Did you know we feature over 40 local artisans in our shop? Truly when you shop at Signature Finishes you are supporting your local community. It is with great pleasure that I would like to introduce you to Kathie of Garden’s Under Glass. It is fitting that we should feature Kathie’s work in May as we have historically reserved early May for our Garden Party Event these last 6 years. Who better to spotlight than our vendor with the greenest thumb? Kathie’s work has graced the shop since our early days and she has such a talent for making terrariums. She loves to hunt for antique vessels at the Brimfield Flea Market and antique malls throughout New England. She built a lovely garden room addition in her home to house her love of plants. She not only has a heart of gold but everything Kathie touches turns to green!
Kathie has had some terrariums in her personal collection that have survived over a decade now! Terrariums are an eco-friendly environment and if you have trouble keeping plants alive then terrariums are your new friend. She recommends that you place your containers in indirect sunlight or low light areas and no need to water typically unless it looks really dry. If the container fills with condensation, simply remove the lid for a short time until the moisture dissipates! Easy care and so beautiful in any room in your home! Each piece is lovingly created and a true one-of-a-kind creation. If you look closely within the vessels you will find a distinctive detail in each piece such as a miniature pewter snail, a ceramic mushroom or a sweet bunny. It’s the attention to detail that sets this plant artist apart!
I asked Kathie how she got started in the business?…
When I was a child my grandmother brought me a terrarium when I was sick and I loved it. When they started to make a come back I wanted to make one so I experimented with different materials and tools to see which ones worked best and developed the knack for creating a quality product. I so enjoy finding unusual vessels to put them in. Maureen was kind enough to let me put them in her shop and I have been there since she opened as one of her first consigners.
I am so grateful and honored to have such a talented artist as a member of the Signature Finishes family. I have made so many beautiful and lasting friendships along this journey. Stay tuned for additional blog posts to learn more about our complete family here! In the meantime stop by the shop….we are open daily and we are looking forward to your visit.
Have a great day!