Evergreen Enterprises

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Modern Loft: From Rustic to Industrial

Over the last several years, a distinct mixture of rustic farmhouse & industrial vibes has been taking the retail and design world by storm.  Older pieces are uniquely repurposed to convey a clean, modern feel, often blending contemporary color palettes with more neutral earth tones. Some of you may know this trend as "Modern Loft".

This new trend has been featured by prominent magazines, designers, and blogs. There are now even popular home improvement shows devoted entirely to this timeless style, like Joanna Gaines and Fixer Upper on HGTV. It is somewhere in between industrial and rustic and involves worn-looking items that have been repurposed in attractive ways, with a lot of wood and metal. It even ties in with the DIY/home renovation craze. The way it blends urban with country makes it relevant to almost any home, whether it's downtown or down on the farm.
Because of its wide appeal, this trend is now everywhere in the market. We proudly offer a large selection of pieces that tie perfectly in to this trend.  We have discovered that the style has a broad appeal, seamlessly fitting into rural cottages as well as suburban townhomes and urban lofts.  This look can be applied beautifully to all areas of the home.  Though commonly found indoors (anywhere from the kitchen to the bedroom), it can also easily add interest to outdoor spaces like porches or gardens.

We have curated over 150 of our best items from this look into a collection we like to call "Farmhouse Chic". One prominent piece of this trend is distressed wood. By using wooden ladders or crates, like our Distressed Wooden Crate Cart or 3-Tier Wooden Crate and Metal Cart, you can give your home a more rustic, woodsy feeling. Our White & Natural Distressed Wooden Table also embodies this part of the trend beautifully. You can use this table in the kitchen, dining room, or even in the hallway. Mixed media is very common with this trend. Look for distressed wood pieces that feature metal accents as well.

Another way to incorporate this theme into your home is by using vintage and antique inspired decorative pieces and flea market type items. By using a few items like our Metal Pocket Watch Wall Clock and our Smile & Laugh Light Up LED Indoor Canvases, your home will start to have a distinct vintage feel.

Galvanized metal is also a very popular aspect of this trend and can be used outdoors and even indoors as well. Galvanized metal tubs or buckets, like our Set of 3 Oval Cache Pots, make perfect planters for your favorite plants or flowers. Our Watertight Cart is another perfect way to bring the trend into your home. This cart can be used indoors or outdoors, and is great for entertaining as well!

You can even include just a few jewel-tones and brighter color statement pieces if you’re not yet completely comfortable with an all-neutral assortment. Lightly colored glass jars and basic mason jars are another foolproof way to bring “farmhouse chic” right into your very own home. From the kitchen to the backyard, it is easy to incorporate this trend’s irresistible charm almost anywhere.

To see everything that we have to offer for your home or garden, please visit us at myevergreen.com.


Monday, June 13, 2016

Brighten Your World with Firefly!

With our Evergreen Garden brand, we focus on functional outdoor solutions that are inspired by what we see in nature. We have seen the popularity of our lighting categories and the way that people are spending more time outdoors for a healthier lifestyle. So we are really excited to offer a  product that taps into both of those. You can now brighten your world with our Firefly lanterns!

Firefly lanterns can be used anywhere, from outdoor parties and cookouts, to camping trips, to bike rides, or even as an emergency light source. You can also use them as solar path lights. These portable, versatile and durable solar lanterns are the easy alternative for so many moments in which we need a source of light. They’re perfect for year round entertaining as well!

The lanterns are charged naturally by solar power using the panel on top. It can also be charged on the go using the included USB cord that attaches to the top of the lantern, and plugs directly into any USB power source, from your computer to your car to a wall adapter in your house.

Using LED lights that are built into the lid, the lantern offers 3 different lighting settings to give it flexibility to add just the right amount of light to any outdoor setting or event. The highest setting gives 100 lumens for up to 5 hours per charge, while the regular setting gives 50 lumens for up to 12 hours. There's also a flashing setting to add some special charm by mimicking the look of fireflies in the garden. Our Firefly lanterns even capture the natural green color of fireflies, along with a white option for a more neutral look. We think they look best when using multiple lanterns together!

These lanterns are also incredibly durable. The outer bulb is made of soft, flexible silicone, which can't be broken, and the top is made of impact-resistant plastic. You can even collapse the lantern down so it can be easily stored in smaller spaces, like backpacks or car glove boxes. They're even waterproof!

Whatever you're doing, Firefly lanterns are an easy way to lighten up your world. To see a demonstration of all the features and uses, check out our Youtube video. To see all of our products, visit us now at myevergreen.com.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Make It Yours: Warm Welcome Door Decor

Make your door visible and welcoming! Just as the eyes are the windows to the soul, your front door is the face of your home and gives the first impression to your guests. The demand for door décor has evolved to signature looks and unique options that can be used to dress up the door all year round. Door Decor makes decorating easy and can be changed with the seasons, making a huge impact on your home! Go beyond the wreath and decorate that door with something fresh and unique.

