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Thursday, August 28, 2014

We're getting ready for Fall, y'all!

This beautiful deer was created by Judy B, one of our associates.

Fall is quietly creeping into the shop.  And to be honest, we don't mind.  As these last dog days of summer drag on, we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of cooler temps and all things pumpkin.

We love the front table set for Fall.

Mr. Turkey is so pretty.


Y'all.  We love it.  

We just got in the cutest line of cups, napkins and wine glasses.  Themes of fall, hunting, football, and Halloween.  You are sure to find a set that you will love.  And perfect for a hostess gift!

We just could not resist these.

Or these!  

This set of napkins...

paired with this wine bag, add a bottle of wine and you have the perfect hostess gift!

Hard to say which of the Halloween ones we like best.

yep.  every year.

I think we just love them all!  

We have some new candles in as well!  Beautiful container and a wonderful, smokie warm vanilla scent that is perfect for Fall.

Painted canvases of all sizes by another associate, Cindy M.

And we do have pumpkins, lots of pumpkins, beautiful Fall foliage and so much more.  Come see us!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Summer Fun drifting away

A fleeting Summer.  That has truly what it has been.  The end of May, always holds such glorious promise of "fun in the Sun" to come and in a blink its over.

But one great way to remember the gloriousness of Summer is by popping open one of these jars on a frosty, chilly winter morning.  "In a Pickle" foods local small company which produces jams seasonally, in small batches.  

And Strawberry Vanilla.  When that jam dances on the tip of your tongue, you will remember the fresh Strawberries that you had at a picnic in warmer days, this past Summer.  So stock up now, these jars will be gone soon, just like this Summer.

The Summery light colors in the store (above) are now turning darker and richer, as we begin to put our Fall merchandise out.  

Fabulous Fall foliage that help bring the color of the season into your home.  And we are still loving burlap!  And its such a great neutral and mixes well with everything.  We love the weathered wood and woven texture on this lovely burlap bench.  Fabulous in an entry way or even a dining area.  So many possibilities.

And lets not forget…even though summer toesies will soon be stuffed into socks and boots, they will still need pampering care.  Spongelle' can help!  All USA made and designed to pamper.  Newly arrived in the store are infused spongettes (great for feet) and body buffers.  Coconut Verbena is just one of the lovely tropical scents that will take you back to Summer.  These are going to make great stocking stuffers as well. 

And last, but not least, one of my favorites.  These little rings don't look like much now….

…but chalk in your guest name, add a napkin and a sprig of greenery and you have the perfect place card marker.  When the party is over, erase with a soft cloth, to use again and again.  We have ours dressed for summer, but it can easily be changed to Fall or Christmas.  I think these will be lovely with a bit of Christmas greenery and a pretty white napkin.  

New Fall things are arriving soon.  Come see the shop as change seasons and say goodbye to summer.


Friday, May 2, 2014

Flowers and Pretty Things for Mom

Flowers for Mom.  Its a traditional gift.  So this year, why not give Mom a give of flowers that won't be ready for the trash bin after three days.  Library of Flowers is the wonderful collection that we just got in the store.  Linden, Honeycomb and Field & Flowers.  Each scent is unique and comes in a variety of items.  There are milk bath bars, perfumed creme, bath oil, lotion, soaps and more.  And packaging…just beautiful.  

 And can't Mom use a new scarf, wallet or oversized carry all?  All in bright, fun colors for summer.  And of the scarves can dress up even a simple outfit of tee and jeans.  

 Frames?  We have lots of new "cottage look" frames.  Just add a picture of yourself, or better yet, the grandkids.  Sure to make Mom's day even more special.  

 We have books, beautiful costume jewelry, lovely hand-made jewelry, clothing, readers, decor and more.  

 And of course, our candles.  Still stumped for a gift idea?  We have gift certificates that can be used in the restaurant or gift shop.  Or bring Mom to lunch and let her pick out that special something.

Either way, we would love to see you and your Mom at The Dove's Nest!  


Monday, February 3, 2014

Pantone's Color For Spring - BLUE!

What do you think of Pantone's favorite color for Spring?  Fresh blue and white is always a favorite around here.  Here, we've taken it from a Summer staple to a Winter favorite by adding touches of gray, brown and green.  

Frames, pottery, pillows, rugs and more.  Just a touch to add a bit of freshness for Spring.  

We've just restocked on our candles!  

Everyone I know is working on eating healthier.  But deprivation is not the key. A little dip mix will add some flavor to those cut up fresh veggies!  

Kitchen decor is french charming!  

And lots of lovelies in our English Cottage garden area!  The scent of lavender is perfect year round.  And great calming scent that is purported to help you get to sleep.  

Come see us.  


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Winter decor around the store

While I love the store in all of its "season's", I'm actually very fond of the look of it this time of the year.  Once the Christmas decor is cleared away and things are a bit more sparse, you can see more.

It always feels to me like you can see MORE of the store.  Less is more.  And the simplicity allows many of our products to be really seen and to shine. 

 I love these grey and white gingham dishes.  Perfect as a neutral, mixes great with vintage ironstone.  Pretty piled into a pine hutch, as we have here.

Another fresh pick for the the winter doldrums are these cute bottled sets.  Perfect on their own, a great mix of glass and antiqued tin.  A single flower or stem can add a touch of color.  Several gathered on a table make a great centerpiece.  There are three different sizes.

Gathered in a bowl, several nests can be effective as a floral arrangement or center piece.  A few twigs or stems can make a beautiful winter statement.

And of course, nests.  We do love nests.  And we are still happy in love with burlap.  Again, another great neutral this time of year that will make a great transition to Spring.  

So don't feel like there are no decorating possibilities for this time of year.  Embrace the clean, sparse look of your home.  Add a few neutral pieces and know that Spring is just around the corner!  

Tan Forsythia, nests and bits of silver make a great statement in your home for winter.