Sunday, July 27, 2008

Decorative Tiles

Tiles can be more than just the squares under your feet! There are a lot of decorative tiles out there, and we like a lot of them. We have been partial to Motawi for awhile, so we are especially proud to have them in our store. There are many ways to display tiles. We have some hanging on the wall and some are on small easels. With little felt pads underneath, you can just lay them on your coffee table for display. Visit the Motawi website and look through some of their installations. Keep in mind that you could use them as just the accent tiles in a backsplash, or maybe as the center attraction behind your cooktop.

Here are just a few of ours:

The pictures just don't do them justice. Come by and see them in person. You'll want to start your own collection.

Monday, July 14, 2008

One of our favorites!

Surely you've been to Atchison to visit her stores. We've made the trip, and some of us have gone "several" times! It's Mary Carol Garrity, of the now famous Nell Hill's stores. Visit her website: and then make a point to visit her stores. There are two in Atchison, Kansas and one now in Kansas City. Her decorating ideas are some of the best, in our opinion!
We made sure we took the time to attend Mary Carol's seminar while we were at the Dallas Market. That's another great thing about attending Market---there is always something going on geared toward owning a business. Mary Carol told us all some of the things she did to market her "little store". Of course it boils down to a lot of hard work and her love to decorate! You cannot deny that she has an eye for design, and if you buy her books you'll see that on every page.
We all need our "favorite people" to keep us motivated!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Art Glass, it's beautiful!!!

Kitras Art Glass

We found a wonderful new vendor at the Dallas Market a couple of weeks ago. I wish you could see their beautiful pieces on their website! They do have just a couple of pictures, but of course they don't do their glassware justice.

We were greeted by their daughter, Sophie, in the showroom. She told us about the product, the uniqueness of each piece (which is something we are always looking for), and the stories behind some of the new items they are making.

We placed our order with our own Christmas list in mind, and hoping our customers will want to place the Kitras Art Glass on their list, as well. We'll follow up with the pictures from our shop later this Fall when we receive our order. But for now, enjoy some of the pictures from the Dallas Market.

Can you see the tree inside the ball? This is a sphere ornament, and the design is called the Tree of Enchantment. They are also available in oil lamps, which we will have in the store. Each one includes an inspirational message specific for their color and style.

Just a gathering of some of the garden items available from Kitras Glass. Included are hummingbird feeders and suncatchers.

These are some of the most beautiful gazing balls I've ever seen.
No, it's not a lollipop! It's a glass medallion meant to be in your garden! I can't wait to see the sun shining through these!


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