Sunday, 1 September 2013

Feng Shui & Harmony in the workplace - We can help

Feng Shui South Wales
What is Feng Shui and can it really help improve harmony and prosperity in your workplace and life?

Some may dismiss it as ‘nonsense’ – and The Lily White Company won’t try to convince you otherwise. However, it has been around for over 3,000-years and is vigorously practised by the Chinese, the Japanese, in Hong Kong and Taiwan . . . . some of the wealthiest and most productive peoples of the world. But you make up your own mind!

Feng Shui is an ancient art and science dating back some three-thousand years ago, and hails from China. It is an incredibly complex accumulation of knowledge that lays claim to the understanding of how to balance the natural energies of any given space or area, in order to give good health and fortune, to those occupying it.

‘Feng means Wind and Shui means Water.’ – In Chinese culture, these two elements (Wind, as in Air) are associated with good health, thus over time, Feng Shui came to mean ‘good luck’ or ‘good fortune’.

It is based on the Taoist vision and understanding, of what occurs naturally and in particular, that the land is ‘alive’ and filled with ‘Ch’i’ (energy). The Ancients believed that a specific-lands energy could determine the fate of its people. The theories of Yin and Yang, along with the five Feng Shui elements are some of the basic aspects of a Feng Shui analysis that come from Taoism.

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Money plants TorfaenBut the good news is, you don’t have to understand the principles of Feng Shui – because The Lily White Company, does!


They know that a plant placed in the corner of a room softens the flow of Ch’i and keeps it circulating.

That only appropriate corners of a room should be ‘enlivened’ by such items as a plant. Plants soften the Yang and encourage positive Ch’i to congregate and meander.

At your place of work, when attending a meeting, you should avoid having your back toward a doorway; and the placing of your desk, is of prime importance! Plants near the doorways of all offices – including reception areas – is equally important, to soften the flow of Ch’i.

Feng Shui TorfaenWhen a business relies on visiting customers, the attractiveness of the entrance cannot be over-stressed. It should not be cluttered or littered with deliveries, nor should your visitor be able to see into the offices, from the reception area.

Indoor plants can provide the necessary - yet pleasing-to-the-eye - screen, to prevent such intrusion, and to prevent any employee having to sit with their back to a doorway! (Even internal-only doors!)

Not only will our plants improve the quality of your office or workplace but could also add to your businesses luck and prosperity. Give us a call today to see what we can do for you - 01495 618003 and speak to Megan.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Rebecca Davies - ICSF World Championships, Adelaide, Australia in November 2013

Hello and welcome to the Lily White Blog. This is a special Blog as it's not about us at all or our services, but it's to ask for your assistance in supporting a very special local lady, Rebecca Davies, and integral part of Newport Cycle Speedway and a fantastic local sports lady.

Our Sister company, Dig It Landscapes are very proud to be the main First team’s sponsors of Newport Cycle Speedway and have supported and sponsored them for the last few years.

This season Newport is on a roll and we are very proud to see such great racing in the Dig It landscapes tops.
This is a hard and fast sport, the guys seam fearless as they race around the track at great speed on peddle power, but something many people don’t know is this is a sport for everyone, boys and girls, men and women and a lot of the time they race against each other.
Last Sunday was just one of these times and a young girl who was part of the day, Rebecca Davies needs our help.
Her name is Rebecca Davies and has been selected to go to the ICSF World Championships, Adelaide, Australia in November this year.


Rebecca started cycle speedway racing when she was 5 years old following her brother into the sport. Her whole family are connected in one way or another with the sport, at the meets you will find her father at the tapes, in the pits, whatever needs doing he’s there helping out. Her mother is the catering manager so when you buy a cup of tea and it’s her who will serve you.

Rebecca will be 18 this Saturday and she loves the sport, most girls her age drops out before now.

  • So far she has won the women's Welsh championship three years in a row. 
  • She the 1st girl in Wales to be picked to race for Wales 
  • And she raced last weekend and came 3rd in the Internationals. 
  • She will be racing for GB team in the ICSF World Championships, Adelaide, Australia in November 2013
Rebecca also has sport related asthma, so you can only imagine how proud her family are that she has done so much with the sport, in hot weather, she has to use an inhaler before, sometimes during, and after every race.  

