Our Favorite Things… Pottery Inspired by Nature

It’s January in Central New York and I’m already dreaming about spring… Sunshine, fresh green foliage and flowers – I can’t wait! In the meantime, there are so many ways to bring the outdoors in – including freshening up your tablescape.  Fresh flowers, centerpieces and seasonal linens are always an option to bring in naturalContinue reading “Our Favorite Things… Pottery Inspired by Nature”

Fall Tableware Finds… Costa Nova Pearl in Cocoa

I am in love with Costa Nova’s Pearl dinnerware collection! I’ve been searching for quite a while, trying to find a replacement for an older beaded dinnerware pattern that I favored but just couldn’t anything that truly compared. Costa Nova’s Pearl is a winner… It’s raised beaded-rim design is substantial, much more detailed the mostContinue reading “Fall Tableware Finds… Costa Nova Pearl in Cocoa”

New Life for Tired Flowers

One of the easiest ways to breath a little life into a fresh cut flower arrangement that’s starting to fade is a fresh water and a snip of the stems. Look over the flowers and discard any that are truly past their prime (limp or browning petals, etc). Working with the flowers that have potential,Continue reading “New Life for Tired Flowers”

Our Favorite Things… Blue and White Pottery

Blue and white pottery has long been a tasteful and timeless home decor and dinnerware choice of both homemakers and interior stylists alike. Although I still love the classic blue and white patterns (think Blue Willow, South Hampton, the gorgeous french and Italian patterns), I’m also loving the fun new patterns that are available today.Continue reading “Our Favorite Things… Blue and White Pottery”

Our Favorite Things… Hydrangeas & Fall Foliage

What’s more beautiful on a sunny autumn day than colorful fall leaves scattered among hydrangeas?   Why not bring that look inside?  This beautiful hydrangea pottery can adorn your table from spring to fall by just changing the greenery and flowers. Paired with rich colored fall foliage and hydrangea stems, the pottery’s terracotta accents just seemContinue reading “Our Favorite Things… Hydrangeas & Fall Foliage”

Our Favorite Things… Southern Jubilee Glassware

I am in love with this new glassware! A new addition to our store is this stunning glassware by Southern Jubilee.  Southern Jubilee is designed and created by two creative women… who truly have a great sense of style. This seeded style glassware is adorned with pewter pressed designs and initials and all products areContinue reading “Our Favorite Things… Southern Jubilee Glassware”

Living Beautifully… La Cadeaux Tableware

I have a weakness for pottery… all kids of pottery and dinnerware.  Although, I carry a variety of patterns in my store,  I always find a pattern or piece that catches my eye on vacation.  I have been known to carry large pottery platters and bowls  through the airport and in my carry-on bags to protectContinue reading “Living Beautifully… La Cadeaux Tableware”

Giving Beautifully… Nora Fleming Servware

Oh how I love beautiful white pottery!  It mixes and matches with any style on any tablescape. Nora Fleming takes it one step farther with their pottery – making it a snap to change to your tablescape for any occasion. As they say, one platter… every occasion! It is easy with a simple switch ofContinue reading “Giving Beautifully… Nora Fleming Servware”

Living Beautifully… Simple & Elegant Accessories for the Dining Room

The dining room in the year’s Parade House was dressed simply in cream and silver with a few organic touches to soften the room. The centerpiece, a sleek trio of silver & glass hurricanes are quite contemporary, so a bit of moss was added to soft the look. Our abundant floral arrangement of faux branchesContinue reading “Living Beautifully… Simple & Elegant Accessories for the Dining Room”