Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Celebrating Seven Years of Nesting!

This weekend marked our 7th anniversary of The Nest Egg's opening -- wow! My mom called to congratulate us on the anniversary this weekend and said when she read about it in our email newsletter that she couldn't believe it had been 7 years. I can't either . . .there aren't many things I've done for 7 straight years so it seems like a long time. I was once at a job for 4 years and it felt like a lifetime.

So much has happened over the past 7 years with our store but we truly have learned an enormous amount along the way and we are so happy with the store as it is now, with our FABULOUS staff (we couldn't be luckier) and of course our wonderful customers. Many of our customers have been with us since day one when it was just my husband and I working at the store. We opened on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. I was wearing totally unreasonable retail attire (heels and off white pants . . .not the smartest choice considering we have stained concrete floors and we open crazy amounts of cardboard boxes every day) and was just hoping I could remember how to work the register. Seven years and many much more comfortable pairs of shoes later (Colehaan's Nike Air flats are my new best friend), here we are.

To celebrate our anniversary we sent our email customers a coupon for 20% off of one full priced item in the store and would love to share it with our blog readers as well. We hope you'll also enjoy our newsletter as we included a section on our pricing philosophy. This is something we've held true to since we opened and we were happy to be able to articulate it to our customers.

Enjoy and cheers to you for helping us achieve seven years of a dream!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Sid Dickens "Love Affair" Signed Memory Tiles

Earlier this month we learned from Sid Dickens that they would be offering a special signed collection of 14 existing tiles. The tiles in this collection were chosen because each of them, according to Sid Dickens, "might be synonoumous with a 'spring moment'."

For a limited time, each of these pieces will come personally signed by Sid Dickens. We have ordered mutliple sets for the store and are now accepting pre-orders by phone or in store (deposit required for pre-orders). Orders may be for individual tiles within the signed collection or for the entire 14 tile collection. Please note, if you would like to order the entire collection, orders need to be placed by Tuesday, May 31 at 3:00pm est so that we can submit the order to Sid Dickens.

13 of the 14 tiles in the collection that will be personally signed by Sid are pictured above. Friendship (T251) is not pictured and is shown below. This is a rare opportunity to own signed memory tiles. Signed tiles are available at our regular memory tile price ($84 each). Our store shipment of signed tiles is scheduled to arrive the week of June 13. Please call or stop by if you'd like to pre-order. The store phone number is 703-988-0944. We're so excited for the collection to arrive!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Soiree Glasses from Roost are featured in the June issue of House Beautiful!

Last year we introduced the Soiree cocktail glasses from Roost online and in our store and they were really a hit with our customers. For many of our customers, they've become their "go to" gift for weddings, housewarmings and more. This month, House Beautiful featured them in their June issue's "the Best!" feature.

Each etched glass in this set of 5 is a different shape and color and has a different pattern. The glasses make a wonderfully unique present that's classy but also very fun. They are sort of a throw back to "old school" entertaining and the best part is that when guests are over, no one forgets which glass is theirs. For summertime, they'd be great for margaritas on the rocks, mojitos or any cool cocktail on a hot day!

Sold as a set of 5 for $100, you can purchase them online from The Nest Egg or in our store. We also sell a set of 6 Soiree Champagne glasses for $135 in our store that are equally as beautiful if you prefer a cocktail of the bubbly sort.

Either way, "Cheers!"

Friday, May 20, 2011

Stocking the Beach House with Lafco Candles

The Vogue.com Daily has issued a "Summer Checklist for Stocking The Beach House" and has included two of our in store candles from Lafco on their list! We agree that the Lafco House & Home Beach House Candle and Patio Candle (both $55) are a must have for your beach house, as a hostess gift or for your own home this summer.

If you can't make it to the beach, you will certainly feel as if you've been transported to the seaside with their Beach House candle. Marine notes of salty sea air are combined with scents of blue lotus, cyclamen and wild grasses. For summer nights outdoors, their Patio candle with fragrant notes of geranium blossoms and mint is fabulous and it also has an added bonus in that it's a natural insect repellent.

Both candles are currently in stock in our store -- hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Owls, Owls Everywhere!

Over the past year or so we have seen owls popping up all over the home decor scene. We recently received these fabulous owl vases and they are one of my favorite things currently in the store. I think they would bring such character to a room either alone or in a pair. They're a great size and the color is easy to incorporate into many palettes. We've paired the ones in our store with a fresh green color story which I think is really sharp and clean. The vase is 9.5x17h and $110. There is also a larger size available if you want to foster a little owl family in your home.

The owl works in many different types of design and merchandise. Here are a few other owls that are currently residing in our store:

20x20 Night Owl Applique Pillow $138

Owl Cocktail Napkin Set $7

Owl Enclosure Card $2.25

Dad & Child Owl Father's Day Card $5.50

Owl Storage Caddy $28

Owl Storage Bin $45

Angel Dear Owl Blankie $14
Organic Owl Tote $40

Goodnight Owl Book $8.99 (this is one of my favorite books to give as part of a new baby gift -- it's an adorable little story!)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Beautiful New Upholstered Furniture Arrivals!

Our spring cleaning sale earlier this month was a success as we were able to create lots of room for the new merchandise that we ordered in High Point. On Friday our new 1100 series sofa and chair from Miles Talbott arrived and it is beautiful! The colors are wonderful for this time of year.Our sofa is in Claridge Ice and highlighted by contrasting throw pillows in Seville Steel. We chose a sock arm, straight cushion, box back and dressmaker skirt.

The coordinating chair is in a wonderful stripe called Robin Khaki that would work in so many different interior styles. For the chair we chose an English arm, t-cushion and turned leg. We also upgraded the chair seat and back cushions to pillow down and it's incredibly comfortable!

The best part of this option series is that you can really make it your own by choosing any fabric and then selecting the cushion style, skirt or feet options and arm style to fit your home perfectly. Stop by soon to see our new floor models in person and let us help you dress your nest!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Buy One Pillow, Get One at 50% Off from Company C!

Company C has just announced a buy one, get one at 50% off promotion on all of their pillows! The offer is good through the month of May. Spring is a great time to freshen up the house with color and Company C offers a wonderful selection of vibrant, colorful patterns and interesting textures. Here are a few of our favorite pillows:

Arcs & Squares in Pecan $125

Giraffe Pillow in Aqua $140Gabriella Pillow in Lilac $108
Nomad Pillow in Ecru $125

All pillows are available for special order . . .just stop by or give us a call and we'll put the order in right away. Remember, shipping charges do not apply when you order through us. (Drop ship is available for a small fee). Enjoy!