Our Stories posted by Julie Rinehart

Happy Spring and almost Easter Sunday! This Easter season we are excited to celebrate and spend time with our family and loved ones. Many of us celebrate with an Easter brunch or dinner, with everyone gathered around the table to enjoy great food and company.  For all of you that love entertaining and creating beautiful displays as much as we do, here are a few examples of our favorite Easter tablescapes. After all, a beautiful table setting is a great way to express the love and appreciation you have for those who gather there.

For more ideas look at our Easter table pin board here.

Happy Easter to you and your family!
Julie

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Our ProjectsOur Stories posted by Nantucket Staff

Spring is finally here and that means it is time to dust off the patio furniture and get some use out of that wonderful back yard of yours. Throwing a party outside is the perfect way to start off the season. The birds are singing and the sun is staying around longer than usual, so might as well get some use out of all that beautiful natural lighting.

It doesn’t matter the size of your backyard, there is always room for entertaining!  Set up a table and chairs as you see fit and then get to work on food. Food is what brings people together and with the new season, fresh, local garden favorites are in your reach. Roasted veggies and meats, like chicken and lamb, are perfect for an evening dinner.

But don’t be limited by the grill! Appetizers such as Brie with honey and fresh figs are a decadent way to start the evening; especially when paired with a nice bottle of your favorite vino. Making gourmet pizzas are a fun way to change it up too.  Make use of all the fresh spring berries and add them to a homemade pizza of fennel and goat cheese. Who doesn’t love cheese?

Once you have your menu all prepped and ready to go, don’t skimp on décor! I say if you’re going to put in the effort to throwing a party why not go all out and make it fabulous. The sun is starting to set later in the evening but we all know that once the sun goes down the party isn’t going to stop. Adding touches of lighting with candles is a great way to light up the table. Tall black taper candles are something new and add a little bit more mood to your table setting. Tea lights always work too!

Decorating your table top should be fun and inspired by your own personal style! A little bit of effort can go a long way in creating a beautiful spring evening with friends, family, and loved ones.  Check out our ‘Spring Parties’ board on Pinterest for more inspiration!

Happy Entertaining,

Holland

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Latest Trends posted by Riley Grim

With the departure of the rain and arrival of the warm weather, everyone is feeling the Spring spirit. We asked our staff about their favorite new Spring items in the showroom and this is the response we got!

Sara Barroso - Shop keeper:
“If I were to choose one product it would be one of our blue & white vases, they look beautiful filled with white or light pink tulips”

Kristy – Design Manager:
“Springtime is one of my favorite seasons – flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and (in my house) clean sheets are oftentimes found drying in the breeze on our clothesline. Perhaps that’s why this always feels like the perfect time of year to add a fresh look to one’s bedding. With the numerous Spring additions to our favorite bedding lines, you can choose from countless options in fun, bright colors & soft textures. Rain or shine, sleeping-in never sounded so good!”

Sage Bowman – Senior Designer:
“I love the little faux orchids with white blossoms. They are so dainty and sweet…they make me happy to look at their simplicity”

Rick – Owner/”Il Capo”:
“My favorite item not in the store is hearing those happy birds hiding in the trees chirping away which probably is really him saying 'what a beautiful day' or 'my mate just dumped me for a better singer”

Marci – Senior Designer:
“So many fun, new outdoor fabrics have arrived for spring and summer.  A vast range of colors and prints too - a great way to change the whole look of your porch and patio, with new pillows, cushions, table runner or curtains.”

Elaine – Senior Designer:
“Springtime in Chico is glorious!! Everywhere you look is beauty and growth. I needed a renewal for my handbag and as soon as our shipment of Handmade Riviera Bags arrived I snatched one before they even went out on the floor. I love the story behind them and how they help widows and economically challenged women in the region of Southern India.....a win-win all around”

Robin – Showroom Manager:
“I love this new chair! I think it is the perfect accent piece for any room of the house, plus the coral reminds me of my Dogwood tree that is just beginning to bloom”

Stop by the showroom to see our favorite Spring products and all our new arrivals!

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