Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Get Ready For Spring Entertaining

Our Picks of the Week

It is time to start getting ready for spring entertaining!  Every hostess will need to stock up on serving plates, trays and plate stands for the spring holidays. Easter, Passover, and Mother’s Day will be here before we know it!

This beautifully crafted three-tiered plate stand with a metal base is perfect to display your selection of desserts for your company. The three glass plates feature a scrolling floral design. It will hold a lot while saving space on your table or buffet. Another great option is this pretty glass serving tray with fleur-de-lis accents. The tray sits on a removable scrolling metal stand. It is ideal for kitchen countertops or coffee tables.

These great serving items would also be a great hostess gifts. Visit for more entertaining and hostess gift ideas.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Wall Sconces Are Great Wall Decor

Candle Sconces are a great addition to any room.  I like to use them to dress up a dining room or living room wall.  They are also a great way to add interest in your entry hall, or to bring an accent color into any room.  There are so many different kinds of sconces available today.  They range from classic hurricane glass sconces to ornate wrought iron and metal sconces.  Some sconces are sold as pairs, while others are sold individually. When choosing a sconce, keep in mind the scale of the room as well as the wall you want to hang it on.  A very large sconce would over power a small wall.  Likewise, a sconce that is delicate and smaller would be lost on a large wall.  It is a good idea to take the decor already in the room into account when choosing a sconce.  You want to blend the sconce with the look you already have or are trying to achieve.  For example, a wrought iron sconce set with a fleur de lis design would enhance a Tuscan dining room.  A shiny modern sconce would be awkward in that space.  Overall remember to take into account your room's decor and the size of your space when choosing a sconce, and you will have great success using them to enhance your room.

Visit to see their large selection of wall sconces.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Why Not Add An Ottoman

There are many different ways to use ottomans in your decorating.  They are so versatile.  An ottoman can be used to prop up your feet along side your favorite chair or couch.  It can be used as a coffee table.  Ottomans can also serve a dual purpose as extra seating when entertaining.  This is especially useful in smaller spaces.  Ottomans come covered in different kinds of fabric and leather, and are available in many shapes and sizes.  A striking zebra print can add pizzazz to your room.  A solid colored small leather ottoman will add a classic look to a leather club chair.  An oversized ottoman in between your sofas will add a chic look to your living room.  In addition, the top of many ottomans open revealing a fantastic storage spot.  The wide assortments of ottomans you can find today make it easy to add one to your décor.  Overall, ottomans are a great decorating tool!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Our Pick of the Week

Tuscan Italian Wrought Iron Umbrella Stand
Get ready for April showers with this fabulous wrought iron umbrella stand. This Tuscan umbrella holder is a best seller, and the perfect place to store the umbrellas you will need for the rain this spring. The Italian umbrella stand is decorative as well as being a great space saver. It is designed to fit into a corner and will work well in your entryway, office or laundry room. This handsome storage piece is finished in a chocolate metal with antique brass accents. For more details and to purchase this useful umbrella holder go to

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wrought Iron Brings a Tuscan Feel to Your Space

Wrought iron is a great way to bring a Tuscan feel to your room.  This can be done in many ways.  You can use side tables with a wrought iron base in your living room.  It can be brought into your room with rustic wall art, clocks, wall sconces or plate hangers.  Accessories such as candlesticks, book ends, vases and sculptures are other great ways to bring the wrought iron texture to your space.  Lamps and chandeliers can also bring the element into your room. Wrought iron and other rustic metals bring a classic Tuscan ambiance to any space.  Check out the great selection of wrought iron furniture and accessories at

Monday, March 14, 2011

Our Pick of the Week

Get ready for spring plants with this fabulous, Tuscan Iron Planter Set. This new arrival features smooth lines and scrolling metal in a transitional style that will work with any home décor. The set of 2 decorative planters can be displayed together or apart. They are the perfect accent for your entryway, living room, dining room or kitchen.  For more details and to purchase this striking set visit .

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Why Pay More Than You Have To

Tuscan, Medditerranean, Fleur-De-Le
Candelabra available at
It is easy to achieve a designer look for less money.  Many of the looks you see in upscale magazines and catalogs can be easily duplicated in your home. A standing candelabra is a dramatic accent to display in your dining room, living room, bedroom or entry. The attractive piece on the bottom is available at Frontgate for $429.  Cheap Chic Decor's striking, Tuscan Candelabra on the right, has a similar design, but costs only $79.99.  With careful shopping, you can create the look you want, for a price you can afford.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Our Pick of the Week

We love this Tuscan, antiqued gold, iron magazine rack!  This beautiful magazine rack will help you get a head start on your spring-cleaning.  One of our most popular items, it is a great way to keep your magazines and newspapers tidy and organized.  It is large enough to hold a weeks worth of newspapers, while enhancing the décor in your kitchen, bathroom, living room or home office.  The useful piece is crafted from a sturdy iron material, and features a lattice design with a distressed gold and black finish.  To get more details and to purchase this fabulous magazine rack, go to

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