BBB HOLIDAY BEZAAR STUDIO SALE with lots of BBB specials and DIY gifts with 10% going to Trinity Community Table.   For event info: Hope to see you.

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Bonny's Thanksgivng drift: the mobile wreath

Apropos of the Thanksgiving and holiday wreath-making season, sister and garden/artist  Bonny McKeough never fails to treat the mind's eye with the visual poetry of her driftwood/found object mobile sculptures.  I was wondering where my stash of old spoons went.   I don't like using unnecessary electricity these days for lighting up the season: reflective materials and chimes compliments of the wind are a whimsical solution for me.  Does that sound like 'bah, humbug'  Oh well.
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Founders Garden Club of Sarasota

Thank you Founders Garden Club of Sarasota for having me and the Brave Brown Bag collection at your Green Forever luncheon last Wed. One never knows what the display arrangements will be but this worked out wonderfully with a bit of artful tromp d'oeil greenery as my background.  Very forever green.  And loved the red/white and blue parapluie and the silent garcon.  He didn't charge for the espresso!

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Biddiing battle over BBB at the DX?

Last night at the annual Toronto Design Exchange DX Intersection party/fundraiser, our Antique Wax BBB was auctioned off to the highest bidder?  Were you there?  Did their honorary guest Monocle editor, Tyler Brule buy it? Oh such wishful thinking.  Every year since 2003 we've donated a BBB to the event.  

In 2003 the BBB received the Gold Award in the sustainable/fashion category;  an oxymoron if there ever was one -  Sustainable means to last and the latter is always changing....  Oh well.  Wish I could've been a fly on the wall and watched the bidding.  Or did someone think a paper bag was being auctioned as a high design joke. 


Now this is not a joke but an example of  fashion and sustainability.   Recently a customer  bought a new BBB and gave us this treasured daily companion for a day at the BBB spa.   The expression "give it up"  comes to mind.  But we will see what we can do and it might just be unsustainable....  On the other hand one should never give up hope.  And everyone has their pet 'cant throw it out yet' experiences.  I should talk.


I could not say no to this wheelbarrow of 50 geraniums destined for my neighbour's compost last weekend.  Where am I gong to put 50 pots inside this fall.  Or one deadheads them and into cold storage, if I had one....  I am sucker for geranium pink;  luckily there were not 100 of them. 

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Conko is back - the unscary clown!

Our Conko the clown tote is back.   An exclusive production for the Conko Foundation.  The Conklin family gave Canadians the wonderful Canadian National Exhibition.  Third generation Trish and Melissa Conklin although no longer involved with the CNE maintain the rights to the wonderful Conko logo designed by Chris Yaneff in the 60's.  It does indeed look very mid century...... and Trish and Melissa are also fans of our BBB.
I just don't understand this scary clown stuff that is in the local news these days... teenagers dressing up in scary clown costumes and doing the bogeyman bordering on bullying act jumping out of the bushes and frightening the hay out of young and old I suspect.   Some people do have clown phobias.  Trish has always had us place the image on both sides of the bag peaking above or around the edge as if to lessen any
direct in your face frightfulness.  
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