Henrietta Glass is a line of hand blown decorative glass items made in the USA. Jill Henrietta Davis, the designer has as a goal to create beautiful objects at affordable price points.
These wine stoppers are blown with extra care for increased strength so you needn't worry about them knocking around in a kitchen drawer. Each has a graduated silicon gasket to fit a variety of bottles.
Each holder is 3.5" tall. Since no two are alike, let us make a selection for you!
Reed and Barton
Fine craftsmanship, integrity of design, and commitment to quality are hallmarks of every Reed & Barton annual silver Christmas Cross. So with every cross comes the assurance that it will not only add charm and elegance to the Christmas tree, but will also become a precious family keepsake to be treasured for a lifetime. This silver plate Christmas Cross is the ideal gift for a new baby or Godchild, and is a collection that can be add to through the years.
I believe that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. Lately we have been going to my married daughter's house in Georgia, and the Thanksgiving meal is the centerpiece around which we gather with other family members. The setting of the table with beautiful china, gleaming silver carefully polished for the occasion, a delicious meal lovingly planned and prepared by everyone leaves us with full tummys but hearts even fuller with gratitude for our many blessings.
This cloth with matching napkins would be a wonderful start to a Thanksgiving table.
You really want that silver to shine! Easy as pie with silver cleaner from Hagerty. And this silver brush is the best invention yet for getting to those hard to reach places.
Now, don't forget a centerpiece of loosely arranged flowers in this fabulous ice/bucket/vase and you're ready to move on to the main event...the cooking, the tasting, the smelling, the eating of the best meal ever prepared... Happy Thanksgiving!
As we eagerly anticipate the peak of fall color here in Virginia this week-end, I realize that with autumn upon us, it's time to concentrate on the upcoming holidays. The house must be put in order, gifts bought, trees decorated, wardrobe replenished as the cold dark days descend upon us. Since it's getting to be sweater weather, here are a few of my favorite necklaces to wear with sweaters
Or if you're hot-natured like some of my friends, a sweater is too heavy and a cashmere topper is all you need. Another wonderful use for these toppers is as a cover-up for nursing mothers! They're so soft against baby's skin!
But for you who are already feeling the cold in your bones, there's nothing like this luxurious wrap to warm you up!
Now on to getting the house shined up!
We're just back from a wonderful trip to Scandanavia where the weather was lovely and the sights unbelievable and unforgettable. We cruised down fjords in Norway, traveled overland in buses between impressive waterfalls stemming from the still melting snow that topped the mountains, down narrow hairpin roads that sloped at such an angle as to leave one breathless. What a memory! As was our day hike to a glacier. I will not soon forget the stunning countryside...so green and dotted with houses and barns painted red, white or yellow. Nor will I forget the people...beautiful and fit and happy. I had fun buying wonderful handknit Nordic sweaters for my grandchildren, and couldn't resist this beautiful knit Christening Gown for a newborn. Almost one yard long and with such detailing. I had to buy it to offer to someone who was in search of such an heirloom for their family to cherish as I cherish the gown in which all my children, and now grandchildren were christened.
And we came back to reality which, in these dog days of summer in the USA, is mainly about politics. I have been thinking about this historic Presidential election of 2016 and am not here to offer any advice or opinion (although I have plenty of both!) but want rather to offer up a little levity in the face of a lot of uncertainty. Surely this is an election to be remembered, and one easy way to do it is with an ornament symbolizing your favorite party. The Republican Elephant or the Democratic Donkey will serve as a reminder of the candidate you supported, or, in the case of our split household, both candidates that have been the topic of much conversation around my house! These ornaments would also make wonderful gifts for like minded friends...an unusual and affordable gift for political junkies!
As summer begins to wind down, we are off to the lake for one last fling with grandchildren, who will be coming in from all over the country. Our lives will be filled with swimming and fishing and tubing and potty training for the next several weeks...we are blessed (I think)!
One of the things I look forward to doing right after Memorial Day is getting my "Summer Children" out of their boxes and into an old, precious wooden birdhouse that I acquired somewhere along the way. There they will live and play happily until the leaves begin to fall, when they will be replaced by their "Autumn Children" friends.
I don't personally have a lot of collections, but the Wendt and Kuhn Flower Children are very special to me. I have Wendt and Kuhn angel ornaments that were my mother's, and after 50 years of decorating Christmas trees, I still get a thrill of discovery when I finally uncover these old friends tucked away in some ornament box ready to perch on a tree limb. So it is for me and my "wooden" children, and I hope that my real children and grandchildren will come to love them as I do.