How it Works
Los Angeles is full of delicious and unusual (many times discarded) items, I hunt those items down in person and online, restore them and turn them into gorgeous -- and sometimes odd -- pieces of living art for your home, office, restaurant, or cafe. I use mostly all recycled materials in my work, I like the challenge and the positive impact. These are one-of-a-kind statement pieces that take botanical, sustainable gift giving to the next level.
After a successful career starring on Broadway and in National Tours, I made the decision to step out of the limelight. It felt freeing. I could do anything I wanted with my days, my nights, my time. But without expressing creativity on stage, I felt an absence.
I needed a new artistic outlet.
My family and I took trip to Cuba in early 2019, and we marveled at the creativity and ingenuity Cuban artists exhibited by making art out of any and everything they found. I wanted to create in that way, using discarded items, trashed items, items that would end up in a landfill or the ocean, and breathe new life into them. In early 2019, I founded Antique Botanicals in our backyard.
I have grown to love and respect plants, succulents, and cactus in a new way and find beauty in everything about them.
I currently have hundreds of plants in my yard and am often covered in soil or sawdust of some kind AND I LOVE IT.
Thank you for stopping by,
Chandra lee Schwartz - Breslow
~Owner & Plant Lady