Friday, November 28, 2014

Spode Woodland for Winter

We have carried Spode since the beginning and will always love it especially the Woodland for winter. My favorites? The quail pie dish and casserole dishes..and especially the beautiful dog bowls. The platters are large and beautiful and have a pair of pheasants, dogs, or the mule deer...let us help you fill one of these pieces with food items from our kitchen a wonderful gift for someone special this Christmas!
The hunting and elaborate presentation of game has a rich history throughout Europe. The tradition is celebrated on the Spode Woodland Pattern. The British Flowers border, dating back to 1831, is rendered in distinguished, earthy brown. The borders handsomely illustrate studies of traditional game animals including pheasant, quail, wood duck, red grouse, turkey and snipe.

Navajo Style Turquoise Silver Boxes & Picture Frames

These wonderful silver Navajo-style boxes look like they could have passed thru a trading post at some point in their past. Turquoise stones are all natural and are individually selected for their unique character and beauty. These products are all crafted from German silver: an alloy containing nickel and copper. Each piece is hand made and hand finished. 
I can see one of our beautiful Navajo pendants in one of these pieces as a special gift. Or setting on a night stand for your eye glasses and jewelry....the bible box is especially beautiful! What a wonderful gift any one of these pieces would be for Christmas! 

Decked Out For The Holidays

Are you decorating your house today for Christmas ahead? We have many beautiful garlands, berries, pine picks, and wreaths to adorn your home for the season! Stop by to see us today we are open until six...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Repousséd & Stamped Silver Pendants...Multi Dragonfly Pendant

One of our favorite New Mexico artist has sent us more of his beautiful work! Large and wonderfully embellished sterling silver pendants that are hand stamped and repousséd beautifully! His silver collars are heavy gauge and hard to find perfect with these pendants. His silver hooped and copper hooped stamped earrings are always a favorite. Also shown above is a large dragonfly pendant set with kingman turquoise, mojave green turquoise, and spiny coral.
Gorgeous hand made copper cuffs with kingman turquoise & sleeping beauty, large copper pendants, and unique stamped copper earrings are also shown! Each piece is signed by artist these are wonderful family heirloom pieces to be treasured forever come take a look!
Inspired by Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi cultures, these designs reflect an unexpected contemporary energy, setting creations a step ahead of tradition. Incorporating his mastery as a silversmith and talent as an artist in "stretching the Imagination of creativity...It's all about the colors of the stones, how they mix with metals, and nature's use of light."….Featured in the finest galleries across the southwest come in and let us show you our new pieces designed by a New Mexico silversmith and talented artist.
Now is the time to start making your Christmas Wish these are very special pieces!

Three Sweet Children Ready For Christmas

 A very family oriented home...three beautiful children that are so excited about the season ahead. This whimsical Christmas tree was created just for them and they will add their own handmade ornaments. This creative and busy household is full of energy, life, and happiness. Their home is a reflection of this precious family.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Mr. & Mrs. Clause's Home For Christmas

 If Will Ferrell the Elf went through this home he would be skipping with joy and would believe he had found Santa's Home himself! Mr. & Mrs. Claus have been collecting for many years through their travels and combined interest... they have amassed a wonderfully eclectic home. Mrs. Claus delights in Christmas and the giving spirit. Her love for children, beauty, and her giving heart overflows during this joyous season. Surprises are tucked in every corner and it was our pleasure to help them share the spirit. 
Above is their entry table with beautiful nativity...

 Beautiful tree topper is filled with large red berries, sparkling pine garland, gold glittery mesh, and red velvet ribbon...tied with large pinecones and large Christmas ornaments.

 Sweet French figurines tucked in a cloche in kitchen...

 One of my favorite Santa's nestled in a woodsy setting of cut birch logs, pinecones, and painted dishes...
 This large buffalo painting sets the mood for the den...the mantle is filled with coppery garland, amber sparkling lights, and copper Christmas balls.

 The snow village surrounded in Spode Woodland plates lovely!

 Dining room table filled with green yew garland, white hydrangeas, and snowy pine garland...
When I walked in the mass of blue and white plates was a striking contrast against the red walls. What a collection and love them trailing over her China hutch!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Stumpy says Hello

We hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed weekend! The shop is overflowing with Christmas Spirit & Inspiration come by to see us!

Warm & Whimsical Home Ready For Christmas

A  family that has worked very hard on their house and created an inviting and warm home. We have them ready for the Holidays and fun times ahead. Their style is warm, whimsical, and functional for a very busy young family always on the go. Shown above is their beautiful dining room ready to entertain for the season ahead. A traditional style with a little eclectic rustic feel mixed it!
One of my favorite things is their antique deer and crystal chandelier that lights the table it sets the mood for the room. Mixing a red leopard chenille runner with these bright red plaid linens it turned out so pretty!
We enjoyed mixing and layering the dishes for a different look.... 
This large wonderful copper bell was fun to work up at the top of this iron mirror...we mixed it with pine greenery and red berries. The copper lantern was the perfect size to hold a few dishes and her grandmother's teapot inside...
These glass tortoise hurricanes on either side of the centerpiece were really beautiful mixed with everything else on the dining table. 
Another piece in the dining area to hold Christmas dishes...
 The tree topper we used glittery red Christmas ball garlands intertwined with glittery white branches, bright green glittery picks, very large pinecones, red Christmas balls, and then intertwined some of our cute and colorful checked ribbon. The topper always seems to set the feel and look of your Christmas tree and you never know quite how it will turn out until you mix and match materials.
 Her collection of snow villages fits perfectly in a knook in her it!
Serving area in the kitchen is ready to entertain...
 Love this antique pine hutch in her kitchen filled with aqua plates and glassware...a little wild and snowy garland on top and a great burlap stocking was all it needed to be festive!

Large reading table in their living area....

Her Santos looks perfect holding red berries and pine wrapped in a red plaid ribbon she will greet the guest as they arrive....
 Table in Entry...
Large entry mirror with cream hydrangeas and hanging pine wreath tied with plaid ribbon...

Last...we pulled together their bedroom and tied bed with these great linen sheers we carry at the shop. They were an instant answer to a beautiful bed and worked perfectly with a new velvet quilt and shams....
Enjoyed getting your home ready for the holiday season ahead we hope you have a blessed Christmas!