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Dishes and Table Linens – Fresh for Spring

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Dishes and Table Linens – Fresh for Spring

Dishes and place mats are a great way to welcome a new season. That dark time between Christmas and Spring is like a decorating no-man’s land. It’s too early for tulips, but you really need to put away the red berries. But that’s over now. It’s SPRING and you can break out the color and have some fun with new dishes, glassware and place mats.

Tuscan Dishes Cabbage Leaf mat

A cabbage leaf place mat with bright-colored melamine? Perfect for Easter brunch. (Check out the cute bubble glass champagne flute!) What we love most about this dinnerware is the complementary patterns on the dinner plate and salad/dessert plate. You can add visual interest to your table with different layers and really impress your guests.

Speaking of melamine, we have some great choices for outdoor entertaining this summer. These would be perfect on the back porch or patio, or even in the picnic basket! They actually look good enough to use every day indoors if you have a family that shouldn’t be near breakable dishes.

 flowers coral aqua peach flower garden coral indigo place mat, ivory dishes greens and bluesMelamine sunset style dishes

We’ve been having lots of fun picking out a variety of table linens, glassware, flatware, and dishes to help you spring forward, with lots of great floral and paisley patterns, cool stripes and basic solids which help bring out the colors in patterned dinnerware.

green paisley linens verona birds green paisley levingston eggs beautiful botanical floral linens and placemats

So if you’re needing a little something new (like place mats) or you want to completely redo the table scape, come check out the selection! Our website has everything you need to dress up your table for the new season and all kinds of useful kitchenware and other home accessories as well.

 Shades of Blue dishes and paisley linens

Whether you’re looking for a more traditional look or something new and cool, we have plenty of choices. (This white dinnerware is made in Europe and it’s OVAL. How cool is that?)

Visit the tabletop department of our website and bring some fresh color home for Spring!


Monday, August 3rd, 2015


Bali Glassware set

Bali Glassware

Hospitality is a gift. You know those people – maybe you know them personally or you’ve seen them on tv – who welcome people with grace and charm; the more the merrier. And then they do it again the next night. I can cook and set a table with the best of them, but it takes me at least a week to recover from a major holiday. Hospitality is not one of my gifts.

But it is a skill, one which can be learned. As with any skill, having good tools helps. Will the right gadgets make you a better cook? Will the right candle holders create the perfect ambiance? Will the right accessories add panache? Maybe. They won’t hurt your efforts. If your home is full of things you love, you will be delighted to welcome the people you love into your home.

Wine Tray

Really, it’s about making people feel comfortable. This is the essence of good manners and hospitality, and we’re happy to help you master this valuable skill.

Recycled Bottle Lantern

This month we’re featuring the fun extras that give your entertaining that extra special something – cool trays and serving pieces, candle holders, and glassware. Have a look around, buy yourself something you love that will help you

Globe Damask Bowl

And sign up for our emails (over on the right margin), because next month we’re going to talk about the Tabletop, with linens and dishware and getting your hospitality on for the holiday season!


French Country Home Decor

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

La Cuisine French Prints

We keep finding wonderful French country home decor merchandise and falling in love. French cooking, French-country decorating, and the wonderful flavors and fragrances of Provence have brought to life our “Summer in Provence” theme. (We found even more glorious French vintage/farmhouse items on our most recent buying expedition, but they’re not all in yet, so this is just a tease.)

What we do have is great French linens…

Avignon Table Linens

dinnerware in classic neutrals and bright polka dots…

Clos du Manoir Dinnerware

Campagne Sugar Jar

real lavender (and products made from real lavender)…

Lavender Bunches

Lavender Foaming Soap

and glassware from a French glassmaker that’s been in business since the 1400s. Now THAT is enduring style!

Dragonfly Carafe

Have a stroll through the website and bring the French feeling home. Mixing French Farmhouse, French Vintage, and French Rustic creates that great vintage-meets-trendy look we love.

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