Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Light up the Night Sky !

Fireworks will soon light up the night sky as we celebrate the 4th of July. At home, how have you chosen to light your spaces? The perfect lamp can go from practical to decorative, a combination of function and art that adds the finishing touch to a room.

Some hints for the Living Room:
  • Most living spaces can handle a lamp height of 26-34" tall.
  • To avoid accidental tipping, make sure the base is substantially weighted even in slender styles. 
  • A fabric or paper shade can minimize glare plus provide a warm glow.
  • For reading, select a bulb with minimum of 60 watts.
  • The living room is a great showroom for a favorite object re-purposed into a lamp. 

Hints for the Bedroom:
  • This is the best place for delicate and pretty lamps.
  • Consider the size of your bed when selecting a bedside table lamp.
  • Remember to save room for essentials like an alarm clock, books, and glasses. 
  • Try a lamp with a switch on the cord for ease in turning off when you get drowsy.

Celebrate with us at Trove and light up your life. Happy 4th!

Selection of lamps available at Trove

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Remember Dad on His Special Day!

Have a favorite memory of your Dad?

When I think of Dad, I remember long evening walks in our  neighborhood. It was our time together without any of my siblings. My brother remembers hours spent building things with Dad. A friend recalls riding motorcycles with his father. Another friend thinks of positioning a lamp precisely over the car engine so his father could make the necessary repairs.

Maybe your budget does not include a vintage car, but original automobile photography by Steven Crainford would look great in any man's private space....

Photography by Steven Crainford now available at Trove. 

Dad enjoys touches of home at the office...

Shown here: Hand lathed Burlwood by Neal Devore
     Fleur de Lys glass decanter
       Notepad by Hal Brandes

Encourage Dad to take a break and enjoy the outdoors....

Tinkerton Adirondack Chairs 
Remember Dad. Father's Day is June 19th!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Polished Aluminum Serving Pieces

I just love shiny stuff!! Trove now has VIVAZ polished aluminum pieces designed for serving. They are handmade in Mexico from recycled metal using a traditional method of sand casting.
VIVAZ products are California Prop. 65 compliant, meaning they contain no traces of cadmium or lead.

With a few simple precautions your items will retain their beautiful luster indefinitely.
1. Hand wash in warm soapy water.
2. Coat lightly with cooking oil when serving salty or acidic foods.
3. Avoid prolonged storage of food.
4. Do not cut on aluminum or the surface will scratch.

The best feature of all: pieces may be chilled prior to use or heated to 300F before serving.

Visit Trove soon to see these new beautiful aluminum serving pieces before they are all gone!