Monday, November 13, 2017

Have You Met our Lobsters?

Lobster Fun! We are big fans of lobster dinnerware and glassware - perfect for showing off your entertaining, and gourmet skills to your guests at your coastal home. Might be a fun idea for a holiday party too. 

Take a peek at our Lobster Pod glassware and our favorite Italian Dinnerware from Abbiamo Tutto. The pieces coordinate perfectly together! 

1.  Our New Lobster Pod Glassware! Wine Glasses, Stemless Tumblers, Barware and a fabulous Cocktails Pitcher
Stemless Glassware
We LOVE these lobster etched glassware and barware - perfect for entertaining and gift giving! If you take special notice there is always one little lobster that insists on going his/her own way. All are deeply etched and polished with fabulous detail. 

Lobster Cocktail PitcherWe know you will love them too - delicately etched with pretty details, but still durable and dishwasher safe.

2. This gorgeous hand-painted Lobster - Aragosta Italian dinnerware is pretty hard to resist! 

Lobster Dinnerware from Abbiamo Tutto
Not only beautiful, but super functional and so easy to take care of.  These dinnerware pieces will actually will go right in the dishwasher. Impress your guests and serve up something delish in the serving bowls, or use the dip serving pieces to create an instant party!

Just a few of our favorite pieces...

Lobster Tray and Dip Set- great idea for wedding or new house warming gift! $62.20
Lobster Tray and Dip Set
New! Large Lobster Diagonal Serving Bowl  -  a hand-painted lobster rests inside and a large lobster adorns the outside. $76.00
Lobster Diagonal Serving Bowl

3. More Beach Fun with these Kitchen Lobster Themed Dinnerware Pieces from artist, Kim Rody

The Kitchen Lobster Party Pleaser Set! Comes with a 15" platter and 4 matching appetizer plates.  Simply perfect for a small party!

4.  A wonderful way to serve up cheese or fancy appetizers - polished pewter and marble 

5  New! Personalized Lobster Etched Slate Serving Tray/Board. Just the right gift for your own home, or to send to your favorite lobster gourmet friend. Can be personalized with up to 15 characters - so this is your opportunity to get creative; add a cottage name, a family name or even a special occasion with a date.

Lobster Slate Serving Board
6.  Lobster Kitchen Art - Fabulous Made in America pieces!

Fresh Lobster Custom Art Sign - add a name, a location or whatever.  Totally your choice!
Add a pop of color and Fresh Catch design with this piece from Artist Anthony Morrow!
Fresh Catch Lobster Art
Now you are ready for your lobster bake party! Send pics, we sure wish we could be invited too....

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fall Inspired Pear Negroni Cocktail

Just had to share this fabulous classic Negroni Cocktail recipe that we tried yesterday - perfect for fall with an apple and pear flavored twist. So simple, so good!

Here's what you need for one cocktail:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Laird's Apple Brandy
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • 3/4 oz. St. George's Spiced Pear Liqueur 
  • Barlett Pear Slice for garnish
  • Large Ice Cubes

Stir over ice, strain into a double old fashioned glass with one large ice cube . Love this look- and your cocktail won't get watered down!  Garnish by slipping a slice of pear into the glass.

We served ours in these lovely Cast of Crabs Double Old Fashioned Glasses - so pretty and the perfect complement to a great day at the beach!

P.S.  Take Advantage of our 15% off  Pre-Holiday Glassware Sale!  Simply add "SHELLS17" to your shopping cart when buying any of our coastal barware and wine glasses. Sale continues through November 24!  Perfect time to stock up for holiday gifts and holiday parties -

Here's a few of our fave designs!

 Lobster Pod - look for the one lobster that insists on going his/her own way!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Coastal Artists - Betsy Drake and Richard Hamilton

I have been working with Betsy Drake and Richard Hamilton since 2004, when I first met them when I had our old "brick and mortar" retail store. I am continually impressed with their beach cottage pillow designs - truly affordable tiny works of art for coastal homes!  

I have carried their slightly overstuffed indoor/outdoor pillows and floor mats both in my former "brick and mortar" store in Poulsbo, and always on our website.  They have been a wonderful small, family owned company to work with over the years. 

Dick and Betsy are inspired by their travels and by their coastal lifestyle in North Carolina, and their artwork reflects their adventures!

Their coastal and tropical home decor line includes several sizes of pillows  - all featuring their colorful, artistic realistic renderings of  sea life, sea shells, coastal scenes and more. Many of them are created to display together, or just to add that extra pop of fun for inside or outside. 

The pillows were first, and then they eventually expanded into floor mats.  These are just too fun!  Color resistant and durable with a non-slip backing. 

One of the best parts about working with Betsy and Dick?  Every single beach home decor product is made in the U.S.A, created with printed outdoor fade resistant fabrics, made for years of wear and enjoyment.  We love them.

Dick gave me  a call yesterday, and for the first time EVER in our history of working together, they are sponsoring a 15% off  sale on all of their products on our site!  So excited to show off all of these tiny works of art. 

Come See!  Simply add a pillow (or two!) to your cart and the 15% savings will reflect on the check-out page.

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