Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Blissful Hip Hostess Giveaway!

Would you like be a "Blissful Hip Hostess?"

There's a Hip Hostess Apron Giveaway going on at

Enter to WIN any one of our Seriously, Stylish Aprons!

Hosted by
The ever clever and always creative Mrs. Bliss!

Discover all her amazing tips & tricks on traditional
domestics arts & the finer points of Nesting.

Giveaway ends Tuesday Oct 12th so be sure to stop by and enter soon.

Mrs. Bliss will be delighted to see you... she loves drop in guests!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Clean Sweep!

Time for a Clean Sweep!

Does this lady know how to wear an Apron?

Meet Coryanne!

A Modern Traditionalist Housewife sharing the finer points of nesting at


Her delightful photo is the perfect way to announce our


Making room for upcoming new designs, we're doing a Clean Sweep with Super Savings we think you're going to find irresistible!

Click on photos below for more info

Little Girl's Sweet Petites... SALE Price $22

Select Sheath Style Aprons... SALE Price $29

All Cafe Style Aprons... SALE Price $24

Tea Towels... SALE Price $7

Matching Magnet Sets... SALE Price $7

Hurry over to get these goodies while we've still got them!

Sale Ends OCT 15

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

September Savings

Available in Sheath or Demi Style

Now thru September 30th

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Backyard Bouquets

I have a thing for fresh flowers. Absolutely love them. I mean really who doesn't? After we moved into our cozy little cottage in the north country of Michigan last year I was so inspired to bring fresh flowers into the house to reflect all the natural beauty surrounding us. I made an effort to pick up fresh blooms now and again at the grocery store. Even indulged myself once or twice at the pricey local florist. But it was for the most part a half-hearted attempt, and only when we were expecting company.
Then I came upon a post by my lovely and gracious Twitter friend Wenderly. Her New Year's resolution was to always have fresh flowers about the house. Taking her lead I made the same vow and quickly discovered that incorporating fresh into your routine is surprisingly not that difficult, and so worth the effort!
So here are the results of my Summer quest for fresh!
I started my mission in June with this 5 dollar grocery store bouquet...made a bit more interesting with a few sprigs of fake.
Another fresh from the store find added a touch of charm to a ladies lunch.

But as Summer approached... I decided no more store bought blooms.
I would limit my flower picking to my own backyard. But planting anything on this rocky slope has been to say the least: challenging. Our backyard garden is still a work in progress & not exactly a bounty of botanical beauty...
I was limited to a very few pretties gracing the landscape and at times it was slim pickings.

But I was blessed with an abundance of these beauties...
and a few of these pretty petals planted last Spring.
I found these simple leafy branches...
a trio of tiny vases...
and a bit of garden ivy made for some elegant understated centerpieces.
Just the look I was going for.
I even decked out the deck...
with absolutely anything
and everything I could pick, pluck or cut!
Whatever even resembled a flower was fair game to me.
My friend asked if this was a bucket of weeds.
You be the judge.

The front entrance table became a focal point of fresh...
and the first thing to greet the flurry of friends & family
who stayed with us this summer.

Changing blooms from one week to the next...

I love the way they say "Welcome" without saying a word.

So there you have it, my backyard bouquets!
And though it's now time to open the door to Autumn...

I've kept a few of these hanging around to remind me of Summer past.

Thank you Wenderly for inspiring me to say yes to fresh!
What inspires you to bring fresh flowers in the house?