Archive for the 'Treasures for the Kitchen' Category

This mug will make you smile…


Good Morning! Sometimes it is hard to “rise and shine” with a smile on your face – especially without that first cup of coffee.  That’s why we love this humorous mug. It’s the perfect greeting when you walk into the kitchen in the AM, and will surely make you chuckle. Get one for you and everyone else you know that’s not a morning person. $13

Get your signed copy of Sweet Paul Eat & Make Today…


We are SO excited to have Sweet Paul at the shop on September 10 from 6 – 8pm! If you are in the neighborhood be sure to stop by and pick up your very own signed copy of his new cookbook and enjoy a taste of the “World’s Best Cake” too!! For those of you that live too far away, order you book online and we will have it signed and shipped to you! This is the perfect gift for foodies and crafters. You might never get them out of the kitchen!

Sweet, Sweet Paul!!


We just added a new title to our magazine selection and it is my new obsession! Sweet Paul is based on the beautiful blog of Paul Lowe, a master of cooking and crafting. The quarterly magazine is packed full of delicious recipes, fun crafts, and clever decor ideas. The photography is absolutely gorgeous on heavy matte paper, earning this a permanent spot on my bookshelf, instead of heading to the recycling pile. I already have a few recipes (figuratively) earmarked: Brussel Sprouts with Blue Cheese, Asparagus and Lemon Ricotta Tarts, Ramp Chimichurri….and the cakes! Oh, the cakes. If they taste a fraction of how good they look this mag is worth it’s weight in gold. Carrot Cakes, Oreo Cakes, Maple Syrup Cakes, Malibu Cake (a twist on a coconut cake with Malibu rum)….yes, this is just in one issue. If you manage to make it past all that without overdosing on DELICIOUS, then you can even learn to make fun stuff like paper flowers. Here’s to the Sweet (Paul) Life!!

Art to Eat On!



We LOVE these eye-popping Eames Placemats. Each placemat features one of the photographs from the collection including: Pills, Crayons, Cotton Reels, Numbers, Matches and Pens and Pencils. These are the perfect hostess gift! Or the perfect treat for yourself! Not only will they keep your table top protected, they will turn it into a work of art.

The perfect pair!



We LOVE this decanter + glass set from Govino! It’s shatterproof design makes it easy to take anywhere. Always the perfect wine container, this set can be used for other beverages as well. We think it doubles as the perfect bedside table water container. ( No spilling with the glass on top, and if you accidentally knock it over in the middle of the night, no glass to clean up in the morning. Double win!) Time to start drinking!

Look Forward to your Morning Brew



Morning coffee is some serious business! A bad cup can ruin the day. No cup at all, you can barely function (if you love coffee as much as me). Thank goodness for CHEMEX!! Invented in 1941 by Peter Schlumbohm, the hourglass shaped glass flask brews amazing coffee. So good in fact, The New York Times named the Chemex “one of the 100 best devices”, in an article published in 1962. Additionally, the Chemex is  part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. What makes this coffeemaker so great?! The pure glass ensures the natural flavor of your coffee beans, and the pour-over brewing process “blooms” your coffee beans, creating the perfect cup. Morning coffee will never be boring or bad again! Our six cup Chemex is a MUST for every coffee lover!

Get Crafty with your Gift Giving



We LOVE our DIY Tea Towel Kit, featured in Food Network Magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide. The kit includes an original anchor stamp, blueberry ink pad, and one 100% cotton floursack towel. This is the perfect gift to give any DIY enthusiast OR let your creative juices flow and stamp your own design for someone special. What could be more charming than an anchor stamped tea towel?! It will brighten up every kitchen.

More Cheese Please!

Brooklyn Slate Plate - blog

It’s hard to believe but Christmas is NEXT Wednesday!! I couldn’t be more excited for the holidays, as it’s my favorite time of year. And during the next week there will be parties and dinners to attend. Don’t be overwhelmed! We’ve got you covered with some awesome hostess gifts. We LOVE our Slate Cheese Boards. Locally made, each cheese board is packaged with a burlap bag alongside soapstone chalk and anti-slip padded feet. Available in two sizes: 10″ x 14″ and 7″ x 12″, these are beautiful serving boards that will be a hit at every dinner party now and into the new year!

Napkin Fortunes for Dinner!


Do you remember carefully folding your notebook paper into perfect squares then triangles to make those coveted fortune tellers?Countless minutes were lost on the playground as I waited for my fortune to be revealed and boy, do I miss those days! BUT not any longer with these CUTE fortune teller napkins. Printed on 100% organic cotton, edges finished in red, words of advice are printed beneath each flap. These are great for themed dinner parties, family dinners, OR given as a hostess gift. Time to set the table!

Charcoal is the new Black


I am obsessed with charcoal! We have lots of great new products incorporating the myriad benefits of binchotan charcoal. For the next few weeks I will highlight those products and give some more information about their uses and benefits. Charcoal is useful all around the home, from the kitchen to the garden, and even in your beauty regime. We carry loose charcoal sticks, charcoal-infused toothbrushes, pumice stones, eye masks, and my favorite: facial puffs. The puff feels hard to the touch, but softens right up under water. It’s not abrasive like many scrubs and puffs, but it leaves my skin glowing and baby soft. My skin swings toward southern European oiliness, and I’ve noticed a real difference since using this regularly in the shower. Charcoal balances your PH levels, which reduces excess oil production. I absolutely love it! Check back next week for more about binchotan charcoal and it’s many uses!!

July 2020