Wednesday, May 30, 2012

God Save the Queen

Everyone loves a cause for celebration, and whether you're a true Brit or simply an anglophile at heart, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee is a fantastic excuse to throw a party.

If you came to see us at the High Point Market, you couldn't miss our garland of Coronation ware.  This show stopping look can be created using rope, fishing line, and your own collection of tea cups.

Not the crafty kind?  We have plenty of pieces in the line that will make your place party ready.  Our Penny Black Collection, designed after the stamp of the same name, contains an image of the Queen's great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.  Why not scatter a few of these around your place for a royal touch? 

We also have a wide variety of Union Jack pieces that will transport you and your guest to "jolly old England".

BBC will be airing all of the pomp and circumstance surrounding the Diamond Jubilee, so break out the tea cups, fire up the kettle, and put on your best hat.  After all, shouldn't we all celebrate a woman that looks this good at her age?!

Monday, May 21, 2012

The (un)Official Start to Summer

With Memorial Day comes the promise of cook-outs, cocktails, and summer-time fun.  It's also the first day of the year that we have an excuse to decorate our homes from head to toe in stars and stripes (as if we needed one).  Since there's nothing like a good party to kick-off summer, we wanted to offer a few pieces that will make yours the talk of the town!

At 39" tall and 62.5" wide, our large USA flag cushion will make a grand statement.  Complete with a removable cushion, you can attach it to your indoor banister, outdoor deck, or the roof of your boat dock for the ultimate American look.  After the party's over, use it year round as a floor pillow for the kids, or a dog bed for your patriotic pet.  (Casing is machine washable)
 Our Stars & Stripes Shadow Box is a continued favorite amongst those looking to add a patriotic "pop" to their room.  The smallest (shown above) is 24"h x 35" wide.  Its petit size makes it the optimum choice for smaller areas.  Don't want to commit 100%?  Store it for use throughout the year, after all, Independence Day will be here before you know it!

These pieces and many more, are available for viewing on our website at  All items listed above are available in multiple sizes.  If you have any questions regarding the pieces, please contact our sales staff at

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Halo Style-ing - Life's a Beach

It seems as though 80 degree weather in spring is quickly becoming the norm here in North Carolina, having us all yearning for our summer vacations a bit earlier than usual.  In the spirit of sun, sand, and fun beach-house style, we have taken the below shot from Coastal Living Magazine, and once again re-created the look using pieces from our line.

We have several primitive pieces we could have used in the place of the fabulous ottomans above, but instead we wanted to emphasize the option for additional seating.  Photographed below is the Kelvin Ottoman in Stonewashed Canvas Fog (KS225).  This piece is brand new to the line, and is also available in beige.  Its tattered edges and wrinkled ends lend to a perfectly-imperfect look.

Our line of reclaimed pine and elm pieces is continually expanding, giving us several options to use in place of the console photographed above.  Our favorite, however, is the Reclaimed Pine 8 Pillar Console (RP43).  With hand carved legs and a weathered finish, this piece is perfect for a beachy look.

While we love the lamps in the inspiration photo (they're practically identical to our SN44 Bedale Lamp) we felt our layout needed a bit of color.  In their place, we used our Lismore Lamps (SN49).  The white wash finish is distressed in a way that the natural wood shows through just enough.

Finally, there's the stand-out piece of the entire photograph that caught our eye from the beginning, the giant clam shell. We could not be more spot on with this piece with our GH112 Clam Shell.  Put them all together and you have Halo style...

We used additional accessories from our line to complete the look including our Chambourd Grand Mirror (GH168), Solki Shell with Marble Base (ED05), and Leather Bound Books (LBB).  If you have questions regarding the items used in this styling please contact our sales staff at  You can also view our full online catalog at