FeaturesInside OutThe Giving Season


By Debbie AndersonNovember 25, 2021No Comments

Photos by 360 West staff and courtesy of the maker

Lewis Miller’s impromptu but lavish designs outside hospitals were bright spots on the streets of New York during the pandemic lockdown. Learn how he created these works of art for a different sort of flash mob and check out behind-the-scenes photos in Flower Flash.

$50, Simple Things Furniture Company

Give the gardener something that the fur babies will love, too. Cats find wheat grass irresistible, and it provides essential vitamins and minerals. Yes, they’ll roll in it, but the chlorophyll acts as a natural deodorizer. The same goes for pups and barley grass. The organic seed comes in steel tins ready to hang on the tree.

$4.25 each, Amon Carter Museum of American Art

World Market’s lidded bowls are constructed of bamboo fiber, recycled coffee grounds and BPA-free melamine for your environmentally conscious friends. The rounded cork lid creates a storage spot for fruit; keep root vegetables in the bowl.

$26.99, World Market

The gift of greenery, especially a large plant, is always appreciated by those with green thumbs. While we all enjoy a starter specimen, something lush and mature is an unexpected treat. Make sure the container is special, too, to double the pleasure. Retailers such as Grow Plant Shop in Fort Worth specialize in indoor varieties and can advise you on your selection. They’ll also pot your selection for you.

Any collector of gemstones and minerals will love these substantial frames from House Essential. The 4-by-6 pink quartz frame and 5-by-7 amazonite design are sold separately, but they make a perfect pair.

$100-$115, House Essential

 Fill the bowl held by this demure garden maiden with water to delight the birds and the bees as well as the gardener. Made of durable cast stone (it weighs 60 pounds) so as to last a lifetime, the piece will patina beautifully over time.

$195.95, Archie’s Gardenland


Amon Carter Museum of American Art 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-989-5001, cartermuseum.org

Archie’s Gardenland 6700 Z Boaz Place, Fort Worth, 817-737-6614, archiesgardenland.com

Grow Plant Shop 4800 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, growplantshop.com

House Essential The Shops at Clearfork, 5242 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth, 817-737-2000, houseessential.com

Simple Things Furniture Company 7401 W. Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, 817-332-1772, simplethingsfurniture.com

World Market Multiple locations, worldmarket.com