13 March 2007

We've Got the Goods

From across two seas we have gathered a fresh array of furnishings and gifts to inspire and enthrall you. Here's just a peek... (below) Greeting you at our front door is La Fille de Boheme, or for you non-French speakers, Daughter of Bohemia. We love her proud and impeccable attitude. Behind her is a too-cool-for-school retro map of Par-ee.
(above) A bird's eye view over the middle of the store.
(above) I have a 'thing' for anything with numbers on it. When we first opened the shop in this location, I purchased a necklace that has an antique Argentinian casino chip, mother of pearl or abalone (who can keep track of these things?), with the letter '5' engraved on each side dangling from a whisper thin sterling silver chain. Five is a symbolic number for me in more ways than one. What's your number? If it happens to be one through six, take it home or to work on one of our hip numbered mugs.
(below) Lavender trees (pretend lavender, of course--no dropping buds) grace our handsome Buffet Paul, along with decorative bluebird plates, mercury glass candlesticks, and a funky ceramic bluejay.

(above) Take a peek at our colorful new Harem Glasses and serving trays by Tracy Porter.
(above) We love the classic French styling of these nested kitchen canisters, which are also available in blue. Our handstitched quilted placemats come in either red or blue, as well. I enjoy the fact that France shares her national colors--red, white, and blue--with us.
(above) A restyled entryway for Spring.
(above) What a find! We love these antique seltzer bottles, which pair nicely with our Fleur de Lys goblets and tall tumblers. This glassware has been on our bestseller list since our Barn days. This season, we're offering the glasses in Clear, Light Blue, Light Green, and Strawberry. If you love tabletop as much as we do, then you've got to come in and see our Richelieu Water Goblets and Wine Glasses. Richelieu sets the industry standard in French glassware. Our sturdy goblets and glasses can be found in bistros and cafes throughout la France. [wink]
(above) Oh yes, we have bird's nests. And handcarved wooden folk birds. And sweet little eggs, which we can't seem to keep in stock. More are on the way, I promise!
(above) Our Cottage Style Single Candlesticks and Multi-Paneled Glass Cloches are a different take on decorating for the garden. I have to confess: I haven't spent much time with my hands in the soil. I would like to, but never having owned a home yet, I haven't had the inclination to put down roots (pun intended--I AM a former English teacher!). (above) So chic: our mercury glass lamp bases paired with our burnout velvet or beaded and embroidered lampshades. (above) Okay, okay, I saved the sweetest for last. Here's our new collection of goodies by The Cocoa Room. Each package contains an assortment of chocolate covered sunflower seeds, nuts, fruits, etc. Crunchy and sweet and oh so addictive, these are tempting to the eye and to the palette--trust me, you can't stop at just one pinchful! In fact, on my next day off I may just merrily eat my way through an entire box! Add these to an Easter basket or take along with you for a great snack at the movies.

Of course that's not all, folks. Stop in soon to see these and the rest of our new Spring finds, which we tend to add to on an almost daily basis!

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