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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.

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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.

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The best thing about blue and white style is the more, the merrier!  Whether in my store displays or at home, it’s the perfect “mix and match” choice to create fresh and fun tablescapes and vignettes.

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At the table, blue and white pottery just feels like summer.  I see this place setting for a beautiful summer barbecue.  Add red accents and you’ve got a great nautical look… go for yellow accents to add a touch of southern french style.

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Adding a touch of blue and white pottery filled with greenery or flowers to a shelf or china hutch to an organic touch and pop of color.

Whether you prefer traditional, contemporary, farmhouse or coastal cottage decor, blue and white pottery would be a smart design choice and look right at home!

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Our Favorite Things… Chasseur Cookware

We don’t carry a lot of cookware in the store, so I wanted to be sure we had a product on our shelves that was versatile and a good option for healthy cooking… cast-iron definitely fits the bill.

I absolutely love this Chasseur enameled cast-iron cookware – it’s not only beautiful but so practical!

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Enameled cast-iron is ideal for grilling, simmering, roasting or simply for re-heating, thanks to its impeccable design and quality:

  • Distributes heat evenly, for slow cooking and saving energy
  • Resistant to high temperatures
  • Absorbs and retains heat to keep food hot
  • Durable and hard-wearing
  • It’s truly a work-horse in the kitchen that you’ll reach for time and again for soups, stews, braised meats… the list goes on and on!

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Double layer of enamel, black on the edges to protect from corrosion – stylist on the outside.  Pretty and practical!

 

For more information about Chasseur cookware or to order, please call Michele at 315-440-6637 or send an email to mgraham.alamaison@yahoo.com.
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Parade of Homes… Accessorizing the Kitchen

This year’s Parade of Homes kitchen was a show stopper with a blend of sleek contemporary white cabinets, white quartz countertops and a reclaimed wood tray ceiling – together they bring in the perfect blend of contemporary style and rustic chic.

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The open shelving in the kitchen had beautiful live-edge black walnut shelves and was the perfect location to stage as an wine bar and entertaining area.

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Rustic wine stoppers, wood chargers, greenery and wired glass jars were mixed with glassware warm up the space and bring in an organic feel.

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We were thrilled to have a special guest admiring our work… Mariel Hemingway, 2016 spokesperson for Cambria, stopped by for a peak at the kitchen and the stunning Cambria quartz countertops.

The dinette off the kitchen dressed is dressed with mix of organic touches, along with our fun black and white polka dot pottery.

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Black & white Fouta kitchen towels take the place of napkins in our tablescape.

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Our centerpiece is simple with just a trio of potted greenery and a simple green apple for a pop of color.

Green apples were used in various places through out the kitchen to tie in the bright green accent color of the main living are of the house.

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Another quick and easy organic arrangement – just a few ramekins with potted moss sitting on our marble cheese board add an earthy touch.

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This a certainly a kitchen that I think anyone would love to come home to!