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Post by Corinne Kessel on March 16th, 2011 · 9 Comments
By Corinne Kessel, Principal
Valentine’s Day is over and the next chocolate indulgence holiday will soon be upon us – Easter! As my bio indicates, I am a master Ukrainian Easter egg decorator, a true Pysanka artist. Though I haven’t picked up a “kistka” in years, creating these little cultural delights is one of my fondest memories as a child.
Every Easter, my grandmother would create a beautifully elaborate Easter basket that would be blessed in a big ceremony at the church near her farm. While I am sure there was deep significance to the items in the basket, it did seem the real goal was to outdo your neighbours. A highly competitive affair – it was kind of like a talent contest and beauty pageant for the womenfolk via their Easter Baskets. Luckily, I had “mad skills” with the Pysanka making and always made my Grandma’s basket shine.
Check out a few of my eggs, proudly on display in my mother’s china cabinet. (please note that these are the “B” grade eggs, Grandma has all the best ones!)
So Eggs were then and fake foliage is now. What are you doing this Easter to make your “basket” the best it can be? Do you have a storefront that could use a little bit of Spring Spirit or Easter Oomph? Do you have a restaurant that could use some fresh new centerpieces or décor for the entrance? Or are you hosting an event that could be brightened with the fresh colours of tulips, hydrangeas and flowering trees?
Embrace Spring! Welcome a new season with bright and cheery touches from Greenscape Design & Décor.
All inquiries include a 30 minute complimentary design consultation.
PS – this is still one of the most memorable Spring themed tradeshow displays I have seen: IDS West 2008 (my memory is astonishing, I know!) Emily Carr students created a display for Yellow Pages in which they hung 4000 fresh daffodils from the 20 foot high ceiling at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Love it!
Post by Stephanie on March 10th, 2011 · 4 Comments
By Stephanie Furlong, Design Consultant
It’s been almost 2 months here at Greenscape and I’ve managed to survive and sink my claws in deep enough to know I’ll be around for a while.
So here is my official introduction to our blogoshere and to you, our devoted fans: Hey, I’m Stephanie. I handle all the rentals here. I’m your girl if you’re making a movie, commercial or planning a special event. I have a passion for design and décor and I love nature and all things outdoorsy – so fake plants seemed like a good fit for me.
As part of my initiation to Greenscape I had to get my photo taken for our website. I was directed to Justin over at ThreeSixty Photography. I was a little nervous as it was my first photo shoot and I’m not naturally photogenic, but Justin was fantastic! He made it so comfortable and I ended up having an AWESOME time! Check out the final results in our Who We Are section.
I also took the liberty of adding myself the Greenscape group shot and the results are phenomenal…