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Hospitality

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Hospitality

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
entertain.

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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