The Inspirational Looks of Christmas – The Wild Hare

The Inspirational Looks of Christmas – The Wild Hare

By Maria Iannucci

The Christmas holiday brings forth many warm thoughts and feelings. The occasion is generally celebrated with an outpouring of décor, the focal point being the tree. While tradition tends to prevail, there are those who seek ways to redefine the word “festive.”  Those need only to visit The Wild Hare Flowers & Gifts in Winter Haven for a glimpse of the fantastic.

Heather Coscia, co-owner of the design shop that has floral offerings and gifts, has on display at the store trees that have been decorated by the shop’s designer. The Wild Hare Flowers and Gifts Christmas Gallery is open through Dec. 24 and offers a walk-thru of several rooms packed full of décor, including trees, ornaments, wreaths, table decorations, garland and much more.

Coscia and her team of designers customize their work to suit each individual client, and the Gallery goes a long way to demonstrate that aspect. Their priority, however, is how well they can offer inspiration to visitors. “Down to the last detail, The Wild Hare’s design team is committed to creating custom…floral influenced and inspired by the needs of our clients,” said Coscia. “Always striving to stay in the forefront of…industry trends; our seasoned design team thrives in the challenges of design concept and execution!”

Ideas run the gamut at the Gallery with some incredible themed decorations that are a must-see. A Paris-inspired tree is dotted with red, white and black with ornaments, ribbons and glittery floral. The Florida tree bursts with bright blues, greens and purples; with reminders of the beach including small handmade fish and blue glass lanterns. Owls seem to be a rather popular trend, with woodland scenes that boast faux-birch ornaments and a flock of small owls. Red and gold ribbons intertwine with traditional red poinsettias to show contrast against a traditional green tree and garland for the mantle.

Cardinals sit quietly on another snow-covered tree, bursting with gold trim. A candy theme runs through a colorful tree topped with candy canes and highlighted with red and white candy ribbons, pink snowflakes and gingerbread men; giving a whimsical feel to the décor. A signature “Wild Hare” tree, decked out in black and white, holds hand-crafted and hand-painted ornaments, including white rabbits collared with miniature glass beading and colored wiring.

Inspired by a recent trip to Las Vegas, Heather found inspiration to create a “Vegas or Bust” themed tree; complete with oversized ornaments of playing cards, slot machines and Vegas entertainment. In contrast, an elegant Renaissance theme covers a wooden mantelpiece with old world angels holding candles, and has rich browns, gold and burgundy tones. Metallic reindeer help to complete this beautiful display.

The Christmas Gallery at The Wild Hare is a must-see to help get you in the holiday spirit. From the ornaments to the trees and other arrangements, all of the décor is available for purchase; or you can just have a good time with friends or family by getting a peek into what a creative mind can put together. Either way, a stop at the Christmas Gallery is sure to inspire ideas of your own.

The Wild Hare Flowers & Gifts offers creative design in fresh and silk flowers, gifts for all occasions and custom design work for your home of office. For more information, please call 863-293-1900 or visit

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