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.
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.
Well here it is May...Mother's Day is tomorrow...so much for giving you ideas for gifts from the website...oh well. Happy Mother's Day to all of you out there, and, being one, I'll just send that good wish to grandmothers too!
We're close to being ready for summer around my house. The last hurdle is THE POOL. We have this really neat pool that is made out of slabs of marble and slate...very glamorous, very old, and very leaky. We've had a million people out to look at it and they all say.."Yep...it's gonna leak with all that grouting...better just gunnite it." Well that isn't happening with a husband who lives in the 19th century! Luckily we have the nicest young man who maintains the pool, and although it is a challenge to him, he's up to the challenge. He's found some new epoxy that we'll try this year. But the hose will always be handy for keeping the pool "at full pond".
Warm weather is the time to be outdoors and collect all those extra doses of vitamin D to help us through the dark months. Eating outside couldn't be more fun with a colorfully set table...Blue is always a safe color, and check out this great French jacquard cloth with matching napkins from La Maisonette. Add blue wine glasses and a pretty china and a bouquet of flowers and you're good to go!
Needles to say, the French cloth would also make a great picnic blanket! And speaking of china and eating outdoors, we shouldn't forget children who can't hand handle glass and porcelain yet. Is this not the cutest 5 piece place setting for a child? The way it comes packaged also makes it the best baby gift ever!
I am going to try not to waste a moment of this wonderful season...Like a squirrel, I want to store up a lot of family/friend memories for the long winter that inevitably comes. So, on to making some memories!
April already! Springtime in Virginia. Heaven. Just over Easter with lots of fun ahead. I am lost in the possibilities of Spring...do I turn on the fountains? Open the pool? Get the cushions out of storage and start cleaning them? Set the annuals? Find the ferns for the pots? Or do I just go to the lake, sit on the dock and wait for summer?
All of this is daydreaming of course, because what needs to be done is to get the website ready for the many gift giving opportunities that lie ahead....christenings, birthdays, MOTHER'S DAY, graduations, and weddings.
Let's talk baby gifts and Christenings today. This little knit day dress is a perfect gift for a newborn. The softest cotton and the right weight for the spring/summer newborn... .
Or if you live in colder climes, this one of a kind, 3 piece layette consisting of an adorable hat with a knit ruffle around baby's face, the scalloped edge sweater and the stroller blanket, hand knit of the softest yarn by a Lynchburg grandmother is a truly beautiful, keepsake gift...
And as a memento of the Christening, we offer a plethora of silver frames and boxes...the Silver Cross Box that plays "Amazing Grace" is one of my favorites.
For that all important child's birthday, why not a special decoration atop the cake?
Of course, it's never too early to teach the value of saving your pennies in this block bank handpainted by Anne Marie Murray!
Check out the link "For Baby" for many more gift ideas!
Bye for now...I think I'll go pull some weeds and wait for someone to rescue me with an order! :). And while I'm weeding, I'll be thinking of Mother's Day gifts...stay tuned!