Friday, October 12, 2012
From Trumpette, five fantastic new offerings arrived today of their set of 6 baby socks including Jenny's, Olivia's, Benny's, Cowboy and Rosie's. (Jenny's & Olivia's shown top left)
From Swaddle Designs, maker of what I have to say are the absolute best swaddle blankets on the planet, are colorways of 3 new patterns including adorable chicks, owls and sparklers. (Shown top right and bottom center)
From Sugarbooger, we received "Cupcakes" a new pattern of divided plates, utensils and sippy cups (these are great gifts for the older brother or sister when a new baby arrives -- always so nice for the parents to have a little something for them to open when the new baby is getting all of the attention). (Plate shown bottom left)
Finally, from 3 Sprouts, we have introduced two new storage bin styles including the Unicorn and Dragon and we also now have their wonderfully useful hanging storage organizers. (Storage bins shown bottom left)
We hope you'll stop in soon to see everything in person and let us help you pick out a baby gift that is sure to please!
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
We love welcoming Fall at The Nest Egg! Our store is full of new merchandise to ring in the new season. From home decor to festive scents, gifts and more, here are a few of our favorite items for fall that are currently in stock. Happy Fall from our nest to yours!
|Nora Fleming Fall Minis including Gourdy Gourd shown above|
|Art Glass Pumpkins|
|Pillar Candles by EtAl|
|Rosy Rings Botanical Candles & Diffusers (Spicy Apple is still our best seller!)|
|Cake Mixes wrapped in Flour Sack Towels by Mary Lake Thompson -- an annual favorite!|
|Fabrics in Fall Colors like the gorgeous Arthur Spice on this chair from Lee Industries, paired with the geometric Labyrinth rug from Company C|
|Fall Forecast Canvas|
|Pumpkin Chai Candle by NEST Fragrances|
|Regina Andrew Soleil Pendant . . .there's nothing like the glow of light in a brass fixture as the days get shorter and the temperatures drop|
|Back in stock this season is our squirrel nut holder from Roost|
|Tuscan Pear Foam Soap|
|Eva Walnut Pillow by Lacefield Designs|
|Calypso Tangerine Pillow by Lacefield Designs|
|Khaki Chevon Throw by in2green|
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Just Announced! Our End of Summer & Floor Model Sale starts tomorrow, August 23. For 5 days only, enjoy terrific savings on upholstered floor model pieces, small tables and a wonderful selection of lighting, wall art and accessories. We've got so many exciting new things on the way for fall and winter and we're marking down to make room. Take a look at what's on sale! We hope to see you.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Last year I started following a really fun blog called "Hooked On Houses." My husband is actually the one who told me about the blog, which he found while doing a Google search on the house in the movie "Something's Gotta Give." I (along with many other people) have always commented about how much I love both the house and the interior design for the movie set. He has a habit of often going straight to Wikipedia or Google after we watch a movie to get more "facts" so this time it worked out in my favor (I'm not into "facts" so much) and I found the Hooked on Houses blog. They had a great post about the house in the movie which led me deeper into the blog to find it also often features open houses from around the country. Some of the open houses are fantastic, some are hilarious and some are from her actual readers.
So, onto the point of this blog posting, today's Hooked On Houses post features Reese Witherspoon's "retreat" in Ojai, California. Her home is absolutely gorgeous! It's a terrific blog post and includes many images that will be featured in the September issue of Elle Decor Magazine.
One of my favorite images of the home also includes one of my favorite items that we carry in our store, our "Woven Wally" dog. Wally arrived at The Nest Egg earlier this year. We had been waiting and waiting for his puppies to arrive and were so excited when they finally did. Wally and his pups are made out of water hyacinth tightly woven by hand. They add such personality to a room as well as great texture.
Here's a picture of Wally in Reese's home as well as a picture of Wally and his puppies at The Nest Egg. Reese put a collar on her Wally . . .hadn't thought about that. I just might need to dress ours up as well!
|The Witherspoon's Wally as featured in Elle Decor|
|Wally and his pups at The Nest Egg|
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Someone recently turned me onto Picasa for photo editing and now I can't get enough of it! This morning I'm working on our July newsletter for the store in which we always include an online photo album called "What's New In Our Nest" featuring new arrivals for the month. I've always done this using Picasa Web and this morning I saw an option in Picasa Web to create a collage using Picasa. In a matter of minutes, it downloaded all of my slideshow photos into a collage with all sorts of options for the layout, sizing, text, etc. It also gave me an option to blog the collage too so I couldn't resist sharing!
