Ikebana Design & Accessories
Serving Wilmington, North Carolina for over 30 years.
We, Ruth Lees and Bonnie Burney of Ikebana Design and Accessories, Inc., retired July 31, 2011 after 30 years and closed our retail floral location in Wilmington, NC.
We introduced the ikebana style to the florist trade and general public in an East meets West manner. It was well received by the industry and customers so much that it became a significant part of our floral business.
Ikebana is the art of Japanese flower arranging which was introduced in the early 16th century. The emphasis is on the individual beauty of the flower and line material.
Ikebana Design & Accessories is dedicated to a Preference for Excellence and your Personal Satisfaction.
During our 30 years in business, we continued our studies in the Ikenobo School of Ikebana in Kyoto, Japan and with visiting professors in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Nashville, Las Vegas and most recently San Francisco. We are both professors of the Ikenobo School. Ruth is also an accredited teacher in the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. We have each studied a total of 38 years.
We plan to continue on a limited special order basis, selling Ikebana containers, supplies and Oriental accessories. For further details, contact us by email - if you have a specific need, let us know.
We also have plans to begin teaching Ikenobo Ikebana classes in early 2012. We have not set up a schedule yet. If you are interested in attending a class or have any questions, please contact us by email. We will be adding more Ikenobo Ikebana pictures to our site as well as more class information in the near future. We look forward to hearing from you.
Our work has been published in the wire service magazines of Teleflora and AFS, in "The Joy of Ikenobo" by Mary C. Takahashi, and most recently, The Knot, Wrightsville Beach Magazine and Focus on the Coast.
We are proud of our work on the ABC pilot "Revenge" on the Hamptons episode this spring. This will be aired this fall on ABC - Wednesday evenings at 10:00 PM.
Also we are glad to see that "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy" will be aired soon. We had the privilege of working on the pilot a few years ago along with "King Bolton".