Saturday, November 1, 2008

An Early Gift to You -- 15% off!

If haven't joined our email list, please do . . .we sent out an early holiday kick off savings coupon via email on Thursday for 15% off your entire purchase Nov 1-7! If you missed receiving this promotion, you're in luck! We're offering it to our loyal blog readers as well. Just print out this posting and you'll receive the same offer.*

Save on ornaments, wreaths, scents for the season, gifts, home decor, furniture & more. Please visit us soon! We'd love to see you.

*One coupon per customer. Not applicable to sale items, special order merchandise or previous purchases. Offer Expires: November 7, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Welcome Lort's - Our Newest Furniture Line

We are thrilled to introduce Lort's, our newest furniture line, to our Brambleton store (hopefully coming to Fairfax soon -- if you are in the Fairfax store, please talk to our manager Jenny if you are interested). Last night we were fortunate to receive a detailed overview of the line and learn about all of the finishes, styles and options from our Lort's sales representative. We are ready to share the line with you!

Like us, Lort's is a family owned and operated business. Founded in 1966 and based in Arizona, Lort's prides itself on their design and production of beautiful furniture, offering custom finishes (30 to be exact) and sizes making each piece unique (which is also something we strive for at The Nest Egg). Click here to read more about their history and philosophy:

Our first shipment arrived last month in Brambleton and it is truly stunning. The waxing and distressing options create a richness on the pieces which is what immediately drew us to the line when we first saw it in High Point last year. Already we've had tremendous customer interest and it's a pleasure to show the line.

To see more of the variety of pieces available, click on the link below to view the Lort's catalog online and stop in our Brambleton store to see our floor samples (all are for sale for immediate gratification) as well as our finish and color samples. We're more than happy to work with you to choose a piece and finish (or design a custom piece) that make your room truly unique.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lafco Candles Make the O List

Many of us have seen our favorite products featured on Oprah's "O List" and we've also found new products by checking out her list. The September O List includes one of our very favorites -- Lafco New York's House & Home Candle Collection.

We discovered these soy-based candles at the Atlanta market in January of last year. Everyone always seems to be looking for a candle that has just the right scent for the room in which it's burning and Lafco has figured them all out. From Cilantro Orange in the kitchen to Chamomile Lavendar in the Master Bedroom and Amber Black Vanilla in the Foyer, the wonderful scents are matched only by the beautiful reusable handblown glass containers that they come in.

The Marine Bathroom candle has been the most popular with our customres since we started carrying the line (I light it in my bedroom -- it has a great, clean scent).

Check out the testers next time you're in the stores and see if you agree with the O List!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fall Sale Scheduled! 9/19-30

We've scheduled our Fall Sale from Friday 9/19 through 9/30. Many floor models are marked down including armoires, media centers, cabinets and more. We've also marked down a large number of accessories including wall art, chandeliers, lamps, etc.

We'll be heading to the High Point furniture market in October so we're making room now so that we can bring in fresh, new merchandise!

We've had a great response already from customers coming in to see what we have so that they are ready to visit the stores when the sale starts on the 19th!

The sale will be at both the Brambleton & Fairfax locations so there will be plenty to choose from. We hope to see you!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sid Dickens - Back in Stock!

Our supply of Sid Dickens tiles is back with more than we've ever had! If you aren't familiar with Sid Dickens, check out their website for the story on the creator and the tiles:

Hand crafted of plaster, Sid Dickens tiles are a wonderful wall art option when you're looking for something other than framed art or canvases. Each piece has a short poem describing the tile so you can choose ones that have a special meaning to you, choose monograms or astrological signs or simply patterns and colors that appeal to you to create a unique showing in your home. You can start with a single tile or start your own collection. We have customers with over 50 tiles and many who just buy one a year and add to their collection.

We started carrying the tiles last year after a few requests from our customers and we couldn't keep them in stock. Unfortunately they experienced a labor shortage in Vancouver last year, where the tiles are produced, which led to delays in receiving our orders. We've had lists of customers to call when they got here who came right in to pick out their tiles.

We'll have another order coming in before the holidays and we are happy to special order any tiles for you that we don't have in stock. Make sure to get your order in soon though as the next available ship date as of this week is mid-November so we're guessing that orders placed towards the end of this month may not come in until January.

We can also order the tiles that are being retired this year for you. Feel free to call us at our Fairfax store for details on those tiles.

Also, if you already have a Sid Dickens collection, send us pictures of how you've arranged them in your home. We'd love to see them and share your ideas with our customers.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Welcome to our first posting on The Nest Egg's blog! We're new to blogging and are excited to have a way of bringing you information on what's new in our stores and in home decorating. We realize time is tight for everyone these days so we'll try to bring the store to you as much as we can and keep you posted so you're up to date on new merchandise, trends and promotions.

For those of you who haven't yet visited our stores, a quick synopsis of who we are: The Nest Egg is owned by Sean & Ann O'Shields. We both grew up in the Northern Virginia area, went to school in Virginia and came back here to live. We opened our first store in Fairfax almost 4 1/2 years ago and have so enjoyed getting to know our customers. We opened our second location in Brambleton, VA (near Ashburn in Loudoun County) in March of this year. We have a wonderful group of individuals that work for us in both stores.

Our focus is providing quality merchandise along with superior customer service. We carry multiple furniture lines that are made in the U.S. and completely customizable. You can purchase pieces right off our sales floor or work with us to order a custom piece in the colors, sizes and finishes you desire. We also carry an extensive selection of imported pieces and home accessories including wall art, lighting, rugs, florals, bedding and more. Gift items include fabulous candles and diffusers, frames, tabletop items, books, etc. etc.

So welcome to our blog! Look out for more postings this week on what's new in the stores. I've been out for a few months on maternity leave (thank you for all of the well wishes we've received!) and am excited to be back and share what's new!

We'd love suggestions from you on what type of information we can bring to you so feel free to let us know.