This weeks favorites

I had waited so patiently ( impatiently) for the sweet summer days to arrive and all I can think about are the autumn months.  I love the cool, crisp mornings tinted with the deep glow of afternoon sun as late summer wanes.  The berry farms’ fields have been transformed, as the pumpkin vines grow and flower with the promise of pies and bright orange jack-o-lanterns that will add a spooky touch to the neighbors porch steps.

As I went over this week’s favorites, I thought about the last days of grilling, as well as indoor and outdoor entertaining and decor.  I do hope you will click on the links provided and browse around these sites for additional inspirational ideas.

Hampton Home Collection

You have seen this before in my fav’s blog post and you will more than likely see it again in the future.  It has a gorgeous heirloom feel to it and will mix well with any decor.  Classically simple white dinnerware is unadorned except for an elegantly beaded edge. Slight distressing adds vintage appeal. Fired at high temperatures to increase durability. Oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. 12 piece set includes 4 dinner, 4 salad and 4 bowls.  Click here for more info

William-Sonoma’s “From the Garden of” Personal Embosser with Stand

Credit: Williams-Sonoma

Gifting your preserves is a fabulous way to let friends and family know you are thinking about them, get to know new neighbors or to finally foist off the last what you have planted too much of.  This is an absolute gem ~ personalize your labors of love from your garden or orchard.  This item includes a maple stand and is made of chrome-plated steel with an engraved glass plate.

Additional plates are available for purchase.  Click here for more info

Napa Style’s Porco Rosso Clay Grill

Credit: Napa Style

I fell deeply in love with this grill the moment I set eyes on it. This whimsical terra cotta clay piece is painted and glazed for long outdoor life.  Hollow with a ventilated side and two iron grates (cook on top, charcoal below) 23 x 12 x 14″ h. Grill space, 11 x 17½”.   Click here for more info

Napa Style’s Del Vino Rosso Art Panels

Credit: Napa Style

Yes, back to Napa Style again where I pull an incredible amount of inspiration.  The old world feeling of a bulk of their products has me spell bound and I am simply addicted to their “flavor”.  They would be the perfect compliment in the dining room or kitchen.  Specially screen-printed for barn-like character. For indoor use only. Triangle hang hook on back. Imported. 16¾ x 59½” h.  Set of 2 panels, one of each.  Click here for more info


  • I’m especially in love w/the embosser…so chic and what a cool touch to things…love reading your posts, Karie! xo ally

  • I love your thoughts on the Napa Style Art panels. You know a lot about wine and wine art! Anytime you want to recommend a wine as an extension to your reviews, please feel free to post them on www,, we are not doing art yet but you can recommend wine products!

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