Sunday, September 23, 2007

I am in love with Juliska

Getting new product at the shop is always fun but today, my goodness, I died and went straight to heaven. You see, our first shipment of Juliska arrived. For those who don't know, Juliska is beautiful glass that is mouth-blown in the Czech Republic. It is stunningly simple and fabulously ornate. It, like all of the lines I (try) to choose for the shop, can go traditional or contemporary. The pitchers are what every host needs for the dinner party table. The mouth of the pitcher form a heart; perfect for the newly engaged or the couple married for 30 years. When I say I love this stuff...I want to fill my whole house with it! Covered canisters in the powder room, a large hurricane with a candle on the dining table, and ooh those lamps! Please come see for yourself, you'll fall in love too.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Wedding and Shower Gifts

The French Hen is well stocked with fantastic gifts for the bride and groom. We carry beautiful tabletop lines like Vietri and Mariposa. The Vietri serving pieces are a welcome addition in any kitchen, long-established or brand new. You'll notice that on every cooking show the food is plated on Vietri. It's all handmade on the Almalfi coast of Italy. Vietri has a gorgeous hand hewn rustic look. Mariposa, which is sand-cast aluminum, works with both traditional and contemporary decors.

Troll Beads

The French Hen is now carrying Troll Beads. Many of our Pandora customers have made the request for Troll and we responded. Troll is in and we are loving the beautiful glass beads and the amazing intricacy of the silver beads. 2006 marked the 30th anniversary of Troll Beads which was started in Scandinavia and are inspired by everyday life, mythology and fairy tales. Troll Beads manufactures their beads using sterling silver and 18 karat gold, natural pearls, precious stones and Italian Murano glass. Troll beads are designed by some of Scandinavia's finest artists. The many different symbols, flowers, animals, zodiac signs, colors and materials offer an endless variation and combination choice letting you create a bracelet that fits your personality! Switch just one bead or be bold and begin with a collection. Troll beads can be worn on a silver or gold chain as a bracelet or necklace!