Who doesn’t love Daylight Savings Time? We’ll soon get to enjoy an extra hour of daylight before the sun sets. Birds are winging their way home. The temperature rises and the banks of snow dissolve. Green shoots peek out of the soil and trees develop pink branch tips. We notice a spring in our step!
This Marketplace Pop-Up Collection, Spring Ahead, inspires us with the paintbox colors and iconic imagery of springtime. Even if we’re not quite ready to relax on that handmade loveseat in the garden, enjoying a leisurely sunset, it’s never too soon to plan ahead. Aren’t you totally ready for a new season?
Those first robins are really the heralds of spring. Sport one of Lisa and Scott Cylinder’s inventive bird pins, fashioned from found objects and impeccable artistry. Stephani Briggs captures floral beauty in gold and gemstones, and she would love to design a bespoke piece for you based on your favorite flower. Jae Song’s eye-popping swing coat and summery culotte dress are adorned with stylized birds or flowers in a range of vibrant colors.
If you want spring in your home year-round, Marlene Rye draws stunning poppies in soft pastels. Amy Gillespie creates sculptural, impressionistic wall pieces with felt, paint, and a variety of hardwoods. Ed Branson’s blown glass has always evoked burgeoning plant life in kaleidoscopic hues. Flowers are the focus of much of Deana Blanchard and Chuck Young’s work, from sculpture to garden gates. Roger DiTarando’s irresistible goats and kids – and all of his bronze creatures, great and small – speak to the animal lover inside us all. Gaze at them from your perch on that metal garden bench by Matthew Evald Johnson.