Saturday, November 26, 2011

today's the day!

all is ready for the holiday event today! the greens and trees are up, the paperwhites are blooming and the sun is shining! Matthew Mead is on the ferry to Long Island, and Jane Cumberbatch is here from London already to sign books...please join us here or online to visit with friends and see our new holiday gifts


Friday, November 25, 2011

one more day !

setting up the studio and getting ready for our event tomorrow...jane cumberbatch is here already and matthew mead is coming tomorrow with his new issues... wreaths and christmas trees are being placed and christmas music is getting us in the are a few photos...hope you'll join us tomorrow, here or online!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

natural selections

all the right touches for a holiday season of cooking: a stoneware colander, wood serving boards, rosemary olive oil, kindling bundles for the fire...come visit the new general store this saturday for our annual holiday event on long island...details on our site, shop online if you can't join us!

Friday, November 18, 2011

warm up this weekend

on these cool fall days, we love warming up with a sheepskin, scented candle, reminder to put the kettle on + soft cream felt ipad cover to cozy up in bed with!
all available now at our online shop. photographs by jeff mcnamara

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

basket of privet berries

using berries and branches is a natural transition between halloween and, privet berries from long island hedges, in a handwoven mail basket on the front door, is a perfect way to decorate and celebrate the season. photograph by laura resen

natural decorating for the holidays

photograph by jeff mcnamara

check in with me today from 10-4pm EST at greenhouse design studio where I'll be having a conversation with laurie on natural decorating for the holidays!

Monday, November 14, 2011

pine cone season

we love these pine cones... use as a single candleholder, in pairs or clustered on a dining table or fireplace mantel...with an antiqued brown patina on cast iron, they are great for thanksgiving settings + through the holidays for a more rustic, natural style of decorating...$25 each at our online store photograph by jeff mcnamara

Thursday, November 10, 2011

white flower fragrances for the bath

a long soak in a warm bath these fall days is even better with this new collection from K Hall botanically illustrated packaging with white morning glories, the products are all natural and scented with white flowers and fresh herbs...made in the usa, from $12-$25... stock up for yourself or for christmas gifts at our online shop...photograph by jeff mcnamara

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

thanksgiving at the new general store

we have wonderful serving pieces handmade by barbara eigen for us in cream and fog: 2 oval platter sizes for turkey or roast vegetables, big low serving bowls for mashed potatoes, as well as stoneware jugs for cider or wine...we also have condiment sets for salts and peppers or sauces and our round wood boards are perfect for breads and cheeses or desserts. For setting the table, we love our artisanal glass tumblers and natural linen napkins and placemats from fog linen...a teak wood server is ready to go with the pumpkin pie (and makes a great hostess gift). Slate bottle tags identify wines, and juices and the slate place cards look great on the table and or can be used on platters to mark appetizers and cheeses. For the chef, our natural linen aprons make cooking a pleasure...
happy thanksgiving! photographs by jeff mcnamara,marili forastieri, tara sgroi

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

natural selections

natural linen placemats and napkins warm up the table and create the perfect setting
...from fog linen...mats $15 each, set of 4 napkins with stamp, $55.
photograph by jeff mcnamara