Tuesday, December 20, 2011

artisanal glass

we have a collection of vintage and artisanal glass in our pop-up shop...this carafe
and glasses set, left, is in our online shop for $48....great for wines, waters, ciders for holiday entertaining or gift giving.

Monday, December 19, 2011

its a wrap !

we're wrapping up for the holidays.. simple newsprint with string and privet berries...
today is the last day for shopping on line for holiday delivery!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

cream knit blanket

these 100% natural cotton knit blankets are perfect twin bed covers or generous throws to curl up in over the holidays...a moss stitch reversible knit, they are 50"x 60"
and can be ordered at our online shop for $95...still time to receive before Christmas!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

the new general store style

we still have lots of great gifts for the holidays: oatmeal bears for $12.50, lunch bags for $18, wood crates of olive oil and vinegar from $25-60, linen aprons for the chef $50-75 and wedgwood stoneware juicers for $20.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

for the "green" friend on your holiday shopping list

we have the best bags for all your everyday needs: the market bag holds everything from groceries, recycling, market finds, yoga gear, kids toys...the lunch bag is a chic way to carry a healthy lunch to work or on your travels...the perfect gift for yourself or a friend who wants to shop/travel/live in style and help the environment!
photographs by marili forastieri

Saturday, December 10, 2011

great stocking stuffers

Finds for everyone on your list: mint salt, orient lavender honey and peach preserves for $10 each, paperwhite candle $15, white flower soap $12, oatmeal bear $12.50, "washed cotton" hand cream $20, 4 slate bottle tags $18.

Friday, December 9, 2011

new wood gift crates

my favorite gift for friends who love to cook (or eat) is our new signature wood crate filled with extra virgin olive oil or sweet fennel vinegar or both.
they are $25-$60 and are bottled for us on the north fork of long island...the olive oil is from Italy, the vinegar is bottled here during their summer harvest.
can be ordered and shipped out before christmas at our online shop.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

jane cumberbatch blog

My friend Jane was here from London for our pop-up weekend and has just posted a blog on her pure style site about her time with us on Long Island...Here she is signing a book for Matthew Mead... she baked a tray of chestnut chocolate fudge from her new cookbook Easy Recipes...it is delicious! check out her post with her insights and photos! http://www.purestyleonline.com/category/blog

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

wood pizza peels

simple and functional, these wood handled boards are perfect for prep or serving and in great demand this holiday season...we use them for cheeses and breads, pizzas + quesadillas, and chargers on the dining table...a caterer friend bought a dozen to use to serve appetizers at parties. only $18 each at our online shop.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

washed cotton bath + body collection

whether getting this for yourself to relax this holiday season, or gifting it to a friend or family favorite, this natural "washed cotton" collection is a perfect solution! bath salts, body lotion, soap, hand cream...made in the usa by k.hall, available at our online shop at www.thenewgeneralstore.com. photograph by jeff mcnamara

Monday, December 5, 2011

oatmeal bears for christmas

for the child on your list...comes with a hug and a squeak...$12.50 at our online shop

Sunday, December 4, 2011

gifts for the modernist on your list

simple designs from a cream italian bicycle, a linen apron, a stoneware juicer and canvas lunch bag, great classic modern gifts, naturally...

Friday, December 2, 2011

our holiday event

we had a beautiful sunny day on long island for our 3rd annual holiday event and lots of old friends and new friends came by to visit and shop ...we had stocking stuffers from $1-10, hostess gifts under $25, great gift ideas for the gardener and chef...
the white shop was the first stop filled with a vintage college of ironstone, paperwhites and The Laundress household collection + paperwhite candles

vintage linens, birdhouses, teasets were also in the winter white shop inspired by Holiday with Matthew Mead who used this old chicken coop and turned it into a winter wonderland with beautiful decorations and tea sets

Matthew Mead and Jane Cumberbatch were our celebrity guests this time, signing their new books and meeting their fans... Jane sold all her books by lunchtime! You can still buy her Pure Style book series on Amazon as well as her new one called Easy Recipes which she has kindly adapted with American measurements

spicy pumpkin soup menu...proceeds from our soup kitchen went to buy bulbs to plant in the historic district ...can't wait to see all the white daffodils blooming this spring along main street!

outdoor table with firepit and blankets... a good spot to enjoy soup and cookies made by michael jones...spiced pumpkin (a theme here) and walnut shortbread...hope all who came had a great time, and if you couldn't make it, check out our online shop and we'll be posting more photos of the event and the new general store gift suggestions for the season!