Saturday, November 13, 2010

Studio Three Part 2 and A Giveaway

Yesterday I took you on a tour of a store in La Plata, Maryland called Studio Three Flowers.  As I mentioned in my last post, Studio Three will be hosting their annual open house this weekend from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm so they've been busy decorating the store for the holiday season...and it's beautiful!

Yesterday I showed you mostly overall shots of how the store looks, but in today's post I wanted to get up close and personal and share some of the wonderful items they have used to create this winter wonderland!

And be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post to find out about a lovely giveaway!!!

I think what makes these trees and this store so special is the lavish way in which each tree and the entire store is lovingly decorated.  It truly is a sight to behold!

The trees are all done in a different theme and you really have to stand and stare at them for awhile to appreciate all of the wonderful individual ornaments, silk flowers, and ribbon on each one.

Musical instruments filled this tree...

As well as beautiful European style ornaments in a variety of themes.

My daughter goes to the ballet each year to see the Nutcracker, so she would appreciate these lovely sequined fellows!

This tree was my favorite of all the trees in the shop, which is really saying something since all of the trees are magnificent!!  It had a chartreuse and white theme and Anne Ford, one of the owners, had used gorgeous silk tulips and shimmering branches at the top of the tree to create a little unexpected sparkle and drama.

Dripping in icicles, flocked branches kissed with snow, and strewn with sparkling seashells, it immediately caught my eye.  It was so completely fresh and different, and I thought to myself, "wouldn't this be perfect for a winter wedding!"

I also loved this beautiful nativity set.  Its simple antiqued white color with a touch of glitter would be beautiful on an entry table or just about anywhere!

Here is more of the set atop a pretty!

I mentioned my love of snowmen in my last post, and this one almost came home with me.  Look at that faux fur scarf, and his top hat made from tree bark!  Looks like Frosty has had a makeover!!

Snow 'men' aren't the only ones who can look fetching during the winter months.  This little snow girl was happy to be safely nestled in the branches of the snow themed tree this year.

Butterfiles seem to be all the rage this year for Christmas, and this be jeweled beauty was ready to take flight.

If visions of sugar plums dance in your head, then this candy cane confection is sure to please.

I think I saw a teddy bear or two trying to steal a few licks when no one was looking!

Creative ideas are everywhere at Studio Three, including this wonderful tree!

What a wonderfully clever idea to use this sample staircase leading up to this lovely tree...this is such a great idea, and I've never seen anything quite like it!

Of course you all know me, I couldn't leave the store without a little something for myself...I mean I've not been naughty...only nice, I promise!

It turns out it wasn't me who was nice, but Studio Three owners Anne and David Ford who were more than just nice...they were extremely generous as well!  I spied these darling little swirly peppermint puffs as soon as I walked in, and Anne and David gave me some to take home...sweets for the sweet they said.  Ok, they didn't actually say that, but they did give them to me, and I was thrilled, thank you Anne and David!!!

I bought some other things as well, but you'll just have to wait until after Thanksgiving when I will be hauling out the bins and putting up my new favorite finds...including the lovelies I bought from Studio Three!

After the shoot, and before I was treated to a lovely lunch with my friends Doug and Joan Vogel...thank you again, Anne gave me a beautiful gift bag with a special treat for one of my readers!

This isn't just any treat, it's a gorgeous Lampe Berger oil lamp from the Limoges Lampe Mandolino line.  An ethereal angel playing a lute graces both sides of the white Limoges bisque lamp, and it is a work of art in and of itself.

But you don't just get this beautiful lamp, this is a gift set that includes a leaded gold top, burner, instructions for using the lamp, a funnel, and of course fragrance oil.  The fragrance oil included is "Ocean Breeze," sounds soothing doesn't it?!

I took the lamp portion out just long enough to snap a few pictures, and I have to admit that it looked right at home on my white bucket bench!!!  Hmm, did I say to Anne that I would give this away....I'm feeling a little fuzzy on that!! ;-)

If you are familiar with Lampe Berger then you know they have a long history of provided soothing fragrances that not only make a home fresh and welcoming, but they also help clean the air by actually eliminating odors.  And they are also beautiful objets d'art!

I can't thank Anne and David Ford enough for giving me this lovely gift valued at $120.00.  And the best part is that one of you will get to win it!!!  Thank you Anne, David, Doug and Studio Three!!!

