Friday, December 26, 2014

Miss metal design

Miss Metal Design is Stephanie Dwyer, a metal artist in Mississippi who's fascinated by bottle trees and is making a living designing some very interesting ones. This is called "the Katrina tree," memorializing the 2005 hurricane that so devastated Mississippi. Stephanie does bottle arbors and things like magazine racks, and personally delivers her pieces whenever possible. She often becomes friends with her customers, and says bottle trees bring out stories and family histories, and friendships develop naturally. Check out her website - and her story: http://www.missmetaldesign.com/

Miss metal design

Miss Metal Design is Stephanie Dwyer, a metal artist in Mississippi who's fascinated by bottle trees and is making a living designing some very interesting ones. This is called "the Katrina tree," memorializing the 2005 hurricane that so devastated Mississippi. Stephanie does bottle arbors and things like magazine racks, and personally delivers her pieces whenever possible. She often becomes friends with her customers, and says bottle trees bring out stories and family histories, and friendships develop naturally. Check out her website - and her story: http://www.missmetaldesign.com/

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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

Virginia A. Smith Inquirer Staff Writer
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