03 March 2012

Tangled up in blue

Here's a blog post to check out. It's from retailer ABC Home.

"From aqua to navy blue and all the way back to cerulean, blue is the color that we reach to time and time again for both design inspiration and spiritual and emotional healing. It’s the color of the ocean and the sky, making it a constant in our lives. It’s the color of peace and calm, and of royal authority. So, whether you’re trying to add depth into a small room, increase a sense of calm in your home, or even perhaps add a youthful cheer into an otherwise dark space, blue is your color."

Continue reading at ABC Reveal, the ABC Home blog.

29 February 2012

New designs for tablecloths, napkins, guest towels

Hen House Linens has new tablecloths, napkins, guest towels, and other household essentials. It suggests mixing and matching the new patterns in the Spring 2012 collection, or coordinating them with a other patterns in the line.

Spring 2012 offerings include: 

Bargello Navy. A retro take on Hen House Linen’s classic Bargello Grass print, this spring pattern features bold royal blue in a rolling geometric pattern. Equally eye-catching as a cocktail napkin or on a pillow, Bargello Navy works well with another spring selection, Fern Orange.




Spot On Lime. This lime shade offers a sophisticated approach to playful polka dots, and will definitely liven up a dining room as a tablecloth or placemat. Pair it with Spot On Raspberry, part of Hen House Linens’ original collection, to jazz up a springtime table setting.





Fern Orange. An intricate arabesque pattern, the burnt orange hue of this delicate design provides just the right amount of an exotic touch






Bold Stripe Navy. A striking combination of blues, orange and lime, this versatile pattern is the perfect backdrop as a tablecloth for rainy day dinner parties or for a sunny Saturday picnic.

28 February 2012

Reusable suction hooks for kitchen, bath




UM! Brands is showing its innovative nanosuction EverSTIK adhesive housewares at the International Housewares Show in Chicago in March. The hooks are said to combine the strength of glue, the convenience of suction cups and the ease of tape into one simple “stick-peel-repeat” wall mounting solution. The line includes wall hooks, double-sided adhesive, portable whiteboards and more.

27 February 2012

Nominate an excellent retailer

Nominations for the New York International Gift Fair-sponsored Retailer Excellence Awards (REAs) are being accepted through Friday, April 30, with 2012 Award winners scheduled to be announced in New York City, on Sunday, August 19, 6:30 -10:00PM, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. 

Applications and nomination forms are available online at www.nyigf.com/TheShow/AwardsPromotionsDisplays.aspx#REA. Presented by Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine, and sponsored by the New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®), the REAs recognize excellence in four retail categories including Gift Store Design/Redesign; Marketing Achievement; Visual Merchandising/Display; and Store Events, as well as for individual achievement (Rep of the Year and Industry Rising Star). 

As part of this very special evening, Gift For Life, the gift and home industry’s only charitable organization, also bestows its prestigious annual “Industry Achievement” Award.

Handcrafted glass for entertaining, for gifting

Annieglass is from Ann Morhauser, a leader in the tabletop industry. Morhauser designs and produces all of her luxury, handcrafted glass table in Santa Cruz, Calif. The products are durable and dishwasher safe.  The company offers pieces for entertaining as well as gifts for Mother's Day or graduation.  Below are some of the company's new and most popular items








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