Rebecca is working as a trainee hairdresser and with the help of her family she has managed to save some money towards this trip but as fallen short by £1,000.00, it’s a lot of money and in these hard times she has found it hard to get any business to help.
So we are asking if any of you local businesses or people can help sponsor her, she needs the money to pay for flight, accommodation, transport while in Australia for three and a half weeks representing her and our country. A few £'s donation will really help and you donate now by clicking the Paypal Donate button below.



Sunday, 7 July 2013

First Impressions Count! - Decoration and design for office and workplace, events and parties by Lily White

First impressions count is an old saying but very true, if you want your clients / customers to have a lasting impression of a company who, not only they can do business with, but are are conscious about their appearance and impression, then our products are just what you need. 
We can upgrade your office, restaurant, hotel, etc. by using our products which will give impact and demonstrate that as a company you care about your appearance, impressions and your clients comfort.

Lily White do not just offer live plants rental, we can supply you with everything you need to brighten up your office, place of work, restaurant, hotel, care home etc.. . . and more!
  • A wide range of indoor plants to suit every type of working environment
  • Delivery and installation to suit you
  • Routine maintenance carried when required depending on the type of plant (Water, feed, prune, clean, etc. With minimum disruption to your working day)
  • Plant pest control
  • Free Replacement plants (for any that fail due to natural causes)
  • Routinely rotated – quarterly, bi-annually or annually
  • Pots – as well as plants – maintained
  • Servicing fitted in around you
  • Christmas tree delivery, installation and collection service (*Not decorated!)
  • Christmas decoration service, including wreaths, garlands, decorations etc 
  • A range of artwork to compliment and enhance office d├ęcor 
  • Acrylics, Oils, Watercolours, Photographs – Wherever possible, using local artists
 We collaborate with great local artists and sculptors to be able to bring you originality to your workplace decor.

Contact us today to discuss your requirements - 01495 618003

 

Monday, 1 July 2013

Live Plants rental service for Torfaen, Newport, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Caerphilly, Gwent


Hello and welcome to our latest blog in which we would like to introduce our services to you.

Live Plants rental - 
We provide a live plant rental & maintenance service for Torfaen, Newport, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Caerphilly, Gwent areas.

Why do we want to rent live plants? 
If you’re planning an indoor event and you really want to impress, from table decorations to stage, podium or reception decoration, we have the green fingers and expert knowledge to make others turn green with envy!
Plants are not just beautiful to look at; they also produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide, (and other harmful chemicals!) help dehumidify a room, and have a proven ability to reduce the negative effects of air conditioning.
They are also proven to reduce absenteeism and ‘sick building syndrome,’ by creating an environmentally healthy atmosphere in which people are generally, happier to be!  

The modern day office is crammed-full of electrical technology – from computers to telephones, and every ‘gadget’ in between! Most, if not all, generate a dry, energy-sapping heat.
To help combat this, many work places have installed air conditioning . . . but that too, can bring with it a host of other maladies, including increased breathing difficulties (particularly for asthma sufferers) coughing, sneezing, itchy-skin, sore nasal passages, frequent colds, ear infections, headaches, allergic reactions, irritated throats, and watery (or dry) eyes!

Plants and decorative accessories unconsciously help us to remain relaxed and less prone to the stresses and strains of everyday life. They add colour and vibrancy to our homes, so why not our offices or work place – where we spend a large part of every day?

Where we supply Live Plants

Almost any sort of work and leisure environment would benefit from having beautiful, healthy live plants. Our main clients include:
  • Pubs, Hotels & Restaurants
  • Communal & Reception areas of offices, Showrooms, Visitor centres
  • Residential Care Homes
  • Show homes and House staging - Making a property look great for buyer viewings
  • Wedding rooms, Business & Corporate events, Exhibitions etc.
 The final benefit of hiring live plants from us is that everything is taken care of, no maintenance etc. from you or staff!  
Call us today to discuss your requirements on: 01495 618003
Visit our website for more examples of what we do and can offer - www.lilywhitedecor.co.uk