Tuesday, January 24, 2012

every day glasses

we use these glasses every day for everything! from every kind of wine, to water with or without sparkle, to a single flower or little bouquet, to a row of votives for the table... artisanal, hand blown glass feels good in your hands and looks at home in a traditional tablesetting or outside on a picnic table ... set of 6 for $48 at our online shop...www.thenewgeneralstore.com
photos by jeff mcnamara

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

the original general store

growing up on long island, we went to this general store...with the screen door slamming, the coke cooler on the porch, we rode our bikes to get popsicles and our neighbors who had horses, rode down and tied up on the posts to get the newspapers for their dad, check the bulletin board for babysitting jobs...my brother remembers that they had the best penny candy at the counter.

it was a sad day when it was torn down and replaced with a chain gas station.
i remember this as a center of our community, a place where neighbors gathered, news shared, a place that kids went to when ice cream was a treat...this is the spirit of the new general store, where friends and neighbors gather a couple of times a year to have lunch or a cup of cider, to gather by the river and watch the swans in spring, or by the fire in fall to catch up on what's happening...a place to see old friends and meet new ones. and its also a place to be in touch on line with our events, local products for sale, and a way to connect.

we hope you'll follow us at the new general store on long island!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

new light fixtures

we found some unique light fixtures at our favorite antique show this summer...
using recycled industrial materials and new electrical fittings, a Texan designer created a collection of lights that are great for a loft or farmhouse!
we also have the perfect stainless overscaled lantern, and a black wrought iron chandelier for those who love candlelight...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

we love grey!

we love grey this season, from zinc thermometers and stainless steel lanterns to grey patterned candles and polka dot pillows...our fog grey pottery from Barbara Eigen is from our signature collection ...all available at our online shop now!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

new year, fresh start !

our signature white sponges are perfect for a housecleaning blitz...time to clean out, clear out and simplify things...package of 12/$18 at our online shop.