Summer Sale! Open Eclipse Day

Summer Sale!

20% off entire inventory of April Cornell linens

Tablecloths, dishtowels, runners, napkins, tea cozies

Now’s the time to pick up those terrific prints you’ve been looking at here.  Come early for best selection!

The next season’s linens are ready to ship – help us clear the shelves.

OPEN MONDAY, 8/21 AFTER THE SOLAR ECLIPSE!  11-5  Aurora is in the Path of Totality, view it here or stop on your way back home!




Summer Parties!

In the cold of winter do you dream of a Summer (Iced!) Tea Party?  Your garden is in bloom, the days seem lazy and you have a terrific shade tree or covered area – so why not just do it?

Don’t let the ‘dog days’ take over your summer before you do something memorable this year!

We’ve some great vintage style paper goods to make the event easier, so all you have to do is invite a few friends, gather up some goodies from the local deli sections and pull out your favorite mismatched tea things for this “look”.  (Don’t think your friends will really care that you didn’t spend all week in the kitchen – they won’t.)

Lots of colorful choices in our vintage style paper goods for tea parties: napkins, cupcake papers, gift tags PLUS some delightful teas to inspire you!

We’ll help you put this together!  Stop in to our AIR CONDITIONED SHOP and make this summer memorable (for something besides heat records!).

Open Tuesday – Sunday 11-5

We’re so Cool!

Hang this wreath on the wall, place it in a bowl on the table or set a candle in its center, these lemons look real and fresh! by RAZ, $28

We have a brand new Air Conditioning system now in place!  You’ll want to visit us on these hot summer days – just take a break from your days in the garden, house cleaning or make it a ‘vacation day’!

Have company coming that needs a little entertaining?  Aurora is the PERFECT place to bring them – there’s something here for all ages.  And, if some in your party are less interested in shopping, introduce them to our fine Old Aurora Colony Museum or our famous blue benches!

Open Tuesday – Sunday 11-5

Lemon & Basil for summer! Popular fragrance products by Michel Design Works plus a great enameled canister set.

Crisp Blue & White for Summer

Let your eyes rest on cooling blue and white when the days heat up! Easy care melamine dishes from QSquared, Goatmilk soaps and creams from Crabtree & Evelyn, crisp white towels from April Cornell, navy blue teapots from London Pottery and paper napkins by Ideal Home Line of Germany.

As we head into mid summer, we can settle in as the outdoor flowers and veggies grow into their own.  Inside, just a few tweaks can add some ‘comfort factors’ for the next hot spell.  Stop in and see what we’ve got for you!

Open Tuesday – Sunday 11-5

Cooling Colors

Delicious aqua and peach! A jolly teapot by London Pottery, linens by April Cornell and candles by Paddywax.

Since we are into the full-blown days of summer, it helps to rest your eyes on cooling hues that tone down the thermometer!  The shop is filled with pleasing prints to enjoy right now – from soft aqua to relaxing lavenders, from rose bouquets to fields of blooms.

April Cornell’s home decor linen prints can give your rooms a fresh lift on a hot summer day: tablecloths, tabletoppers, towels and runners.  You’ll be surprised how her square table toppers can transform a room!

We also have her best selling pure white waffle hand towels with their antique styled crochet borders – classic vintage style for bath or kitchen, especially welcome for summer heat.

New paisley linens by April Cornell in lavender and green! $8 – 39.95.

Open Tuesday-Sunday 11-5