Monday, March 28, 2011

"Crystal-eria" for your Table

I was immediately struck by the bright colors. My eye caught the light streaming through the ceiling display of red, green, amber, and plum glass. What gorgeous vivid colors!

I learned that Vivaz products are handmade in Mexico by experienced artisans using centuries old glass blowing techniques. Crafted by hand from lead free recycled glass, the result is charming individual pieces that are not exactly alike in size or shape. Color is added during the cooling process as the item is shaped. A final bonus: each unique piece is completely dishwasher safe. 

Can I tell you something? My personal favorite are the red wine decanters, exquisitely shaped like wide water pitchers and able to safely stand upright or at a slight angle (for those of us who believe wine is better when allowed to breathe). These decanters were originally priced at $58 and are currently selling for $29. Come in and see the collection of bolita glass collection at Trove.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Confessions of a Trovie

Can I confess to you that I love the little store on Tenth and Gilman called Trove? It is truly a treasure trove filled with beautiful items anyone would adore for their home.

Did I mention that I love the store? I could seriously live there!

It smells great when you walk in the door... they tell me it is the candles. The scent reminds me of wonderful cold days spent baking delicious sweet cakes. No calories with these aromas though. They also have a great collection of luxury linens in gorgeous fabrics and styles and lots of pillows to match. There is even a screaming deal on this bed-in-a-bag. Only $39... can you believe it? Diving deeper into the store, there are brightly colored table linens, dishes in funky designs with gnomes, and glasses adorned with goldfish or dragonflies. My all time favorite are the hand blown Mexican glasses in the turquoise blue of the Caribbean Sea. The last showroom holds the selection of furniture and it is not just everyday boring, traditional stuff. There are lots of special pieces that would work in any contemporary environment.

I saved the best part for last... everything is discounted all the time... from 40-70%. How could you possibly go wrong? I will soon be taking up residence on the Brownstone Fontaine leather bed with the Shamiana chocolate brown and copper spread in the back. See you there!