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May 17, 2017

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After a walk on the beach, Bryce Brock and Kelly Revels designed sculptural containers inspired by an oyster shell found on Sapelo Island, off the Georgia coast.

The designers/founders: Georgia natives Bryce Varin Brock and Kelly Revels. A self-described creative, Revels earned a degree in business administration from GSU and worked at a software company. Brock graduated from UGA in 2001with a degree in landscape architecture and joined the Sea Island Company in its landscape department. A few years later, she became the landscape director. She also assisted in the landscape design for the Cloister, the spa and beach club landscape. In 2007, the flower shop was put under her direction. Needing help, Brock called her friend Revels. Over the next few months, they came for a business was born.

The company: The Vine Garden Market on Saint Simons Island opened in 2008. The company consists of three different yet complimentary departments: Landscape design, events and a garden market, which sells plants, plus garden and home decorating items.

What’s popular: Oyster shell containers in three sizes ($75, $150 and $250).

Big breaks: Connecting with The Southern C, a resource group for Southern entrepreneurs. Also moving the store to its current location at 12 Market Street, where there is more foot traffic

What’s next: The Greenhouse, a new event space, will open this fall.

Where to buy: In Atlanta, find the oyster containers at Steve McKenzie’s, 999 Brady Ave. NW (

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