Varga Art Crystal On Sale … Hurry While Quantities Last!

If you’ve ever wanted to own Varga Art Crystal’s extraordinary crystal, this may be your best chance.  While quantities last, a limited number of pieces are now on sale.

Those of you who know Varga know that these pieces are works of art: they are made entirely by hand and feature exquisite diamond and copper-wheel engraving.  Varga Art Crystal is found in museums, embassies, palaces, and private residences around the world, and every piece is signed by hand.  Normally, these stems range from $115 – $325 each, and they are now on sale at up to 35% off.  These make really special wedding and anniversary presents.

Take a look.  If you love sea life, the Pacifica collection is available in six different designs:

Varga Pacifica Starfish

Varga Pacifica Medusa

Varga Pacifica Seahorse

Varga Pacifica Shell

Varga Pacifica Octopus

Varga Pacifica Sailfish

The classic Renaissance looks positively regal:

Varga Renaissance

Barcelona is exquisitely detailed:

Varga Barcelona

And Captiva is clean and classic:

Varga Captiva

To see our whole collection of Varga Art Crystal stemware and barware, visit us here.

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Selling Linens Out Of Our Trunk…In Style

Peacock Alley is going on the road with retro cool, selling linens out of their trunk, so to speak. And doing it in style.

Peacock Alley's restored 1977 Airstream named "Steel Magnolia" is changing the way linens are sold.  She (Steel Magnolia) brings the trunk show to your very own doorstep. She may look like a silver bullet--cold and uninviting--but step inside to a haven of soft, comfy textures and soothing neutrals reminiscent of a fluffy feather bed.

The Silver Home Tour is hitting the nation city by city, store by store, giving customers a rare opportunity to learn about the Peacock Alley lifestyle and their wonderful collection of linens. And have a little fun doing it!

Steel Magnolia will visit key Peacock Alley accounts and host parties where guests are given a tour of Steel Magnolia. They will hear more than they ever wanted to know about linens and a history of the iconic company from Peacock Alley's owner Josh Needleman--who can't stop talking about sheets!  Customers can sip an umbrella'd cocktail or two before heading into their favorite linen store to shop for more Peacock Alley.

Josh's brother Jason was happy to get him out of the office. Josh didn't seem to mind a traveling office either.

"We want to promote Peacock Alley's heritage and make it fun, flirty and a little cool at the same time," said Josh. "Just like Peacock Alley's linens, Steel Magnolia is sleek, classic and sexy. The more you use it the better it gets!"

Ultimately, Peacock Alley's plan is to take The Silver Home Tour global. "Right now it's an airstream, next it will be a train, a plane and then a space shuttle," jokes Josh.

"I want to travel the globe converting sleep lovers to Peacock Alley disciples."

Check out The Silver Home Tour in a city near you:

Decorating with Grey: Sferra’s Luxe Bedding Collections

Grey is my favorite color for the home.  I love how it creates a perfect canvas for any color you use against it.  In our home, we have grey everywhere.  Our living room walls are a medium grey, and they look great against the dark wood floors, white paneling, and coffered ceilings.  In the bathrooms, the light grey walls are wonderful against all our white windows, our white subbway tiles, white and grey marble floors, and nickel fixtures.
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30% Off all 1891 by Sferra Duvet Sets, Sheeting, and Pillows

We have a great sale going on all of our 1891 by Sferra duvet covers, shams, sheets, and pillows.  Sferra is not planning to introduce any new 1891 by Sferra styles for Fall 2010, so we’re thrilled to be able to pass along savings on all existing stock to you.  These collections will not be reordered, so it is strictly first-come, first-serve.
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Planning a Birthday in Costa Rica … Table Settings for Under $100

Once our theme was set, I spent a lot of time online looking through Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart Weddings, and The Knot.  I wanted something elegant and feminine which incorporated orchids.  Also, because it was a birthday party and I did not want the room to look like it was set up for a wedding, so I stayed away from all-white themes.  I found this image at, which I used for inspiration:

Since so many people were contributing to Aunt Carmen’s party, we needed to keep our costs low.  The best way to do this was to use as many the hotel’s services as possible, so I started with the room.  The hotel’s Arboleda salon is surrounded by windows and reminded me of a conservatory, so I thought it would be fun to turn each table into a miniature floral garden.
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