Before I get to the Giveaway details, I want to remind you that Studio Three Flowers will be hosting their Holiday Open House this Saturday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.  There will be door prizes and lots more, so if you live near La Plata, Maryland...or within driving sure to stop by and please tell them Kat from Low Tide High Style said hi!!

And if you need flowers, don't just go by what you see on their website, they have lots of custom designs to suit every budget and every taste!

Ok, now to the Giveaway details.

For Chances To Win the Lampe Berger Oil Lamp

1.  Simply leave a comment telling me what your favorite fragrance is, it doesn't have to be one of the Lampe Berger fragrances, just something you love!!

2.  Become a Follower of Low Tide High Style, or if you already are a Follower, be sure to leave a SECOND SEPARATE comment letting me know...and thank you in advance!

3.  Tweet, Blog, or Facebook the Giveaway for a third chance...Just be sure to come back and leave a 3rd separate comment letting me know!

The Giveaway will be open until Friday, November 19th at Midnight PST...Good luck everyone!

I truly appreciate all of the wonderful comments everyone leaves, and I apologize for not getting back to some of you...please know I read and enjoy every one!  Things have been crazy around my house, and as of today they will be ten times as crazy, because as you read this...I'm off to pick up my new puppy...little Misty Belle!  So please bear with me as I won't be able to reply for a few weeks while we all get settled in!!!  Enjoy our weekend, I know I will...puppy kisses everyone!


  1. What a wonderful place! I LOVE those trees, the tree toppings..and your snowman!... I collect them too.. he is adorable.

  2. I was a little MIA recently. My speaking calendar has been very full! What a great post to come "home" to! I love the white flocked tree. My sister made a real tree flocked one year... what a mess, but it was a stunning beauty! I got some wonderful ideas of how to "top" a tree. I'm sure I'll do something like that this year.
    Beautiful and generous giveaway. I have never heard of Lampe Berger, so I did a little self education. The signature scent would be one I'd like to try... any french fragrence must be delicious!
    xo Yvonne

  3. Gorgeous trees......looks like a mini white wonderland :o)

  4. I enjoyed the tour, part 1 & 2. For some reason this year, I am ready to start early. Great giveaway!


  5. Everything looks so beautiful! That nativity scene is just gorgeous! You could seriously spend an hour just looking at each tree! My mind would explode with all the ideas! :)

    What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you! Summer night sounds wonderful!!

    Have fun with puppy today!!!!

  6. Signature fragrance would be just fine!
    Hugs Loui♥

  7. am still savoring the delights of this beautiful post!
    YES! am an avid follower!!
    warmest hugs..

  8. i like the white and chartreuse as well. i was nt going to decorate a tree this year but youve inspired me to make the effort!

  9. Hi! I got home from Florida on Tuesday and I'll never get caught up around here. I would be crazy in that beautiful store (I haven't read part 1 yet). I was feeling pretty anti-decorating this year, but I'm starting to think I can do it. I've picked my theme colors...the first step!

    My favorite fragrance...vanilla.

  10. I'm a follower for to read part 1

  11. Well, if a person didn't come away with the Christmas spirit from there, they just won't get it at all! What gorgeous decor...and the nativity! It was awesome! And so are the peppermint balls. thanks for sharing.

  12. I'm not familiar with Lampe Berger....the signature scent sounds like something to fall in love with! Love those peppermint balls!

  13. My favorite would have to be the lime and white tree, too.

    What a very generous favorite oil is Morning Dew.

  14. Hi Kat,
    What a lovely, festive place to visit. I could stay in there for hours. It reminds me of the Christmas store in nearby Calabash.

    Love the peppermint balls and the oil light.
    My favorite scent would be vanilla.


  15. Now I must go read your part I post, this place is simply lovely! And that white and chartreuse tree, ooooh that was really really beautiful! Oh and what a generous giveway! That ocean scent sounds good to me! xo ~Lili

  16. Hi Kat, What gorgeous holiday decorations! My favorite is the white and chartreuse tree too. This is such a beautiful and generous giveaway.
    Hugs, Sherry

  17. Me again! I am adding the giveaway to my sidebar.

  18. I'm so excited to see some photos of the new puppy - actually more specifically, I need scale photos so I can see how big she is. It's an exciting day for you.

