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Random musings

fancy linen napkins

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Looking for a last minute present for a co-worker or BFF?  You can't wrong with a our small linen cocktail napkins.   They are perfect for decorating  a holiday table or highlighting special objects on a shelf.  

Sewn from European linens here in NY,  these beauties come  in metallic gold, silver and indigo.   Available in sets of 4 or 6.

Pinch of dried berries or flowers from our garden will be included with each purchase.

 

 

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pit-fired whiskey cups by Heather gabriel

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We are pleased to announce our first offering of pit-fired ceramics by upstate New York artist Heather Gabriel.    Her aesthetic and ethic, as well as love of smoky fires is shared by us.  We love her work and we think you will too.

Heather uses primitive methods to form and fire the work.  She believes it is important to keep it simple, to remember that we can make the things we need from the materials at hand. Glaze is used sparingly, she prefers to let the clay and flame  speak for themselves. 

Each piece is made from white earthenware, pinched and smoothed into shape from a single bit of clay.  It is then polished with leather and a worn beach stone,
and lined with either translucent or black  crackle glaze.  Exterior is burnished bare clay, smooth as an eggshell.   It is fired multiple times, the last one occurring in a primitive pit-kiln filled with  salvaged walnut  and autumn leaves, that is set alight and left to smolder for over 24 hours.  

All color comes from the smoke and flame as it winds its way through the pit and penetrates the burnished surfaces of the piece.

For our initial offering we chose a selection of 12 cups and 5 plates.  

Enjoy!

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Happy Halloween, everyone!

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As our treat,  take 20% off your entire order with promo code trickortreat!

Shirleygirl Boots

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As sad as I am to see my beloved Veronica slouch boots die after 7 years of use and abuse, I secretly rejoice in the fact that a new pair of Freys is in my future.  

Behold the SHIRLEY SHIELD TALL!  in FAWN!!!

I generally prefer black when it comes to footwear (everything, really), but how amazing  is this leather?!!!  And the contrasting  zipper!!!   Must arrange a little meet and greed next time I'm downtown. 

They come in black, too.  Of course :)