Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fantastic Wall Decor Idea from Spicher & Company!

Wow! I was on the Spicher & Company website this morning quickly looking something up for a customer, caught a quick glimpse of this wall arrangement and haven't been able to stop thinking about it, so I had to share.

As we've posted about before, we've just loved Kolene Spicher's artwork since we opened the store and we're amazed at all of the new things she produces every year. I'm crazy about how they used her simple letters and numbers to make such a statement on this wall and then combined them with a newer take on her seashells and coral. You could do this for so many things (kids rooms, entry ways, kitchens, game rooms, vacation homes, etc.). Just terrific and so very fun!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Join us for our First Day of Fall Open House this Friday!

We're celebrating the First Day of Fall this Friday, September 23, with an Open House at The Nest Egg from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Join us to sample, shop and see all of our new fall merchandise!

We are also very excited to be welcoming Domenica Marchetti back to the store to sign her new cookbook, The Glorious Pasta of Italy.

Kim Jones of Stella & Dot will also be back at the store to show the beautiful new fall jewelry collection.

Catstudio will be giving away a free glass with the purchase of any 4 Catstudio glasses and we're offering 15% off of all Catstudio pillow special orders taken during the open house.

Finally, to keep your energy up for all that shopping, we'll also have samplings of Tea Forte and Celebrate! Cake Pops and of course, you'll be able to enter to win lots of fabulous prizes including a $100 gift certificate to The Nest Egg. We can't wait to see you! Click here for more details!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The "Pouffes" Are Here!


So technically they are called ottomans, but at the store we've all taken to calling them "Pouffes" and regardless of their official title, they couldn't be more fun! (I have to admit . . .I wasn't even quite sure how to spell Pouffe so I searched and found the correct spelling on Wikipedia. I did notice in the October Country Living magazine last night they have a feature where they spell them Poufs but according to Wikipedia, that spelling is for the 18th Century French hairstyle made popular by Marie Antoinette which apparently fell out of fashion shortly after she did.)

But, back to the original post . . .when we introduced Lee Industries upholstery a few months ago we brought in a few of these pieces and they sold right away. We ordered 6 more for the store which arrived last week and they are fantastic! We chose some of our favorite fabrics, but take a look at all of the Lee fabrics and see which one strikes you for your very own pouffe!
These little pouffes are a terrific price (all shown here are between $278-$285 at our store) and such a great way to introduce that favorite fabric you've been dying for but aren't quite ready to commit to for an entire sofa or chair. At just 23x23x17h, they are really handy and functional. They are big enough and sturdy enough to use as extra seating (they don't collapse when you sit on them), perfect for the actual use of an ottoman and they are great to throw a tray on and use as an extra table. You can also tuck them under a table or console and pull them out whenever you need them. They are also slipcovered so in a few years if you change colors, you can simply order a new slipcover.

Wikipedia also mentions that pouffes are similar to tuffets . . . Little Miss Muffet knew what she was talking about!  

(1940s Poster promoting reading among children from Wikipedia)

Friday, August 12, 2011

We're Lighting It Up! New Lamp Arrivals

We received 3 pallets of lamps yesterday and more are on the way! Two of these styles are best sellers that are back in stock but the rest are all new to us (and you we hope!). We brought in some fun colors and interesting shapes with this shipment and we hope you like them as much as we do.

It's hard to believe but fall is almost upon us. Fall is a great time to refresh your lighting as the daylight hours start to get shorter (sigh . . .). On the up side, a beautiful lamp in the evening can help create a wonderfully cozy environment inside which is always something to look forward to. Here's a peak at what arrived. Call us for additional information on anything you see here!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Save 25% on all Runners from Company C in August!

Runners are perfect for a hallway, kitchen, bedroom or any other slender space in your home. Help muffle the sound of footsteps in that long hall while adding zing and luscious color to an otherwise boring walk. These narrow, long rugs can continue a pattern from an adjacent room, or provide the perfect opportunity to try something new! Take a look at all of the fantastic colors and patterns available and SAVE 25% off of all runners from Company C through August 31.

Visit The Nest Egg to see all of the rug swatches in person and to place your order! Swatches are available to check out and try at home for color matching. Remember, no shipping charges apply when you order through our store. We'll see you soon!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Congratulations to our Sid Dickens Blog Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Heather Irene, the winner of our blog contest celebrating the launch of the new Fall 2011 Sid Dickens introduction!

Heather has won one memory block of her choice from the new Fall collection. The new collection is scheduled to arrive in our store in early September! Thanks to all who posted and entered!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Our New Online Shopping Site Has Launched!

We've just launched a new way to shop at The Nest Egg . . .online!

We've revamped our site to include top selling lines and products from our retail store. These items are now available to purchase online and ship anywhere in the country. A great option for gifts (now you can avoid the post office . . .phew!) and as always, all gift packaging is complimentary!

We have terrific ideas for babies, weddings, birthdays and more! Favorite lines included online are Mariposa, Seda France, Votivo, Lafco, Trumpette, Jellycat, Angel Dear, Lollia, Antica Farmacista and many more.

We also have a selection of home accessories including mirrors, trays, frames and lamps. More home decor items will be added soon.

Stop by today and SHOP! To help us get the ball rolling, blog readers can save 15% off of all online purchases now through July 30 using promo code: 15BL711

Visit or find our online shopping through our regular website:


Friday, July 15, 2011

Sid Dickens Fall 2011 Memory Blocks Release Contest

For the past 2 weeks, Sid Dickens has been revealing a new memory block each day from his new Fall 2011 Reflections collection and today they're all available to see! Take a look at the nine new memory blocks below.

Post which one is your favorite and why and you'll be entered to win a memory block of your choice from the new collection. Be sure to post by 7/31. Drawing to be held on 8/1! (We're doing a separate contest on our Facebook page so post there too to increase your chances of winning!)

We are placing our order for the store today so call or stop by anytime to pre-order yours!
Hidden Truth (T270)

Child of Light (T269)

Equinox (T268)

Mystic Love (T267)

Promise (T266)

Travellers (T265)

Opera 1827 (T264)

Gate To Paradise (T263)

En La Kesh (T262)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

New In Our Nest - Pillows!

Yesterday we posted about our wonderful new upholstery line, Lee Industries, but I realized later that I neglected to mention that most of the fabulous pillows enhancing all of those pieces in our slideshow are from Lacefield Designs.

Jennifer (our store manager) and Rachael (our interior designer) chose a perfect selection of throw pillows to compliment the fabrics of the sofas and chairs that arrived last month from Lee. Each one adds a punch of color, a little texture or takes a vignette in another direction (like the zebra ikate thrush pillow on the more formal apartment sofa above). It's always refreshing to see how pillows can help transform a room!

(The pillows in the back are Lee throw pillows that we chose with the sofa; front pillows above and below are from Lacefield Designs)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Nest Egg Welcomes Lee Industries!

We are thrilled to welcome Lee Industries, our newest upholstery line, to The Nest Egg! Known for their outstanding quality, frame styles, fabric selections and their commitment to being a "green" company, Lee has been manufacturing beautiful upholstered furniture, made in the US, for over 40 years. Here's a sneak preview of just a few our new floor pieces. Click here to see them all and visit us soon to see and feel everything in person!