Prettty>>>Flower Frogs

Spring is near, I can feel it {my allergies can too}. Around Baton Rouge, flowers are starting to bloom ever so slowly. Spring is one of my favorite times in Baton Rouge, the gardens and yards explode with color. There is nothing more beautiful!

Soooo, where to put all these beautiful flowers inside to brighten up your room? FLOWER FROGS are the answer. They come in all different shapes, sizes, & colors {as you can see}. You can either sink them into a vase to hold longer stems or a shallow bowl for shorter stems, OR you can just showcase them on a shelf and gawk over their uniqueness. Use one today and make your flowers extra pretttty!

All of these are vintage or antiques bought from various vendors, showcased in an Arlington Ave. home. 1. Tourquoise old round ball, floral pattern 2. Sputnik inspired, green, California Pottery vase 3. Roseville Donatello, orange + green, 1915 4. Vintage, green, metal flower florist frog 5. Vintage, Kellogg Vase, speckled blue 6. Vintage Pottery, green, Lily Pad frog 7. Blue Hill Pottery, Maine, blue 8. Van Briggle Pottery Co., Colorado Springs, Green + brown 9. Vintage Czechoslovakian, orange + white

Get Hooked>>>Hooked Rugs

These vintage hooked rugs look great in any house at any size. They add color and pattern to the floor! Created in the 70's, they took a long time to make, sometimes even up to a year or two. Made from strips of 100% wool, that were then hooked into monks cloth and bound around the back edges with twill tape. Constructed by a Louisianian Betty Bullock, it was one of her life hobbies. Durable and fashionable, if you have any hiding in your closet pull them out and sport em'! 

1. Flower pattern, off white + yellow + red + green, 3.5' x 5.75' by Betty Bullock. 2. Oriental pattern, light blue + dark blue + off white + yellow + light green + red, 2.5' x 4' 3 by Betty Bullock. 3. Family Tree pattern, off white + black + green + light green + red, 2.5' x 3.25' {this rug is personalized with Betty and her husbands initials in the tree and her children's initials in the apples} by Betty Bullock.

I am happy to claim Mrs. Betty Carter Bullock as my grandmother, Moo. She is a wonderfully loving and creative woman, who also has a classic style. She now lives in Shreveport, LA and has given us her beautiful rugs which lay in our Baton Rouge home.

Inside Garden, Mini Size*

Yes! It's true, you can have a garden inside. Check out this mini garden that lives right inside a bay window on Arlington Ave. These 3 little plants sit inside an old wooden produce crate from England. The pieces of drift wood on the side add an outdoorsy look. The plants shown can all be bought locally, and are easy to take care of. They all enjoy full sun, and only need watering once a week! 1. Bonsai Pony Tail Plant, Walmart Nursery 2. Orchid, Louisiana Nursery 3. Jade Plant, Louisiana Nursery

Love Local>>> Fruit + Flowers

1. Japanese Magnolias from a garden on Arlington Ave. 2. Louisiana Strawberries from the Red Stick Farmer's Market 3. Roses, Daisies, Lilies, + Snap Dragons from local flower shop Billy Heroman's {from my sweet boyfriend for Valentine's Day} 4. LA Citrus Grapefruits from the Red Stick Farmer's Market 5. Fresh Grape Tomatoes from the Red Stick Farmer's Market 6. Mixed Lettuce grown in a pot in my backyard

Welcome to Design Twig

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Design Twig, a new blog for Baton Rouge design and fun things in general. What about design isn't fun right?

Originally we were going to call it 'design stick' for the Red Stick, but stick is such a harsh word, and this is only a glimpse or small view of Baton Rouge's life and culture, so therefore a small twig will suffice.

We are just some local Baton Rouge designers that felt compelled to share all the design that our city has to offer. There are so many cool houses, gardens, people, art, and design that goes unnoticed. Whenever I find something unique or that makes me eeek out loud, I always want to share it. So, here it goes>>>>> Design Twig.