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)