Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Tomorrow marks August 1st, the last month of summer, and we have a full calendar!
16th- Cashiers Show-house Opening Party
17th- Cashiers show-house opens
19th- In House Showroom Sale
21st- Container arrives
24- National Peach Pie Day
30th- Last Day for Books for Keeps

Here are some fun images to make you wish summer was not coming to an end-

Monday, July 29, 2013

Mix it up Monday

As summer is drawing to an end, we decided to design a Screened in Porch with our new line Mulligans. We also threw in a few of our classic Holland & Co. and MacRae pieces with a Geranium Painted finish.

From Left to Right-
Lyon Lamp Base with Geranium finish
Pennsylvania Chandelier
Queen Anne Mirror in Geranium Finish
Shaker Bench
Warming Chair
Basket-Pewter Top Table

Friday, July 19, 2013

Potted Plants

To continue our post on Gardening, if you do not want to spruce up your garden with Bee Skeps, another great option is potted plants-

For a fun fact, Bybee Stoneware is featured above, and it is made from the intriguing yellow clay found near Bybee, Kentucky.  Potters have been making Bybee Stoneware since 1809.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bee Skeps

We love antiques, so why not add one to your garden... 
Bee Skeps.
These unassuming woven structures are designed to house honeybees.  They were once used to carrying bees from Europe to America in the early 1600's.
These "honeybee hotels" are a rarity and an antique, so they range from $500.00 - $1,000.00.  They do look great in the garden, but they are also used for display inside.  Most believe they are too valuable and fragile to sit outside.
Here are some inspiring shots for your garden-

Monday, July 15, 2013

Mix it up Monday

It is time for Mix it up Monday!  We designed this Kitchen from our new collection The Bridge!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Robert Henri

Today marks the anniversary of the death of the great artist Robert Henri.  Besides his great work, he left us with inspiring quotes to put forth in our own artistic, work-

"Don't worry about your originality.  You couldn't get rid of it even if you wanted to.  It will stick with you and show up for better or worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do."

"Art is, after all, only a trace - like a footprint which shows that one has walked bravely and in great happiness."

"Genius is not a possession of the limited few, but exists in some degree in everyone.  Where there is natural growth, a full and free play of faculties, genius will manifest itself."

"Pretend you are dancing or singing a picture.  A worker or painter should enjoy his work, else the observer will not enjoy it."

"Art is the giving by each man of his evidence to the world.  Those who wish to give, love to give, discover the pleasure of giving.  Those who give are tremendously strong."

Monday, July 8, 2013

Chelsea Spring Flower Show

The Royal Horticultural Society puts on the Chelsea Flower Show, every May for 5 days.  It is held on the Royal Hospital Grounds in Chelsea, London.  The most famous Flower Show in the UK and most likely the world, the show attracts visitors from all continents.  Here are some of our favorite pictures from previous shows-

The Royal Horticultural Society Staff at the first show in 1913.

King George VI (far right), Queen Elizabeth (second from left), and the princess Elizabeth and Margaret admire the tulips in 1947.

Princess Diana meets garden designer Robin Williams in 1989.

Fencers from the British Olympic fencing team.

Elizabeth Taylor at the 1982 show

Two Japanese women in their traditional dress.

Gwyneth Paltrow in 2011with her Cook Book.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

"If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace."  
-Hamilton Fish

Happy 4th of July!  We hope everyone enjoys this great holiday!

Monday, July 1, 2013


4th- Independence Day
5th- showroom closed
9th- new container arriving
14th- Bastille Day
17th- Flower Magazine Event with Bobby McAlpine
& Kate Middleton's rumored Due Date
21st- National Ice Cream Day
25th- National Culinary Day

To start July off right, here are a few images we found from our favorite place, the UK-