Are you enjoying this gorgeous, sunny heat wave?
We are, and summer is inspiring us to create some new tablescapes.
This setting was built around delicate floral china, which ties in bright colors on a clean white background, with a patterned border, to compliment the linear pattern of our table runner. Lemon yellow was the accent color for our placemats and linen napkins. We took the color literally, filling a silver bowl with lemons. Lemon and silver go fabulously with crisp white porcelain accent pieces and shiny crystal water glasses. One of our favorite details? The wide silver rims on the water glasses.
Now we’re dreaming up what to serve on this table. Boiled Lobster with Scallion Pepper Butter, for a killer summer party? Maybe iced tea with a Vanilla Coffee Hazelnut Cake for a small get together? What about you?
Two local art collectors, and loyal customers of Gracious, agreed to let us share a glimpse into their breathtaking collection. They have converted their home into a private gallery featuring portraits from an eclectic mix of historical, contemporary, European and American portraits in many styles. By selecting a singular theme, the portrait, they’ve assembled one of the most fascinating private collections I’ve ever seen, not to mention a home with fantastic conversation pieces.
We were so inspired with what these collectors did with their personal home, that we wanted to share some photos, to inspire you, too.
This is a weekend for shopping that you do not want to miss!
To celebrate our third year in business, we’re really going crazy for our annual sale. This is the only sale that we host all year long – so you don’t want to miss it!
What’s the most exciting part of the sale? It isn’t seeing all of our favorite pieces being discovered and taken home to a new home – it’s that once we clear out space – we get to fill it up with all new new treasures!
Join us this Friday, June 14th, and Saturday the 15th for the big sale!
Hello June! Along with the arrival of summer come some fabulous new additions to Gracious! Here is a sneak preview of what we have for you this month:
As always, we are loving Blue and White! We’re covering our tables in blue and white china, blue glass, and using cheerful yellow tones to accent. We are cozying up with blue and white toile throw pillows, which seem to go with everything, and loving the look of white porcelain and white and blue decor to accent our side tables.
We just got in this new white bureau. We can see it in an entry way, or a bedroom. It’s in flawless condition, and looks great topped with a lamp:
Speaking of lamps, we have some gorgeous new lamps lighting up the store:
How fabulous is this pair of ornate crystal lamps? If porcelain is more to your taste, we have a flawless pair of these lamps with a floral design. (not to mention – decanters!)
We are obsessed with stacking tables. These ingenious accessories are the perfect finishing piece for your living rooms. We are amazed at the different styles of stacking tables. We are currently featuring stacking tables with shiny polished wood, with bamboo legs, and another set with ornate gold, and painted scenes. Which do you prefer?
Last but not least – we have some gorgeous new rugs!
These are our newest arrivals! We are constantly seeing new things in the store, so for up to the minute updates, follow us on Facebook. To talk all things style, join the convo on Twitter, and for home inspiration, check out our Pinterest boards!
We loved this idea of personalizing your statuettes and busts. We have some great pieces in store right now – ripe for the personalization and decorating. We think these pieces go great in your garden, on top of entry way consoles, tucked away in nooks, or on top of tables.
Where do you put them? How do you decorate them?
Does your Mom work hard? Does she deserve to put her feet up and take a break?
Does your Mom need a beautiful footstool?
Or an embroidered ottoman?
She deserves it. 😉
Mother’s Day is a great spring holiday, and the perfect excuse to treat your mom to something new for the garden, that she can enjoy all summer!
May is also the month that we have our annual Garden Party. If you missed it, Gracious still has some great pieces to make your garden or yard a wonderful place to hang out.
Does your mother’s garden need something new?
We love these brightly painted patio chairs!
How about a pretty little birdhouse?
Do you REALLY love mom? How about this beautiful cast iron patio set?
Stay tuned – more Mother’s Day ideas to come!
Americans usually spend $18.6 billion dollars every Mother’s Day! $15 percent of this goes to house ware.
Does your mother love entertaining? We have everything in store for mothers who love to host. Would your mother like these:
For the mother who throws the best dinner parties, why not treat her to some beautiful vintage dish ware on which she can debut her culinary creations?
Would your mother enjoy serving guests drinks from these beautiful mirrored glasses?
Or does she prefer tea parties?
These vintages glasses and drink carrier could be the perfect accessory for an outdoor summer barbecue or picnic.
If cocktail parties are your mom’s scene, why not get her a stylish decanter, or some beautiful gold rimmed stem ware, or shot glasses?
Of course no hostess can ever have too many silver dishes for serving. (This is always a safe bet for mothers!)
Gracious Mothers are usually great hostesses, and we love collecting treasures to debut at the next party. Stay tuned this week for more Gracious Gift ideas for Mother’s Day!