Attention to Details
Our door décor category has many similarities to our applique flags, including detailed stitching, unique embellishments, and eye-catching designs. We use an amazing variety of quality materials, including our burlap, applique and Everfelt materials to make each piece a unique, hand-crafted item. Our collection of door décor offers a wide variety of styles to choose from, all with beautiful details making them the perfect statement pieces. For the fall/holiday seasons, you can even choose from advent calendar styles and door décor that lights up.

Personalization Made Easy
We make personalization easy with our monogram initials. Simply choose your letter for your door décor and apply. Fabric closures make it very easy to apply and interchange frequently. It makes changing designs for each season fun! Many of our burlap door décor pieces are also perfect for heat transfer personalization as well. We also have a few chalkboard styles that let you write directly on it for the ultimate personal statement. Our chalk markers let you write with ease. They won’t wipe off, but can easily be washed off with warm soapy water, so the door décor piece can be used again and again.

Display Solution for Easy Merchandising
Just as we do for other categories, we work to offer unique and relevant display solutions for our products. Our door décor display is 66” tall and comes with 4 metal hooks, giving you flexibility in your display options that immediately grab customers' attention and inspire. You can use one side as a statement display and the other for stocking product, or use both sides to stock to stock product for maximum amount of product. You can make a huge statement in less than 3.25 square feet, which is great for smaller retailers.

Many of our door décor pieces coordinate with some of our most popular and best-selling flags, windsocks, and floor mats. This should hopefully provide more upselling opportunities for retailers. Door décor has become one of our fastest growing categories and we’re looking forward to giving retailers even more variety and more options to choose from in the near future. To shop our current selection of door décor items, you can visit us online 24/7 at www.myevergreen.com.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Quench Your Thirst for Creativity With Our Coloring Cups

Coloring isn't just for kids any more. It's a trend that's sweeping the nation! You may have already noticed how coloring books have become very popular among adults. (You may even already own a few yourself!)

Coloring for grown-ups isn't just for personal enjoyment, either. Studies have shown that coloring can be a therapeutic outlet to relieve anxiety and reduce stress. And these days, who doesn't need that? Coloring can also help stimulate creativity.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Salut! A Cheers to Craft Beers

The craft beer movement has grown dramatically in the United States over the past few years. Craft breweries are ones that are “small, independent and traditional.” They are traditionally not mass-marketed and use more traditional ingredients like malt barley.

Beer drinkers have really expanded their tastes and more beer lovers are turning to more full-flavored beers like IPA’s, Pale Ales, and seasonal beers.  IPA’s and Pilsners have grown over 40% during the past 3 years as people are starting to really acquire a taste for the strong hops flavor.

As people are experimenting, so are breweries. They are constantly coming up with new beer flavors and new hops to give the customers something different that will keep them coming back for more. Retailers have caught on to the trend and have started carrying more in stores. Retail sales of craft beer reached $19.6 billion, which is 11% of all beer sales

While craft breweries have popped up all over the US, so have tasting rooms, making the experience very social. These onsite tasting rooms are very popular because after people try something and like it, they are more likely to go out and purchase it.

“The rapid growth of craft beer closely aligns to a cultural shift toward discovery that is prevalent in the U.S. and abroad,” said Paul Avery, CEO and President of World of Beer. “Craft beer enjoyment goes beyond drinking great beers; it is also about experiencing the stories, people, and cultures that make them unique."

As people have started to appreciate the different flavors and brewing styles of craft beers, they have seen the impact a styled glass can make on the flavor of the beer. For one of the more popular craft beers, we have created the Artisan Craft Beer Pilsner glass that is tall, slender and tapers out from the bottom. This shape is key to displaying the beer’s clarity while the tapered shape supports the head of the beer, keeping the flavor and aroma profiles in perfect balance, just like brewer intended. 

This style of glass is incredibly popular in both the US and Europe because they enhance your ability to appreciate the true taste of your beer. Although most Pilsners are cut to be slightly smaller then a Pint Glass, ours hold 22 oz. ensuring you can enjoy your entire beer in one glass. With all of the wonderful options of craft brews out there for you to try, we encourage you to purchase a glass that will help enhance the flavors so that you can truly appreciate everything the beer has to offer.

To check out our entire barware selection, please visit us at myevergreen.com.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Thank You to All Our Independent Retailers

We wanted to take a moment on National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day to thank our many independent retailers for their partnership and business. From our own humble beginnings, we know what it's like to face the challenges of being a small business, from building support, to long hours, to simply learning to adapt along the way.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

See Where the "Sili" Adventure Can Take You!

Unbreakable and unmeltable, Silipint tumblers are as rugged as you want to be and just as eager for an adventure. Silipint cups are the world's first 100% food-grade silicone drinkware. We're proud to distribute this innovative and patented product, along with Siliwine and Silishot varieties.

Silicone has taken the cookware market by storm. Its resistance to extreme temperature makes it a great insulator. That's why you see so many cookware items like muffin tins, spatulas and cookie trays made out of silicone.  Its organic properties help prevent bacterial growth. It's also a non-toxic, safer alternative to plastic.