    The trees are gorgeous. I thought that spray of candy as a tree topper was ingenious.

  19. Double thank you's for sharing this beautifully decorated store. Reno, NV is too far to travel, but if I could wiggle my nose ... I'd certainly be there!
    I love how a scent can bring seemingly long lost memories back. There are so many scents that I love but I'll choose full blown magnolia flowers on a warm summer night ... heavenly!

  20. Kat, you are a daily must read for me! I've been with you for quite a while and will be for the long haul!
    Enjoy the puppy time ... you'll be missed but the new family deserves private bonding time!!!

  21. What an absolutely delightful store. If only I was able to just "pop over" and have a look however you have done the next best thing with your beautiful photos. "Morning Dew" fragrance just sounds so natural. Can't wait to see Misty Belle - such excitement! ;)Sharyne

  22. Hi my friend,

    Catching up on my reading here and the puppy is a heart melter ♥

    Beautiful Christmas post. I'm not familiar with Lampe Berger so of course I had to do some sleuthing to quell my curiosity :D and love the concept.

    My favorite would be the orange blossom.

    Stay well, you are always in my thoughts even though I'm not around as often as I used to be.

    Jane T.

  23. Hi Kat! That shop is absolutely gorgeous! I wish I lived closer to it!

    My favorite scent is spice.

  24. I'm a loyal follower! I love your blog!!

  25. I would love to get lost in that shop for a few hours. Everything there is ab--sew--lute--lee gorgeous! The designer/decorator is wonderfully talented. That place would really help any of us that have trouble getting in to the Holiday spirit! Thank you for sharing Kat. Your photography is amazing! I love how you make everything just come to life! Carolyn P.S. That's wonderful to hear that you're bringing Misty Belle home now! I can imagine the fun you'll be having with her. Good luck settling her in!

  26. My favorite new fragrance must be "ocean breezes" !!! Sounds wonderful...

  27. I have gladly shared this on FB (and thanks for alerting me that my posts were not actually on the blog site:)

  28. Love this lamp,
    as the guitar was
    my instrument in
    my younger days and
    my daughter plays
    the harp : ) !!
    My favorite fragrance
    for this season is
    Frasier Fir or cinnamon.
    Love them....and YOU,
    for this delightful
    giveaway. Thanks, Kat!
    xx Suzanne
    PS: I want to see 'lots
    of puppy pics! I am
    having second dog thoughts,
    at the moment....

  29. I've followed you
    since the beginning
    of my bloggy life.
    xx Suzanne

  30. I love any fragrance that has vanilla or lavender...or both! What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you! ♥

  31. Kat, I really enjoyed the tour of this wonderful shop. I could go nuts in there. How sweet to offer this giveaway. I love the smell of lavender or clean linen or fruits.

  32. Oh my word: the staircase leading to the tree! How inspired! Well, given the season, I love anything (and it doesn't matter what the season cause I always like it) cinnamon-y smelling.

  33. What a magnificient post. Thank you for sharing all those images with us.

    My favourite fragrance is honeysuckle.

  34. My all time favorite is HOPE -been mine for 30 some years and has always brought me a good feeling.

  35. Is there a Studio Three Part 1?

  36. My favorite fragrance is actually vanilla. I do not intend to be plain or boring but- vanilla lends a sense of warmth and comfort which is why I enjoy it!

  37. I am also a follower- and I just read your recent blog and I am sorry to hear that you blog will be suspended for the foreseeable future. I have truly enjoyed reading your blog and your photos are beautiful. Best of luck in the future and may you find peace with the changes in your life!

  38. I can't make it to this lovely place due to geography but I will be recommending to those i know who can make the drive I also just read about you going MIA for a time and i want you to know i understand but you will be missed Looking forward to your return

  39. Getting me in the spirit to decorate my house this weekend for my family who will be in town to celebrate our Christmas on the 27th. My favorite scent ever is Night Blooming Jasmine.

  40. My favourite fragrance is Green Tea, so fresh and light. I would love a chance to win your generous giveaway. xx

  41. I am a happy follower of you lovely blog Kat. xx

  42. I'm a new follower. What a gorgeous post of Christmas decor. Love your Blog title!!!! One of my favorite scents is gardenia!!!

  43. What beautiful decor!
    My favourite scent: apple cinnamon.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  44. I'm a new follower via GFC.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com


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