Some of you may have seen this image on Instagram a couple of weeks ago. I was so excited about my new Bayce I had to share what a great base it made for my woven lamp. As I noted then, Lila seems to approve.
Are you wondering what the heck a Bayce is? Well then you must not follow Allan's blog It's Not Work it's Gardening where he's written about his new company, Nimble Mill. The Bayce is a "plant container or plant stand with a beautiful, two-toned look. The upper section is made of cedar in its natural colors, while the base is pine and available in a variety of colors." The Bayce is joined by the Worn, Trang, Druhm, and mini-Bayce (that's for now, being the creative type I'm pretty sure he's probably already cooking up other designs). Here are a few photos "lifted" from his website....
Alan personally designs and builds each piece, it's been a pleasure to watch him develop and launch the product line. I've drooled over the simple clean designs and rich colors, so when Alan asked if I'd like to receive a Bayce to try-out and review on my blog I wasted no time in saying "yes please!" What he had no way of knowing was how well the design fit with other furniture already in my home...
See the theme?
Evidently I have a thing for rounded corners.
And dark wood. Isn't that dark base dreamy?
As are the natural tones and patterns of the wood, which are enhanced by the simple treatment they receive.
Signed and numbered (I got #1?!). Details like this make me happy.
And it's not just about the aesthetic details, Alan pays attention to the functional ones as well. He includes two wooden blocks/risers with each Bayce. Using one, or both, in some fashion can help any container achieve the right height within the Bayce, since you're not planting directly in it, but rather using it as a sort of decorative cache-pot.
I decided to use my Bayce to hide the ugly legs on my Zingiber malaysianum 'Midnight', so no riser was needed. I wanted the plant to sink in as far as possible.
Love that foliage...
This plant will go back outdoors when the temperature rise, but it's spent winter hiding in a corner of the "media room" (a fancy name for the extra bedroom where a TV and computer live). Now it gets to come out and join us in the living room. And you probably picked up on the fact the title of this post is a play on "In a Vase on Monday" the wildly popular meme that has us gardeners filling a vase with cuttings from our gardens.
Perfect! Although truth-be-told I scooted it out a bit to get a better photo of it.
Here's where it's actually placed. Oh and don't worry about that heat-vent behind it, it's not used.
Because the Bayce is so darn versatile I have no doubt this is just one of a million different ways I will use it...thanks Alan for letting me try it out! Curious to see more? Visit Nimble Mill. Oh and as Alan notes on his website, he's welcoming dealer inquiries!
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