Herend Handpainted Porcelain: Perfect for Every Celebration

Although it’s best known for having been both Queen Victoria’s and Princess Diana’s favorites, Herend is prized for the playfulness of its designs.  Today, this hand-painted porcelain continues to delight adult and children around the world.

Here are a few ways to use it in your own celebrations. Which one’s your favorite?

 

VALENTINE’S DAY

Shown above: Chinese Bouquet Garland Raspberry Dinnerware, Golden Edge Dinnerware, Key to My Heart Raspberry Figurine, Fish Scale Pink DinnerwareSilk Ribbon Raspberry Dinnerware, Golden Laurel Dinnerware, Gwendolyn Dinnerware, Connect the Dots Dinnerware, Heart of Gold Raspberry Figurine, Princess Victoria Pink Dinnerware, Fish Scale Gold Dinnerware, Chinese Bouquet Raspberry Dinnerware.

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Chic Jewelry from Christofle

I’ve been obsessed with Christofle ever since we registered for their Malmaison sterling flatware for our wedding. Although we were just starting our lives together, Si and I knew that we’d be using our flatware for years, so we chose a pattern that we truly loved. It was a huge splurge for us – which my brother very generously indulged – but it has really served us well.

Except for when we’re not home, we’ve used our Christofle flatware for almost every meal, which means almost 20 years of daily use. We even use it for takeout, because disposable flatware just won’t cut it (ha, ha!).

Like all the best French houses, the craftsmen at Christofle really do what they do well: the products are well designed and they’re made to last. Their latest category – jewelry – is no exception. As with the rest of the line, Christofle jewelry is mostly comprised of timeless silverplate and sterling pieces, with a few in rose gold and rosewood. But because it was designed much more recently, it has a more contemporary feel.


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A Luxe Upgrade: 7 Instant Ways to Transform Your Bathroom

Bathrooms are the hardest working rooms in every home, so it’s really important to keep them looking fresh.  Here are 7 easy ways to upgrade them:

1) A set of matching bath accessories.

Kassatex Nile Brass Bath Accessories

2) A bottle of liquid soap.

L’Objet Hand & Body Liquid Soap in Bois Sauvage

3) A scented candle.

Christofle Silver Honey and Silver Moon Candle Set

4) A set of linen guest towels.

Sferra Filo Linen Guest Towels

5) A new robe.

Kassatex Hotel Waffle/Terry Robes in White or Grey

6) A new shower curtain.

Kassatex Carrara Shower Curtain

7) A set of new towels.

Pine Cone Hill Signature Banded White/Linen Bath Towels

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Canvas Home Dauville Ice Bucket Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings

A huge thank you to Martha Stewart Weddings for featuring our Canvas Home Dauville ice bucket in gold in their Winter 2018 issue:

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[Video] Spilling red wine, ketchup, and more on Garnier-Thiebaut’s Coated Tablecloth

Previously we looked at how Garnier-Thiebaut’s Green Sweet tablecloths can keep off stains like red wine.  In time for the Summer, we got one of their coated tablecloths as well and put mayonnaise, ketchup, BBQ sauce, and red wine on it.  Here’s what happened:

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