Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Faux Bois Wreath Trunk Show!

Faux Bois
Wreath Trunk Show

Local kitchen designer, Valerie Pressley, branched out one year and found success with her beautiful and unique magnolia and boxwood wreaths adorned with rustic antlers.  Now Faux Bois has a loyal following in the Charlotte area, so much of a following that Pressley had to get the help from friend Kristen Xerras to aid in the making of these beautiful holiday accents . 

As Valerie said, "Who needs the traditional red and green?  Why not go after something distinct and different for the winter and holiday season?"

These fresh magnolia and boxwood wreaths are hand crafted in Belmont, North Carolina.  The Original Collection is the best seller year after year.  These wreaths are made of beautiful stems cut from the southern magnolia tree and have a unique take on a bow... antlers are used instead.

The leaves of the magnolia lend a classic elegance to the wreaths with their simple and broadly ovate, smooth margins. They are dark green, stiff and leathery, and often scurfy brown appearance underneath.  Pressley and Xerras look for each stem to have optimum color and texture, then hand cut and carefully craft into timeless adornments for your home.

These wreaths are best suited for outdoors; each fresh wreath to last 2-3 weeks then it starts its drying process: the leaves slightly curl up and turn light green and brown as a magnolia will.

Cotswold Marketplace is hosting a Faux Bois trunk show Saturday, November 13th from 11:00-5:00.  They will have a large and extended offering of wreaths, garlands, and topiaries (all starting at $55.00).  Also, exclusively for the trunk show they will be taking appointments for home trimming packages.  We look forward to joining us for this festive event!

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