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succulents & wood

I fell in love with the diversity of succulents when i moved to Zimbabwe. The southern hemisphere does not rain as much as East Africa, i suppose that’s why so many garden designs constitute of water-wise succulent arrangements

Succulents and driftwood are a match made in heaven, and they make gorgeous indoor house plants, gifts or even wedding center pieces. We have gained quite a collection of cacti and succulents in the last year, and we are loving the different planters that customers have ordered and bought in the past.

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rustic weddings…

the rustic themed wedding has often been associated with barn weddings, but more urban brides are choosing a one of a kind statement piece to incorporate with their themes.

Its woodsy, earthy, natural, and really says alot about the bride. You want to do you!..something fun, unique , that doesn;t break the bank.


if’ your looking for something fun, creative and unique for your wedding, give us a ring for that 1820 handcrafted cake stand.

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#Cupcakes & high tea

Ever wonder where the idea of high tea came from  ?

So while Afternoon Tea was largely a social event for their upper class counterparts, high tea was a necessary meal in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.A possible explanation why this type of meal was called high tea is the fact that it was eaten at a table. In comparison, Afternoon Tea was taken whilst seating in low, comfortable chairs or sofas. Of course, soon after, the upper classes developed their own variation and also called it ‘high tea’.

So for those who like tea, you may want to consider a crafty piece for you “high tea” snacks.


” cup cakes anyone ?”

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wedding fever

that unfinished log, with burlap bows, and flowers makes for a classy addition. Some brides are bold, with their look, opting for full-on craft decor. Its gusty,

Personalization is the key to keeping the rustic/vintage look alive. To be fabulous, it is not enough to be just well designed; it must also be one-of-a-kind.  To do so takes telling the bride’s story. For it is this individual tale that makes the event unique.

we love stories and  we want to tell yours,



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deep roots, strong foundation

the journey of  a tree starts with a little seed. It take’s time to germinate, and many times you can look give up on the little seed. But what you cant see happening underground, is how the roots develop. Before a tree shoots out of the ground to form it’s thick trunk it starts off with extensive roots, that gives it a strong base for growth later.

Take the Chinese bamboo in its first year, you see no visible signs of activity. In the second year, again, no growth above the soil. The third, the fourth, still nothing. Your patience is tested and you begin to wonder if our efforts (caring, water, etc.) will ever be rewarded.

And finally in the fifth year – behold, a miracle! The Chinese Bamboo Tree grows 80 feet in just six weeks!

Its kind of like the journey of 1820 Workshop… it started with an idea more than 15 years ago…and now here we are…working on some roots s of our own to make beautiful art.

this makes an interesting centerpiece for your home with a square glass fitting