There's a reason why we make beautiful vases - we love flowers! They look good, they smell good and there is something about bringing nature inside that just feels good. Our indoor spaces are both big and small and there's a floral statement that is just right for every corner of your home. We're here to share some of our favorites.
Small & Single
Some blooms are pretty enough on their own, and it just takes one - especially if you are filling a small space like a bathroom counter, or a guestroom night stand. Fragrant blooms are perfect here because a single stem will infuse a subtle scent to keep spaces smelling fresh.
Our favorites include Tuberose, Roses, Lilacs and Jasmine.
Shown here: Mini Vases in Zig Zag & Swirl
Blooms & Greens
Sometimes it's as much about the blooms as the beautiful greens that make them pop. Think of it like accessories that make an outfit. This is also a great way to break up store-bought bouquets into 2 or 3 more vases for placement in other rooms. Greens can be purchased from the florist or can be taken right from your own yard!
Our favorites include Eucalyptus, Bells of Ireland, several kinds of fern, and grasses.
Shown here: 6 in & 10 in Glass Vase in Variegated Blue
Tall & Dramatic
You want a statement piece - it's an occasion or event where guests are greeted with a dramatic floral wow! This can be the centerpiece on a table, a pop in a hallway or a colorful welcome in an entryway. Think long stalks and colorful blooms mixed with greens.
Our favorites include Gladiolus, Snapdragons, Calla Lilies and Peonies.
Shown here: Leaf Glass Vase in 12 in, 16 in, & 20 in.
Care & Cutting of Your Stems
We're getting ready to celebrate the biggest wedding month of the year here in the Pacific Northwest and are very busy making beautiful custom-designed gifts for lots of couples about to start their new lives together!
Wedding gifts can be a stressful decision for some—this is where wedding registries and the checkbook provide a fool-proof way to give without worry. This route also makes sense when couples are starting a home, or just starting over and their needs are bigger.
If you want to give a gift that's more personal but want to be sure that you're on target, we've created a guide to help you select something thoughtful and perfect.
It's okay to veer off the registry.
Registry items are merely suggestions, not obligations and meant to be a guideline as to what the couple wants and needs. If you decide to purchase something else, it’s a good idea to check out the registry to gauge the couple’s style.
Do your research.
Who are these people as a couple? What do they really love to do and how do they like to spend their time? The best way to make a gift personal is to choose something you know they’ll really love. You can even mention why you chose it in your note, so they’ll know you took the time to pick just the right gift.
Get something they didn’t register for but that goes with their tableware.
Glance at their registry to see what they have selected to guide your personal gift choice. Have they ordered a cocktail shaker and other bar accessories? Are they wine & champagne drinkers? Give a lovely set of unique martini glasses or special occasion champagne flutes to compliment their choices. Even throw in a cocktail making class or a special bottle to further personalize the gift. If they love to entertain, there are so many beautiful serving dishes that can reflect their sense of style.
Go in with others on a larger gift.
If there is something really special you have your eye on that you know the couple would love, but it's a bit out of your budget, reach out to a few friends or family members who might like to contribute. Keep the group small though, because it can get complicated with final decisions, and you also want the couple to recall everyone who gave it to them.
Good luck with your wedding shopping! Enjoy some of our favorite gift ideas from the Tamara Childs Collection slideshow below:
We just wrapped up another year at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and it was such fun! It's so nice to get out of the studio and to work with people directly. We always make new friends while seeing old ones and spending time with our wonderful customers.
The biggest joy comes from actually placing all of our pieces together in settings that the eye can imagine. Nothing can show the Tamara Childs' experience like a single photograph or piece. The sum of all the parts gives such visual possibilities for home decor and dining tables - and let's not forget wedding season and wanting to give unique one-of-a-kind gifts that can start a new bride's collection.
Enjoy some of the Atlanta showroom displays below. A special shout-out to Home World for their coverage on the showroom.
Design Studio, an interior design firm in Denver, was recently featured in Boulder Lifestyle Magazine - The Design Issue. In the article, the team was asked for their favorite picks and they chose the Wabi Sabi Bubble Glass Bowl! Shop this home decor accent here.
See the full issue of Boulder Life Magazine - we're on Page 110.