If you're not already on our mailing list, we'd love for you to join. Once you do, you'll soon receive our July newsletter that includes a full slideshow of the sneak preview images above! Love learning something new every day!
Monday, July 23, 2012
I always enjoy the "I'm Looking For . . ." feature in House Beautiful magazine each month where their writers scour the design landscape looking for the best of certain types of rugs, accessories or furniture pieces. We've featured one such issue in our blog before where the subject was "I'm Looking For A Banquette" and which highlighted "The Wong" by Joe Ruggiero which is one of my favorite settees. I recently read the "I'm Looking For A Storage Ottoman" piece and enjoyed all of the wonderful colors, shapes and sizes included in the feature. I thought I'd share some of our favorite storage ottomans from a few of our terrific manufacturers that we carry in the store.
|Brunner Small Storage Ottoman by Uttermost (23w x 20h): I have the larger version (37w x 21h)of this in my family room. It's faux leather which makes it wonderful for small (and messy) children. It wipes right off, doesn't scratch easily and can store throws, extra pillows, stuffed animals, etc. The larger size also holds children quite comfortably (with the top off of course) -- our boys love to snuggle inside the ottoman with pillows and a blanket and watch a movie. The price ($595 for the 37" round and $310 for the 23" shown above) is also hard to beat for a piece that gets tons of use and holds up so well. It's nice to not cringe when you find a 4 or 6 year old boy standing on the top.|
|The Laughton by Joe Ruggiero for Miles Talbott is a truly beautiful and functional piece. It has wedge feet and standard biscuit tufting on the top. It stays open when lifted which is also a nice feature for small children and has two lifting tabs that hide inside for easy opening. At 53w x 27d x 18h, it has ample room for storing large blankets, magazines, sweaters, toys and more which makes it a nice piece for the end of a bed or for a family room. It is available in all of the gorgeous indoor Sunbrella fabrics by Joe Ruggiero, any of the Miles Talbott fabrics or in leather.|
|This is the 9491-40 from Lee Industries. At just 20" deep, it's a nice size to tuck into a hallway or into a family room to use for extra seating.|
|Eastern Accents makes gorgeous bedding as well as lovely storage ottomans. There are so many terrific fabrics and trims to choose from. You can order one of their pre-designed fabric pairings or customize to make your own. We love this Paris map fabric on the bottom of the piece. This would be lovely in an office or bedroom.|
|Also from Eastern Accents, this pattern would be really fun in a young girl's bedroom or playroom. This is a great option for injecting a pop of color when you're using a softer base color that you can grow with.|
Thursday, July 19, 2012
|Sunhaze Yacht Stripe Woven Cotton Rug from Dash & Albert|
|Slate Candy Stripe Throw by ASI|
|Striped Pencils from Curly Girl Design|
|Lollie Monkey in Striped Shorts from Bla Bla|
|Barbara Stripesand Coral Pocket Rocket by Scout|
|Germain Cactus Sunbrella Fabric by Joe Ruggiero for Miles Talbott Furniture|
Monday, July 9, 2012
This week's "Best Of" series features our best selling chairs from our beautiful upholstered furniture line, Lee Industries. For over 40 years, Lee Industries has had a mission to create expertly styled, high-quality home furnishings. All Lee pieces are handcrafted in Newton, NC by their team of craftsmen and women that are experts in their field and take pride in their spectacular workmanship.
During our April visit to the High Point market, our Store Manager, Jennifer and our Assistant Store Manager, Marguerite had the pleasure of spending an entire day at the Lee Industries factory. They were so energized when they came back and eager to share all that they had learned. They were amazed by the skill of the men and women who build the furniture, sew the covers and manage all of the intricacies of such a complex business. Here are some pictures from their visit as well as a highlight of a few of our best selling Lee chair frames and fabrics. Enjoy!
|Here a craftsman is inserting the nails into the frame to begin the 8 way hand tying process.|
|A closer look at the 8 way hand tied suspension system.|
|Huge cutting machines measure and cut the fabric for upholstery.|
|All of the stitching is still done by hand by the very talented sewers.|
1935-01 Available upholstered or slip covered and also as an optional swivel.
It's a terrific scale for tight spaces but still sits like a larger armchair.
Our 3477-01 (shown on the right) in Bennett Linen is a wonderful pairing of frame and fabric.
|L1367-01 A new take on the classic leather club chair, this frame has a rounded back that just hugs you in and begs you to sit and stay awhile.|