Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Martha Stewart's Christmas Edition - Not a Single Poinsettia!

I was so excited to see Martha's Christmas edition on sale at the grocery store today!  I bought it the minute I saw it.  I couldn't WAIT to see what kind of wonderful floral inspirations she had to offer us this year.

But as I flipped through it, a horrible fact began to dawn on me.


There were NO poinsettias gracing these pages.....



nothing, nada, bupkiss!

Well, except for THIS photo.....


where, if you look very close.....



you can see a few live poinsettias behind the dancers legs.

THAT'S IT!  Not a single live poinsettia in the whole rotten magazine.  Are you KIDDING ME?!  I have a whole GREENHOUSE full of gorgeous plants just waiting to go to market......


click photo to visit the Vancouver Sun's blog by Steve Whysall about his visit to Darvonda today


and Martha doesn't use a SINGLE ONE in her Christmas edition this year?!  What was she THINKING?!

And then it dawned on me......

Martha only used items in her magazine that are part of her "Martha Stewart" line, available this year at Home Depot.  She can't make money by showing POINSETTIAS in her magazine because she doesn't supply plants.  Of COURSE she wants to encourage shoppers to buy things with her name on it.  So, this Christmas she focused on non-living decorations.

Hmmmmm.  This Martha fan just got a little less impressed with her favorite design diva.

As a matter of fact, I called in my very own team of designers tonight to work on wedding invitations.....



that have absolutely NO inspiration from Martha what-so-ever....

and they turned out so GORGEOUS that I think we are going to start our OWN magazine soon with all kinds of great crafty ideas.  We'll make sure to include all sorts of live poinsettias in OUR Christmas Edition.

What is Christmas without poinsettias?!


Let me know if you want a subscription.


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11 Responses to “Martha Stewart's Christmas Edition - Not a Single Poinsettia!”

Anonymous said...

Martha who? YOur pointsettias are the talk of the valley, and points beyond..people are wondering how in the world you pulled it off... they are very beautiful,and certainly add a lot of color and pizazz(martins favorite word) to anyones decor..
Once this extra cold weather stops, I'm certain that you will not be able to keep up with demand.
I'll subscribe! Lisa

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Well, it's her loss.

Let's hope for a break in this cold weather so you can start shipping those babies out fast.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

momofcrt said...

Wow, beautiful invitations!
I have two poinsettias here, both FAKE mwuahaha. Actually, I'm not a real fan of the plants, I know they look pretty and all, but....
am I disowned from the family now? :-)
Hopefully you sell lots and lots!

Rosa said...

Great blog post by Steve!
Hopefuly Saturday's paper will also get people in the buying mood. ..

Plumberboy said...

I knew you would eventually realize the truth about Martha. Just didn't think it would take this long.

Nancy-Mom said...

Marthas's not my favorite but I'll subscribe to yours :-)
Love all the colours in the greenhouse. Now if we could get our house to look that colourful....
Guess we'll have to buy ours here in Vernon cause we don't have a Costco card. :-( Do you have a supplier here ??
Love Steve's article.

Rosa said...

plumberboy. . . LOL!

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

I'll definitely take a subscription to your poinsettia-filled crafty magazine :-)

Does Martha really need to hawk her own products? She's already got a boatload of money, why not share other people's beautiful Christmas items?

Kelly

Evelyn in Canada said...

I'm not a fan of pointsettias either. Somehow they rank up there in my mind with geraniums. They're just a bit too flamboyant and in your face.

I'm sorry! Your pink ones are pretty nice though, but they've never said "Christmas" to me. Maybe it's because my mom always got one for her anniversary instead of for Christmas.

Marina said...

I'll simple use one of your phrases: "What is Christmas without poinsettias?" That and only that says with a few words what I believe!!!
What I admire about you people is that weddings are a family matter! I mean you don't use some stores and wedding planning shops and specialists but the hole family and friends help for everything! How wonderful is that!!! That way you stay connected and loved, you feel everything much more... I understand ofcourse that you're getting really tired by the preperations but it's worth it!

Green Willow Pond said...

Shame on Martha! If I lived anywhere near you, I'd pop on over and buy my poinsettias from you. Your displays are gorgeous!