Monday, May 30, 2011

t-shirt time

it's t-shirt summer time and our soft cotton white t-shirts are available on-line for kids and grownups!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

may 21-22nd event

it felt like summer at the new general store marketplace this weekend...we had our new pottery collection for summer entertaining, pots of salad to snip for dinner, belgian linen aprons for gardening and cooking, french soaps,and olive oils...
extra treat for this event is that matthew and jenny mead,and sally mc elroy came down from new england and set up a tent filled with mid-century modern treasures and stacks of the new Summer magazine which featured a story on my house!
if you couldn't make it, check out our on-line shop and keep a look out as we update
our new products this summer...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

summer marketplace open this weekend

this potting table is perfect for planting or parties...great work space or filled with ice keeps drinks cool and has great storage underneath..
photograph by marili forastieri

Friday, May 20, 2011

summer check list

check out our signature summer basics
at The New General Store event this weekend:

water bottle
stemless glasses
linen napkins
burlap votive candles
white sponges

Thursday, May 19, 2011

grow your own salad

found these amazing potted mixed salad greens for our marketplace this weekend.
snip for a salad, garnish or soup and it keeps growing...the gift that keeps on giving!
can be planted in the garden, or left on the porch or kitchen counter...beautiful to look at, just water and harvest as needed...brimming with arugula, red leaf lettuce, mache, etc. ...our favorite hostess gift for the season...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

summery sea salts

mint,rosemary and citrus flavored sea salts are perfect for summer grilling and salads...stock up your pantry or share with friends...perfect hostess gift for summer weekends...see us at The New General Store this weekend or on-line at photograph by marili forastieri

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

slate bottle tags

love these tags and use them for waters (infused with lemon slices or mint), juices to add to vodka for brunches (tomato, pink grapefruit, orange) or white wines
(pinot grigio, chardonnay,sancerre) for lunches...oval slates straw ties and a chalk to label or write a message with!

a set of 4 tags for $18. shop on-line or at our pop-up market this weekend.

photograph by marili forastieri

Monday, May 16, 2011

belgian linen aprons

our signature sturdy belgian linen aprons have just arrived for the weekend marketplace...designed and made for the chef or gardener, they come in bib front and the garcon style, and have lots of pockets and long adjustable ties to fit everyone.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

may is bike month!

We have 2 cream Italian bicycles for our sale next man's + one woman's...perfect to hit the road with on these lazy summer days

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Design on a Dime

Our room at the Design on a Dime this weekend: a Roy Hardin designed natural wood table, a cream Italian bicycle,an Aero overscaled hanging light and cool Barbara Barry for McGuire birdbath...Photographer friends donated black + white photos, Hartmann gave us beautiful leather tote bags, and Lenox generously sent us the new Donna Karan tabletop collection! photographs by marili forastieri
check out links to the show at the Stylebeat and Habitually Chic blogs...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Design on a Dime event in NYC

We are proud to be involved in the Design on a Dime event for Housing Works this weekend...please stop by to see our vignette with all our signature products from The New General Store as well as the new tabletop collection by Donna Karan and an amazing sculptural birdbath designed by Barbara Barry for McGuire, a hand-hewn oak plank table by Roy Hardin, and an overscaled hanging lamp/shade by Thomas O'Brien.May 6-8, Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC
photograph by Marili Forastieri

Monday, May 2, 2011

soaps and sponges

we have packs of 12 white sponges and big chunks of natural olive oil soap from marseilles for our spring offerings...we like to put liquid ivory soap in vintage bottles, carafes or wine bottles with pour spouts to make dishwashing more pleasurable!