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On Being Fresh

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Eat Love GrowBack when I was pregnant, I didn’t have many weird food cravings, but I HAD to have fresh food. Frozen meals? No way. Leftovers? Fuggedaboutit. I needed a sandwich from the deli where they carved the meat in front of me. FRESH.

Proofing BasketsAs the years have gone by and my children have gotten older, the need for freshness dimmed only slightly, but the need for higher quality food grew and continues to grow. I learned to plant and grow organic vegetables (which was a huge accomplishment considering I used to call myself a “black thumb” – I could kill a silk flower). I started buying meat from the local butcher instead of the chain grocery store. I learned to bake my own bread and even my own croissants! Fresh and homemade became more important as my family grew.

As this website grows and matures, we’re finding the sweet spot where home and garden merge. We’re looking for products that speak to that longing for freshness and authenticity. Tools to help you get the most from your time in the kitchen and useful, beautiful items for the rest of your house that reinforce your need for things that speak to your love of all things fresh. Lemons Detail

(Full disclosure: we have faux fruits and vegetables because the real ones don’t look so good after a few days on the counter.)


How have your priorities changed over the years? What are you looking for that you’re having trouble finding? We’d love to hear from you and help you hunt down those special items that will make your home unique. herb basket

Hospitality

Bali GlasswareHospitality is a gift. You know those people – maybe you know them personally or you’ve seen them on tv – who welcome people with grace and charm; the more the merrier. And then they do it again the next night. I can cook and set a table with the best of them, but [...]

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French Country Home Decor

La Cuisine French PrintsWe keep finding wonderful French country home decor merchandise and falling in love. French cooking, French-country decorating, and the wonderful flavors and fragrances of Provence have brought to life our “Summer in Provence” theme. (We found even more glorious French vintage/farmhouse items on our most recent buying expedition, but they’re not all [...]

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Melamine Dinnerware is Back!

This is not your Mother’s Melamine Dinnerware… Gorgeous melamine tray in Medallion style I am sure we all remember the original melamine from our childhoods made in many decorative designs and colors. Our mothers bought them in the 50’s and 60’s so they could be used for outdoor barbeques by kids and adults. (well before the paper [...]

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Dishes and Table Linens – Fresh for Spring

Dishes and place mats are a great way to welcome a new season. That dark time between Christmas and Spring is like a decorating no-man’s land. It’s too early for tulips, but you really need to put away the red berries. But that’s over now. It’s SPRING and you can break out the color and [...]

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