no surprise that Detroit Garden Works has received the recognition it has from Garden Design Magazine and Martha Stewart Living.  Wouldn't you agree?  I am so fortunate to have this wonderful shop nearby.

1 comment:

  1. Loved the rack with the watering cans hanging on it and the dog sculptures. Its all good!

    Kathy ( atacottagebythesea )