Monday, August 8, 2011

Paris Bistro Inspiration

New velvet pumpkins just arriving for fall- love the new turquoise.

A customer favorite- the basil and lemon olive oils.

New French wicker wine bottles, olive oil jars and cutting boards.
Love the new Rolling Cart with the cutting board.

Notices the old lithography stone --great for serving a cheese board.

Another shot of the lithography stone- dates to the mid 1800's.

We love this new style of plateau. On top are our new candles from New Orleans. My favorite is the Crepe Myrtle scent.

Every time I return from a major buying trip, I am inspired to re-merchandise the store. Since casual entertaining is an American way of life, we decided to expand our casual dining and kitchen accessory area. Because we love the French style of design, our overall theme is Paris Bistro. Anchoring this bistro is a beautiful kitchen with grey distressed knotty alder cabinets and zinc counter tops. A mirror, aged and distressed with a French bakery theme, is in the center of the kitchen. As new merchandise arrives, we are expanding the space to include the large cabinets across the aisle. We are expecting a new shipment this week from Napa Valley that includes some wonderful pastry domes, menu cards, and iron candelabras. As they come in, I'll share pictures with you. We also found some great new foodie treats at market that I can't wait to show you! Stay tuned!

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