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Sensational Summer Style: The Picket Fence

Welcome to our new summer series where some our favorite stores across the country pick their go-to hostess gifts and entertaining must-haves for a season full of style.  First up, The Picket Fence!

The Picket Fence

The Picket Fence

Chic people in the know in Ketchum, Idaho, know where to go to buy all the necessary bits and pieces they need to live comfortably – from luxury linens to unique works of art to glamorous gifts, all under one roof.  Since 1978, The Picket Fence has been the place to find that special something… like these:

Herb Garden Soap and Lotion

Herb Garden Soap and Lotion

This herb garden soap and lotion set created by James Boyce for Voluspa is an amazing gift for those friends who live in the kitchen.  These items complement culinary scents, and are soothing and healing for chefs’ hands!

Guacamole and Salsa Bowls

Guacamole and Salsa Bowls

Elegant and fun dishes by Arte Italica make the perfect gift because of their versatility.  We also love them because of their size – small yet able to hold the right amount of guacamole.

Monogrammed Cocktail Napkins

Monogrammed Cocktail Napkins

A wonderful personalized gift!  This modern cocktail napkin is a fun twist on Sferra’s traditional style.  Our favorite colors for summer are raspberry and kiwi.

Juan Diego Box

Juan Diego Box

One of our favorite artists in Jan Barboglio; her pieces are unique and heartfelt.  Give this box to the hostess with the mostest with a secret note hidden inside.

Palais Royal Pencil Tray

Palais Royal Pencil Tray

Who doesn’t love John Derian’s creative decoupage pieces?  This classic colorful tray can be used in so many ways; as a piece of art hung on the wall, a tray for your beside table, or a decorative tool to hold keys and other knick knacks in your entryway.

Mabel The Butterdish

Mabel The Butterdish

If you’re looking for a whimsical gift for the hostess with a sense of humor, then Mabel the Cow is your answer.  This is a classic gift that is perfect for any tabletop.

Thanks to our friends at The Picket Fence for all their great picks which you can buy online here!

Photos via The Picket Fence

Fabulous Finds

Dear Santa…

We’re wondering if the post office would deliver a letter to the North Pole by Express Mail… since we’re so late in getting this one written.   But perhaps he reads blogs?  If so, here are a few things we’d love to have under the tree…

Sazzing Kunzite Ring

Sazzing Kunzite Ring

Pedro Almodovar Espresso Cups

Pedro Almodovar Espresso Cups

Stella McCartney Floral Dress

Stella McCartney Floral Dress

John Derian for Dempsey & Carroll

John Derian for Dempsey & Carroll

Matthew Williamson for Bulgari

Matthew Williamson for Bulgari

Asha by ADM Gramercy Bracelet

Asha by ADM Gramercy Bracelet

L'Objet Flower Frame

L'Objet Flower Frame

and we really don’t care if they’re wrapped!

Photos from Vivre, Illy, Harvey Nichols, The Glam Lamb, Fashion Fruit and Asha by ADM

Fabulous Finds, Inspirations

Lilac Love

On warm spring days (but not too warm that AC is a must – we had some of those days in April!), we turn on our attic fan and let the evening breeze gently cool down the house.  The Miss Kim lilacs are in bloom just under our bedroom window and on those nights when the fan is on, their delicious, sweet scent fills the room.

Lovely Lilac from Colour Me Happy

Lovely Lilac from Colour Me Happy

Everywhere we turn, the lilacs are in bloom, their purple hue adding depth and richness to our landscapes and our lives.  If decorating your home with armfuls of blossoming branches is not in your future, how about one of these lilac-colored lovelies?

John Derian - Clematis Glass Tray

John Derian - Clematis Glass Tray

Marc Blackwell - Fleur de Lee Charger

Marc Blackwell - Fleur de Lee Charger

Manuel Canovas - Bastide in Parme

Manuel Canovas - Bastide in Parme

Red Valentino - Silk and Wool Twinset

Red Valentino - Silk and Wool Twinset

Peter Vaughn - Lilac Walls

Peter Vaughn - Lilac Walls

Wishing you a lilac-filled Friday!

Photos from Colour Me Happy, John Derian, Marc Blackwell, Manuel Canovas, Net-A-Porter and House Beautiful