Tamara Childs Collection introduces bold new metallic design for hand-gilded glassware; Roadz is available now
Seattle, WA (April, 2016)—The Tamara Childs Collection adds a new graphic design to their exquisite portfolio of hand-gilded creations. ‘Roadz’ was created by Tamara’s son, Adam Childs, a master gilder and designer for the Childs brand. Adam was inspired to create an iconic design with a more modern, masculine pattern that complimented some of the bolder glassware.
“Whenever we design something new, we try to let the attributes of the glass we've chosen influence the pattern and treatment that shows up on the finished product. I try to consider things like size, shape, texture, profile, different lines, even the function of the piece if it's supposed to have one,” says Adam Childs. "My influences for the 'Roadz" pattern came from the bold, clean lines and the subtle taper on our large vases."
Tamara Childs Collection ‘blings’ new tabletop designs and patterns to adorn the most stylish holiday tables
As at-home in a Saudi Royal palace as on your holiday table, Tamara Childs Collection introduces vibrant new metallic colors for her popular Wabi Sabi designed tabletop, holiday gifts and home décor
Seattle, WA (December 16, 2014)--Whether for the holiday table, weddings or as unique gifts, the keyword in home décor and tableware continues to be metallic: Tamara Childs Collection’s gold, silver, copper and composites of all create simple elegance for the holiday home. Just in time for your holiday list of must-have metallic gifts, décor and tabletop are the new twists on the Tamara Childs Collection Wabi Sabi-inspired designs. Oranges, golds, reds and all shades in between create a glow that will warm your table.
The term ‘Wabi Sabi’ represents a Japanese world view or aesthetic celebrating the beauty and peace in ordinary things. According to Wikipedia, the characteristics of the Wabi Sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, irregularity, simplicity, austerity and genuine integrity which the new Tamara Childs design captures beautifully.
Tamara Childs Collection returns to Las Vegas Market (#LVMkt) with new hand-gilded patterns and tabletop treasures
Growing demand for Tamara Childs metallic tabletop, gifts, accessories and home décor brings brand expansion, new showroom, partners, designs and products
Seattle, Washington (July 24, 2014)—The popular Tamara Childs Collection returns to Las Vegas Market July 27th to the 31st with new hand-gilded tabletop treasures and designs. Tamara Childs will showcase her extensive array of glassware, giftware, tabletop, home décor and accessories at her new permanent venue in Las Vegas.
Tamara Childs introduces a new line of metallic gilded designs called Wabi Sabi. The term ‘Wabi Sabi’ represents a Japanese world view or aesthetic celebrating the beauty and peace in ordinary things. According to Wikipedia, the characteristics of the Wabi Sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, irregularity, simplicity, austerity and genuine integrity which the new Tamara Childs design captures beautifully.
Growing demand for Tamara Childs hand-gilded tabletop, gifts, accessories and home décor brings brand expansion, new partners, designs and products
Seattle, Washington (June 30, 2014)—Internationally-renowned artisan of hand-gilded glassware, Tamara Childs of Childs Studio, this summer opens another new permanent showroom at the popular America’s Mart Atlanta Market. Childs opened her first showroom in the western United States at the Las Vegas Market in January and returns to the Jully market there with new products and designs.
On July 8th Tamara Childs Collection opens a new permanent showroom at AmericasMart in Atlanta. Caskata and Rolf Glass join the Tamara Childs Collection there for the market that runs July 8 to 15, 2014. Tamara Childs will showcase her extensive array of hand-gilded glassware, giftware, tabletop, home décor and accessories at the new permanent venues. The showrooms will be open to buyers and customers year-round.
Eager to expand its tabletop category, Las Vegas Market strikes gold with the opening of the Tamara Childs Showroom of hand-gilded tabletop, giftware, home décor and accessories.
Seattle, Washington (January, 2014) —Internationally-renowned artisan of hand-gilded glassware, Tamara Childs of Childs Studio, opens her first showroom in the western United States at the popular Las Vegas Market this month. Childs Studio showcases its extensive array of hand-gilded glassware, giftware, tabletop and home décor and accessories at the new permanent venue. The showroom will be open to buyers and customers year-round.
Even as an ancient art, gilding thin metal leaf on surfaces as a means of adornment delighted its recipients—as gifts, showpieces or as everyday tableware. In her unique style, Tamara Childs continues this timeless tradition of creating hand-gilded pieces of table art made for a lifetime of enjoyment and use.