Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Keep Flowers Fresh with an Ikebana

I love flowers, most any flower will do, I don't need fancy roses to keep me happy, but I do love it when my flowers stay fresh and beautiful.  Gary, over at Coyote Roadhouse Pottery in Montana designs Ikebana's and offered to send me one, wouldn't you just love one of these to display your flowers in?

I was sent a gorgeous brown glazed Ikebana which suits my home perfectly!  The trick to the Ikebana is that Gary uses Copper for his 'frog' which helps the flowers stay fresh longer.  I've been out of town and when I returned my mother-in-law had a dozen roses sitting on my kitchen table, perfect timing for me to try the Ikebana magic!

My Roses in the Ikebana I received, these stayed looking much better than those below

These are the roses I placed in a vase, they turned brown much more quickly

The roses in the Ikebana stayed tight and fresh much longer than those in a traditional vase, plus, don't you think they look much more artsy and beautiful in the Ikebana?!

A few words from the store's homepage:

In Montana for the past 28 years, the Coyote Roadhouse has been offering it's creative cuisine in cooking and pottery. All of our recipes in food and glazes are personally created by Gary Hastings. Each piece of porcelain is hand crafted and a work of art. The unique glazes move and interact differently under each firing, therefore creating a mood for each piece. Most importantly, our pottery is free of lead and other chemical additives. We will be updating and creating new designs for your continued pleasure, so please check on our web site often for the latest creations. Hope to see you soon. You may also view our other website Coyote Roadhouse Inn.

Capturing the ancient oriental art of porcelain with its distinct colors and beauty, the Coyote Utsuwa for Ikebana proves to be the perfect gift any time of the year. The secret of the Ikebana's ability to keep your flowers living longer and looking fresher lies inside with the kenzan or frog pin.

The stems of your flowers are pierced with the prongs of the kenzan which secures and enables the water inside the utsuwa to travel to the blossoms of your flowers and maintain their beauty and aroma up to three weeks.

For You:

Gary is offering my readers a special discount, go on over and check out his Ikebana's, then give him a call (406 837-1233) and tell Gary you found him through my blog post and he'll set you up with a 10% discount!  Spring is around the corner all of those beautiful flowers will be blooming before you know it!  Mother's Day is coming soon, surprise your mom with a gorgeous Ikebana!

**I received a complimentary Ikebana in exchange for review, thanks Gary for your generosity.


1 comment:

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